Volunteer - ServePalestine

Palestine’s healthcare needs continue to lag due to limited public healthcare capacity and ongoing intermittent conflict in the region. Among the most critical of needs is surgery. Due to shortage of qualified and experienced surgeons and lack of supplies, essential surgical procedures for Palestinians of all ages, from newborn to adult, remain a dire need.
IMANA’s presence over the years has helped in addressing these healthcare concerns to improve quality of care for Palestinians. We work in partnership with the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund (PCRF) in the West Bank since 2018 to provide regular surgical missions. Our surgical teams focus in the areas of pediatric surgery, complex hand surgery, reconstructive surgery, vascular surgery, and orthopedics.

Volunteer Opportunities

ServePalestine

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ServePalestine Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any pandemic related restrictions or quarantine requirements for travel?

Currently, there are no special restrictions. But these keep changing and adjusting to the ever-evolving scenario. The latest COVID guidelines, requirements, and notices can be found here:
CDC: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/covid-4/coronavirus-israel
Israel Ministry of Health: https://corona.health.gov.il/en/abroad/arriving-foreign-nationals/

Do I need a visa to travel to Palestine?

US and Canadian passport holders do not need a visa prior to travel to Palestine. It will be issued on arrival at the airport in Tel Aviv in the form of a separate document and will not be stamped on your passport. However, your passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the travel date.

What are the arrangements for accommodation, food, and local transportation?

Team members will travel to Tel Aviv Ben Gurion International Airport as their port of entry. IMANA partners with PCRF to arrange pickup and drop-off from the airport, accommodations, and local transportation.
Breakfast is included with your hotel stay and there will be on-site lunch/snacks during clinic hours. Dinner is open and volunteer responsibility; there are several restaurants in the vicinity of the hotel.

Where is the clinic located?

Depending upon the nature of surgeries, the venue can vary. It is usually a hospital either in Nablus or Tulkaram.

What is the clinic schedule?

The first Saturday will be utilized for pre-op screening of patients. The mission work will be done from Sunday to Thursday daily from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, approximately. Friday will be check-out day.

How are language barriers addressed? Will there be translators?

Translators will be available and are usually local medical students.

Preferred Method of Contact

11 + 13 =

Location:

101 W. 22nd Street Suite 104, Lombard IL, 60148

Phone:

630-932-0000

Fax:

630-932-0005

Email:

[email protected]

Web:

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IMANA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations to IMANA and IMANA Medical Relief are tax exempt. Tax ID: #36-4166125
IMANA’s dedicated CFC Code: 36981.