Volunteers Needed in Jerusalem
Volunteers are needed in Jerusalem. Description and contact information is below the cut.
There are many wonderful organizations serving people in need all over Israel. This list represents one that I received from organizations in Jerusalem expressing a desire for volunteers.
If these organizations don’t meet your availability or interests, I encourage you to keep looking and find ones that do. Volunteering has been one of the most rewarding aspects of my life.
Volunteering Resources in Israel
- Volunteering in Israel provides comprehensive resources on Israeli organizations, both for Israeli residents and visitors
- YNet News’ Activism site features human interest stories and allows you to find volunteer opportunities via a searchable database according to your geographic region and area of interest. More than 280 organizations are listed
If you work for an organization that needs volunteers, you can register for YNet’s database using this form.
Jerusalem-Based Organizations in Need of Volunteers
- Amcha: Support for Holocaust Survivors
- Ezer Mizion: The Israel Health Support Organization
- Melabev: For Seniors with Cognitive Impairment
- Yad Sarah: helping the sick, disabled, and elderly, and their families
- General: volunteering with the elderly, in hospitals, and at museums
Continue reading to learn more about the organizations and find out about their volunteer needs.
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Amcha: Support for Holocaust Survivors
“Amcha- the code word that helped survivors identify fellow Jews in war ravaged Europe now stands for another kind of support system: the opportunity for survivors and their families to unburden their hearts and share their life stories with another person.”
To volunteer contact: 624-7367.
Ezer Mizion: the Israel Health Support Organization
“Ezer Mizion, the Israel Health Support Organization, offers an extensive range of medical and social support services to help Israel’s sick, disabled, elderly and underprivileged populations. Since its founding in 1979, Ezer Mizion has grown to become one of the largest non-profit organizations in Israel, benefiting over half a million people every year.”
To volunteer contact: 500-2111.
Melabev: For Senior Citizens with Cognitive Impairment
- Volunteer drivers
- Office workers
- Group work assistants
“Melabev, award winning nonprofit agency in Israel, runs a full spectrum of services for the elderly of Jerusalem suffering from Alzheimer’s-like symptoms, and for their family caregivers. We provide quality of life for the elderly, and ease the burden on their families, but we couldn’t do it without community support.”
To volunteer contact Naomi Edelman: 655-5826.
Yad Sarah: Helping the Sick, Disabled, and Elderly, and Their Families
“Yad Sarah, the largest voluntary organization in Israel, provides a spectrum of free or nominal cost services designed to make life easier for sick, disabled, and elderly people and their families.”
To volunteer contact: 644-4444.
Helping the Elderly
- Installing security devices in the homes of destitute senior citizens
- Coordinate health and fitness project
- Work on fundraising for board
To volunteer contact Maya Rudner: 052-355-8223
Contact the department of volunteerism (hitnadvut) at any hospital, they are all in need of your help.
To volunteer at Shaare Tzedek Hospital, contact Ita Zilberberg: 666-6175 or 665-5225.
Docent guides are needed at all museums, including:
- Bible Lands Museum
- Islamic Museum
- Israel Museum
- Science Museum
- Yad Vashem
To volunteer contact Avraham or Mayan at the Department of Volunteerism: 624-3358.
Title photo sourced from Melabev’s homepage with thanks.
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