Jewish volunteers across the globe share their stories
What impact can we as volunteers have on communities across the globe – and how do those communities transform our lives and futures? Volunteers from our partner organizations joining us on our UK Tour: A World of Opportunities, share what they loved and learned about their experiences abroad.
“My trip [to Ghana] was an unforgettable experience. However, what was even more exciting was coming back to Europe and sharing my testimony. For me, it is important to tell others about the people I met, and what I experienced in Ghana. By doing this, I am still making a difference and my adventure continues to live on.” —Daphné Tapia, Ghana Project 2016 volunteer, Tzedek
“I think it’s important to give personally, from the heart. Growing up on the streets of Paris, I was always amazed by Ethiopian culture and knew I had to visit the country. I am excited to immerse myself in this unique culture and to help people through Project TEN.” – Anael Chemla, 22 years old
” I’ve learned you have to give local people the power to make their own decisions. It can never be the international person, organisation or donor shaping projects. I don’t know what people want or need; people themselves know… You have to go into the conversation to listen to people and not go along with what you think will work” Hannah Gaventa JDC-Pears fellow, 2014
“Making breakfast together with the Nepali fellows in Tevel’s ‘Big House’ was a great opportunity to get to know each other, share our goals and passions and develop a personal connection. It was something I have been looking forward to and a truly memorable moment for me. It’s important to develop both personal and professional relationships with one another.“- Boaz Leberman, Tevel Fellow 2016