VOLUNTEER FOR ISRAEL. IN ISRAEL.

In response to October 7th, Israelis of all backgrounds united around a collective volunteering effort to fill gaps in society. In this unique moment, we invite you to rally your support for the people of Israel, in the land of Israel, while the needs are greatest.

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

DATES  |  INCLUDED  |  ELIGIBILITY  |  FAQS  |  SIGN UP

PROGRAM DATES

Choose from an 8-day or 14-day experience. Plan to land by 5:00pm on the first day. Depart anytime as of 12:01am on the final program day (i.e. you can leave whenever you want on the final day). All programs are housed in Tel Aviv unless otherwise noted.
NOTE: Volunteers can participate in two fully funded trips for a deeper experience in Israel
TRIP ARRIVAL DATE
LAND NO LATER THAN 5:00PM
AGE GROUP8-DAY END DATE
DEPART ANYTIME AFTER 12:01 AM ON THE 8TH DAY
VIEW SAMPLE ITINERARY
14-DAY END DATE
DEPART ANYTIME AFTER 12:01 AM ON THE 14TH DAY
VIEW SAMPLE ITINERARY
August 518-22August 12
CLOSED
August 18
CLOSED
August 523-40August 12
CLOSED
August 18
CLOSED
August 5
WITH NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY
18-22August 12
CLOSED
N/A
August 5
WITH THE REFORM MOVEMENT
23-40August 12
REGISTER
N/A
August 1918-40N/ASeptember 1
REGISTER
August 2218-22August 29
REGISTER
N/A
August 2223-40August 29
REGISTER
N/A
September 1618-22September 23
REGISTER
September 29
REGISTER
September 1623-40September 23
REGISTER
September 29
REGISTER
September 2318-22September 30
REGISTER
N/A
September 23
BASED IN JERUSALEM
23-40September 30
REGISTER
N/A
November 11
WITH MIAMI YOUNG PROFESSIONALS
22-26November 18
REGISTER
N/A
November 11
WITH MIAMI YOUNG PROFESSIONALS
26-40November 18
REGISTER
N/A
November 1122-26November 18
REGISTER
N/A
November 1126-40November 18
REGISTER
N/A
November 2522-26December 2
REGISTER
N/A
November 2526-40December 2
REGISTER
N/A
December 918-22December 16
REGISTER
December 22
REGISTER
December 922-26December 16
REGISTER
December 22
REGISTER
December 926-40December 16
REGISTER
December 22
REGISTER
December 1918-22December 26
REGISTER
January 1
REGISTER
December 1922-26December 26
REGISTER
January 1
REGISTER
December 1926-40December 26
REGISTER
January 1
REGISTER
December 2618-22January 2
REGISTER
January 8
REGISTER
December 2622-26January 2
REGISTER
January 8
REGISTER
December 2626-40January 2
REGISTER
January 8
REGISTER
January 218-22January 9
REGISTER
January 15
REGISTER
January 222-26January 9
REGISTER
January 15
REGISTER
January 226-40January 9
REGISTER
January 15
REGISTER
January 5
WITH HILLEL AT BARUCH & CAMPUSES ACROSS MANHATTAN
18-22January 12
REGISTER
N/A
January 2018-22January 27
REGISTER
N/A
January 2022-26January 27
REGISTER
N/A
January 2026-40January 27
REGISTER
N/A
February 1018-22February 17
REGISTER
February 23
REGISTER
February 1022-26February 17
REGISTER
February 23
REGISTER
February 1026-40February 17
REGISTER
February 23
REGISTER
February 2418-22March 3
REGISTER
March 9
REGISTER
February 2422-26March 3
REGISTER
March 9
REGISTER
February 2426-40March 3
REGISTER
March 9
REGISTER
March 318-22March 10
REGISTER
N/A
March 322-26March 10
REGISTER
N/A
March 326-40March 10
REGISTER
N/A
March 1018-22March 17
REGISTER
N/A
March 1022-26March 17
REGISTER
N/A
March 1026-40March 17
REGISTER
N/A
March 17

18-22

March 24
REGISTER
N/A
March 1722-26March 24
REGISTER
N/A
March 1726-40March 24
REGISTER
N/A
March 2518-22April 1
REGISTER
N/A
March 2522-26April 1
REGISTER
N/A
March 2526-40April 1
REGISTER
N/A
March 2718-22N/AApril 9
REGISTER
March 2722-26N/AApril 9
REGISTER
March 2726-40N/AApril 9
REGISTER
April 318-22April 10
REGISTER
N/A
April 322-26April 10
REGISTER
N/A
April 326-40April 10
REGISTER
N/A
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.

PHOTO CREDIT: ARIEL ROSENBERG

VOLUNTEERING

Volunteer 4-6 hours per day in these example areas of need:

LOGISTICAL CENTERS
Package food & clothing for displaced communities, security service, etc.

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.

CONNECT
Beyond volunteering, we'll visit the border communities, stand in solidarity with the families of the hostages, and get to know a group of Israeli peers

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

Volunteer and tour in the impacted border communities

ELIGIBILITY

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

One year removed from high school

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. For more details, review our flight subsidy terms.

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

EL AL Airlines 15% 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 accept your spot and pay the $50 USD registration fee.

ALTERNATIVE VOLUNTEER TRIPS FOR ALL AGES

Not eligible for Onward Volunteer? All ages and backgrounds are welcome to pitch in on Volunteer for Israel, in Israel – with 4-day and 7-day volunteer trips scheduled year-round

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  |  SIGN UP

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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