Volunteering thrives when clear expectations are set, standards are held high, volunteer and organization understand what they are looking for from each other. A recent post in Generocity lays out four simple tips for establishing a successful volunteer relationships. Skilled Volunteers for Israel has built its processes on a foundation of matching real skill with Continue Reading »
The May 2 2012 post in ejewishphilanthropy.com by Stephen Donshik raises some interesting points about thinking through the rationale for using volunteers to accomplish needed work and the processes associated with integrating volunteers well. Take a look at Stephen’s article at http://ejewishphilanthropy.com/responding-to-the-constant-need-for-volunteers/comment-page-1/#comment-106281 and be sure to read through the comments section at the bottom of the post. Continue Reading »
This post was written by Gina Milano from New Jersey and Roseli Ejzenberg from Maryland who are among the first volunteers for Skilled Volunteers for Israel. We are pioneers in the desert in more ways than one. We are volunteers from the new organization “Skilled Volunteers for Israel” started by Marla Gamoran in the U.S Continue Reading »
The value of volunteering is estimated at $400 BILLION globally based on previous research and reported in a Volunteer Match blog, approximately “double the value of cash and other valuables contributed by individuals, corporations and foundations”. The Johns Hopkins University Center for Civil Studies and the International Labor Organization have put together a manual that adopts a Continue Reading »
This post was written by Rabbi Ted Stainman who is volunteering as an English tutor in Netanya with the Ethiopian National Project (ENP). The ENP works closely with Ethiopian youth between the ages of 13 -18 in 20 communities throughout Israel. Rabbi Stainmen is sharing his experiences with Skilled Volunteers for Israel. I just had Continue Reading »
The last blog I wrote referenced a new and important report from Repair the World on the impact that intensive Jewish service learning can have on the communities in which volunteerism takes place. The Forward has written a thoughtful editorial on this report.
eJewishphilanthropy’s post on December 14, 2010 about a new study done by Repair the World on the impact of service learning and volunteering has much relevance for Skilled Volunteers for Israel. Major findings of the study include: partnerships between service-learning programs and host communities that are jointly developed, focus on community needs, well implemented result Continue Reading »
Attend an information session on Wednesday, December 15 2010 at 7:00 pm in Short Hills NJ. RSVP to Noga Maliniak, firstname.lastname@example.org or call Noga at 973 929 3070.
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: