There are many exciting Archeological excavations across Israel that are scheduled for 2009.
The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs is inviting volunteers from around the world to join these exciting expeditions.
The work is physical, and it is done mostly outdoors in locations in the desert or near the sea. The nearest excavation is set to begin next week in Ein Gedi, and all other planned excavations will take place in the Spring and Summer of 2009.
For more information, visit this website.
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Some expeditions offer credit courses from sponsoring institutions.