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.
Help with Eco Projects
Help with Computers/ Internet
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.
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
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.
We had volunteers already from over 45 countries. All expressed that this was transformative positive experience in their life.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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