Almost anywhere you travel in Israel will introduce you to monuments and archaeological sites dating back thousands of years. Many people visit Jerusalem and Mount Sinai to learn about the history of religions. On the other hand, Israel has great beaches in port cities like Acre and Haifa, and an exciting cultural scene in Tel Aviv, home of festivals and parades. Other Israel must-sees are the kibbutz, community settlements traditionally based on agriculture. There are over 250 kibbutzim in Israel and they have diversified since the first one, created in 1910. Visiting kibbutz will give you unique insights into Israeli culture and society.
In general, there are no religion requirements to volunteer in Israel. The country is the perfect blend of old and new and its larger cities fully reflect this profile. Israel is becoming increasingly internationalized, so there are plenty of opportunities to volunteer in Israel for non-Jews. If you're still not sure, look for travelers, experts or bloggers who have had experiences in Israel on the Worldpackers platform to get your questions answered.
Want to volunteer in Israel in summer? We have good news! Weather in Jerusalem is usually predictable, and you’ll feel like there are only two seasons - winter and summer. That’s because spring is just as warm as summer in most of the country! Winter in Israel goes from November to March, with some snow in the north, and occasionally in Jerusalem. Tel Aviv is usually warm too, making it a perfect place to enjoy sunny days. Summer is when most festivals happen like Tel Aviv Pride Parade, Karmiel Dance Festival, Klezmer Music Festival Jerusalem Beer Festival and others.
You can volunteer in Israel with low cost by exchanging work for free accommodation and benefits. You can help with tasks like cleaning, gardening, cooking or even as a tour guide. It all depends on which of your skills match the needs of the host and their property. The most important thing to remember is that you’re going on a cultural exchange, so tours, learning and interacting with locals and other travelers should also be part of your daily routine when you do a volunteer program in Israel.
You can reduce the cost of volunteering in Israel by exchanging some hours of work a day for room and board. On the Worldpackers website, it’s easy to find hosts on our list, as well as using our filters to find the perfect volunteer position for you. Feel at home in any country in the world by becoming part of our community of more than one million travelers from many different nationalities. Don’t worry, we're with you ;) What are you waiting for to go see the world?