Programs for Groups

Programs for Groups

Tevel can organize special volunteer opportunities for groups, organizations, federations, and more. Please contact us if you are interested in having Tevel design a volunteer program for your group, including hands-on experience in creating sustainable change for rural communities in combination with Jewish learning.

Main service areas:

Program Partners

This program is funded in partnership with

Pears Foundation

Shalom Corps


Outstanding service learning opportunity for aspiring development practitioners, farmers, entrepreneurs, educators and activists.

We are looking for young professionals seeking a meaningful service opportunity focused on the socio economic challenges in Zambia, and the global south in general.

  • are you eager to engage and impact lives in rural communities?
  • do you work well in an intercultural team?
  • are you willing to take on a challenging role that will provide new skills and experience, while creating lasting impact?
  • are you willing to spend 3 months in a rural setting in Zambia?
  • are you hoping to practice Jewish values through service?
  • The program will provide a Kosher and Shabbat friendly environment.
  • please take the time to review the volunteer roles below and sign up only for roles you are qualified for!



Participants will 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.

After a one week orientation and opening seminar participants will travel to their respective project sites as smaller groups, and receive professional onboarding and orientation for their specific roles. Periodically the cohort will convene for weekend seminars.


Volunteers will participate in a unique academic and professional curriculum, contextualizing the service across several disciplines, in addition to providing practical tools and experience. Starting from pre-flight zoom sessions and recommended readings, through in-country orientation and onboarding, followed by weekly sessions and monthly weekend seminars and concluding in an end seminar, participants will 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 will share rural living arrangements within small co-ed groups. Limited power and network access, no indoor plumbing and limited access to services and food selection should be expected.

Transportation will be based on Tevel's vehicles (self driving), public transport, rented vans, bicycles and walking.

The program is 80% subsidized through our partnership with the Israeli Shalom-Corps, covering all costs of accommodation, ground transportation, food and educational programming. Participants are expected to cover their own International travel and participation fee of $900 ($10 a day, for 90 days), in addition to Visa and insurance costs.


Volunteer Role Descriptions

For a School based income generation and vocational training project in Sinazongwe district, we are seeking a technically savvy designer or carpenter, to train students and faculty in woodworking, and develop products for school income generation.
For a School based income generation and vocational training project in Sinazongwe district, we are seeking a Small to Medium Enterprise intern to support the school owned workshop in developing products, value chains and internal management to improve output and profitability.
For a school-based income generation and vocational training project based on organic horticulture in Sinazongwe, we are seeking an experienced organic farmer that will work with school-based groups on improving the school’s vegetable gardening business. The instructor will coordinate and cooperate with the district agricultural extension officer currently engaged.
Mentor youth group for a school-based program in Sinazongwe. We are seeking an experienced informal education intern with a background in business to engage with groups of students and create a curriculum focused on entrepreneurship and financial literacy..
For a new girls’ soccer and education project in the district of Sinazongwe, we are seeking experienced youth soccer coaches, to support the growth of the new teams and enrich them with leadership content.
For a women’s farming cooperative and a dairy cooperative in the town of Monze, we are seeking a Business management and administration intern, to improve management practices for the cooperatives to maximize income for thousands of cooperative members.
For a women’s cooperative focused on sun flower oil production in the town of Monze, we are seeking an intern to preform best practices research on sunflower production; The intern will also collaborate with an extension officer in farmers outreach in the region.
For a milking cooperative near Monze, we are seeking an experienced dairy farm practitioner or cattle manager. The cooperative is facing challenges with providing quality grazing due to climate change, in addition to knowledge gaps pertaining to silage production, artificial insemination and general animal health care.
For a milking cooperative near Monze, we are seeking an intern to preform practical research on grass cultivation to support the needs of the cooperative, within the context of a demonstration farm and farmers’ outreach.
For a youth outreach program near Mazabuka, we are seeking an informal education professional to engage with local youth within the context of a leadership development group.
For a youth leadership program in Mazabuka, we are seeking an experienced informal education practitioner, interested in leading groups of youth in designing and implementing an income generating project with the aim of vocational training. Candidates with specific background in sewing, welding or organic farming are encouraged to apply.
For an organization working to create sustainable water solutions for smallholder farmers in Zambia, we are seeking research oriented interns to support the team in assembling reports on current practices and trends, assist with feasibility studies and collect data from smallholder farms.
For a cooperative farm outside of Lusaka, we are seeking volunteers to support the community through development and execution of new Agro-business training, in addition to improving value chain analysis and market research.
Provide social media services to all of Tevel’s partners in Zambia, including content development, strategy and training. The role is based in Lusaka and includes travel between Tevel’s different projects in the southern district. Preference will be given to volunteers with proven professional experience in social media, content development and video production.


Further Details​

As complicated as international travel and volunteering has become in the wake of COVID-19, we are confident that by taking the necessary precautions and adhering to a strict Vaccination condition, we can provide safe environments to participants and communities. We are likewise encouraged by the fact that organizations such as Peace Corps and VSO have recently resumed volunteering in Zambia.
In order to protect communities, partner organizations and participants, we require all participants to present a COVID-19 vaccine document when applying.
The program is generously subsidized by Shalom Corps and Pears Foundation, covering most of the program’s expenses – educational program, accommodation, transportation, food and project funding. We ask participants to pay a participation fee of 900$ for the 3 month program ($10 a day). In addition to fees, participants are expected to cover their own airfare, entry visa and travel insurance.
Please fill the form below and we will be in touch! the process will all be managed online, and decisions will be given by January.
We are following the recommendations of the American CDC and the Israeli ministry of Health’s regarding Zambia’s COVID status. In addition we are closely monitoring trends in Zambia and will err on the side of caution. We are aware that it’s difficult to make long term travel plans in the current climate that we live in. We are making all the preparations necessary for the spring Zambia cohort but unfortunately not everything is up to us. If this program interests you – we encourage you apply even though there is some uncertainty .
We aim to provide a Shabbat and Kosher friendly environment for participants, where conditions are limited. How does this look like? All meals provided by Tevel will be vegetarian and cooked in our own cookware. Participants will have access to food prepared before Shabbat, or will be able to shop in advance for provisions. There will be no scheduled activity that interferes with Shabbat or Holiday.
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