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Israeli National Service volunteers' salaries to rise by 50%

Beginning in 2022, National Service volunteers will earn a monthly "subsistence cost" of NIS 810 compared to only NIS 540 currently.

62% of people feel National Service volunteers are undervalued - poll

Volunteers of National Civil Service – 'Sherut Leumi' in Hebrew – are between the ages of 18 and 21 and typically work 30–40 hours per week for 12 to 24 months.

Michael Levin’s parents visit center for lone soldiers named in his honor

The parents of IDF lone soldier Michael Levin, who was killed in the Second Lebanon war, visited The Base, a center for soldiers without parents in Israel, 15 years after their son’s passing.

The march for Ori Ansbacher.

Thousands sing and cry in march for Ori Ansbacher

The organizers of the march called the event “A City Wrapped in Light,” in reference to her first name, which means light.

Amnesty International

Amnesty recruiting national service volunteers - activists upset

Amnesty International Israel will “definitely be removed from the list” of organizations eligible to recruit national service (sherut leumi) personnel, one expert said.

For immigrants, too

National service paves a road to social integration


A year in their lives

Known in Hebrew as “shnat sherut” – a one-year voluntary service program – the first letter of each word, Shin, becomes the acronym shin-shin, the plural of which is shinshinim.

PRESIDENT REUVEN RIVLIN smiles alongside outstanding Civilian National Service volunteers at his off

Civilian National Service finally gains recognition – 4 decades on

Minister wants program accorded status parallel to that of IDF.

MK Amir Ohana

Bill would cancel national service volunteers for foreign government-funded NGOs

There are 25 such NGOs registered in Israel, five of which have a total of 12 volunteers doing national service.

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