Join us for this life-changing experience by becoming a participant or a host family during our next Summer Program, July 10-29, 2019. Hands of Peace seeks participants who are current high school students, who are deeply interested in learning about the many complexities of the conflict, and who are open to having a powerful, challenging and exciting intercultural experience.

All participants and host families must complete the online application and have an interview with a Hands of Peace staff member or volunteer.  Successful Israeli and Palestinian applicants must be proficient in conversational English. Successful US applicants must be available to participate in all the program activities (daytime and evening) and must also participate in preparatory orientation sessions prior to the Summer Program. Please click the appropriate link below to apply now:

Summer program Applications

Palestinian citizen of Israel application (now closed)

Palestinian application (now closed)

Jewish Israeli Application (now closed)

American participant application (Now closed. Join the waitlist by emailing

Host Family Applications

New Host Families – click here to start the application process

Prior Host Families – Click here to submit your renewal application

Staff applications

Facilitator Application

Chaperone Application

Assistant Program Director Application (now closed)

American Chaperone Application (now closed)