International Human Rights Volunteers Needed in Palestine
IWPS is currently inviting applications from women who would like to join our team.
- Support Palestinians in their non-violent resistance to the Israeli military occupation and construction of the apartheid wall throughout the occupied West Bank;
- Provide accompaniment to Palestinian civilians (including farmers during the annual olive harvest);
- Document and non-violently intervene in human rights abuses;
- Work to raise awareness of Palestinian issues in our home countries.
IWPS is run entirely by volunteers committed to peace and justice.
Long term volunteers (LTVs) make a 3-year commitment to IWPS, serving a minimum of one 3-month term in the West Bank, Palestine, followed by further terms in Palestine of 1-3 months in their 2nd and 3rd year. LTVs are also responsible for organisational work in their home countries in order to maintain and develop IWPS (e.g. fundraising, personnel, recruitment, training, IT, among others).
Short term volunteers (STVs) can apply to work with us in Palestine for a minimum period of 4 weeks. We welcome applications from women wishing to join us as STVs and recognize the valuable contribution they make to IWPS. Many of our existing LTVs joined IWPS as STVs, before going on to make a longer term commitment.
We recognize that there are many people actively involved in Palestine solidarity work who are not able or do not wish to go to Palestine. There are many ways you can get involved with IWPS in your home country. We are in need of more volunteers to give organizational support in such areas as social networking, fundraising, recruitment and media work.
Thank you for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you!
Please email us at applyiwps [at] gmail.com