International Human Rights Volunteers Needed in Palestine
International Women’s Peace Service (IWPS) is currently inviting applications from women who would like to join our team of long-term volunteers.
IWPS is a small team of international female human rights activists in Palestine.
- Provide accompaniment to Palestinian civilians (including farmers during the annual olive harvest)
- Document and non-violently intervene in human rights abuses
- Support Palestinians in their non-violent resistance to end the Israeli military occupation and construction of the barrier throughout the West Bank
- 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 to 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, etc…).
If you are interested in being a long term volunteer please click here
Successful applicants will be invited to our 6-day training programme scheduled this September in Portugal and will serve a minimum of one 3 month term in the West Bank, Palestine, as well as supporting our work outside of Palestine.
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.
If you are interested in becoming a short term volunteer please click here
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.
If you can’t join us on the ground in Palestine but would like to offer forms of active participation please click here
Thank you for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you!