Kol HaNearim's volunteers spend four weeks immersed in one of our partner orphanages in Israel or Ukraine. Their mission is to create productive and exciting programming for children struggling to find positive influences in their daily lives. Our volunteers become counselors, friends and role models by creating meaningful connections that reinforce each child’s self-esteem and motivation for future success.
Volunteers also gain tremendously from their experiences throughout the summer. Continuous programming gives each volunteer the opportunity to lead their peers on numerous fronts, allowing them to develop a sense of personal responsibility, self-confidence, and numerous other skills. Kol HaNearim's volunteers have testified that after the four-week program, their perceptions of their role in the world was dramatically changed. Our dream is that one day people will not only give charity, but will also live charitable lives. For more info, check out our FAQs.
11th and 12th Grade Program
Dates: 7/1 - 8/2
10th Grade Program:
Tentative Dates: 6/24 - 8/2 (~1 week of traveling in Israel and 3.5 weeks volunteering)
Optional Group Flight: $1650
There are many ways to get involved as a college volunteer. College students can apply to join our summer programs as volunteers in the children homes or as program coordinators. The responsibilities of a program coordinator include interviewing and screening potential volunteers, scheduling the summer program in its entirety, acting as liaisons with Israeli staff at each site, and leading and caring for the high school volunteers who are working directly with the children.
Kol HaNearim is proud to be launching our Friday volunteering program for college students and young professionals! Our members are committed to giving back in NYC at least two Fridays per month. Volunteers have the opportunity to learn about successful organizations, meet like-minded peers, and enjoy themselves while helping those in need in our own community.
We currently partner with Broadway Community Soup Kitchen, Rescuing Leftover Cuisine, and City Meals on Wheels and we are in the works to connect with a few more organizations soon! This is a flexible commitment, where each week you confirm your placement for the following Friday. To get involved, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Winter Break Volunteer Program
This experience is geared towards college students interested in volunteering one week of their winter break in an orphanage. Participants live on site, assisting staff members with daily care, homework support, and creating meaningful programing for children in the home. Volunteers also have the opportunity to learn from leading professionals in Israel in the field of child care, and working with at-risk youth.
Wall St. Division
Kol HaNearim’s Wall Street Division strives to achieve three goals. Firstly, to develop relationships with young, ambitious professionals who want to walk to the fine line of pursuing a demanding career in finance while maintaining a focus on social responsibility, specifically chesed, by caring for children at risk. Secondly, to sustain our passion for Kol HaNearim’s children so that as we rise up in our own careers, we may mentor them by providing invaluable emotional and professional support. Lastly, to help spread a positive light on the State of Israel as a leader for social justice, fairness, and freedom.