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Volunteering in Israel is an experience that will change your life forever…
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Why Volunteer?

Learn new skills and assist those in need.

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Why Israel?

Visit the cradle of three religions in an amazing new country and get to know different cultures and languages.

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Why Now?

Expand your horizons and become a “better” you.

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About Volunteer Israel

From the moment you make the decision to come to Israel I will be there to ensure that you find the right organization– whether it is in a particular city or area of Israel or with a specific group of people.

Working with foreign volunteers is very inspiring and I have been blessed to meet so many good people who wish to give of their time and love to help the Jewish people in Israel.

I look forward to meeting you here in Israel where your personal volunteering dream comes true!

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Places that are in need of help

Volunteering Opportunities

All the services I provide are done with the agreement and in cooperation with Ms. Ilana Turevsky-Assaf, National Supervisor for Overseas Volunteers at the Division of Community Resources at the State of Israel’s Ministry of Social Affairs and Services.
Countries Volunteered
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Organizations
year
Avg. Stay in Israel
Children or Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

Children or Adults with Physical Disabilities

Children or Adults on The Autism Spectrum

Holocaust Survivors

Hospital

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Our Volunteering Packages

We have over 12 years of experience in providing placement services for
volunteers from all over the world in charitable organizations in Israel.
STANDARD
STANDARD

Services

    $ 50
  • Processing Fee on receiving application
  • $ 250
  • Balance payable on receipt of B4 visa
  • $ 50
  • Additional charge if documents are not submitted together or are incorrect
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ADDITIONAL SERVICES
ADDITIONAL SERVICES

Optional Services

    $ 50
  • Pick up volunteer from airport and be available to take them to bus/train/taxi pick-up point (excepting Shabbat and Jewish Holidays) should the representative of the charitable association not be present as well
  • $ 50
  • Arrange a meeting with the Foreign Volunteers representative at the Social Affairs Ministry to help find alternative placement if the first proves unsatisfactory and attend the meeting with you
  • $ 100
  • Provide an organized tour twice a year of places of interest in Israel together with other Foreign Volunteers (includes entrance fees and guide’s fee)
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faq

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Frequent Questions

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?
Yes. You will need two references and they cannot be immediate family. Employers, friends of the family, professional acquaintances (such as your pastor) would be ideal.
How many hours a week will I be expected to volunteer?
By Israeli law you cannot work more than 35 hours a week as a volunteer and are entitled to two days of rest.
Will I be entitled to holidays?
Yes. One week every three months.
Is there a minimum stay for volunteering in Israel?
Most Amutot (Charities) ask that you come for a minimum of three months – especially if you do not yet know Hebrew it can take 4-6 weeks to learn basic language and you will not get much out of the experience if you come for less than this period.
Do I need medical insurance during my volunteer stay in Israel?
Yes, no organization will accept you as a volunteer unless you have medical insurance.
Is it cheaper to buy medical insurance from my home country or should I buy it in Israel?
It is usually cheaper to buy it in your home country but I would be happy to price it for you in Israel.
I am thinking of travelling to Israel a few days before my volunteering stint begins. Where is the best place to stay?
Most Amutot (Charities) ask that you come for a minimum of three months – especially if you do not yet know Hebrew it can take 4-6 weeks to learn basic language and you will not get much out of the experience if you come for less than this period.
I am thinking of travelling to Israel a few days before my volunteering stint begins. Where is the best place to stay?
Most Amutot (Charities) ask that you come for a minimum of three months – especially if you do not yet know Hebrew it can take 4-6 weeks to learn basic language and you will not get much out of the experience if you come for less than this period.
Give me a price range for your intended stay and I will recommend a suitable place for you.
Most Amutot (Charities) ask that you come for a minimum of three months – especially if you do not yet know Hebrew it can take 4-6 weeks to learn basic language and you will not get much out of the experience if you come for less than this period.
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?
Obviously, this is something very important – no one wants to pay more than necessary! Let me know if this is what you decide and I will tell you the cheapest way to get to your destination.
I would like to learn Hebrew. How do I find a suitable place?
Check with the Charity you will be working at and they will be able to recommend a good place for you.
How long should I stay if I don't feel comfortable with the Charity?
Do not be too hasty to make any decision. Give yourself a minimum of two weeks to see if you acclimate.
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.
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real testimonials

What Volunteers
Say About Our
Company?

Emilia Clarke
"I spent an unforgettable 15 months volunteering with AKIM-Jerusalem in the Beit Leo hostel. Miriam made the whole process of applying, arriving, as well as my entire stay very comfortable. She was always available and very easy to talk to, which I greatly appreciated."
Yamuna Matheswaran
India
Emilia Clarke
After grammar school I spent a year volunteering at AKIM Jerusalem. Already before the journey had started, Miriam was there to welcome me via e-mail and to make sure I would be prepared when I arrived. Throughout the year, Miriam was not only the volunteers´ coordinator, but someone to come to whenever having any question or personal trouble. She was very dedicated to being a person of trust to the volunteers.
Johannes Weymar
Germany
Emilia Clarke
"Since I come from Africa it was not that easy to get a volunteer placement here in Israel. However, things got much more easy when I turn to the website and search for volunteering in The Holy Land. After searching different volunteer organization on the website I eventually found AKIM-Jerusalem (Organization catering for intellectually and physically disabled people of all ages) so I wrote an email to Miriam telling her that I would appreciate if I can get an invitation to volunteer in their organization. Miriam sent me an email with all the requirements needed to be accepted as a volunteer.. but she also said to me since I come from Africa and there have never been volunteers from East Africa, she would try to help. I waited for more than half a year as I was the first person to come from Kenya to volunteer in Israel. I was lucky to get accepted. I print out the letter and I couldn’t believe this, In the first place I showed my friends who thought that it was a scam! Now all this process from the time I started in my country ’till I ended up here in Israel was only through the immeasurable and great assistance of Miriam. Wherever I faced any difficulty while I was going through all this process Miriam was there to help me. And also while we are volunteering our time and effort here in Jerusalem, if we want anything we always turn to her. On behalf of all the volunteers, Miriam, you are of great importance not only to us volunteers but also to the whole land of Israel and to those who are looking forward to getting volunteer placements here in Israel (Haaretz)."
Francis Langat
Kenya
Emilia Clarke
"Most people don´t know what the word “volunteering” really means. Well, let me tell you…it means giving of yourself to give over to others. You take the best of you and give it to others who need it most. You choose to help others and in return you get a big smile, which is worth more than anything in the world. That is one of the many things I learnt during my experience as a volunteer, guided by Miriam. She herself gives up so much for us. Thank you, Miriam for giving us so much and taking such good care of us. For being our leader, our mother, our guide, our friend. This wonderful experience would not have been the same without you!"
Diana Lopez
Colombia

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