Trip Details

By being a part of this community program in Israel, you can help many locals who cannot provide food for everyone in their family.

On this volunteer project, you will be sorting, packing and distributing food parcels in the surrounding areas of Tel Aviv. By providing food security in the area, you will be positively affecting the learning and employment opportunities for those less fortunate.

This food distribution centre supplies parcels to 350 families and individuals in the surrounding areas who cannot afford to buy food they need to nourish themselves. The food parcels contain basic products such as sugar, flour, oil, pasta, and canned vegetables.

Close attention is needed to ensure special diets or specific supplies (such as baby formula) are properly packaged.

Aims & Objectives

  • Reduce the effects of food insecurity for Israelis across the country
  • Support the project staff with extra hands
  • Provide you with experience and skills in community development

Trip Itinerary

After a big breakfast early in the morning, you will have plenty of energy to contribute to your community program throughout the day. Please expect to work 4-6 hours.

But it’s not all work! You will also have the chance to relax on the beach in between your program with Surfing and Yoga lessons (see location information for more details!).

Sunday

  • Breakfast
  • Volunteer on the project  3-5 hours
  • Lunch
  • Volunteer on the project 2-3 hours
  • Dinner
  • Free Time

Monday

  • Breakfast
  • Volunteer on the project  2-3 hours
  • Lunch
  • Volunteer on the project 2-3 hours
  • Dinner
  • Free Time

Tuesday

  • Breakfast
  • Volunteer on the project  2-3 hours
  • Lunch
  • Volunteer on the project 2 -3 hours
  • Dinner
  • Free Time

Wednesday

  • Breakfast
  • Volunteer on the project 2-3 hours
  • Lunch
  • Volunteer on the project 2-3 hours
  • Dinner
  • Free Time

Thursday

  • Breakfast
  • Volunteer on the project  2-3 hours
  • Lunch
  • Volunteer on the project 2-3 hours
  • Dinner
  • Free Time

Friday & Saturday 

Free time to explore Israel 🙂

This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Trip Accommodation

During this placement, you’ll be staying at a hostel in the centre of Tel Aviv, in the heart of the city. Tel Aviv is located along the Mediterranean coast of central-west Israel and is the second most populous city in Israel. In addition to its impressive collection of Bauhaus buildings and endless beaches, Tel Aviv is also a bustling metropolis with a vibrant nightlife.

Accommodation & Food

You will stay at a hostel style dorm room. The room is basic but comfortable and include bunk beds, cable TV, a closet, as well as a mini-fridge, all which you are welcome to use.

Food Arrangements
Breakfast is served at the hostel from 7am. It is a full Israeli breakfast which consists of eggs, breads, vegetables, labneh (a type of yogurt), juice, coffee and tea.

You will receive a food voucher to purchase lunch and/or dinner for the duration of your program. The voucher is equivalent to 60 shekels a day and can be used at most eateries around Tel Aviv, allowing you to enjoy a range of local foods.

Facilities
You can find several services nearby:

Supermarket: Located 5-10 minutes walking distance from the accommodation.

ATM: There are several ATMS within walking distance from the accommodation.

Laundry: Laundromats are within walking distance of the accommodation.

Market: There is a large open-air market about 25-minutes walking distance from the accommodation and small kiosks that sell fresh fruit and vegetables within 10 minutes walking.

Restaurants: There are plenty of restaurants within walking distance.

Transportation around Tel Aviv is accessible and affordable, with bus stops every few blocks, taxis, a bike-share, and mini-buses (call sheiruts) that run every 5-10 minutes along a designated route.

Activities & Events
All participants staying at this location may like to join these extra activities every week:

Sunday, Mornings
If not your arrival day, together we have the option to use our free time to gather in groups and explore the city or go to the beach.

Monday, Mornings
Try your hand at an exciting surf lesson on Tel Aviv beach!

Tuesday, Mornings
Join us for Yoga on the beach to relax, re-energize and increase your focus for the week.

Wednesday, Mornings
Come on our weekly walk through Hayarkon Park and breathe in the fresh air and enjoy the scenery and brush.

Sights & Surroundings
Eilat Beach Resort
The international beach resort of Eilat is only 50 kilometers away if you want to enjoy some snorkeling, go to an internet cafe, or enjoy the vibrant nightlife.

The Dead Sea
We recommend that no trip to Israel be completed without a mud bath and a float in the Dead Sea. A once in a lifetime experience!

Transportation
From this location we provide free transport to your next program at the following location(s):

  • Arava Valley
  • Eilat
  • Jerusalem
  • Negev

Trip Country Info

Israel

Capital: Jerusalem
Language: Hebrew and Arabic
Currency: Israeli New Shekel (ILS)
Time zone: UTC +2

Despite its small size, Israel boasts an unbeatable amount of things to do that will delight every traveler’s senses. From religious sites and archaeological wonders to lively cities packed with history and nightlife and breathtaking natural landscapes that will leave even the pickiest of visitors awestruck.

Israel has the highest number of museums per capita in the world. Moreover, Tel Aviv was ranked as the top ten city for nightlife and described as the “capital of Mediterranean cool” by Lonely Planet. This tiny country is the Holy Place of Jews, Muslims and Christians and many biblical places concentrate here. Float in the Dead Sea, get lost in infinite deserts, discover Jerusalem, enjoy Tel Aviv – Israel has something to offer to anyone’s tastes.

Climate
The northern part of Israel has a Mediterranean climate (hot, dry summers and cool, rainy winters). The south and east have an arid climate.

The rainy season starts in October and lasts until the beginning of May, with the northern parts of the country receiving noticeably more rain than the south.

Culture
Israel is considered part of the Holy Land of Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Bahaism, who all have significant ties here. Tiny in size, Israel contains a vibrant history and mixture of cultures and personalities. Even though it was officially founded in 1948, the country’s history goes back to the beginning of human civilizations.

Israel boasts a mix of culture like no other, with a complex history to back it up and hence, it is a destination that has fascinated travellers and pilgrims for centuries on end.

Gastronomy
Israeli cuisine adapts many styles of Jewish gastronomy, namely Mizrahi, Sephardic and Ashkenzi cooking, brought by Jews from the Diaspora. Middle Eastern foods such as falafel, couscous, hummus and more are also popular in the country. Another great influencer has been the Mediterranean region, as many items common to the area are available in Israel and commonly incorporated into every-day dishes.

Kosher foods are also a big part of the Israeli cuisine. Kosher incorporates all food that conforms to the Jewish dietary law known as kashrut. For example, laws that form the kashrut prohibit the consumption of pork and shellfish.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

No requirements have been provided.

Additional Requirements

No requirements have been provided.

What's included

  • 24/7 support in case of emergencies
  • Accommodation
  • Airport Pick up
  • English speaking coordinator
  • Meals
  • Orientation

What's not included

  • Airport drop off
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Vaccination
  • Visa