Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship and Nazareth Project Inc. are seeking volunteer chaplains for short-term service at Nazareth Hospital, which serves Arab Christian and Muslim families in Israel and strives to provide whole-person care.
Nazareth Project Inc. is a Mennonite-affiliated organization that provides fundraising and support for Nazareth Hospital and School of Nursing.
Beginning in late 2021, interested volunteers with or without a chaplaincy background are invited to consider spending a period of six weeks or longer in Nazareth serving as volunteer spiritual care providers alongside local clinicians and volunteers. There will also be opportunities for other kinds of volunteering within Nazareth Trust and Village for family members or chaplain volunteers to expand their experiences.
There have been Mennonite and Anabaptist connections at Nazareth Hospital, including Bob and Nancy Martin, who have both served at the hospital.
MHF and Nazareth Project Inc. are hosting online information sessions Feb. 27 on Zoom through a grant from Schowalter Foundation, with registration at mennohealth.org. Nazareth Hospital chaplains and staff will share during a 10 a.m. Eastern session about the hospital and their work with patients and families. A 1 p.m. Eastern session for those interested in knowing more about serving as a volunteer chaplain will contain more information and a training on working across religious and cultural lines.
Qualified volunteers with a healthcare background can apply for a Stephen Roth Memorial Grant.
For more information, contact Howard Good with Nazareth Project Inc. at firstname.lastname@example.org or MHF executive director Cate Desjardins at email@example.com.