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Youth and Volunteering

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RWDS pays great attention to the youth group (of both gender), as it considers them the main element that guarantees real change in the Palestinian society towards the path of development, given that the youth group has the skills and physical and intellectual energies sufficient to go through the process of development and building the Palestinian society more than any other other age groups.

Our Palestinian youth have always waged a long struggle for liberation, so our trust in them and their insistence on volunteering for the sake of building the nation has not been shaken. Therefore, the Association for the Development of Rural Women has opened the doors of volunteering wide for all our Palestinian youth without discrimination on the basis of gender, color, religion or political affiliation. Therefore, we aspire to be one of the initiators/volunteers of the association because of the humanitarian work and moral duty our Palestine deserves.

If you wish to volunteer in the Rural Women's Development Association, you only need to fill out the (volunteering form) after reading the written paragraphs below, as we will contact you within a period not exceeding ten days.

What is volunteering?

Volunteering in the general sense is the services that an individual provides outside the framework of his work, without expecting any benefit or any material return, provided that these services benefit the community as a whole. In practice, there is a discrepancy between the types of volunteering, some of which are the exchange of specific services, the collective response to the needs of society in times of distress, or the defense of causes that improve the lives of individuals in society.

Who is the volunteer?

He is a person who has certain skills and abilities that he can harness to serve a group of individuals, institutions, or society as a whole, as he devotes his time, effort, and thinking to serve a worthy cause. One of the important qualities of a volunteer is that he believes in the work he does, and that he believes that individuals can make a difference towards a specific issue in society.

What is the importance of volunteering for civil society organizations?

Civil society organizations, which all operate as non-profit organizations, consider that volunteers are the basis for achieving the needs of society that it seeks to fill, and that they are the main element in achieving development goals and defending them for the rights and interests of individuals in society. In general, the administrative bodies of these institutions work on a voluntary basis, which indicates that a large percentage of the workers in these institutions are volunteers. In practice, volunteering reduces the cost of the human resources that these institutions need to implement their programs, which helps to increase these programs in quantity and quality.

On the other hand, the importance of volunteering for civil society organizations lies in the fact that it adds great experiences and energies that cannot be expected. Each volunteer has a stock of experiences and energies that differ from other individuals, and therefore the volunteer’s participation in these experiences will increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the organization. Also, the presence of volunteers who represent different age, geographic, educational, professional and economic groups can help to better identify societal needs, especially if these programs target youth. Volunteers can also implement a range of programs in their areas of residence, which increases the scope of work of civil society organizations and access to marginalized residential communities.

How to prepare volunteers in the association:

After approval of the volunteer's membership in the association, the coordinators prepare the volunteer to be able to give in the community.

What are the incentives for the association's volunteers:-

Obtaining practical experience that qualifies the volunteer to work in non-profit organizations.

Obtaining an experience certificate that helps them when searching for a job.

Expanding the network of relationships and contacts with institutions and individuals.

Conditions for membership in voluntary committees:

The volunteer should be within the age group of 18-40 years.

Belief in the importance of volunteer work and the goals and objectives of the Rural Women Development Association.

The ability to commit to the volunteer work assigned to the volunteer, which sometimes requires field work.

The ability to give within his energies, skills and creativity, that is, to pledge to provide something that he can do for the association.

To have the readiness and desire to develop his personality.

Have good manners.

Before making the decision to volunteer, ask yourself:

Do I believe in volunteering?

Can I work in a team spirit?

Do I believe in spreading awareness in the community?

How much time can I dedicate to volunteer work?

What special abilities do I want to share with others?


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    Alicia Gala

    Tuesday, February 21, 2023

    Good afternoon, I am Alicia Gala, a spanish journalist who is based in Jerusalem. I am interested in volunteering with Rural Women's Development Society as I would like to learn more things about palestinian culture and I would like to be useful for the community. I have studied Journalism and Political Communication. Furthermore, I have been working in different newspapers and used professional social media. In addition, I can communicate in English and Spanish. For that reason, I could be helping online or in the whole city of Jerusalem. I look forward to hearing from you. Yours faithfully, Alicia Gala

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