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Volunteering at Jordan River Village

 

Jordan River Village is a non-profit organization that uses volunteers extensively.

We welcome volunteers for many roles at the Village – doctors, nurses, counselors, workshop leaders, social workers, translators, kitchen workers, and more.

These volunteers reflect the diversity of Israel’s population, including young women and men, religious and secular, Jewish and Arab-Israeli, Hebrew and Arabic speakers, and ranging abilities. Despite the diversity, the goal of the program is to create a cohesive group that can learn from and support each other, and ultimately make a better camp for our campers.

Volunteers are the heart of the Village. The Village invests a great deal of effort recruiting, screening, interviewing, training, and supporting this group. We seek to bring on volunteers who believe in our work and have experience with children.

Thanks to our volunteers, we received the President's Award for Volunteerism in 2014, from the former President Mr. Shimon Peres (z”l).

If you are 18 or older and are caring, sensitive, compassionate, and a hard-worker with an interest in making a difference, PLEASE CONSIDER JOINING OUR VOLUNTEER TEAM.

All candidates who apply to volunteer must be vetted and screened by the Village staff. If accepted, each volunteer is then selected for a camp session based on his/her schedule and expertise as well as the needs for each session. Volunteers then attend a training which enhances their knowledge and skills while learning how to support campers and provide a safe and magical experience at the Village.

To volunteer at Jordan River Village, candidates must speak fluent Hebrew and or Arabic.

Phone number: 963 / 995 / 04-6608989 
Email: volunteer@jrv.org.il

 


Special volunteering for special people

Year of Service & National Service at Jordan River Village

The core of our volunteers are the yearly teams made up of youngsters doing their Year of Service and National Service who serve at the Village from September through the following August. Team members live at the Village and provide assistance at all levels. Volunteering at Jordan River Village gives them the opportunity to meet a diverse group of children coping with chronic, genetic and life-threatening illnesses and children with disabilities and special needs. Working closely with the campers, these volunteers help them overcome their fears, open up and find new strengths within themselves. Joining the volunteer team each week are additional medical, social, and specialist volunteers from across Israel.

This years team of year-long volunteers consists of 20 youngsters doing their Year of Service and National Service from across the country. They are the heart of the Village. During their year of service, they have the opportunity to work with different and diverse populations of families and children who come to the Village. They youngsters serve for a year live on-site during that time.

The 2016 team consisted of 18 youngsters doing their Year of Service and National Service from across the country and they were the young beating heart of the Village and the basis of the guidance team. At the Village they experienced many thing and worked with different and diverse populations of children, in guidance, vacation logistics, accompanying families and more. The youngster served for a year and went on to join the IDF of continued to volunteer elsewhere. They continue to be in touch and volunteer as guides.

The 2015 team consisted of 18 youngsters doing their Year of Service and National Service from across the country and they were the young beating heart of the Village and the basis of the guidance team. At the Village they experienced many thing and worked with different and diverse populations of children, in guidance, vacation logistics, accompanying families and more. The youngster served for a year and went on to join the IDF of continued to volunteer elsewhere. They continue to be in touch and volunteer as guides.

The 2014 team consisted of 13 youngsters doing their Year of Service and National Service from across the country and they were the young beating heart of the Village and the basis of the guidance team. At the Village they experienced many thing and worked with different and diverse populations of children, in guidance, vacation logistics, accompanying families and more. The youngster served for a year and went on to join the IDF of continued to volunteer elsewhere. They continue to be in touch and volunteer as guides.

The 2013 team consisted of 18 youngsters doing their Year of Service and National Service from across the country and they were the young beating heart of the Village and the basis of the guidance team. At the Village they experienced many thing and worked with different and diverse populations of children, in guidance, vacation logistics, accompanying families and more. The youngster served for a year and went on to join the IDF of continued to volunteer elsewhere. They continue to be in touch and volunteer as guides.

The 2012 team consisted of 7 young women doing their Year of Service and National Service from across the country and they were the young beating heart of the Village and the basis of the guidance team. At the Village they experienced many thing and worked with different and diverse populations of children, in guidance, vacation logistics, accompanying families and more.