2017-18 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.

Program Dates and Application Windows
December 2017 Arrive between November 26 – December 4, 2017 Apply by November 1, 2017
January 2018 Arrive between January 7-10, 2018 Apply by December 5, 2017
February 2018 Arrive between February 4-7, 2018 Apply by January 7, 2018
Summer 2018 Arrive between June 20 – July 10, 2018 Apply by June 5, 2018
Fall 2018 Arrive between October 20 – November 6, 2018 Apply by September 23, 2018
December 2018 Arrive between December 9-12, 2018 Apply by November 13, 2018

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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