Caring for Community Service Track

Caring for Community

Put Your “Hands-On” Israel

Volunteer inside exemplary organizations to experience first-hand how our Jewish ethos of care and support cares for Israel’s vulnerable citizens with dignity, respect, and love.

There’s nothing more satisfying than knowing that you have come to Israel to give.   You do so with your presence, your life experience and wisdom, and your heart.

Our Caring for Community track puts you inside high-quality settings working with the elderly and with people with disabilities. Based on our past participants, we predict you will receive much more than you give.

Examples of Caring for Community Placement Settings:

 Seniors in Jerusalem: Meet Israel’s Founders and Immigrants. Volunteer in a unique cutting-edge Memory Club serving seniors with varying degrees of memory challenges, supporting staff, and interacting with club “members” engaged in lively stimulating activities including lectures, movement, games, and art. You can choose to serve in the English speakers Memory Club or work at the Hebrew speaking Club.

No experience is necessary. The professionals at this center know how to integrate you into their caring staff and their established Israeli volunteers the moment you walk in the door. Join the attorneys, business executives, teachers, rabbis, and others who have found this experience to uplift and inspire.

 

Support Individuals with Special Needs in Tel Aviv. This award-winning organization believes individuals with special needs have the right and ability to live a life of dignity and independence while being active participants in the community. A leader in program development for individuals with special needs, this organization provides high quality individually customized services and offers multiple settings and opportunities for volunteers. Whether you have a special skill such as art or photography to share or just enjoy being with people, you’ll be inspired by the quality of the services and professionalism of the staff. We’re sure you’ll leave with new friends and an appreciation of the possible that comes from this organization’s belief in helping its clientele develop to their fullest potential. What’s required to make this opportunity yours? Your life experience and wisdom, warm heart, and the joy of interacting with and meeting new people.

 

Testimonials

“All of the children and the staff have given me such a warm welcome and I have never felt like a stranger in their midst. I can sincerely say that I have felt part of the volunteer team throughout the short time I have been here. I am very grateful to all of its members and am keenly aware that in other volunteer situations it can often take a much longer time to feel at home.”



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