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The Negev is a desert region that covers the southern half of Israel. The least populated area in Israel, it is home to a wide variety of people such as the nomadic, desert tribes,known as the Bedouin, as well as unique, Israeli wildlife. The kibbutz is located in the dramatically scenic Arava Valley.
Volunteers will get a taste of creating, maintaining and living in a completely sustainable community. This program is very learning-based, and volunteers will learn about permaculture, agro-ecology and ecological architecture. Volunteers will put their new knowledge to the test by engaging in hands-on tasks as well.
Some of your tasks may include:
Internet: WiFi is available
Laundry: There is a laundry room on campus.
Accommodations: Participants will share single-gender, eco-huts, which accommodate up to three volunteers. Rooms are equipped with beds, air conditioning, shelves, pillows, linens and towels. The bathroom facilities contain compost toilets and showers. On the kibbutz campus, there is a tea house, dining room, pool (seasonal), football field, basketball court and pub which are available to volunteers.
Food: Seven breakfasts will be served in the dining room, six lunches will be served in the dining room and two dinners will be served in the dining room. Volunteers will have an allowance to purchase food for five dinners and one lunch. The local team can accommodate vegetarian and vegan diets.
Please take note of this project’s minimum requirements:
The local staff can help arrange guided tours of popular destinations such as Petra, Jerusalem and Timna Park as well as help organize desert hikes.
The international beach resort of Eilat is only 50 kilometers away by bus (approximately $5 one-way by bus), if volunteers want to enjoy some snorkeling, go to an internet cafe or enjoy the vibrant nightlife. For those that want to see the rest of the country, it is easy to use public transportation and explore Tel Aviv or the north of Israel and no trip would be complete without a mud bath and float in the Dead Sea.
Check out a list of tours you can join for an additional fee, here.