Volunteer opportunities in Israel.
There are hundreds of volunteer options in Israel and volunteering is an excellent way for new immigrants (olim) to integrate and immerse themselves into the community and culture. Meet Israelis from all backgrounds, learn and improve your Hebrew language skills, make contacts for possible employment opportunities and and first and foremost, do something good for the community. Here is a list of some of the many organizations and social services you can volunteer with. Google their contact details, call them and ask them how to go about joining their programs as a volunteer. Don't despair - non-profit organizations in Israel generally have some English speaking staff members you can talk to.
If you are considering Aliyah but not yet quite sure, you might want to consider a long-term volunteer program like MASA (MASA is the Hebrew word for 'journey'). MASA Israel, a public-service organization founded by the Prime Minister’s Office of the Government of Israel, together with The Jewish Agency for Israel. The offer some 200 programs which run for 5-12-months and include study, service, and career development programs for young Jews between the ages of 18 - 30. MASA's mission is to offer an authentic Israel experiences, empower participants to develop as individuals and also develop a global professional network that includes Israelis and Jews from around the world.
A Roof for Israel's Demobilized Soldier
Achy: The Unity of Israeli Society
Adam LeAdam: International Humanitarian Aid
Advice and Guidance for Citizens in Tel Aviv-Yaffo
AHADA: Association of Parents of Disabled Children on Kibbutzim
AITAL: The Organization for the Support of the Handicapped
AKIM-Jerusalem – Association for the Rehabilitation of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities
Alin: Israel Society For Disabled Children
Animal Society in Israel
Association of Hagana Veterans
Association for Civil Rights in Israel
Association for the Promotion of Education in Jaffa
Association for the Well-being of Israel’s Soldiers
Association of the Deaf in Israel
Attad: Assistance for the Institutionalized Elderly