Abraham Hostel is a fun, friendly hostel in the heart of Jerusalem. We try to be a place that provides for the needs of independent travelers and gives them a great experience in our city, and to show them the best Israel has to offer. The hostel is situated in a convenient spot in the middle of the new city of Jerusalem, between the restaurants and nightlife in the center of town and the Mahane Yehuda food market, with easy access to public transport. The Old City is a 15 minute walk away. Volunteers will quickly become part of modern-day Jerusalem, and get a chance to travel and explore the rest of Israel and the West Bank on days off.
Information about the volunteer program in Jerusalem
The volunteers at the hostel quickly become an integral part of the staff, acting as a bridge between the guests and staff, and contributing to the social atmosphere of the hostel. Volunteering at Abraham Hostel is an opportunity to interact with people from very different backgrounds, as Jerusalem draws tourists to it for many different reasons, ranging from religious or political interest to plain old holiday making. Among other things, volunteers help serve breakfast, plan and run evening social events, assist at the bar and escort guests to the starting point of the Old City tour.
The volunteers live in a 6-bed mixed-sex dorm room, occupied solely by hostel volunteers. The room includes a shower and toilet, full length mirror, WiFi, air conditioning, and a small fridge. Volunteers are also welcome to use the hostel facilities such as the communal kitchen, TV lounge, bar, and rooftop terrace. The daily breakfast provided is free for the volunteers.
Requirements for volunteers
- Age 21-35
- A 6-9 week commitment. During that time, volunteers will work 5 times a week for 5-6 hours at a time.
- Good level of English
- Experienced travelers who have stayed in several hostels before
Check out the stories of some of our past volunteers
Luisa – Italy
Passport, suitcase and expectations: that’s what I showed to the police man when I arrived to Ben Gurion border controls. Then he started with his questions: name? age? purpose of travel?
Luisa, 29 years young, volunteer for the most amazing hostel in the middle east: ready to meet new friends, visit a new country, fill my suitcase with new stories, pictures, contacts.
Did it actually happen? No … even more!
I took part in all the Abrahams tours, sharing my experience as backpacker/traveler and listening to some of the most incredible adventures of other backpackers.
I was organizing events such as pub crawls, movie nights, pub quiz and sharing my time with new friends, everyday different, from all over the word.
I met such a funny and amazing staff, the Abraham Hostel staff, and actually found in it a new family to come back to every time I had to enjoy my time to celebrate holidays and special events.
Last but not least: the other volunteers with whom I shared these incredible 3 months: Batya, Alice, Anna and Christian…the best roomies ever and even if we’ re now spread all over the world, we always keep in touch and update each other on our next adventures, waiting one day to catch up again in Jerusalem at Abraham Hostel.
So, if you want to experience another part of the word, if you are looking for new friends and amazing time with other people, just apply for the best volunteer program in Israel, at Abraham Hostel.
Lara – Italy
One of the best periods of my life. The constant social interaction with guests, staff and locals allows a personal growth from which I benefited a lot. The hostel is the perfect basis from which to explore Jerusalem and Israel, still having the comfort of a place you call home to come back to at night. The vibes in here are amazing, so come, benefit and contribute!
Phil – USA
My volunteer experience at the Abraham Hostel was the best eight weeks of life so far. Working with both Jewish and Arab Israelis and people from around the world was incredible. I became friends with people from both sides of the wall and with people from Australia, Europe and the US; my views of the Mideast and the world were changed and broadened.
If you want to explore the Holy Land, get a get a better understanding of the Mideast, make lots of friends, experience different cultures and religions and have a fun time, then my advice is go volunteer at the Abraham Hostel, you won’t want to leave, but “It is not goodbye, it is see you again.”
Lisa – UK
I was a volunteer at Abraham Hostel in 2011 and I thoroughly enjoyed my time there. The first thing I noticed was the excellent location of the hostel in Jerusalem, which couldn’t have been more perfect for someone arriving in the country for the first time. I had such a great first impression of the hostel when I arrived and that continued during my stay. The passion and dedication of the owners really inspired the volunteers also. I really liked the fact that we were included along with the permanent staff and our ideas were taken on board and shared throughout the hostel, some of which remain today. Our roles really contributed to the running of the hostel and we had a lot of interaction with the guests as we escorted them to and from the city on daily tours along with organizing evening events which brought together many guests. I have been back and forth to Israel since and I visited Abraham on many occasions and the owners, Yaron, Maoz and Gal, I can personally say have become firm friends always welcoming me and being extremely kind. I can’t recommend highly enough all the hard work and dedication of the staff and volunteers at the Abraham Hostel during my time. I know the hostel continues to flourish since my special time there. If you’re thinking of a great place to volunteer look no further than Abraham Hostel.
If you are interested in being part of the Abraham Hostel team, send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.