Israel and the global Jewish community have been actively engaged in volunteer efforts, sending supplies and showing unwavering solidarity since October 7th. Many people have generously dedicated their time and resources to these causes, but the challenges remain. Israelis are serving in the reserves, and many foreign workers decided to return to their home countries. Therefore, while the collective efforts are admirable, unfortunately, they are still not enough. 

Volunteer in Israel with Masa

That’s where Masa Volunteers comes in. We launched this program in response to the overwhelming number of inquiries from individuals who want to make a positive impact in Israel. This is your opportunity to be part of a practical solution to contribute when and where your help is genuinely required. Your involvement with Masa Volunteers is a chance to join a community of individuals committed to making a difference in an impactful way. It’s a way to stand in solidarity with Israel and its people as they navigate challenging times—your support matters.

Benefits of Volunteering in Israel with Masa

On Masa’s new 6-week Israel volunteer program, specially designed to address the ongoing conflict in Israel, fellows will have the opportunity to engage in impactful volunteer work, choosing from a range of initiatives, including food packaging, tutoring students, agricultural work, assisting displaced families, and contributing to rehabilitation efforts in both southern and northern Israel. Beyond the volunteer work, the program also offers leadership development and the opportunity to earn certifications in leadership upon completion. Masa Volunteers is open to individuals aged 18-40, with cohorts available from early December through July 2024. 

Fellows housing in Tel Aviv comes with the added assurance of a safe room in the apartment or building. Moreover, we provide insurance coverage, and the staff of your program organizer and Masa will keep you updated on safety and security matters, ensuring your well-being throughout your journey 24/7. If you have any questions, check out our Safety and Security page.

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Beyond volunteering, you’ll have the chance to immerse yourself in Israeli culture through educational and social events. And on your volunteering days outside Tel Aviv, meals will be provided for you. 

With 4-5 volunteering opportunities each week, you’ll really make a difference in the lives of others and for those who actually need it. Plus, you will receive a “Rav-Kav” transportation card that will allow you to get around the city for free. Plus, on volunteering days outside of Tel Aviv, transportation will be provided by your chosen program organizer.

Besides for Masa Volunteers, there are dozens of other Masa long term programs which offer weekly volunteer opportunities in addition to their regular programming. Learn more about these opportunities below.

Career & Volunteer Opportunities  in Israel

Be a part of Israel’s high-tech resiliency

As previously mentioned, Israel is currently facing a shortage of skilled individuals across various sectors, including the high-tech industry due to the war as many employees have been called to join the military reserves. This has had a ripple effect on all aspects of life in Israel, underlining the critical importance of your time and presence in the country. By choosing to participate in a Masa Career program, you are not only helping to bridge this gap but also investing in your own professional growth. Your willingness to intern and work in Israel during this time will be greatly valued. What’s more, the experience of living and working in Israel will definitely lead to personal growth that you may not have imagined possible. 

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Take a look at Masa Career programs for professional and personal development

Masa Israel Teaching Fellows

Masa Israel Teaching Fellows (MITF) offers a 10-month teaching fellowship opportunity for native English speakers in Israel. This unique program not only allows you to teach English but also focuses on building meaningful connections and making a positive impact on Israeli youth during these challenging times. The best part is that no prior teaching experience or knowledge of Hebrew is required! If you’re aged 21-35 with a Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree and identify as Jewish, MITF provides a platform for personal and professional growth. 

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Beyond the classroom, you’ll have access to career development opportunities through volunteering, professional networking events, and more. With the chance to choose from 12 cities across the country to live and teach in, MITF offers an enriching experience that combines education, cultural immersion, and community engagement—all while contributing to a brighter future for Israeli youth.

Apply now to teach English in Israel

Study in Israel

Studying abroad in Israel as a Masa Academic Fellow not only offers you a unique educational experience but also provides an opportunity to contribute positively during these challenging times. By immersing yourself in Israel’s academic environment, you can gain valuable skills and real-world insights that go beyond the classroom. The Masa and university communities offer a safe and supportive space where young adults between the ages of 18-35 can pursue their studies without having to defend their religion, where they’re from, and why they’re here. With generous grants and scholarships available, this journey allows you to create lasting connections, learn a new language, and make a difference, all while enhancing your future career prospects. Embrace the opportunity to grow, contribute, and thrive during your time as a Masa Academic Fellow in Israel.

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Learn more about Masa Academic opportunities

Where Will You Volunteer in Israel?

In times of adversity, Masa Volunteers, Career, MITF,, and Academic programs provide a powerful way for individuals worldwide to make a meaningful impact in Israel. Whether through volunteer work addressing the impact of the current conflict or contributing to Israel’s high-tech industry during crucial times, your presence and dedication can make a difference. From educational experiences to personal and professional growth opportunities, these programs offer a chance to join in on Israel’s resilience while embarking on a transformative journey of self-discovery. Your time and efforts matter, and together, we can create positive change and build a brighter future for all. Explore Masa’s programs today and be part of this impactful journey.

FAQs About Volunteering in Israel During the Gaza War

What is Masa’s new 6-week volunteering program?

Masa’s new 6-week volunteering program offers individuals aged 18-40 the opportunity to engage in impactful volunteer work in Israel. Participants can choose from various volunteer initiatives and become part of Israel’s story of resilience.

How long is the volunteer program?

The program has a duration of 6 weeks, providing participants with an immersive volunteering experience.

Where can I volunteer with Masa?

You can choose from volunteering in three locations: Tel Aviv, Haifa, or Eilat, depending on your preference. Group volunteering 1-2x a week while working with high-risk communities such as displaced families, mentoring displaced children, providing agricultural support to communities in the Gaza envelope, and more.

When do the cohorts start?

Cohort start dates are available throughout the year, with options in December, January, February, May, June, and July. Check the specific dates to find one that suits your schedule.

Who is eligible to participate in the Masa Volunteer Program?

To participate in Masa’s volunteering program, you must be between the ages of 18 and 40, have basic knowledge of English, possess a valid passport, and identify as Jewish.

What does the program include?

The program includes various amenities and support, such as housing in Tel Aviv with a safe room, insurance, 24-hour staff and safety updates, educational and social events, meals on volunteering days outside Tel Aviv, and transportation to volunteering locations. Participants volunteer 4-5 times a week.

How are volunteer placements determined?

Volunteer placements are based on your preferences and will be matched to the best of the program’s ability. Please note that all program aspects are subject to the regulation of Masa’s Chief of Security and Safety, Amir Keinan.

What types of volunteer initiatives are available?

Participants can choose from a range of volunteer initiatives, including food packaging, tutoring students, agricultural work, assisting displaced families, and contributing to rehabilitation efforts in southern and northern Israel.

Are there additional opportunities for personal development?

Yes, the program also includes leadership seminars and offers leadership certifications upon completion.

How can I apply to Masa’s 6-week volunteering program?

To apply and turn your compassion into action with Masa, fill out the form here.

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