Zajel Youth Exchange Program
Public Relations Department
An-Najah National University
The Voluntary Work Placements
Exchange Program of the Public Relations Department at An-Najah
National University in Nablus-Palestine
offers international volunteers the chance to participate in long term voluntary work placements with the Public Relations Department of An-Najah National
University in Nablus-Palestine.
As a long-term
volunteer, you can develop and contribute your skills towards
the Zajel program, the general work program
consists of the following tasks, you can focus on any of the
following training programs that are targeting our university
Workshops pass on your
knowledge and skills to the local students who are very
enthusiastic and eager to learn. you can teach on a wide range
of topics that would be of interest to the students such as:
public speaking, English conversation, team building, time
management, social media, communication skills, music and drama.
(see below for details)
Organizing the events of Zajel
Program, such as the international summer
work camps, study
visits, video conferences and others.
Establishing communications in
order to build networks and contacts internationally with youth
and voluntary organizations from across the globe.
Office Work- be part of a
team and participate in all aspects of
the Program's tasks and
workshop and general office practices.
We are looking for volunteers that have the following skills
Good command of English
Interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to work in a team
University flats are available free to volunteers. These are modern and comfortable including cooking facilities, washing machine, wifi, and satellite TV. Apartments are located downtown, close to shopping, restaurants, markets, parks, bus stations, and the main taxi stand. The Old City is only a few minutes walk.
Duration of Volunteer work:
The duration of the stay is up to the volunteer and we can accept volunteers for as little as one day with advance notice. He/she can join us any time of the year. Classes at An-Najah National University run year-round. There are always students on campus interested in learning from you.
Volunteers will receive the accommodation free of charge but
will be responsible for their own living costs, i.e. food and
International Volunteers during their term of service will:
Benefit from working
closely with the Palestinian people, staff and students.
Develop their understanding of the Palestine Question.
Insight into the everyday life of young Palestinians
Experience Palestinian warmth and hospitality; make life-long
Appreciate and exchange cultural differences.
Appreciate the charm of Palestinian family life.
Be part of an International Volunteer team.
Freedom and flexibility to use your own skills and initiative
to make a difference.
A priceless experience that you will never forget
A life time experience that money cant buy.
Being able to communicate with large groups of people is
paramount to any social movement. Possessing discourse skills
and the ability to deliver lectures and public speeches is
important for any student who wishes to establish
self-confidence and build a strong personality. Learning such
skills will enhance the individual's linguistic skills
especially if he/she is delivering a speech using English. This
is considered fundamental training for his / her fluency in a
Conversation English language and conversational etiquette
taught by a native speaker is a novelty in Palestine. Having the
chance to speak and converse with internationals and native
speakers is very important in learning any language. It is the
practical side of learning through which the learner could
acquire the right accent, pronunciation and new vocabulary.
Team Building Very little can be achieved with even the
most gifted and dedicated people working in isolation to pursue
their own goals. Working in a team is the genesis for any social
movement. This workshop will include some theoretical background
on teamwork and consensus decision making, accompanied by
practical exercises. The issue of team building will also be
incorporated into many other workshops.
Time Management A workshop on how to make the most of the
time and energy we have. Good time management improves personal
well-being and helps achieve individual and societal objectives.
Social Media In this technological era, the way in which
information spreads is changing. Through the use of social
media, information and dialogue can be readily available and
easily accessed by people around the world. We need to employ
this potential to the best of our ability.
Debating skills This workshop will aim to enhance debating
ability through teaching diplomacy skills, confidence, and style
of argument. A key learning method will be role-playing because;
sustained role-playing can also improve our insight into other
people's points of view and the validity of our own opinions and
Communication- It is essential that communication between
individuals, as well as, in group settings is carried out with
respect and professional conduct. Native speakers in English
will be able to provide firsthand knowledge and experience about
how to interact with strangers. This workshop
will focus on developing the skills and manners in accordance
with norms and practices of global culture in communication.
Zajel welcomes other workshop topics based on your skills and experiences. Any information you can share with our students is appreciated.
If any of the above mentioned tasks interests you, do not hesitate to apply by sending your CV to: firstname.lastname@example.org and this application form, please include the proposed dates for your visit and what training programs you are interested in participating in.
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