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Volunteer or Intern in Israel's Most Exciting City!

Program Duration

3-6 Months, 7-12 Months


Fall, Spring, Academic Year


September to June, September to January, February to June


* This program offers Jewish English-speaking College graduates from around the world the opportunity to spend five to ten months engaged in volunteer service in south Tel Aviv with a community of Israeli activist
* We are looking for young idealist Jews who are seeking for meaningful experience in Israel, to volunteer and study with the Israelis.

Intern Types

  • Education
  • Human Rights
  • Religious Work
  • Social Work


  • English
  • Hebrew

Cost in US$:

7300-11000 before grants, including housing in Tel Aviv-Jaffa, enrichment programming, health insurance and more!

Cost Includes:

  • Housing
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • In-country staff support
  • Language instruction
  • Medical insurance
  • Medical services
  • Registration fees
  • Excursions

Program Fees Include:

* Several weeks of intensive Hebrew Ulpan course during orientation period
* Twice-weekly Hebrew classes following orientation period
* Living Accommodations
* Overnight trips, tours and cultural activities
* Educational programming on Jewish topics and Israeli culture and society
* Professional staff support

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Childcare & Children
  • Community Centers
  • Community Development
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Drama
  • Education
  • English Teaching
  • Environment
  • Human Rights
  • Music
  • Public Health
  • Refugee Relief
  • Senior Citizens
  • Teaching
  • Youth
  • Youth Development

Typical Volunteer

Participants volunteer 18-20 hours per week, spread out over 3 days per week at 3-4 different regular volunteering jobs. Participants choose between two tracks in which to focus volunteer and study time: Social Action Track -- Participants live and volunteer in South Tel Aviv with underprivileged communities of immigrant Israelis and veteran citizens, as well as foreign workers and refugees from Darfur, Eritrea, Southeast Asia and elsewhere. Volunteer work often takes place in failing public schools, daycare centers for children of refugees and community centers for children coming from broken homes. Coexistence Track -- Participants live and volunteer in Jaffa amongst a diverse community of Jewish and Arab Israelis. Volunteer work takes place in integrated schools and community centers that seek to build bridges between these two demographics. Participants may also participate in a Conversational Arabic course.

Age Range


This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Apartment/Flat

Participants Travel

Independently or in Groups

Scholarships are Available

For eligible participants, Masa Israel covers roughly half the cost of our program. Almost all of our participants are eligible (not needs-based). Please contact us for more information.

MASA also offers additional needs-based scholarships, with more scholarships for 2016-17 than ever before. Please contact us for more information.

Tikkun Olam in Tel Aviv-Jaffa offers their Paula Waters Scholarship Fund awarded to enrolling participants who have proven excellence in the field of social action and financial need.

Application Process Involves

  • Resume
  • Written Application
  • Essay
  • Phone/Video Interview
  • Physical Exam/Health Records
  • Letters of Reference

Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network

Tikkun Olam in Tel Aviv-Jaffa is a Jewish based organization. We do require our participants to be of the same faith. Our volunteers will not be involved in religious proselytizing.