The Volunteering component is meant for Fellows to have a hands-on, direct service experience, to contribute to local communities, and to develop a sophisticated understanding of Israeli society. Examples of approved volunteer placements might include: soup kitchens, refugee centers, health care institutions, women’s shelters, community centers, schools, and other environments where Fellows have opportunities to contribute to Israeli society.
Volunteer opportunities must be approved by DFI Educators. Fellows are required to identify and negotiate their own volunteer placements. Fellows may not make commitments to possible volunteer placements until after the DFI Orientation.