Skilled Volunteers for Israel

Skilled Volunteers for Israel

1755 York Ave, 19C
New York, NY 10128

Marla Gamoran
608-469-0458 (Phone)
646-370-1004 (Fax)

Description of Organization:

Skilled Volunteers for Israel (SVFI) is a US nonprofit whose mission is to connect Jewish adults with Israel through high impact volunteering. SVFI individualizes each volunteer assignment by matching participants’ skills and interests with relevant and meaningful volunteer opportunities in nonprofit and educational organizations in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. SVFI’s volunteers immerse themselves in Israeli society by living and working with the local population. Local staff provide personalized orientation and support throughout the volunteer’s stay.

Their program is unique because they specifically target older adults and active retirees who bring a wealth of life and professional experience to Israeli partner organizations.

Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:

Serving primarily active retirees and young professionals, SVFI offers individualized volunteer opportunities in three tracks:

  1. Caring for Community – Put your hands and heart on Israel by working with the elderly, children, and people with special needs
  2. Education – Support students’ English language learning by working 1:1 or in small groups in schools and learning centers
  3. Israeli Civil Society – Contribute through customized skill-based projects supporting Israeli nonprofits

Minimum Age to Volunteer:

18, although the majority of volunteers are 50+

Offer family volunteer opportunities?