Masa Israel Journey
Choose Your Own Volunteering Adventure!
1 week to 3 month long options available
Are you passionate about Israel and eager to contribute through meaningful volunteer service?
Build your own volunteering experience in Israel. A tailor made volunteering placement is open to individuals between the ages of 18+. Come alone, with friends, with a community group or organization. Volunteer coordinators will pair you with a meaningful service project in an Israeli community, based on your talents, desires and requirements. Select the length of time you wish to stay, the region/city in Israel where you wish to work, the type of population whom you wish to serve, and the kind of work you wish to do. Come for spring break with a group of friends from school, or come next month with just your heart and hands ready to make a difference!
We already have available for volunteers:
- Senior Citizen Centers
- Medical Centers
- Health Care Institutions
- African Refugee Centers
- Community Centers
- Soup Kitchens
- Animal Shelters
- Women’s Shelters
In addition to volunteer placements, Israel Way provides a la carte services so you can design a unique travel and lodging experience in Israel. You may elect to book one of the following services:
- Hotel (economy lodging to five-star accommodations)
- Domestic transportation
- Day and overnight trips – with a group or private guide
- Medical insurance
- Travel insurance
- Hebrew Ulpan
- Private lectures on Israeli culture, politics or society
- Guided museum and/or site visits
Oranim’s Long Term Israel Programs are recognized by Masa Israel journey, a project of the government of Israel and the Jewish Agency for Israel.The Masa Israel Program provides financial support and other resources to participants on long-term programs in Israel. Masa is Hebrew for “Journey,” and Masa’s vision is that every year, more and more young Jews from around the world will start their journey with a semester or year On a Masa Israel Journey, exploring the land, experiencing its culture, growing and learning together as they enter the global community. To make this vision a reality, Masa is working to create the conditions that will enable thousands of young adults from the around the world to participate in long term programs in Israel each year.
Long-term programs provide opportunities for connecting to Israel and its people while strengthening commitment to Jewish continuity and around the world. Masa Israel programs emphasize study, meaningful encounters with Israelis, volunteering and contributing to Israeli society, together with adventures, challenges and familiarity with young people from other countries as well as Israelis.
In order for you to receive a grant or scholarship from Masa Israel Journey, you must fill out their application in addition to an Oranim program application . In order to be eligible for Masa grants or scholarships you must meet the following qualifications:
- You must be Jewish
- You may not have Israeli citizenship (or if you do, you must have left Israel before your 14th birthday and have lived outside Israel for at least the last 4 years)
- You must not have participated in an organized long-term program in Israel since September 2004
- You must have graduated high school by the program start date
- You must be under the age of 31 at the start of the program