Israeli Civil Society – Working within Israeli Non Profits

Did you know that there are an estimated 25,000 active nonprofits in Israel?

 The nonprofit sector in Israel plays a crucial role in providing services and advocacy on the major issues affecting the lives of millions of Israelis. Israeli nonprofits (NGO’s), like their counterparts in North America, benefit from the assistance of professionals who contribute time and talents pro-bono to augment the organization’s capacity and reach.

As a volunteer, you will learn, see, and contribute to organizations working on critical issues such as:

Poverty and Hunger

Immigration and Refugees

The Environment


Religious Pluralism

Women’s Health

Your service placement will put your expertise to work in a project within a Jerusalem or Tel Aviv nonprofit organization. Projects are tied to the needs of the organization at the time of placement. Participants in the past have contributed by:

  • Assisting with stakeholder communication in English through reports, blogs, websites, social media, photography, electronic newsletters, and/or presentations
  • Supporting donor development and communication by identifying potential funders, assisting with writing Letters of Inquiry, reviewing grant applications, using graphics to depict the stories and impact of the non-profit effectively
  • Doing research and writing related to organizational mission, position papers, and annual reports
  • Using photography or videography
  • Training staff

Check out additional examples of service project opportunities within Israeli nonprofits.


“SVFI was extremely thorough in assessing my experience, needs, and desires for a volunteer experience, and located a perfect resource for a limited time in Jerusalem. They continued to support my experience while in Israel. I recommend them without reservation. Gene R, Maryland, 2017

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