Meet Our Partner Keshet Zchuyot HaYeled קשת זכויות הילד

Posted on December 8, 2010

Skilled Volunteers for Israel is pleased to introduce Keshet Zchuyot HaYeled in Nahariya and our joint project to bring skilled volunteers to Israel’s northern periphery. Meet Keshet Director Iris Alalouf and her associate Bilha Glassberg on this video:

The Jewish News article on Jewish Boomers

Posted on October 6, 2010

Check out this article in this week’s The Jewish News on Jewish Boomers.  Skilled Volunteers for Israel cited. Volunteering in Israel is one powerful way for Jewish Boomers to stay engaged in the Jewish World and contribute our considerable experience and expertise back to help Israel.

Philadelphia Recruitment-Outreach

Posted on September 21, 2010

A new national organization named Skilled Volunteers for Israel is launching this year. Skilled Volunteers for Israel seeks to match experienced professionals over 40 years old with meaningful skilled volunteer opportunities in Israel to meet the critical needs of the Israeli non-profit sector through limited term engagements. When: Monday October 11th 6:30PM – 8:30PM Where: Continue Reading »

Shana Tova

Posted on September 4, 2010

May this be a year of peace, abundance, health and successful volunteering! This is an exciting year for Skilled Volunteers for Israel.  Focus for the year: Legally establish the organization, including recruitment of a Board of Directors Recruit and promote the organization through face to face encounters/social media Establish the recruitment and placement processes for Continue Reading »

Israeli Non-Profit Advocates for Refugee Status Process in Israel

Posted on September 2, 2010

Mollie Gerver has written an article on the problem facing refugees in Israel.   Mollie was one of the PresenTense Global Fellows from the 2010 Summer Institute and her organization uses volunteers to take testimonials and teach English. Advocates for Asylum is one of the many organizations seeking skilled volunteers.  Check out her recent op Continue Reading » post on boomer use of social media

Posted on August 31, 2010

Check out this post by on the increased usage by older adults  (50+) of social media. Although far fewer over 50 are using social media than the younger generations, the rate of increase is staggering.  The article highlights that: Between April 2009 and May 2010, social networking use among internet users ages 50-64 grew Continue Reading »

Boomer Volunteer Engagement – Cultivation and Motivation

Posted on August 30, 2010

In a recent post, I shared the research cited by Daniel Pink on what motivates people, what Pink calls, “the purpose motivation.”  This research aligns well with the work done by Jill Friedman Fixler and Sandie Eichberg, authors of the book, “Boomer Volunteer Engagement:  Collaborate Today, Thrive Tomorrow.”  Friedman-Fixler and Eichberg are Boomers themselves who, Continue Reading »

Boomer Volunteer Research

Posted on August 19, 2010

Check out this post on Professor David Elcott’s recently released study on Jewish Baby Boomers.  As mentioned in the post and in the report’s forward by Steven M. Cohen, the boomer generation poses both a challenge and an opportunity to Jewish communal life.  Skilled Volunteers for Israel represents one step in engaging this talented Continue Reading »

Motivation – fascinating research and a fun way to present it

Posted on August 18, 2010

Check out this presentation from Daniel Pink associated with motivation.  When someone asks, “why volunteer? this research gets at the intrinsic reasons that motivate us to do things for rewards that connect to our passion for personal meaning and not just for dollars and cents.  Pink shares that people are motivated by, “The desire to Continue Reading »

Volunteers are…

Posted on July 30, 2010

Think about this statement…. Volunteers are not a program… they are a business decision. Volunteer engagement is the #1 organizational strategy for the new economy.   metro volunteers: denver colorado

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