Volunteering in Jaffa

As a participant in the Coexistence Track, you will spend 3 days each week volunteering at 2-5 different volunteering placements, totaling about 25 hours of volunteer work per week. Most placements are within walking distance from your apartments or a short bus ride away.
 
We see coexistence as a challenge both between religious communities, as well as in the divisions within them. As a Tikkun Olam volunteer, you will confront this challenge by volunteering with members of the various different communities living in Jaffa. You'll encounter first hand the challenges of implementing connections and building trust between communities with deep gaps dividing them.
 
The Coexistence track is based in Jaffa, a mixed Jewish and Arab neighborhood. 
 
Below is a list of some examples of volunteering opportunities that have been available in the Coexistence Track in the past. Please note: we are constantly updating the placements we work with to make sure that our participants have enriching and impactful experiences, and to meet the needs of volunteering placements and the surrounding communities. Volunteering placements offered each semseter will vary!:
 

CHILDREN/YOUTH:

The Etty Hillesum Israeli Youth Theatre:  A theater that offers a solution for at-risk youth
Jaffa Institute: Working with underprivileged children.
Shachaf Center: Urban environmental educational center for young children 
Kadima: Youth home for at-risk children
Tabeetha School: Assisting classes at a mixed school
Holland House: Therapeutic rehabilitation center for infants with special needs
Save A Child's Heart: Volunteering with children from developing countries who are in need of heart surgeries
Beit Dror: Therapeutic emergency center for LGBT youth
The Equalizer: A mixed Jewish-Arab football league for children from the social periphery
 
 

WOMEN EMPOWERMENT/HEALTH:

Aros El-Bachar: Center for Arab women to become economically independent
Women's Court: Refuge for girls at-risk
Physicians for Human Rights: Free health clinic for asylum seekers
 
 

EDUCATION:

Educating for Excellence: Volunteering with excelling students from the social periphery of Israel in mixed and Arab schools. 
Shachaf Center: Urban environmental educational center for young children 
Hila: A non-profit which works to improve education in disadvantaged areas
Windows: Educational programs with Jewish, Arab Israeli, and Palestinian youth
Tabeetha School: Assisting classes at a mixed school
Muzot: Art high school
Amal: Technological high school 
Bat Yam Educational Farm: An environmental learning center
 
 

SPECIAL NEEDS:

Holland House: Therapeutic rehabilitation center for infants with special needs
Center for Disabled Young Adults
Center for the Blind
Etgarim: Doing sports with people with special needs
Chimes: After school center for children with special needs
 
 

ELDERLY:

HaTikva Old Age Home
Florentin Elderly Day Center
 
 

FUNDRAISING, EVENTS & SOCIAL MEDIA:

Eye 2 Israel:  Assisting build this website which features articles written by Israeli teenagers
BINA - Center for Jewish Identity and Hebrew Culture: Assisting with fundraising and marketing
The Lone Soldier Center
Rape Crisis Center: Assisting with events and fundraising
Latet: Fundraising help at a non-profit which deals with poverty in Israel
Save A Child's Heart: Volunteering with children from developing countries who are in need of heart surgeries