Giving Back To Your Community
If you are a Tel Aviv-Yafo resident and interested in giving back to your community, you got to the right place! Utilize the city’s Volunteer Unit to find the best volunteering option most suitable to your needs and preferences.
The Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality Volunteer Unit acts to locate, recruit, evaluate and place volunteer in personally adapted short-term and long-term volunteer projects associated with the Municipality. Close to 5000 volunteers aged 18-40 take part in the city’s various volunteer projects.
The Volunteer Unit works with youth movements, high school students, university students, young professionals and other individuals who work in the private sector, as well as many non-profit organizations. The unit’s aim is to provide further assistance to Tel Aviv-Yafo residents who receive professional or other aid the Welfare, Health and Human Services Administration.
Volunteer assignments are carried out through both direct and indirect contact with populations in needs. The volunteer aid provided encompasses a wide range of diverse populations: infants, children, adolescents and adults with disabilities, neglected children, youth at risk, single parent families, drug addicts, the elderly, the homeless, the vision impaired and others.
Indirect volunteering can be done in the form of manning some of the municipality’s hot lines for senior citizens, victims of sexual and/or emotional abuse in their home/relationship or the packing and distribution of food packages for those in need.
Throughout all volunteer assignments, the Volunteer Unit provides its volunteers with direct supervision.