Opportunities listed are offered by our partners, Jewish and Israeli organizations working in the developing world

Volunteer Abroad

Fair Planet

Interested in supporting smallholder farmers? Live on an African farm and work under the guidance of Israeli agriculture experts. Help identify the best performing vegetable varieties in local conditions. Work to spur high-quality vegetable production, increased food security and economic growth. Practical agricultural experience a plus.

Location: Ethiopia
Duration: 1-3 months
Open To: Ages 18+
Study

Glocal Community Development Studies at the Hebrew University

Attend an 18-month international Master’s, combining theory and practice. Year 1: Gain strong academic knowledge in development. Year 2: Do a 4 - month internship working with marginalized communities in the developing world or Israel. Study in English with a multicultural student body.

Location: Israel
Duration: 1 year +
Open To: BA or equivalent
Fellowship

Pears Challenge

Join the Pears Challenge, a fellowship program for experienced innovators, entrepreneurs, product designers and engineers based in Israel who are interested in launching technology-based ventures that can make a real difference in the developing world. The program includes a 4-month ideation workshop, field visits and grant financing for promising ventures.

Location: Israel-based + Global travel
Duration: 6 months - 1 year
Open To: Professionals
Volunteer Abroad

Tevel b’Tzedek

Take your trip off the beaten path with a cultural exchange and volunteering experience. After an orientation in Kathmandu, volunteer in the village of Manegau and stay with a local Nepali family. On hiatus for fall 2015 due to earthquake (normally, cohorts are September-November or February-June).

Location: Nepal
Open To: Ages 20-40
Fellowship
Volunteer Abroad

Tevel b’Tzedek

Are you a leader in your community or a professional in the fields of agriculture, education, public health, social work, and engineering? Train in intercultural work, community building and globalization. Learn the language. Deploy to local villages, working in teams with local fellows for 7 months. Then, initiate a project on a regional, national or international scale in a 4-5 month internship.

Location: Nepal
Duration: 6 months - 1 year
Open To: Ages 25-35
Engage at Home

Innovation Africa

Volunteer to help bring Israeli innovation to African villages. Use your talents to organize events, publicize online, fundraise, create campaigns or start a chapter. Help us provide solar energy, transform rural healthcare and education, and give people tools to lift themselves out of poverty.

Location: Local
Duration: Ongoing
Open To: Ages 18+
Fellowship

American Jewish World Service

Join AJWS's Global Justice Fellowship, a selective program designed to inspire, educate and train key opinion leaders in the American Jewish community to become national advocates of AJWS’s work in order to help improve the lives of people in the developing world.

Location: US-based + Global travel
Duration: 4-6 months
Open To: Professionals
Engage at Home

American Jewish World Service

Advocate on global issues with the AJWS community to build a better world. Take action by petitioning your political leaders online to act on key issues.

Location: Local
Duration: Ongoing
Open To: Everyone
Volunteer Abroad

CADENA Project TEN

Volunteer in Oaxaca, a struggling state with the highest levels of illiteracy and unemployment in Mexico. Join projects targeting literacy, sustainability, agricultural development and natural disaster training. Explore your Jewish values and make social change part of your life back home.

Location: Mexico
Duration: 1-3 months
Open To: Ages 18+
Volunteer Abroad

Project TEN

Help women run businesses, educate the community about nutrition and self-sustaining business practices, teach computer skills to young people, craft a value driven after-school sports program, and tutor children. Explore your Jewish identity and values and learn to make social change part of your life back home. Upcoming cohorts: November 19, 2015-February 11, 2016; February 18-May 19, 2016; September 5-November 30, 2016

Location: Ghana
Duration: 1-3 months
Open To: Ages 18+
Volunteer Abroad

Project TEN

Help women run businesses, educate the community about nutrition and self-sustaining business practices, teach computer skills to young people, craft a value driven after-school sports program, and tutor children. Explore your Jewish identity and values and learn to make social change part of your life back home. Upcoming cohorts: May 30-July 31, 2016; July 4-August 28, 2016.

