Voluntourism – Include some Hands On Voluntary Work, as part of the Tour to Israel

July 19, 2018

Volunteering in Israel is an excellent way for your groups to integrate and immense themselves into the community and culture. When one volunteers for the benefit of others, they attain the satisfaction of self-fulfillment and the knowledge that they have made a positive change.

Amiel Tours invites you to choose from a variety of volunteer options in the community for your groups. It is a great opportunity to discover up-close the amazing cultural diversity that makes Israel the special country that it is. Include this unique travel experience that will take your group beyond the typical tour.

Gleaning with Project Leket – Leket Israel is the country’s largest food bank and leading food rescue and delivery network. Picking fruits and vegetables for distribution to Israel’s needy is a unique and meaningful experience. Connect with the Land of Israel while at the same time giving to others. Project Leket is an outdoor hands-on activity, offered year-round and an excellent option for families or large groups.

Location – Moshav Nahalal (northern Israel) or Kvusat Shiler (central Israel)

Duration – 2 hour sessions

 

Pantry Packers – an exciting hands-on opportunity to pack commodity food staples for Israel’s poorest families. This new venture in volunteer tourism in Jerusalem offers visiting groups the opportunity to make their contribution to Israeli society in a meaningful way.

Duration – 1 ½ hours

Location – Jerusalem

 

Socialeyes – take part in an activity that combines charity, contribution and “Neshama” (soul). The association commemorates fallen soldier Rotem Sharvit, who was killed in action in Lebanon in 1997, honoring his legacy of optimism and joy by helping those in need. Socialeyes offer a variety of options – such as workshops with the elderly (flower arranging, rhythm workshop), kids at risk (Chocolate workshop, Garden renovation) and lone soldiers (home renovation).

Duration – 1 ½ hours to full days

Location – anywhere in Israel

 

The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, founded by Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein in 1983, raises hundreds of millions of dollars to support the people of Israel and Jews in the Former Soviet Union. Over the years, they have been leaders in Jewish-Christian relations, building bridges of goodwill that have led to greater understanding and cooperation between members of these two great faiths. In 2017 The Fellowship launched the Fellowship Experience to enhance the experiences of people from around the world who come to visit Israel. We offer a special connection to the people of Israel through volunteering. Among the options are –

Receive a flight of new Immigrants – Groups are invited to receive Aliyah flights and meet the immigrants coming to Israel at the airport. Groups will be provided with Wings of Eagles tee-shirts, balloons, and candies to receive visitors with. We encourage groups to bring musical instruments and sing songs of welcome for the new arrivals to Israel. A Fellowship representative will meet with your group prior to the reception and teach the group a few songs to sing at the airport.

Visit a Pre-Military College – Join us for a tour, lecture from a spiritual leader, IDF military commander, or visit the Druze IDF pre-military college in Daliyat El-Carmel. Come to learn about this unique population in Israel and their history, and learn about the military service in Israel for Jews, Christians, Druze, and Muslims. Meet members from the community and see a beautiful part of Israel.

Ben Shemen Youth Village – learn about agriculture in Israel and partner with the youth living on campus to harvest and tend to crops, learn about the latest advances in farming and Israeli agriculture, learn about the historic and unique area, and connect with the special mix of Jews, Christians and Muslims who work together in the Youth Village.