Call-out for local organising volunteers - International Summer Volunteer Camp



International Summer Volunteer Camp in Palestine

14 th - 28 th June 2010

At Zajel Youth Exchange Program

Public Relations Department

An-Najah National University


United for Empowerment"


Call-out for local organising volunteers


Dear An Najah National University Students,


The Zajel Youth Exchange Program of the Public Relations Department is pleased to announce this year’s summer voluntary camp “United for Empowerment” which will take place from 14 to 28 June 2010.


Created in 2001, the Zajel program has been running annual international summer camps. This year, Zajel is organizing two separate work camps; one in Askar Refugee Camp and one at the University Campus. International volunteers work alongside volunteers from An Najah National University to provide a variety of activities for international and local participants. The volunteer camp is also an opportunity for both to learn about each others' cultures, share ideas, enhance practical skills and foster relationships.


Zajel is now looking to recruit students of An Najah University to help organise the summer camps. Being an organising volunteer will be a challenging but highly rewarding experience. Committed volunteers are required, as they will have to dedicate about three weeks to working full-time at the camp, plus be involved in camp organisation before the camp begins.


In the months leading up to the camp volunteers will be provided with a training course that covers a wide range of topics from exploring cultural differences between Palestinians and Internationals to practical information about organising the camp. Volunteers will also be split into working groups that take responsibility for a particular aspect of camp organisation and management.


For information about this years camp, previous summer camps and testimonies from previous volunteers:


If you would like to apply to volunteer at this year's summer camp, please email us at the deadline for applications is 1/03/2010. We look forward to receiving your application.


Zajel Youth Exchange Program

Public Relations Department
An-Najah National University