Location: Ghana
Duration: 1-3 months
Open To: Ages 18+
Engage at Home

Mensch

Connect with Jews committed to creating systemic and sustainable social change for all South Africans though ‘The Mensch Network’. Hear speakers, grow capacity and learn from fellow ‘Mensches’, who work in a variety of fields from housing to skills development to protecting democracy.

Location: South Africa
Duration: Ongoing
Open To: Everyone
Engage at Home
Volunteer Abroad

Mensch

Join Mensch's efforts to create sustainable social change for all South Africans and to deepen commitment to the Jewish obligation to Tikkun Olam. Offer professional support. Write on civil society issues for Jewish and public media. Intern. Volunteer with one of the Mensch member organizations.

Location: South Africa
Duration: Ongoing
Open To: Everyone
Travel and Learn

Repair the World

Engage your Hillel community with an Alternative Break to a developing country. Access micro-grants to support Alternative Break programs organized by local Hillel staff and student leaders.

Location: Varies
Duration: 1-3 weeks
Open To: Current undergrads or recent grads
Volunteer Abroad

Gabriel Project Mumbai (GPM)

GPM is a Jewish volunteer service program caring for vulnerable children in the slums and rural villages in India. Volunteers provide nutrition, healthcare, hygiene and literacy, while working with the local Jewish community and studying Hindi, Indian culture and Jewish social justice. Upcoming cohorts: Feb 2-March 29, 2016 (8 weeks); June 14-Aug 9, 2016 (8 weeks); Dec 13, 2016 (6 weeks); Dec 20, 2016 - Jan 10, 2017 (3 weeks)

Location: India
Open To: Ages 18+
Study

Manna Center Program for Food Safety and Security, Tel Aviv University

Develop an interdisciplinary understanding of global food security via theoretical and lab courses taught by experts from Israel and abroad. Prepare for a career in research, development, government, or NGOs in fields such as public health, public policy and agriculture. Study in English with a multicultural student body. Open to graduate students from any institution of higher learning worldwide or professionals who hold an undergraduate degree in any field. Dates: July 3-22, 2016

Location: Israel
Duration: 1-3 months
Open To: MA or PhD students
Study

Manna Center Program for Food Safety and Security, Tel Aviv University

Earn a PhD or Masters with a concentration in global food security. Achieve an interdisciplinary understanding, including basic plant biology and genetics, global climate changes, international development and policy, public health and economics.

Location: Israel
Duration: Ongoing
Open To: MA or PhD students
Intern in Israel on Global Issues

Weitz Center for Sustainable Development

Intern at the Weitz Center, a world leader in capacity building for sustainable development based in Israel. Guided by a personal mentor, help manage courses on rural development, agriculture and the environment for participants from developing countries and grow a global network of alumni.

Location: Israel
Duration: Varies
Open To: Ages 18+
Travel and Learn

JDC Entwine

Join other young professionals and spend up to 5 hours a day volunteering to meet community needs. Learn about issues facing the local community. Foster connections with global Jewish peers. Locations include: Argentina, Baltics, China, Cuba, Ethiopia, Georgia, India, Morocco, The Philippines, Turkey and Rwanda.

Location: Varies
Duration: 1-3 weeks
Open To: Ages 20-40
Travel and Learn

JDC Entwine

Join other college students and spend up to 5 hours a day volunteering to meet community needs. Learn about issues facing the local community.
Foster connections with global Jewish peers. Locations include: Argentina, Baltics, China, Cuba, Ethiopia, Georgia, India, Israel, Morocco, The Philippines, Turkey and Rwanda.

Location: Varies
Duration: 1-3 weeks
Open To: Current undergrads or recent grads
Fellowship
Volunteer Abroad

JDC Entwine

Spend a year making an impact, confronting real-world dilemmas and testing personal boundaries in Jewish and general settings. Placements include: Argentina, China, Estonia, Ethiopia, Germany, Haiti, India, Israel, Latvia, Poland, Rwanda, Turkey and Ukraine.

Location: Varies
Duration: 6 months - 1 year
Open To: BA or equivalent
Fellowship

JDC Entwine

Interested in a paid, professional opportunity to live and work in multiple overseas locations? Are you a young Jewish writer, artist, policy shaper, business innovator or community builder? Join the Ralph I. Goldman Fellowship in Global Jewish Leadership, awarded to one person annually. Get an inside look at JDC’s global operations through individual assignments. Past fellows have served in Ethiopia, Nepal, Israel, Georgia, Poland, The Philippines, and more.

Location: Varies
Duration: 6 months - 1 year
Open To: Professionals
Volunteer Abroad

Agahozo Shalom Youth Village (ASYV)

Live and work in ASYV, alongside Rwandan staff, as a Year Long Village
Fellow. Join a family and foster a loving and supportive home for 16 teenage students, who are in their first year in the Village. Run enrichment programs and tutor English after school and in the evenings.

Location: Rwanda
Open To: Ages 22+
Volunteer Abroad

Agahozo Shalom Youth Village (ASYV)

Integrate with our community while volunteering your skills to help ASYV, a full-time residential high school for orphaned and vulnerable Rwandan youth. If you have professional expertise in IT systems management, agriculture, hospitality and tourism or public health, come and work independently on a project.

Location: Rwanda
Duration: Varies
Open To: Professionals
Travel and Learn

Agahozo Shalom Youth Village (ASYV)

Traveling in Rwanda and interested in learning more about ASYV and its inspiring work enabling orphaned and vulnerable Rwandan youth to realize their maximum potential? ASYV offers site tours, day experiences and overnight stays for individuals, groups and organizations

Location: Rwanda
Duration: 1-3 weeks
Open To: Everyone
Intern in Israel on Global Issues

Energiya Global

Help bring clean, safe, renewable energy to the developing world. Intern with Energiya Global’s Israel-based team and work in the fields of international relations, business analysis, electrical engineering, social media and more.

Location: Israel
Duration: Varies
Open To: Current undergrads or recent grads
Intern in Israel on Global Issues

Arava Institute for Environmental Studies

Leveraging the Arava Valley’s specific climatic conditions and highest solar radiation levels in the world, CREEC pioneers research on energy policy, conservation and methods of producing energy using renewable sources.

Location: Israel
Duration: Varies
Open To: BA or equivalent
Intern in Israel on Global Issues

Arava Institute for Environmental Studies

The Center for Sustainable Agriculture is dedicated to the investigation and preservation of arid lands and their natural resources. Take part in the domestication and monitoring of wild species and the maintenance of our Experimental Orchards.

Location: Israel
Duration: Varies
Open To: BA or equivalent
Intern in Israel on Global Issues

Arava Institute for Environmental Studies

Be at the intersection of science and policy on shared waters between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, between Israel and Jordan and among Israel, Jordan and the P.A. while working as a Water Management Research intern.

Location: Israel
Duration: Varies
Open To: BA or equivalent
Intern in Israel on Global Issues

Arava Institute for Environmental Studies

Be part of a team dedicated to the study of biodiversity in the Arava valley and the interaction between those ecosystems and the region’s people. CHASE brings together Jordanian and Israeli researchers to understand the ecosystems in the region and to learn how to better protect natural resources while enabling sustainable human development.

Location: Israel
Duration: Varies
Open To: BA or equivalent
Volunteer Abroad

Tzedek

Gain first-hand experience in international development, while pursuing justice in some of the world’s poorest communities. Spend from 4 to 16 weeks interning in local non governmental organisations (NGO's): Use your skills and energy to make a positive contribution, get to know Northern Ghana and its culture, and take part in fulfilling the Jewish obligation to pursue Tikkun Olam.

Location: Ghana
Duration: 1-3 months
Open To: Ages 18+
Fellowship
Volunteer Abroad

Tevel b’Tzedek

Work on a multidisciplinary team on projects together with other Jewish and Israeli fellows, alongside a group of national fellows from Nepal. Receive training on topics such as intercultural work, community building, globalization, language study as well as professional training.

