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Joining ISM

Updated January 17, 2017
After a re-evaluation phase, ISM Palestine is ready to receive and train new volunteers in Palestine after mid-February. In order to join, please follow the steps below.

If you’re interested in becoming a part of the work on the ground in Palestine – “ahlan wa sahlan” (Arabic for welcome). In order to become a part of the team, we ask you to first contact one of the support groups near you. Be aware that you’ll have to commit to at least two weeks in Palestine (after training), in order to ensure that our teams can work effectively!

Our support groups can share information, give you an idea of what the work in Palestine will include, what living with the Palestinian community there means, what to be prepared for and what to expect. This process will give you and the support groups a better idea of whether you’d be able to fit in and adapt to do this kind of work. We advise everyone to not book a flight before having completed this initial assessment process with a support group!

In order to get started, please contact your nearest support group:

The support groups will also advise you on further steps and, in contact with the team in Palestine, will find the best time for you and the team in Palestine, to join. As training can only be organized when there’s a minimum of two people signed up, please make sure to be in touch with the team on the ground, to coordinate for training. If you do not coordinate to take part in the training upon your arrival, you might have to wait for two weeks to receive your training. You can not join a team on the ground until you’ve participated in the training.

In order to connect with your support group, please use a safe e-mail address that does not include your actual name, so that everyone will stay safe.

If you’re having any issues contacting your support group, please send us an e-mail and we’ll try to connect you.

For anyone already in Palestine and interested in joining the team, please send us an e-mail. If you have not gone through the initial assessment process, we can not guarantee that you will be able to join the team. But, if possible within our capacities, we’ll try to meet with you in order to see what is possible. We do not guarantee the possibility to join for people that have not completed the initial assessment process with a support-group.