VOLUNTEER IN ISRAEL

If you are looking for a way to put hands and feet to your love for Israel, you’ve found it!
We have lots of trip options: click on the pictures below to learn about them.

jerusalem-night Check Out the Recognize Jerusalem TripInterested in an exciting educational
tour of Israel’s heartland?

Check Out the Sons of Zion ProgramInterested in an impactful volunteering and discipleship program for young men?

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Summer Trip

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Harvest

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Pruning

summer-groupWhat is the Summer Trip?

Here’s a what you can expect as a Summer Trip volunteer:

  • Assist in a variety of volunteer work in the vineyards and other agriculture in Samaria and Judea. These may include (but are not limited to): planting, white grape harvest, cleaning vineyards of rocks and weeds, fence repair, and more. This is a new trip, so there are many different kinds of volunteer opportunities possible. Come prepared to serve in many different areas!
  • Meet many local Israelis, hear their stories, and be educated about the reality of living in Israel.
  • Tour approximately two days out of every week in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria.
  • Experience an Israeli-style Shabbat (sabbath) every Saturday.

Who Should Come?

Everyone! HaYovel appreciates family order and proper authority structure. Just as much as we need physically strong workers, we also need elders for wisdom and grounding and homemakers to keep things running smoothly. We encourage families to come together!

Physical Expectations: The Summer Trip requires a good deal of walking, bending, and squatting (lots of squatting while planting vines). May include moving rocks. (The men can take care of this one, ladies!)


NOTE: If you are considering joining us in Israel, you need to get (or update) your passport NOW!
Your passport must be valid for at least 12 months from your date of arrival in Israel.

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When Is It?

Trip Dates Last Day to Apply Cost*
3 Weeks Jun 26 – Jul 17, 2018 May 15, 2018 $1450

*Costs are subject to change; finalized cost will be posted 3 months before start of trip. Trip Cost includes: food, lodging, transportation, basic tours, and volunteer visa; airfare to Israel is not included (approx. $1,300 from the USA). Family Discounts are available! One out of every four adults (14 and up) is free of charge (these must be immediate family members). Children ages 13 and under are half-price, and children 5 years old and under need only pay $100 per week.

For more information, see our Frequently Asked Questions.

harvest-tripWhat is Harvest?

Here is what you can expect as a harvest volunteer:

  • Assist with harvesting grapes and olives for local Israeli farmers approximately 4 days per week.
  • Meet many local Israelis, hear their stories, and be educated about the reality of living in Israel.
  • Tour approximately two days out of every week in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria.
  • Experience an Israeli-style Shabbat (sabbath) every Saturday.

Who Should Come?

Everyone! HaYovel appreciates family order and proper authority structure. Just as much as we need physically strong workers, we also need elders for wisdom and grounding and homemakers to keep things running smoothly. We encourage families to come together!

Physical Expectations: Harvest requires a good deal of walking.


NOTE: If you are considering joining us in Israel, you need to get (or update) your passport NOW!
Your passport must be valid for at least 12 months from your date of arrival in Israel.

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When Is It?

Trip Dates Last Day to Apply Cost*
2 Weeks Jul 31 – Aug 14, 2018 Jun 19, 2018 $1,100
9 Weeks (Alumni Only) Aug 15 – Oct 17, 2018 Jul 4, 2018 $3,700
3 Weeks: Aug 15 – Sep 4, 2018 Jul 4, 2018 $1,450
6 Weeks: Sep 5 – Oct 17, 2018 Jul 25, 2018 $2,600

*Costs are subject to change; finalized cost will posted 3 months before start of trip. Trip Cost includes: food, lodging, transportation, basic tours, and volunteer visa; airfare to Israel is not included (Approx. $1,300 from the USA). Family Discounts are available! One out of every four adults (14 and up) is free of charge (these must be immediate family members). Children ages 13 and under are half-price, and children 5 years old and under need only pay $100 per week.

For more information, see our Frequently Asked Questions.

pruning-2016What is Pruning?

Here is what you can expect as a pruning volunteer:

  • Assist with pruning the vineyards for local Israeli farmers approximately 4 days per week
  • Meet many local Israelis, hear their stories, and be educated about the reality of living in Israel
  • Tour approximately two days out of every week in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria
  • Experience an Israeli-style Shabbat (sabbath) every Saturday

Who Should Come?

The pruning trip is for men, age 13 and above. HaYovel appreciates family order and proper authority structure. Just as much as we need physically strong workers, we also need elders for wisdom. We encourage fathers and sons to come together!

Physical Expectations: Pruning requires a good deal of walking, standing, and hand/arm strength. It is advised to exercise your hands with a hand spring to prepare for pruning grape vines.


NOTE: If you are considering joining us in Israel, you need to get (or update) your passport NOW!
Your passport must be valid for at least 12 months from your date of arrival in Israel.

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When Is It?

Trip Dates Application Deadline Cost*
9 Weeks Jan 15 – Mar 19, 2019 Dec 4, 2018 $2870
5 Weeks Jan 22 – Feb 26, 2019 Dec 11, 2018 $1790
3 Weeks Jan 22 – Feb 12, 2019 Dec 11, 2018 $1250
2 Weeks Feb 12 – Feb 26, 2019 January 1, 2019 $950

*Costs are subject to change; finalized cost will posted 3 months before start of trip. Trip Cost includes: food, lodging, transportation, basic tours, and volunteer visa; airfare to Israel is not included (Approx. $1,300 from the USA). Family Discounts are available! One out of every four adults (14 and up) is free of charge (these must be immediate family members). Youth age 13 are half-price.

For more information, see our Frequently Asked Questions.

HOW DO I SIGN UP?

Open for applications in January 2018!


1

Submit an application
Click here to apply

2

Talk with a staff member
We will contact you to schedule an interview over Skype

3

Send your payments and get your flights booked
It’s very important that you wait until after you’ve talked with a staff member and been approved to buy your tickets

4

Come to Israel!
We’d love to have you join us on the mountains of Samaria
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