VOLUNTEER FOR ISRAEL, IN ISRAEL

"You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to neglect it" – Pirkei Avot

In response to the October 7th attacks, Israelis of all backgrounds have united around a collective volunteering effort in support of the displaced border communities and the security services' mission.

Authentic Israel invites adult travelers of all ages to tap into this national volunteering drive — for the people of Israel, in the land of Israel, while the needs are greatest. Together we will volunteer 4-6 hours a day on this fully organized and escorted 7-day experience with trips.

The program is designed for adults of all ages. High school teens may join with an adult. We offer a separate subsidized volunteer trip for ages 18-40

PROGRAM DATES

Groups are limited to 25 volunteers. Adjoining dates are connectable (see FAQs)

  • March 18 - March 24, 2024 [FULL]
  • March 25 - March 31, 2024 [LIMITED]
  • April 1 - April 7, 2024 [LIMITED]
  • May 6 - May 12, 2024
  • May 20 - May 26, 2024 [LIMITED]
  • June 24 - June 30, 2024
  • July 1 - July 7, 2024
  • September 2 - September 7, 2024*
  • September 23 - September 28, 2024*
  • November 4 - November 9, 2024*

*Fall 2024 dates are a day shorter and the adjusted program cost is $1,775 in a shared room and $2,250 in a single room

VOLUNTEERING

Volunteer 4-6 hours a day in areas of need

COMMUNITIES | Package food/clothing in support for displaced communities

DEFENDERS | Prepare special meals for active-duty IDF soldiers

AGRICULTURE | Pick, sort & package harvested crops for a foodbank

SOLIDARITY

  • Visit impacted communities that are displaced
  • Stand in solidarity with the families of the hostages
  • View moving post-October 7th street art in Tel Aviv
  • Meet a geo-political expert strategizing the future
  • Visit the Magen David Adom's national blood bank
  • Celebrate a moving Shabbat in Jerusalem

ALTERNATIVE VOLUNTEERING FOR AGES 18-40 AND AGES 15-18

Travelers age 18-40 are eligible for an 8-day or 14-day volunteer trip fully subsidized by Birthright Israel. High school teens are invited to a 10-day volunteer experience organized with BBYO.

PROGRAM COSTS

  • Shared Room | $1,950 per person
  • Single Room | $2,500 per person

INCLUDED

  • Centrally located 4-star hotels in Tel Aviv (weeknights) and Jerusalem (weekend nights)
  • All meals included
  • 24 x 7 program mission director
  • 24 x 7 armed escort
  • All volunteering and programming
  • Airport transfers on arrival & departure day

NOT INCLUDED

ENROLLMEMT TERMS

  • A $250/person deposit is due with your registration and is non-refundable 60 days prior to the program start date (all costs are in US Dollars)
  • The balance is due no later than 30 days prior to the program start date after which payments are non-refundable
    Unique exceptions are considered on a case-by-case basis
  • Cancellations must be made in writing
  • Payments may be made by check or credit/debit card, however, a 3% processing fee applies for credit/debit card payments (does not apply to initial $250 deposit). Note: credit card fees are not refundable
  • All program dates are confirmed, however, Authentic Israel reserves the right to cancel trip dates in extraordinary circumstances
  • Participation is subject to limited availability, and excess hotel rooms are typically released within 30 days of the program start date
  • Authentic Israel reserves the right to deny participation according to its sole discretion

TRAVEL GUIDANCE

A VIP airport greeting and transfer to our hotel will be provided for anyone arriving to Ben Gurion Airport between 6:00am and 5:35pm on the program arrival day. Guaranteed hotel check-in is available starting at 3:00pm (luggage can be stowed earlier). On the final evening of the program (Sunday), a transfer will be provided back to Ben Gurion Airport in time for flights taking off from Israel between 11:00pm on Sunday and 1:00am on Monday.

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS