TAKE ACTION AND VOLUNTEER IN ISRAEL
February 27 - March 5, 2024
VOLUNTEER FOR ISRAEL. IN ISRAEL.
Join Trybal Gatherings and Birthright Israel on an unforgettable experience in Israel this winter. As we grapple with the aftermath of the October 7 attacks in Israel, now is the time to make a difference with our hands and feet, and provide support where it is needed most. From agricultural harvesting to packing food and supplies for displaced families, you’ll make an impact and stand with Israel during a pivotal time in history.
This Onward Volunteer Program is funded by Birthright Israel for travelers ages 23-40 – regardless of prior Israel program experience. This track is organized by Israel Outdoors in partnership with Trybal Gatherings. Connect with other Trybal campers from around the country and Israel while making a difference during this moment of need.
February 27 - March 5, 2024
You'll give of yourself 4-7 hours a day in areas where assistance is most needed.
During times of crisis, it is our obligation to give. Come work alongside leading NGOs to provide humanitarian assistance for civil and military personnel, displaced communities, and security services. You’ll help sort, package, and distribute goods where they are most needed, demonstrating mutual responsibility and care for one another.
After October 7, many farm workers were called up for army service and foreign workers returned to their home countries. Israel needs volunteers to take part in food rescue operations to prevent shortages in the Israeli market. You’ll assist farmers tending to and harvesting crops so they don’t go to waste and can be donated to those who are in need.
Please note: All volunteer options are subject to change due to changing civil, social & security needs, regulations, and restrictions. Additional volunteer opportunities may available as the situation evolves.
TEL AVIV ACCOMMODATIONS
Stay in apartments located in the heart of Tel Aviv. Seven nights of lodging is included, as well as bedding, towels, and access to the vibrant cafés, night life, and beaches of Tel Aviv.
You'll receive a $100 USD stipend to cover groceries and meals. All apartments are equipped with a full kitchen so you can cook together, or enjoy local eateries.
SOCIAL & EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES
Immerse yourself in Israeli culture and society. While activities vary from trip to trip, sample opportunities include 'mifgash' meet ups with Israeli peers, meeting with families of hostages and victims of the attacks, and learning from educational experts on the geopolitical situation in the Middle East. You'll also celebrate a meaningful Shabbat alongside participants of the program and feel connected to the heartbeat of Israel.
Local medical insurance
Transportation to/from Ben Gurion Airport
Transportation to/from daily volunteering activities
Free time to explore Tel Aviv and the surrounding area
$700 FLIGHT CREDIT
NEW! Receive a $700 flight reimbursement for round trip airfare from North America, plus an additional 20% off round-trip El Al flights. Travelers may otherwise fly on the airline of their choice. You can arrive early or extend their stay as desired. The flight reimbursement is issued following completion of the program with receipt documentation. Volunteering in Israel just got even easier.
Our trusted partners at Israel Outdoors have extensive experience leading tens of thousands of people in Israel for over 20 years. 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 24/7 staff supervision, all of our accommodations are equipped with "safe rooms", and we travel together as a group for organized programming.
Given the hands-on nature of the experience, capacity is limited and spots are available first-come first-serve. Registration ends when the trip is filled or on February 13, whichever comes first.
READY TO GO?
Your part begins by registering for the Trybal x Israel Outdoors track. Our team will 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.
Volunteers can arrive any time before 4:00 pm on February 27 and can depart anytime after 12:01 am on March 5.
Age range: 23-40
Most prior Israel program experience is OK
Identifying as Jewish
NOTE: Volunteer participation will not affect your future eligibility for Birthright Israel, Onward, or Masa programs
LET'S MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Spaces are limited so register early to secure your spot.
Volunteering powered by Birthright Onward Israel and in partnership with Israel Outdoors