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Get involved at Magdala


“The Magdala volunteer program is a wonderful experience in the Holy Land that offers the opportunity to live a first century experience in a twenty-first century atmosphere. Volunteers offer their service in the city of Magdala, hometown of Mary Magdalene, helping to engage people and transform lives.”



Volunteering at Magdala is an experience in spiritual and community service, as well as an introduction to new friends from around the world and immersion into Middle Eastern culture. During a volunteer’s tenure, s/he is exposed to many of the historical, cultural, spiritual, and natural sites that the Holy Land has to offer. It is an experience that expands individual understanding and deepens personal faith.

This experience also creates wonderful human, cultural, and spiritual encounters in an atmosphere of respect, camaraderie, enthusiasm, service, and generosity.

Volunteer activities include: attending to pilgrims, upkeep of Magdala’s buildings and grounds, visits to biblical sites, cultural trips, and participation in lectures.

We welcome volunteers year-round to help take care of Magdala. Write to for more information and to request the application form. Applications can be submitted according to the following deadlines:

Participation starting in: Application Due Date: Acceptance notified during the first week of:
September-December 2019 Closed July 2019
January- April 2020 ASAP November 2019
May-August 2020 February 15, 2020 March 2020
September- December 2020 June 15, 2020 July  2020

*If you missed the deadline you can submit your application to be considered for any remaining available spaces and/or the waiting list.


We are looking for people who are:

  • Desiring to serve others
  • Responsible
  • Friendly and helpful
  • Multi-taskers
  • Trustworthy
  • Customer service oriented
  • Adaptable and flexible
  • Graceful and calm under pressure
  • Eager to learn and share with others


Other desired qualities and talents:

  • Bilingual
  • Experience in guiding tours
  • Experience with technology
  • Experience with sales



Frequently Asked Questions

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Contact Information

Operating Hours
All year: Monday - Sunday 08:00 – 18:00

Magdala (near present day Migdal) is located on the western coastline of the Sea of Galilee (Kinneret) and at the eastern foothills of Mount Arbel. Read More

Migdal Junction, P.O. Box 366, 1495000 Migdal, Israel

+972 4 620 9900

Volunteer guided tours: or call 053-226-1469

Mass or Prayer service reservations: or call 053-444-6406

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