Program Dates

To participate in a Skilled Volunteers for Israel program, initiate your interview (or just ask us questions!), by completing our online inquiry.

If you are interested in participating in one of the Skilled Volunteers for Israel programs, and need to modify your arrival date, please let us know and we will work with you.

2019-20 Program Dates and Application Windows
Summer 2019 Volunteer for 3-4 weeks between June 15-July 30,

Limited August opportunities  available

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Fall 2019 Volunteering begins after November 1 – December 31.

Carry-over into 2020 welcome

Apply by September 1, 2019
Winter 2020 Volunteering begins January 1, 2020 until April 1, 2020 Apply by December 1, 2019
Summer 2020 Volunteering between June 15-July 30.

Limited August opportunities available

Apply by April 15, 2020
Fall 2020 Volunteering between October 20 – December 31, 2020 Apply by September 10, 2020

After you are accepted to the program, you are responsible for booking your flight to Israel and confirming your travel dates with Skilled Volunteers for Israel.  If you want to compare airline prices, we recommend that you consult with a local travel agent or check online for a complete list of the airlines that fly into Ben-Gurion Airport.

Passport Requirement

Please check the expiration date of your passport and make sure that it is valid for at least six months beyond your planned departure date to Israel.  We suggest renewing your passport approximately nine (9) months before it expires.



I have been coming to Israel and volunteering here every year, but working with Skilled Volunteers for Israel markedly improved my volunteer experience. Their staff helped me find several wonderful placements and one — ENOSH — that I adore and now return to year after year. Even when an issue unrelated to my placement arose, e.g., with travel around the country or back to the States, SVFI staff was there to help me. I can’t say enough about how they help us do the best work we can do.”  Sharon L. Philadelphia, 2015,2016,2017


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