Location: Nepal
Duration: 6 months - 1 year
Open To: Ages 20-40
Fellowship
Volunteer Abroad

Tevel b’Tzedek

Work on a multidisciplinary team on projects together with other Jewish and Israeli fellows, alongside a group of national fellows from Burundi. Receive training on topics such as intercultural work, community building, globalization, language study as well as professional training.

Location: Burundi
Duration: 6 months - 1 year
Open To: Ages 20-40
Volunteer Abroad
Travel and Learn

BINA Tevel b’Tzedek

Meet up with other young Jewish and Israeli travelers at BINA B'Tzedek House in India. Study, take part in workshops and open sessions on a range of topics, enjoy Shabbat together and get involved in local community social action projects. The house is open to all and operates as a drop-in center.

Location: India
Duration: Varies
Open To: Everyone

World Jewish Relief

Meet some of the amazing people World Jewish Relief assists in Moldova. Visit their homes, visit Jewish community centres, and talk to WJR's inspirational local partners. Trips options: Bar/Bat Mitzvah trip (30th Oct 2016 - 1st Nov 2016) and Subsidised Trip for Young Professionals (8th Nov 2016 - 10th Nov 2016). For price information, a draft itinerary or an initial chat please contact Hadas Morris: hadas@worldjewishrelief.org.

Location: Moldova
Duration: 1-3 weeks
Engage at Home

TOM: Tikkun Olam Makers

Develop technological solutions for unaddressed challenges facing people with disabilities. Build the future of open source assistive technology. Form a team, identify a challenge facing people with disabilities in your local community, and develop an open source solution that addresses the challenge.

Location: Local
Duration: Varies
Open To: Everyone
Volunteer Abroad

Project TEN

Volunteer with and learn about innovative programs promoting health care, education and sustainable agriculture. Explore the flavors, music and unique local culture in South Africa. Tour the country, experiencing sites of historical and cultural significance, and hiking the beautiful landscapes.

Location: South Africa
Duration: 1-3 months
Open To: Ages 18+
Volunteer Abroad
Travel and Learn

Gabriel Project Mumbai (GPM)

Observe or participate in the vital work with the Jewish community in the slums of Mumbai. If you are interested in seeing first-hand the work of GPM and understanding the challenges faced by the children living in the slums, contact GPM to arrange a special visit.

Location: India
Duration: Varies
Open To: Everyone
Engage at Home

Gabriel Project Mumbai (GPM)

Adopt a class of 25 schoolchildren in Mumbai; learn about their lives, exchange photos, and raise money to help support their expenses for books and food. Learn more about children in India by connecting with a class, sharing experiences, and supporting the children's desire to go to school.

Location: Local
Duration: 6 months - 1 year
Open To: Ages 18 and below

Weitz Center for Sustainable Development

Join a month-long course and develop a comprehensive approach to addressing urbanization challenges – one that maintains financial and management mechanisms while integrating land use planning, construction of infrastructure, stimulation of economic growth, provision of social and health services, promotion of social cohesion and environmental protection. Open only to participants from developing countries and transition economies. Course dates: August 30-September 29, 2016.

Location: Israel
Duration: 1-3 months
Open To: Professionals
Volunteer Abroad
Travel and Learn

Brit Olam Project TEN

Volunteer to support the local population's needs and take an active part in developing the region. Engage with the community of Namulanda; implement educational, agricultural and public health projects ranging from basic literacy to sustainability and agricultural development.

Location: Uganda
Duration: 1-3 months
Volunteer Abroad

Brit Olam

Together with local health professionals, participants in Brit Olam's Sustainable Medical Development Program explore and implement methods to improve access to medical treatments, train local medical teams, and establish medical clinics in remote areas. Providing participants with unique knowledge of health issues, preventative healthcare and hygiene.

Location: Uganda
Duration: 1-3 months
Open To: Doctors, Nurses, Medical Students