Volunteer Activities

    Shalva National Center – Family Tours

    Age: Whole Family Language: English, Hebrew
    With the opening of their new state of art Shalva National Center, Shalva invites families to come on an interactive tour. You will see first hand, the special work that Shalva and its' staff and volunteers do for families with children with special needs.

    Yad Sarah’s World of Giving Tour

    Age: Tour is recommended for ages 12+
    Special arrangements can be made for younger visitors in private groups
    Language: English, Hebrew
    A moving and interactive tour of the Yad Sarah building for families where you will learn about the world of giving and volunteering in Israel.

    Ezrat Avot Volunteering

    Age: 8+ for packaging, 11+ for preparing food Language: English, Hebrew
    Ezrat Avot is looking for volunteers to help with the elderly. Help pack and deliver meals


    Language: English, Hebrew
    Haverut is a non profit organization that brings a holistic approach to illness and provides services and support to patients in local Jerusalem hospitals.

    Leket Volunteering

    Age: Whole Family Language: English, Hebrew
    Visitng Israel and looking for a volunteer opportunity, or want to share their Simcha with Leket Israel, tourists and locals are able to participate in different projects run by Leket Israel.

    Lone Soldier Center

    Age: Whole Family Language: English, Hebrew
    There are over 5700 lone soldiers in Israel. You can get involved to help support them by helping to arrange a BBQ, adopting a soldier, cooking some meals or helping out in the office.

    Pantry Packers

    Age: Whole family Language: English, Hebrew
    Pantry Packers is a wonderful tourist attraction and volunteer organization that packs rice for the needy. This is a great activity for a birthday party or a Bar / Bat Mitzva activity.

    Pina Chama

    Age: Whole Family Language: English, Hebrew
    The Pina Chama (a cozy corner), is a place where soldiers can stop for a bit of rest, for a drink, something to eat or just a kind word on the way to their bases. It is located at the Gush Etzion Junction and run by volunteers.


    Age: Whole Family Language: English
    Make SHEKEL-Community Services for People with Special Needs one of your stops next time you are in Israel. Enjoy special hands on workshops with Shekel residents in honor of your family or Bar/Bat Mitzva.

    Susan’s House Workshops

    Age: Whole Family Language: English, Hebrew
    Susan's House runs art workshops for families and is a great place for a party or a Bar / Bat Mitzva activity. Susan's House is a non profit organization that teaches at risk teens creative skills to be productive in society.