Volunteer

And Impact! Professional Development Practice, With Jewish Spirit

We believe that quick-fixes just don’t work in the developing world. Therefore we use a long-term intervention method that looks at a community as a whole, and addresses issues such as education, agriculture, health and women’s empowerment in a holistic way.

We want to learn from those whom we also want to help. Therefore our projects are led by local staff and community leaders, enhanced and enriched by the work of our volunteers. We believe that changing the world means changing our own society and the ways in which we live and think, as much as helping impoverished people in developing countries.

Future programs

Impact Zambia

Join a group of like-minded adventurers and activists in a life-changing service learning experience in rural Zambia. Work alongside local and international activists to create sustainable change for rural communities while participating in Tevel’s training experience, introducing you to one of the most important movements on the current global agenda – ensuring that all mankind has a chance for a full and dignified life, including ample food and clean water, no matter who they are and where they live.

Location: Zambia

Structure

Volunteers spend 3 months in Zambia as a group, dividing their time between service roles within projects with Tevel’s local partners, and a fully facilitated and subsidized academic program run by Tevel’s Israeli staff. International Development – Ethics, History and Politics Tikkun Olam – Social Justice in the Jewish Tradition. Local Challenges, Global Context Storytelling and Advocacy training Research project – assessing impact and best practices in the field.

Curriculum

Volunteers participate in a unique academic and professional curriculum, contextualizing the service across several disciplines, in addition to providing practical tools and experience. Participants engage in an array of activities and training across the following themes: International Development – Ethics, History and Politics Tikkun Olam – Social Justice in the Jewish Tradition. Local Challenges, Global Context Storytelling and Advocacy training Research project – assessing impact and best practices in the field.

Logistics and Costs

Accommodation, food transportation and programming are all planned by Tevel staff and with support of our local partners. Participants share rural living arrangements within small co-ed groups. The program is 80% subsidized through our partnership with the Israeli Shalom-Corps, covering all costs of accommodation, ground transportation, food and educational programming.

Application process

We aim to provide impact for our community partners, and at the same time create a safe and enriching experience for our participants. Tevel will be selecting participants for our programs through a short but comprehensive application process. We seek participants who are eager to contribute but also prepared to learn and develop through the experience. Please note that acceptance to the program is conditioned on full participation in the selection process, proof of purchase of air travel and payment of participation fees. - Registration form completion including a 1 minute introduction video. The process will be managed remotely.

Service Areas

Youth empowerment- whether it be through business and entrepreneurship training, financial literacy lessons, or carpentry workshops, we work with youth in rural communities on enhancing their skills and developing professional tools. Farming cooperatives- working with local organizations we offer farming cooperatives help and training in administration, IT and financial literacy.

Closed Programs

We are currently fundraising $50,000 for a Matching Challenge, to support a new project Tevel’s Sustainable ״Agriculture Innovation center in Zambia״.

If you’d like to join the matching challenge, please let us know in your note.

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