Special Call: Akkar Summer School
After the great experience of the first "Akkar Summer School of Spiritual Solidarity" at the R&R Peace Centre in the North of Lebanon, we are repeating the experience in 2018. This summer, we are inviting academics and practitioners of interreligious peacebuilding and humanitarian aid from around the world to join us for one special month in Lebanon to reflect together on the future of Syria and the concept of spiritual solidarity.
Living and working at the R&R Peace Centre, participants will be directly involved in implementing an innovative approach in response to the Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon. As part of our ethos to bring people together, international volunteers will combine forces with local volunteers in organising and implementing the programme’s activities. The “Akkar Summer School of Spiritual Solidarity” will combine academic lectures with research groups and the implementation of a solidarity project uniting the youth of different local communities.
Please find further details in the complete call for applications and please download the following from for submitting your candidature, latest by 17 June 2018:
Volunteer with us throughout the year
You want to help Syrian refugees in need? You have an interest in interfaith encounters? You have experience with teaching kids sports, arts, languages or any other activity? Come and join us in Lebanon as international volunteer! Throughout the year, we are seeking dedicated men and women who are motivated to gain a unique experience helping refugees in the field.
Living and working at our first Peace Centre in the North of Lebanon, only 12 km from the Syrian border, volunteers are directly involved in implementing an innovative approach to assisting the Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon. As part of our ethos to bring people from different backgrounds together, opening windows of communication, our international volunteers combine forces with local volunteers in organising and implementing educational and recreational activities for children and adolescents of Syrian refugee and Lebanese host communities. Read more below about what is involved.
Please note: we are currently recruiting international and local volunteers for the following two categories:
For further details, please have a look at the call for applications at the right side. Please download the respective form for submitting your application or your proposal. All further steps are indicated in the forms.
Volunteer with us from home
We ask for your understanding that we have to stick to a couple of criteria for the selection of our volunteers at the R&R Peace Centre in Lebanon. Most notably, we have to insist on the minimum age and on some experience in the work we do. However, even if you do not fulfil the criteria to be selected as a volunteer at the R&R Peace Centre, you can support our mission from home by becoming an Associate Member of R&R International.
We do not have any overhead staff. All those supporting our work abroad are volunteer members. Also your help is needed. Here some ideas of what you can do:
For joining R&R International as Associate Member, please fill out the contact form on this website and please tick the box to accept our values and norms. We will try to reply to your application within a couple of weeks.
Testimonials on our volunteer blog
Since our establishment in 2013, more than 150 international volunteers have lived and worked at our Peace Centre in the North of Lebanon. They joined forces with local volunteers from all communities and with our Lebanese or Syrian teachers.
You can find some of their testimonials on the blog space that is managed alone by our volunteers. Read some unfiltered voices from the humanitarian front:
How to apply?
Please download below the terms of reference and the application form for the two categories of volunteers we are currently recruiting. All further steps are indicated in the forms.
3 months renewable in fixed annual terms
between 2 and 6 weeks at any time of the year
Your place of residence as international volunteer: our first Peace Centre in Bkarzla, Lebanon:
Situated in a green and relatively safe environment, a Christian village midst in a mixed area that has not seen major violence: