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Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel

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Biography

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 We recruit volunteers to give 3 months to live as human rights monitors (we call them Ecumenical Accompaniers) in the West Bank. Volunteers are given full preparation and training and commit to doing advocacy work on their return, in the belief that ordinary people can influence policy and bring about positive change.  We seek an end to the occupation of the occupied Palestinian territories and a just peace based on international law. We work with both Palestinians and Israelis to bring this about.

 

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Countries Worked In: Israel/Occupied Palestinian Territories – West Bank

Not-for-profit 
yes

Does your organisation have or subscribe to an established policy that sets out the rights and responsibilities of volunteers, e.g., a Volunteer Charter?
All our volunteers sign a memorandum of agreement, and a statement of indemnity

Age requirements?

No. but all must be physically fit and demonstrated psychological and emotional maturity.

language requirements?
No, but any Arabic or Hebrew is an advantage. All must speak English.

Do you have placements that are accessible for volunteers with disabilities
This can be looked into with the individual concerned.

Educational or professional requirements?
No.

Other selection criteria?
No – apart from demonstrating good advocacy networks in the UK or Ireland.

Please outline the application procedure
Application form, plus 3 references if selected for interview.

costs?
No, all out of pocket expenses are met including preparation and training in London, UK, flights to Israel/OPT and living expenses for 3 months in the field.

What benefits does your organisation provide for volunteers? 
As above.

Activities with which volunteers are involved:
Human rights monitoring; living in the West Bank; reporting on incidents and newsletter writing for advocacy.

duration of projects
3 months, or occasionally 4.5 months.

Does your organisation have policies for the protection of children and vulnerable people which you can make available to potential volunteers/volunteers?
Yes.

Do volunteers work individually or in teams while overseas?
In international teams of 4-6 people.

Does your organisation provide an in-country contact person for volunteers?
Yes. There is a small staff team in Jerusalem with responsibility for up to 30 volunteers from 25 countries at any one time.

Does your organisation provide pre-departure training for volunteers? 
Covers all aspects required.

Does your organisation provide post-return debriefing for volunteers?
Yes, including one to one debriefing interview, options for retreat, further counselling and preparation for ongoing advocacy work.

If requested, can you put accepted volunteers in touch with returned volunteers?
Yes.

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