Why Volunteer at Biblical Tamar Park?


We believe that the volunteer program is one of the important components to fulfill our mission in Israel and at Tamar. Volunteering is a unique and special way to bless the Israeli people and the Land. It is the mission of Blossoming Rose to support Israel and the Jewish people by sponsoring humanitarian and educational activities in Israel and the United States that serve to give people an opportunity to learn about Israel’s history.

“I (God) will give it (the Land) to you for a heritage.” – Exodus 6:8

This “handed down” legacy dates back to the time of Abraham. Blossoming Rose has been honored to be “handed down” Biblical Tamar Park and it is our duty to restore and maintain this 55 acre, national, educational and historic site, but we cannot do it alone. We are very thankful for all the volunteers and donations that help make this all possible.

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Volunteers helping with an exhibit


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Volunteers helping restore Biblical Tamar Park

Volunteer Opportunities


Housekeeping

We house our volunteers and staff in caravans (trailers). These caravans require regular housekeeping in order to keep them looking nice. Caravans are heated and air conditioned.

Specific Duties


  • Cleaning

    Duties include cleaning and maintaining the various rooms within the caravan.

  • Preparing Beds

    Preparing beds for guests and making sure any new guests or volunteers have clean bedding.

  • Laundry

    Take care of laundry such as bedding as well as laundry from volunteers.

Kitchen

If you enjoy cooking and don’t mind taking care of the dishes, we’d love for you to volunteer.
Note: we only purchase kosher food. No pork is permitted.

Specific Duties


  • Cooking

    Help prepare meals for volunteers and staff.

  • Grocery Shopping

    Assist with getting groceries to Biblical Tamar Park.

  • Dishes

    Doing the dishes after meals and cleaning up.

  • Cleaning

    Making sure the kitchen is tidy.

Outdoor

There is a lot of outdoor maintenance that needs to get taken care of. Some examples may include: trimming trees and shrubs, raking leaves, weeding, planting, etc.

Specific Duties


  • Trimming Trees

    Keep trees pruned and under control.

  • Raking

    Rake and clean up leaves and other tree debris.

  • Weeding

    Pull up weeds and take care of plants.

Mechanical

If you’re great at fixing things, we’re always in need of mechanical help.

Specific Duties


  • Vehicle Maintenance / Repair

    Duties may include fixing cars and doing basic maintenance like oil changes.

  • Power Tool Repair

    Sometimes our power tools break and need repair.

Building Maintenance

We house our volunteers and staff in caravans (trailers). These caravans require regular housekeeping in order to keep them looking nice. Caravans are heated and air conditioned.

Specific Duties


  • Repair

    Duties may include building repair.

  • Paint

    Duties may include painting.

  • Plumbing

    Sometimes there are plumbing opportunities available.

  • Electrical

    Fixing electrical issues that may pop-up (such as our outside lights).

Archaeology Dig

If you have experience and a background in archaeology, there is always much work to be done with restoring Biblical Tamar Park.

Specific Duties


  • Clean

    The desert winds can blow and cover up our exhibits with sand.

  • Maintain

    Maintain and help restore Biblical Tamar Park.

  • Beautify

    Assist with making the park beautiful.

Volunteer Rate Schedule

Short Term Volunteer

Work five days per week Mon-Fri
Minimum stay of 7 nights

Options:
  1. $30 per night full board – six work hours per day
  2. $40 per night full board – three work hours per day
  3. $25 per night full board (Student rate) – six work hours per day
Roundtrip airport car transfer - $200
Roundtrip Beersheva car transfer - $100

Long Term Volunteer

Work five days per week Mon-Fri
Minimum stay of 30 nights

Options:
  1. $20 per night full board – six work hours per day
  2. $30 per night full board – three work hours per day
  3. $15 per night full board (Student rate) – six work hours per day
Roundtrip airport car transfer - $150
Roundtrip Beersheva car transfer - $75

Specialized Volunteer

Work five days per week Mon-Fri
Certified archaeology worker, Board Member, tractor repair, etc

Details:
  1. $15 per night full board – six work hours per day
Roundtrip airport car transfer - $150
Roundtrip Beersheva car transfer - $75

Sponsored Site Volunteer

Work hours defined in sponsorship agreement
Minimum stay of 7 nights

Details:
  1. $20 per night full board – six work hours per day
Roundtrip airport car transfer - $150
Roundtrip Beersheva car transfer - $75

Volunteer Approval Process

Short Term Volunteers (min of 7 nights)

  1. Read the volunteer manual
  2. Complete a volunteer application
  3. Panel will review application
  4. If approved, an orientation lunch meeting or video conference call will be scheduled
  5. Sign the Volunteer Agreement and pay the daily rate and transportation amount

Long Term Volunteers (min of 30 nights)

  1. Read the volunteer manual
  2. Must have visited Tamar Park at least once or be recommended by the President
  3. Complete a volunteer application
  4. Panel will review application
  5. If approved, an orientation lunch meeting or video conference call will be scheduled
  6. Sign the Volunteer Agreement and pay the daily rate and transportation amount

Sponsored Site Volunteers

  1. Read the volunteer manual
  2. Be recommended by a Sponsor of one of the sites
  3. Complete a volunteer application
  4. Panel will review application
  5. If approved, an orientation lunch meeting or video conference call will be scheduled
  6. Sign the Volunteer Agreement and pay the daily rate and transportation amount
Read Volunteer Manual
Submit Application Form