Volunteering @ Kibbutz Program Center in Israel

DONE BY: Sophie Elwood | St. Paul Cathedral High School '15 | Wesleyan '20

HOW OPPORTUNITY WAS FOUND: 

Kibbutz Program Center (KPC)

LENGTH: 4 months

LOCATION: Israel (I was in Baram in the north but there are sites all over the country)

FUN: ★★★★★

PERSONAL GROWTH: ★★★★★

KIND OF PERSONAL GROWTH MOST EXPERIENCED: 

  • Confidence
  • Working with others

DAY-TO-DAY LIFE: 

  • 6am-3pm: work
  • 3pm-11pm: time with other volunteers

DESCRIPTION OF WORK/ACTIVITIES DONE: 

I was working in the kitchen but there were also people working in cleaning, agriculture, and factories.

HOW MANY HOURS OF WORK DID YOU DO PER WEEK? 40

IN EXCHANGE OF WORK, PROVIDES: 

  • 3 meals a day
  • Accommodation in a dorm with one roommate and co-ed halls

TOP TIPS: 

Apply through the KPC website and be flexible with where they send you

MOST MEANINGFUL LESSON TAKEN AWAY: 

I learned so much about people and cultures from all over the world and a lot about myself and how I see the world and work with others.

Jiyoung Jeong