Our farm, is a school for students of all ages, mostly 9-15, situated in the northern Galilee - the coolest region of Israel, in Maalot. We have the forest of the Kziv reservation close to the fence, and the Monfort lake below us. The organic garden is dedicated to educating about the seasonal vegetables, while the terasses are full with herbs and fruit trees.
We have 10 beehives, a plant nursury, 60 fruit tree orchard, few chickens and rabbits and a vegetable garden. We are expanding all the time. All products are given to the community and the students.
We work in school days only, as we are part of the national education system, while in school vacations we just maintain the animals.
Volunteers will help in gardening with children - Arabic and Jews, help in maintenance and keep the place at night.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
You could learn Heabrew and Arabic, talk with our kids, enjoy evenings around the fire with other volenteers and explore the rich Galillee nature and human cultures: Arabs, Druz and Jews.
You will be helping with kids, Arabs and Jews, Orthodox and secular, in the garden and in nature. You can help in building pergulas, preparing for and planting of vegetables, maintanance like painting and fixing, and helping the teachers by arranging classes, escorting nature trips and working with groups in gardening.
In the season you may help in wine making and honey production. All products, vegetables included, are given to the students and the community around us. We receive donations and supported by state education budget.
We have two big classrooms, with toilets and shower nearby. Helpers get a mattresse, towels and sheets, and can sleep in the classroom, accommodated with air-condition, computer and running water.
We have kitchen in each building, and you will have planty of grocerries, dry foods fruits and vegetables, also from the garden. We usually have lunch together, but sometimes you will have to prepare your own food.
You could be travelling in the afternoons, long weekends (Friday and Saturday) and holidays, and Ma'alot is a good basis to see the north of Israel: Acre, Zefat, Metula and Hermon.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week