Looking for Volunteers to help with our Natural History Museum in Bethlehem



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    Our mission is research, education, and conservation of our natural world, culture and heritage.

    Our motto is RESPECT for ourselves, then others, then the environment. In the past two years, we published research papers, we built a botanical garden with an integrated water and land ecosystem, we developed permaculture including beekeeping and aquaponics systems, and we engaged in environmental education. The museum is a magnet for wildlife and people in Bethlehem.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    There are many benefits including learning new skills, meeting new people, learning about the situation in Bethlehem, interactions with people of various faiths, have chance to expand knowledge of this part of the fertile crescent (where agriculture first developed), visit fascinating places like the birthplace of Jesus and the oldest continuously inhabited town on earth (Jericho) and many more. You will also delve into deep-rooted Palestine Culture, rich cuisine, historical monuments (including world heritage sites like Battir), and learning more about regional conflict.

    You can also explore the exotic Palestinian biodiversity (ecotourism) as well as discovering the contrast in the geological setting. You can explore areas from the lowest point on earth (Dead sea) in the Jordan valley to high mountains with Mediterranean forests.

    We require a minimum stay of one month.

  • Help


    Opportunities to volunteer exist in research, collection management, maintaining small living animals, maintaining and plant trees and herbs, maintaining greenhouse and aquaponics systems, composting, photography, administrative areas, fundraising, media, education, art, and exhibits related to our mission

  • Languages spoken

    Arabic: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Modest apartment for volunteers (shared with other volunteers). There are two bedrooms (maximum accommodating six volunteers at a time but most of the time there are less than three), with a kitchen and living room and one and a half bathrooms. There is also a container-converted room on site the museum that can accommodate two persons, with a half bathroom and separate shower.

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    What else ...

    We had volunteers already from over 45 countries. All expressed that this was transformative positive experience in their life.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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