Only 1,080€ per week!
Support animals in need at Israel’s oldest and largest operating animal shelter by taking care of abandoned, given up, and previously abused pets.
This program is ideal for those who are passionate about the wellbeing of animals including those of the thousands that are taken in by the shelter each year. During this program, you will have the opportunity to take care of cats, dogs as well as other inhabitants of the shelter.
This program focuses on the rescue of animals that were previously abused. We house thousands of animals every year, most of which have also been given up on and abandoned.
You will have the chance to learn about these fascinating animals, play with them, provide them with food and maintain and clean their housing in hope that they can find comfort.
This shelter ensures all its inhabitants well-being from the moment they are rescued, to the first month in their new homes. Adopters go through an extensive process to guarantee that they are aware of the commitment and responsibility that comes with taking care of a pet.
You will walk the shelter dogs, play with the cats, and, in general, provide love and attention to the shelter’s inhabitants.
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 in the afternoon.
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!).
Note: This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.
Minimum age: 18
Maximum age: 70
Minimum English level: Basic
CRB required: On Signup
Passport copy required: No
Resume copy required: No
Required qualification: None
There are no further requirements for this program.
No specific equipment required for this program.
During this placement, you’ll be staying at a hostel in the center 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.
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.
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.
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.
All participants staying at this location may like to join these extra activities every week:
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.
Try your hand at an exciting surf lesson on Tel Aviv beach!
Join us for Yoga on the beach to relax, re-energize and increase your focus for the week.
Come on our weekly walk through Hayarkon Park and breathe in the fresh air and enjoy the scenery and brush.
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.
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!
From this location we provide free transport to your next program at the following location(s):
Name: State of Israel
Population: 8 million
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.
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.
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.
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.
Buses in Israel are cheap, fast, reliable and the most common public way of transportation for both Israelis and tourists alike. Note: From Friday at sunset until Saturday dusk (Sabbath), buses don’t run in most of Israel.
Another thing worth noting is that soldiers use buses to travel to and from their bases and it is typical to see buses packed with soldiers who are often armed. This is common and nothing to be alarmed about, as it is mandatory for most Israeli citizens to go through military training.
The train system in Israel was recently modernized. You can expect a high level of comfort if travelling by train but in return, tickets can be quite pricey in comparison to bus fares. But take note: from Friday at sunset until Saturday dusk (Sabbath), trains don’t run in most of Israel.
They are faster than normal buses and can be hailed from anywhere. They run even during Shabbat.
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