Volunteering is a significant part of many communities and is an opportunity to do some good in the world. This is doubly true when it comes to volunteering overseas. Volunteering in the Jewish community overseas can (and does) impact the world and is strongly encouraged.
These days, several organizations are specifically designed to help connect potential volunteers with Jewish volunteer opportunities – both local and abroad. The trick is to find the perfect volunteer opportunity for you.
Volunteering abroad is an exciting and beneficial way to fulfill Tikkun Olam, which means to heal the world. Studies have shown that volunteering can positively impact the community, and there is so much more a person can do when they step up to help out in another country.
By picking a Jewish service trip, one is guaranteed to find a journey focused on Tikkun Olam. They will understand the goals and meaning behind these words and endeavor to help others heal the world.
The Jewish Agency for Israel
The Jewish Agency for Israel is one of several organizations centered around the global Jewish community. Their goal is to create and support programs that, in turn, can help the larger community as a whole.
Naturally, they need volunteers to support their cause and happily connect you with the right project for your skills and goals. Their programs include Loan Funds, Youth Futures, Mechinot, Project TEN, and more.
Young Judaea Year Course
The Young Judaea Year Course is a 9-month program available for high school graduates. This program will place newly graduated students in one of several locations to learn more about the culture while having plenty of volunteer opportunities within range.
JDC Entwine Global Service Corps Fellowship
JDC Entwine’s Global Jewish Service Corps Fellowship is yet another opportunity for those looking to impact the Jewish community. The JED is the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian organization, which is no mean feat!
Among other opportunities, they offer a year-long paid fellowship, which would allow individuals to come together as a group to make a positive impact. All through a Jewish lens, as the mission states.