What documents will I need to get a Volunteers' visa?
I will send you the full list of documents necessary for you to get this visa.
Will I need references, and if so, who might they be?
How many hours a week will I be expected to volunteer?
Will I be entitled to holidays?
Is there a minimum stay for volunteering in Israel?
Is there a maximum stay for volunteering in Israel?
Do I need medical insurance during my volunteer stay in Israel?
Is it cheaper to buy medical insurance from my home country or should I buy it in Israel?
I am thinking of travelling to Israel a few days before my volunteering stint begins. Where is the best place to stay?
I have found a very cheap air-ticket to Israel but it is on a Saturday/Jewish Holiday. How will I get to my volunteering position?
I would like to learn Hebrew. How do I find a suitable place?
How long should I stay if I don't feel comfortable with the Charity?
What happens if I get sick? Am I entitled to "sick days"? Do I have to bring a doctor's letter?
Of course you are “allowed” to be ill. However, it is only courteous to let your place of work know as soon as possible that you cannot come that day to work. Should you really feel ill you should speak with the Coordinator for Volunteers at your Charity and get the name of a doctor. And, “yes”, you should ask the doctor for a signed note that you were unable to work.
Am I entitled to "pocket money"?
Yes. By Israeli law you are entitled to receive 750 NIS pocket money, and if you need to travel to your place of work from where you live you will be given money to cover bus fares.