Meet Our Volunteers

Where We Come From

Project Hope has hosted more than 700 international volunteers since its inception in 2003, hailing from more than 30 different countries.

Dark Green: 50-150 volunteers

Light Green: 1-49 volunteers

Meet some of our volunteers

Each of Project Hope’s International Volunteers teaches alongside a Palestinian Local Volunteer. Local Volunteers act as translators and often help internationals navigate the city.

After they’ve returned home, many of our internationals remain involved as Alumni Volunteers, organizing fundraisers and talks, and even serving as trustees on our international boards of directors.

International Volunteer

Meet Asra

Asra is a primary school teacher who speaks a billion languages and has lived all over the place. We talked with her about volunteer teaching with Project Hope in Spring 2011, what it was like to grow up a refugee herself, and what she sees for the future of Palestine.

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Local Volunteer

Meet Salahuddin

Salahuddin teaches computer literacy, but don’t be fooled. He was Palestine’s 2009 Champion in K-1 kickboxing, and he teaches Thai boxing for many of our students and volunteers.

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Alumni Volunteer

Meet Bel

Bel is a journalist who first volunteered with Project Hope in 2009 and is returning for a third time in Summer 2011. Bel has remained active even at home in the UK, and today sits on our Board of Trustees.

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International Volunteer

Meet Davey

Davey is a filmmaker from the USA. He volunteered with us in Spring 2011, teaching English and Film and shooting some great videos for us, including those of Asra and Salahuddin on this page!

Click below to read Davey’s blog post.

Local Volunteer

Meet Saja

Saja studies English Literature at An-Najah University in Nablus. She likes assisting the international volunteers as a translator and guide. For Saja, Project Hope means “freedom and democracy.”

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Alumni Volunteer

Meet Bill

Bill is a software engineer from the United States. He was one of Project Hope’s very first volunteers in 2003, and came back again in 2005. He still helps out today with our website.

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International Volunteer

Meet Karimah

Karimah is a student from the States. She volunteered with Project Hope in Spring 2011 teaching a smattering of subjects — English, Spanish, Creative Writing, football, and poetry/spoken word.

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Alumni Volunteer

Meet Sara

Sara is a filmmaker and yoga teacher who volunteered with us in 2009. When she’s not busy documenting the Yemeni revolution, she leads cultural training workshops for new volunteers in the UK.

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Learn More

You can learn more about teaching in Palestine and volunteering with Project Hope by browsing our FAQ. Still have questions? Visit our blog to see what other volunteers have to say about their experiences. Feel free to contact us at any time.

Read our Frequently Asked Questions.

Project Hope

Project Hope is a community not-for-profit and a registered charity.

Project Hope works in the refugee camps, cities, and villages of the Nablus region of the northern West Bank, teaching English and delivering other essential education, arts and sports programs to Palestinian children and youth.

The largest volunteer organization of its kind in Palestine, Project Hope fosters dialogue and cooperation between local and international volunteers, while encouraging its volunteer alumni to remain involved with the issue of Palestine afterward.

A Registered Charity

Project Hope's work is carried out through the Canadian charity “Humanitarian Opportunities for Peace and Education”


Charity Number:
862587078 RR0001


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Project Hope's work is supported from the United Kingdom and European Union through the Scottish charity Firefly International


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