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.
Our Caring for Community track places you inside high-quality settings working with the elderly and with people with disabilities and special needs. Based on the experiences of 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, You will work together with supporting staff, and interact with club “members” engaged in lively stimulating activities including lectures, music, movement, games, and art. Depending on your language skills, you can choose to serve in the English speakers Memory Club or in 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.
These are just two examples of organizations in this category and there are often additional opportunities to Care for Community such as working with refugees, or with people with mental health issues.