Volunteering in Israel offers a unique opportunity for you to explore communities throughout Israel. Through our partnerships with grassroots and community-based organizations, you can affect change in some of Israel’s most vulnerable populations. Volunteer programs focus on building strong communities, ensuring the success of at-risk youth, encouraging collaboration and coexistence between local Arab and Jewish populations, teaching English as a foreign language and much more!

Volunteer with Project TEN: The Jewish Agency’s new Project TEN (“ten” is the Hebrew word for “give”) brings together Jewish young adults from Israel and around the world to spend three months working and learning together in vulnerable communities throughout the globe. While performing meaningful service projects that promote sustainable development, the volunteers participate in a unique, immersive service-learning framework that highlights Jewish values.

Volunteer for Israel-Sarel: Volunteers significantly aid Israel’s economy. Their service save the government millions of shekels each year in salaries that would have to be paid to reservists and others who would have to take up the burden of tasks that our volunteers are able to perform. Wouldn’t you like to spend two or three weeks living and working alongside Israelis, at an army base or in a hospital? Join Volunteers for Israel and get an insider’s view of the culture and lifestyle of Israel. Be a part of this exciting and important humanitarian experience! During the program, in addition to work assignments, cultural and educational programs are offered. One or two excursions will also be included, situation permitting.

Magen David Adom Ambulance Volunteer Program: Spend two incredibly exciting and satisfying months, gaining hands on first-aid and emergency-care experience in Israel. The Magen David Adom (Israeli Ambulance Corps) provides first-aid services throughout Israel and works with its volunteers to provide effective initial treatment. The MDA Volunteer Program, run in conjunction with the Jewish Agency, allows you to be part of this mission. It gives university students an exciting opportunity to gain valuable experience, giving first-aid care, while experiencing “real life” in Israel.

Livnot U’lehibanot: The concept of a Jew’s responsibility to his or her fellow Jew is not just a phrase at Livnot. In Israel, it is estimated that one in four Israelis live under the poverty line. These people struggle to meet their daily needs, and Livnot volunteers are there to help.Volunteers assist Israeli organizations in such projects as soup kitchens, packing and delivering food packages, and clothing distribution. Without volunteers, these organizations would not be able to serve the thousands of needy Israelis who rely on them for assistance.

Amirim – Summer Volunteering Program: Amirim is a summer volunteer program in Israel for college students and young professionals ages 18-27. An opportunity to contribute to Israeli society through meaningful volunteer service inJerusalem or Bat Yam, a suburb of Tel Aviv. You will volunteer four days per week at a non-profit organization in a field of your interest such as: Archeology, Civil and Human Rights, The Elderly, Environment, Immigrant Communities, Jewish-Arab co-existence, Jewish Pluralism, LGBT Community, Ecology, Migrant Workers and Refugees, Nature Reserves and Parks, Women’s Rights, Victims of Terrorism etc. During the other days, enjoy trips, camping, insightful speakers and learning opportunities. Make friends, expand your global network and build your resume. Amirim participants live in apartments with other young Jewish adults from around the world, you can choose from 4-week and 8-week options.

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Merav Livneh-Dill

Senior Community Shalicha