VOLUNTEER FOR ISRAEL. IN ISRAEL.

In response to the October 7th attacks, Israelis of all backgrounds united around a collective volunteering effort in support of the displaced border communities and the security services. In this unique moment of need, we invite you to rally your support for the people of Israel, in Israel.

Onward Volunteer is an 8 or 14-day experience funded by Birthright Israel. Each trip hosts Jewish travelers (age 18-40) from around the world for the opportunity to volunteer, connect, and renew together.

DATES  |  INCLUDED  |  ELIGIBILITY  |  FAQS

PROGRAM DATES

8-day and 14-day program options are available. Volunteers can land any time by 5:00pm on the first program day and can depart anytime after 12:01am on the final program day (i.e. travelers do not need to stay with the program on the final posted date). Travelers can volunteer on up to two separate trips.
Looking for volunteer dates in May, June, July, or August? Submit this Summer Interest Form
8-DAY TRIPS
PROGRAM DATES*AGESBASE CITYLET'S GO!
February 19 - February 2618-22Tel AvivREGISTER
February 27 - March 523-40Tel AvivREGISTER
March 4 - March 1118-22Tel AvivREGISTER
March 11 - March 1818-22Tel AvivREGISTER
March 12 - March 1923-40Tel AvivREGISTER
March 18 - March 25 | Baltimore Community22-40Tel AvivREGISTER
March 26 - April 223-40Tel AvivREGISTER
April 1 - April 8 | Russian-Speakers18-40Tel AvivREGISTER
April 8 - April 1523-40Tel AvivREGISTER
14-DAY TRIPS
PROGRAM DATES*AGESBASE CITYLET'S GO!
February 27 – March 1118-40Tel AvivREGISTER
March 12 – March 2518-40Tel AvivREGISTER
March 26 – April 818-40Tel AvivREGISTER
March 26 – April 8 | Moishe House18-40Tel AvivREGISTER
April 8 – April 2118-40JerusalemREGISTER
READY TO GO?

Your part begins by registering for the track of your choice (see above). We'll follow-up to interview you, discuss next steps, and get you ready for this important journey together. Once accepted, you'll submit a non-refundable $50 USD registration fee and a fully refundable $250 USD trip deposit.

VOLUNTEERING

Volunteer 4-7 hours per day in these example areas of need:

LOGISTICAL CENTERS
Package food & clothing for displaced communities, security service, etc.
Example Partners | Pitchon Lev, Latet

AGRICULTURE
Assist farmers harvesting crops so they don’t go to waste and can be donated to those who are in need now more than ever.
Example Partners | Leket

Additional volunteer opportunities TBA

INCLUDED

Flight Reimbursement (see details)

Tel Aviv or Jerusalem Accommodations

Volunteering Projects

Local Medical Insurance

Airport Transfers

Staff Escorts

Social & Educational Activities

Basic Stipend for Meals

ELIGIBILITY

Age Range: 18-40
(view our alternate program for ages 40+)

Most prior Israel program experience OK

Identifying as Jewish

English-Speaking

Valid Passport

NOTE: Volunteer participation will not affect your future eligibility for Birthright Israel, Onward, or Masa programs

FLYING TO ISRAEL

Arrange your own flight and get reimbursed as follows:

North America: $700 USD
Europe & FSU: $500 USD
Latin America: $900 USD
Other Countries: $700 USD

Reimbursements are issued following program completion with a receipt. Reimbursements cannot exceed the ticket cost.
Reimbursements are available for flights starting February 26

You can use any airline and can arrive early or extend post-trip

EL AL Airlines 20% Discount Code

An additional discount code is available for volunteers flying non-stop roundtrip with EL AL Airlines. Blackout dates apply for flights to TLV departing after March 31 and flights from TLV departing between April 3-20 or April 27-May 5. The discount and flight reimbursement can be combined. The discount code is provided after you register.

ALTERNATIVE VOLUNTEER TRIP FOR ALL AGES

Everyone is welcome to volunteer! For adults age 40+, we offer a range of 7-day trips. For high school-age teens, we offer a 10-day summer trip with BBYO. Both of these alternative volunteer opportunities are unaffiliated with Birthright Israel.

Safe travel during a time of conflict

While these are difficult days in Israel, this organized volunteering initiative will proceed only if we are confident in being able to provide a safe and meaningful travel experience. Rest assured that we provide 24 x 7 staff supervision, all of our accommodations are equipped with "safe rooms", and we travel together as a group for organized programming.

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
Don't see the answer to a question on your mind? Contact us! We're here to get you there!

Overview & Eligibility

Logistics & Policies

Volunteering & Schedule

DATES  |  INCLUDED  |  ELIGIBILITY  |  FAQS

OUR PROGRAM PARTNERS

During this challenging moment, we are especially grateful that this program has been made possible due to the vision and funding from Taglit-Birthright Israel in association with Mosaic United.

Israel Outdoors also extends special appreciation to these programmatic partners for their additional support:

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AGES 18-30  |  8 WEEKS
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AGES 18-30  |  4 WEEKS
Pick up a new skill, getting certified in bartending or learning digital design. Spend the rest of your summer enjoying the vibrant culture of Tel Aviv

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