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 moment of need, we invite you to rally your support for the people of Israel, in Israel.
The "Onward Volunteer Program" is funded by Birthright Israel for travelers age 18-40 (regardless of prior Israel experience). These initial program dates are organized by Israel Outdoors:
Give of yourself 4-6 hours per day in these example areas of need:
Package food & clothing for displaced communities, security service, etc.
Example Partners | Pitchon Lev, Latet
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 | Hashomer Hachadash, Leket
Additional volunteer opportunities TBA
Accommodation in Tel Aviv
Local Medical Insurance
Full Time Staffing
Social & Educational Activities
Basic Stipend for Meals
EXCLUDED: Flight Costs
El Al Airlines is offering preferred rates for our volunteers
Age Range: 18-40*
Priority for ages 25+
Any prior Israel experience OK
Identifying as Jewish
Passport is valid for 6+ months from your arrival date
NOTE: Volunteer participation will not affect your future eligibility for Birthright Israel, Onward, or Masa programs
YALLA, LET'S GO!
Your part begins by submitting the application and choosing program dates. We'll follow-up to interview you, discuss next steps, and get you ready for this important journey together. Once accepted, you will submit a non-refundable $50 USD registration fee as well as a fully refundable $250 USD program deposit.
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.