thought of being a kibbutz volunteer in Israel?
My name is John Carson, I'm an English backpacker and I was a
kibbutz volunteer for over two years -- and had a fantastic time!
This site will offer tips, hints and information on being a kibbutz
volunteer, what Israel is like and what you can get up to over
This site is for information purposes only. It is your responsibilty to do your own research before planning and arranging your trip.
Kibbutz Volunteer Guide
A 20-page PDF file that I wrote containing a summary of information
on how to be a kibbutz volunteer. Download,
read online, e-mail to friends or print out for handy reference.
(You will need the free Adobe reader to view it which can be downloaded
me just state that I don't live in Israel and am not an agency of
any kind so can't organize a place on a kibbutz for you. I
get no money for this site from an official kibbutz volunteer office;
it's just a passion of mine that I produce so people can learn more
about the experience. Click
here for the main office in Israel.
also had a book published called Beer And Bagels For Breakfast.
This is an informative guide to being a volunteer on a kibbutz
in Israel. I have been a volunteer four times now and, believe
me, you will not understand what a good time can be had unless
you try it. Beer And Bagels For Breakfast is a diary of
those brilliant days as a kibbutz volunteer. It is fast becoming
THE volunteer bible! Buy it here.
welcome any questions about being a kibbutz volunteer -- just
e-mail me or sign my guestbook (please...us travellers are scattered
worldwide and I want to hear your comments and stories!), and
return often because I am always updating this site. Hope you
find it useful and decide to backpack to Israel to be a kibbutz
is a page of kibbutz volunteer information here
for people who are thinking about doing it for the first time.
There is also a very informative BBC article here
about what to expect as a kibbutz volunteer -- I really recommend
you read this one.
free e-newsletter on the Internet that provides the latest info on
which kibbutzim need volunteers -- sign up today!
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