Volunteers are an intrinsic part of the ADI family, enriching the lives of ADI’s children with their enthusiasm and love. For their part, our hundreds of volunteers can attest to the difference the children have made in their lives, impacting them immeasurably.
ADI has a multitude of volunteer opportunities to meet each individual’s skill set, preferences, and availability.
At ADI Negev, volunteers are placed in residential units where they quickly become integrated with the staff. The tasks range from caregiving and supervision to assistance with activities and education. Your professional background and experience can be taken into consideration in deciding work placement. A minimum commitment of 4 weeks is required. Please note: At this time, ADI Negev can only accept female applicants.
At ADI Jerusalem, we offer a real hands-on experience with our ADI children, which is why acceptance of volunteers is dependent upon a commitment of five months or more.
(Please note: at the moment, ADI Jerusalem does not provide housing.)
“Volunteering at ADI was the most enriching and wonderful experience I have ever had. It literally changed my life.”
If you are considering volunteer work in Israel, please take into account that the circumstances in Israel are very different to that in other countries. The complex political situation, the summer weather, and various cultural differences may present a challenge to foreign volunteers. Yet, they also make for an incredible experience. The most important thing is to come with an open mind and a positive attitude.
Interested in becoming a volunteer for ADI in Israel? You can let us know by filling out the Online Application Form, together with the other required documents/forms listed under “What does ADI need in order to process my application?“. In most cases, you will be contacted by e-mail several times during the screening process, and a phone/Zoom interview will be arranged with the volunteer coordinator prior to approval.
We recommend that you wait to book your ticket until after receiving official approval from ADI. Once your journey is booked, we would like to receive a scan of your ticket.
For most countries, ADI can arrange for a volunteer visa (with a maximum of 1 year and a possible extension of one more year). This might take some time, so please take that into consideration when you make your plans.
PLEASE NOTE: As per the instructions of the Ministry of Interior, we currently are only able to process volunteer applications of candidates with citizenships in the European Union, United Kingdom, United States, Canada and Oceania.
Additionally, experience in healthcare is preferable but certainly not a requirement.
* Minimum volunteer period:
– Former ADI volunteer : 1 month
– Applicant with medical experience (doctor, nurse, therapist etc.): 3 months
– All other applicants: 4 months
Please note that the documents listed above may be scanned and sent by e-mail. Please make sure you scan both sides of the documents. It is important to take the original documents with you to Israel.