Volunteer in Israel

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Israel is a nation with a rich history. It has been a top travel destination for people for centuries due to its rich religious history. It is a holy destination and has places of worship for three religions: Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. Israel is filled with interesting museums, rich architecture, and of course, numerous places of worship.

  • Capital: Jerusalem
  • Population: 7.8 million
  • Currency: Israeli Shekel
  • Poverty level: 23.6% (CIA Factbook)

Teach English: Israel is a mostly Jewish nation, with a considerable population of Arabs. The main languages spoken in the nation are thus Hebrew and Arabic. There is thus a need for volunteers to teach English as most English teachers in Israel don't speak very good English.

Elderly Care: Israel has a relatively large elderly population. There are many nursing homes for the elderly and thus opportunities for volunteers. As a volunteer, you will work in elderly homes, helping with administrative tasks and creating activities and taking care of residents.

Community Development: Israel has many varying projects that volunteers work on. As a volunteer working in community development, you will have an opportunity to work on a variety of projects while in the nation. The variety of projects include working extensively with students in schools and community centers, helping beautify parks, and helping to build and paint bomb shelters.

  • Volunteer Support: If you volunteer in Israel through an organization, they should have a support system in place that you can turn to for help, support, and guidance. Your home country's embassy or consulate can be reached in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv for further information as well.
  • NGOs/Nonprofits: Israel is the home to many nonprofit organizations. Many of them are located in larger cities such as Jerusalam and Tel Aviv. Here's a complete list: Wango Resources.
  • Know before You Go: Even though many people in Israel speak some English, you will still encounter considerable amounts of Hebrew during your stay, so practice speaking and learning the language a few weeks before your trip. Due to the sensitive nature of these topics, remember to not bring up sensitive subjects like the Holocaust or the Arab-Israeli conflict when in the nation.
Health and Safety of Volunteers in Israel:

There are no recommended vaccinations for travel to Israel. However, it is recommended that you carry insect repellents if you travel in the summer or fall due to the presence of the West Nile Virus. For more information visit MD Travel Health.


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