Volunteers For Israel® (www.vfi-usa.org) is a non-profit all-volunteer organization whose mission is to connect Americans to Israel through hands-on work.
Volunteers live and work with IDF soldiers during the week and have weekends free to explore Israel or visit with family and friends. The year-round program provides free room and board, cultural and educational activities, discounts on hotels and museums, and is tax-deductible too!
Since 1982, more than 30,000 American civilians have joined Volunteers for Israel and signed on as 1-, 2- or 3-weeks volunteers doing noncombatant civilian work with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) on bases throughout Israel.
Volunteer work includes packing medical supplies, refurbishing electronic equipment, repairing machinery, and performing logistic assignments wherever they are needed to support and strengthen Israel. Sar-El is the Israeli organization that coordinates with VFI and oversees assignments. You’ll meet and form friendships with people from all over the world who share your love and concern for Israel.
You will get more than you give, knowing you’ve made a personal difference–and you’ll have fun too!