The Freedom Theatre receives volunteers from all corners of the world who come to share their skills in solidarity with the people in Jenin. We prefer to host volunteers on a more long-term basis, at least two to three months, or recurring volunteers who come for a shorter time each year.
Also note that The Freedom Theatre runs an internship program, details here.
Since this is a volunteer opportunity we do not pay salaries. We do provide free accommodation for all volunteers in our guesthouse. We also cover all work-related costs such as local transportation.
Volunteering at The Freedom Theatre won’t make you financially rich but we guarantee that you will be rich in experiences. You will be working within a creative setting, with people from Palestine and the world, making friends for life and contributing towards increasing the capacity of our staff and students.
Important qualifications in all our volunteers is that they are responsible, able to take initiative and work independently, as well as function as team members. Another prerequisite is that volunteers are willing to respect the local culture, even if it means making adjustments or sacrifices. Arabic speakers are prioritised.
Volunteer applications are reviewed twice a year. Deadlines for applications are approximately mid-December and mid-June. Before the deadline, upcoming volunteer opportunities will be announced.
In the event that any additional volunteer needs come up in between the review dates, they will be announced on this page.
To apply for any of the volunteer positions, send us an email with your CV and cover letter.
If you are accepted as a volunteer, you will receive a Volunteer Guide with more detailed information about The Freedom Theatre, our community and how to get here.
My experience at The Freedom Theatre was incredibly stimulating and unforgettable. After meeting the wonderful artists and motivated staff that run the theatre, I left feeling the responsibility to create photos that have a message instead of creating art for art’s sake.
Emily Smith, Photography Instructor and Project Leader of Pictures and Stories.