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Solidarity Sport Palestine seeks UK-resident volunteers

Ramallah, Palestine

The application deadline has passed.

Project description

Participants in Solidarity Sport will take part in six months volunteering projects in Palestine in which they will work alongside trainers to deliver sport and life skills sessions for disadvantaged Palestinian young people and women, and support the work of Palestine Sports for Life (PS4L), a national charity based in Ramallah. The project will focus on engaging people from refugee communities and other marginalised people, for whom sports offers a rare opportunity for self-expression and personal growth. The objectives of the project are to support the delivery of high-quality community development activities around Ramallah with sports as a cross-cutting theme, strengthen links between people and organisations in Palestine and in Europe, build the life skills of vulnerable Palestinians, and enable the personal and professional development of the project participants, our volunteers.

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

Participant's accommodation, food and transport expenses are all funded by the European Solidarity Corps programme. Participants will live in apartment-style accommodation in Ramallah, likely with the other two volunteers on the Solidarity Sport Palestine project. They will be fully inducted in the safe navigation of local transport.

Training during the project

1 day pre-departure training in York, UK; Optional 1 hour mentoring from International Service alumni volunteer prior to departure; In-country training upon arrival; Regular mentoring from member of PS4L staff in-country

Volunteer profile

Essential: UK resident; 18-30 years old; available to depart for 6 months from May 2019; flexible and adaptable; open-minded; tactful; resilient in the face of adversity; able to use own initiative; desire and willingness to learn; positive and realistic commitment; interest in sport // Desirable: experience in sports, sports coaching or sports for development; experience living, volunteering, studying or working in another country and culture

Placement dates

A total of 26 week(s) during the period 06/05/2019 to 04/11/2019

Placement location


Looking for volunteers from

United Kingdom

Placement topics

Social challenges

Reception and integration of refugees and migrants

Physical education and sport

Placement deadline

Application deadline: 24/03/2019