Volunteering with a twist – with an emphasis on accessibility, flexibility and socializing.
(photo credit: GILAD TSAFRIR)
Values such as social responsibility and brotherhood are often the first that come to mind when describing Israeli society, yet, paradoxically, Israel has a surprisingly low rate of volunteering compared with the rest of the Western world.The volunteering opportunities available cater only to those who are able to commit to regular times each week. When Elad Blumenthal and friends began searching for volunteering opportunities in Israel just over two years ago, they very quickly arrived at this road block. As students, their schedules did not cater to the regular time commitments requested, and they were left with no options.
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