Volunteer Program in the Holy Land - 2019
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Volunteer Program in the Holy Land - 2019

We are the Volunteer Group of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. For the third consecutive year, we intend to return to the Holy Land to serve the elderly, children a...

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We are the Volunteer Group of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. For the third consecutive year, we intend to return to the Holy Land to serve the elderly, children and pilgrims.

The Christian presence in the Holy Land is in danger of disappearing! Christians, less than 2% of the total population, face discrimination in employment, school or the neighborhood where they live, which is why they often hide their confession. For many of these Christians, the ultimate solution is to emigrate.

The Lieutenancy of Portugal of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem implemented in 2017 a Volunteer Program that aims to help the people of the Holy Land.

In 2019, the group will be composed of 7 volunteers and will serve in the following missions:

  • Mission "Summer Camp at the Monastery of Our Lady of Palestine in Deir Rafat"

There is a great need for summer camps that serve impoverished areas and / or areas of conflict. It is intended that young people and children spend the summer in educational and recreational activities that develop a sense of trust, respect, understanding and empathy towards the other. Two young Portuguese volunteers will support the local religious community in the preparation and distribution of meals, cleaning as well as group animation.

  • Mission "Magdala"

Magdala has become, in recent years, a relevant pilgrimage center and is a unique place in the Holy Land, actively contributing to build positive relations between Jews and Christians. The young Portuguese volunteers who will serve in Magdala will be responsible for ensuring the care of the pilgrims, liturgical support and maintenance of buildings and grounds.

About the author

The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem, founded in 1103, has, among other aims, to meet the needs of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem and to support activity and initiatives in favor of the Christian presence in the Holy Land. Christians scattered all over the world. It is the only secular institution of the Vatican and one of the two Orders of Cavalry, historically and legally recognized by the Holy See.

This year, we are a group of 7 volunteers and we are committed to offering one month of our lives to serve the people of the Holy Land.

Budget and due dates

Date of the Project Implementation: July 2019

Budget: € 1500


The required amount will be used to fund the following expenses of our 7 volunteers for 1 month:

- Food

- Health Insurance

- Travel expenses in Israel and Palestine

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    Receive a letter written by one of the volunteers reporting the volunteer experience in the Holy Land, in addition to the previous reward. Shipping costs to Portugal included.

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    Receive a small wooden cross made by Christians from the Holy Land, in addition to the previous rewards. Shipping costs to Portugal included.

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    Receive a Rosary made by Christians of the Holy Land, in addition to the previous rewards. Shipping costs to Portugal included.

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17/06/2019

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