Support the local Christian community in Bethlehem with 'House of Bread' church.

The House of Bread church in Bethlehem welcomes volunteers who are willing to support the local Christian community. Visits have a four week maximum time limit. Accommodation and food are provided within a modern well-equipped house. Approximate cost for four weeks would be £2250.The total cost includes the return air fare, visa, insurance, CRB check, food and accommodation, and a donation towards Christians Abroad administration costs.

Pastor Issa Al-Zoughbi and his wife Diana welcome volunteers to take part in thefollowing activities:

  • Teach and look after Sunday School children twice a week.
  • Help set and lead youth meetings.
  • Be a part of a team that visits, encourages and prays with people in the local community.
  • Do some gardening work and work in the field.
  • Help with some housekeeping chores; e.g. do laundry, vacuum cleaning … etc.

Volunteers who could offer musical and computer skills and who have experience in youth and children’s work are particularly welcome.

Travel to Bethlehem has some particular restrictions. Pastor Issa writes: 'Unfortunately, due to restrictions of movement for Palestinians, it would be impossible for volunteers to be met at Tel Aviv airport by us. However, we can arrange for a reliable taxi driver to pick the volunteer up from the airport. The fare for a private taxi would be $100.  Alternatively, volunteers can make their way to Jerusalem by Nesher Taxi (otherwise known as 'sherut' or shared taxi) for a smaller cost. Someone from the family would then meet the volunteer once they pass the checkpoint and enter the Palestinian territories.'