Mitzpe Ramon is founded on a unique ideology of co-existence, inspiration, education and community. This beautiful, artistic and agricultural town in the Negev desert serves as an ideal backdrop for meaningful volunteer work on Israel Corps.
ABOUT THE LOCATION
Join us to make the desert bloom: Mitzpe Ramon is a small town on top of the Ramon Crater, Israel’s largest national park, in the Negev desert. The Negev desert is full of life as a region inhabited by diverse population groups. The people and nature offer special volunteer opportunities in exciting and interesting places, including the Israel Nature and Parks Authority, a center for arts and crafts, farms for traditional desert agriculture, schools and community gardens.
WHERE IT’S LOCATED
Mitzpe Ramon provides a unique opportunity to interact with diverse communities you would not ordinarily encounter, in a landscape that will draw you in the surrounding nature and the environment. Israel Corps’ center is located in the town’s art district, overlooking the peaceful views of the desert. The accommodations were once an isolated workers’ village and over the years have developed into a haven for young people, travelers and artists. The nearest city is Be’er Sheva, about an hour’s drive away, a hub that will allow you to travel to all parts of Israel. The location provides opportunities to make a significant impact on many different parts of Israeli society.
Israel Corps’s volunteers are based in a compound in the Artists’ Quarter, featuring:
- Living room, classroom, and a big courtyard.
- Shared kitchen and dining space
- Bedrooms with space for 4-6 residents (men and women have separate rooms)
The facilities provide amenities such as a refrigerator, furnishings, washing machines, wi-fi, and more. The food supplied by the center is strictly vegetarian.
KNOWN FOR: peaceful and easy-going lifestyle.
FUN FACT: The ancient Spice Route passes through the town
WHAT’S IN A NAME: Mitzpe is Hebrew for lookout. the town overlooks the one-of-a-kind crater known as Makhtesh Ramon
LOCATION IN ISRAEL
UNDERGRADS | 5 MONTHS | KIBBUTZ HARDUF or MITZPE RAMON
Give of yourself and make an impact on Israeli society based at Kibbutz Harduf or Mitzpe Ramon. You’ll learn Hebrew and Arabic while contributing to a diverse community and pursing social justice.
ISRAEL CORPS SUMMER
UNDERGRADS | 4 WEEKS | KIBBUTZ HARDUF AND MITZPE RAMON
Give of yourself and make an impact on Israeli society based at Kibbutz Harduf. You’ll learn Hebrew and Arabic while contributing to a diverse community and pursing social justice.