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Volunteer in Israel

 Volunteer Participant Reports from Israel
Volunteer in Israel with the Israeli Red Cross by Elina Raykin
Volunteer on a Kibbutz in Israel by Brett Scaliter
Volunteer as a Woman on a Kibbutz by Rachel Trager

Volunteer in Israel
GoEco has established dozens of ecological and humanitarian projects in cooperation with organizations both in the Arab and Jewish sectors in Israel. The organization offers an informed and vetted selection of projects to GoEco participants. Their target audience is the ecologically concerned and adventurous traveler who wants to explore a region firsthand and to get to know the local people, customs and eco-system through a vetted volunteer program.

Volunteer projects and internships include Tel Aviv Animal Shelter, Desert Wildlife Program, Desert Eco Building, Desert Farm and Winery, Desert Alpaca Farm, Social Food Program in Tel Aviv, At-Risk Youth in Jerusalem, Long Term Wildlife Program, Ecotourism Development in Nazareth, Mountain Eco Lodge, Bedouin Style Lodge, Coral Reef Conservation, Refugee Health Clinic in Tel Aviv, Nazareth Hostel Volunteering, Ecotourism Development in Central Jerusalem, and many more.


Interfaith Peace-Builders
Volunteer in Delegations to Israel and the Palestinian Territories
Interfaith Peace-Builders sends delegations to Israel and Palestine so that U.S. citizens can see the conflict with their own eyes. Participants have the opportunity to learn directly from Israeli and Palestinian nonviolent peace/human-rights activists, to spend time in Palestinian and Israeli homes, and to experience the situation of Palestinians living under military occupation. The delegations focus on seeing, listening to, and recording the experiences and perspectives of a wide range of Palestinian and Israeli voices.


Kibbutz and Israel Volunteers
Volunteer, Ulpan (Hebrew and Study Program). Kibbutz Volunteers live and work on a kibbutz in Israel. Work can vary: agriculture, services, education, or industry. The volunteer program is for 2-6 months. Ulpan students live on kibbutz for 5 months where they work 3 days and study Hebrew 3 days a week. The program offers trips and tours in Israel as well as social and educational activities. It is a great way to explore your Jewish heritage and get connected with your Jewish roots. Kibbutzes are located throughout Israel. Magen David Adom Program: 2 months of volunteering with other volunteers on ambulances. Program offered in the winter and the summer. Qualifications: age 19-35, prerequisite: EMT, Internships Program, 2 6-month internships designed according to individual requests of students and young professionals.


Kibbutz Volunteer
A site for people who wish to be a kibbutz volunteer in Israel.


Volunteers for Peace
VFP offers over 3000 projects in more than 90 countries every year, including Israel! Project registration cost starts at $500 with a $200-300 payable upon arrival, and which includes food and accommodation. Types of project include construction, environmental, agricultural, social, work with kids, renovation, art & culture and more! Since 1982, VFP has exchanged over 30,000 volunteers worldwide and organized more than 850 volunteer projects in North America. Start planning your volunteer adventure or learn how to get involved at!

Contact: 7 Kilburn St. STE 316, Burlington, VT 05401; tel. 1 (802) 540-3060;,

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