About the local hosting organizationThe Green Lion
About the volunteer workYou will have the opportunity to work in the scenic Arava Valley and preserve its native wildlife, educate the public about the desert and its inhabitants, as well as aid in the protection of endangered desert animal populations. These precious natural ecosystems act as refuges for a number of Israel's most threatened and endangered species, whilst the land is also of significant cultural importance to the local Bedouin people. You will be working to reverse negative impacts, and help restore the local ecosystem back to its former glory. As a part of the wildlife reserve staff, you will be: Preparing food and feeding animals, Cleaning and maintaining reserve facilities, Accompanying & assisting park rangers, Constructing enrichment facilities. This program is perfect for you if you are independent and have an interest in working with animals. It requires you to be able to cope with high temperature levels especially between the months of June and September.
Local accommodationAbout the Accommodation : You will stay in a basic house on the reserve grounds in shared, single-sex rooms with 2 bunk-beds and a large closet. There is a shared bathroom with a hot water boiler and both the bedrooms and living room are equipped with air-conditioning. The house has a fridge and fully functioning kitchen plus a TV, washing machine, computer and WiFi for your use. Food Arrangements : Ingredients are provided, although you will have to prepare your own meals. There will also be an opportunity for you to go with the staff to Eilat every Sunday where you can shop tax-free and buy your groceries. There is also a kiosk to buy snacks on the reserve.
About the project locationNegev is a desert region covering the southern half of Israel. The area is the least populated area in Israel and is the home to a wide variety of people such as the nomadic desert people known as the Bedouin as well as unique Israeli wildlife. This location is a wildlife reserve with on-site accommodation that will allow you to experience your program close up.
Extra info about the projectOpen all year, starting on Mondays, participation fee 455€ per week, culture week mandatory to start the programme: 805€