Volunteering in or Researching Palestine


Here are some recommended readings about conducting research and volunteering in Palestine:

Ilana Feldman (2007) “The Quaker Way.” American Ethnologist, Vol. 34, No. 4, pp. 689–705

  • Ilana Feldman explores the ethical dilemmas the Quaker’s faced when providing humanitarian assistance, without a political resolution, to refugees in Gaza from 1948-1950. Their work led had an enormous influence on the establishment of UNRWA.

Ted Swedenburg (1989) “Occupation Hazards: Palestine Ethnography. Cultural Anthropology 4, no. 3

  • Ted Swedenburg explores his own role as a researcher during the First Intifada, and questions about his own “objectivity” and “neutrality” as a researcher during the conflict.

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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