Ma’ase (“Doing” in Hebrew) was established in 2004 to promote the value of volunteering and to spearhead volunteering frameworks for young people in Israel in an equal, professional manner. Ma’ase puts emphasis on recruiting disadvantaged populations aged 18-21 to volunteering frameworks and develops a professional environment that assists the volunteers’ optimal performance.
Ma’ase Olam is a joint 10-month service learning program for young adults from Israel and the Diaspora, in communities in the social periphery of Israel. The program will serve as a platform for developing Jewish leadership with an understanding of social change and local community responsibility, and an awareness of global Jewish Peoplehood.
Ma’ase Olam is particularly slated for participants in their gap year (18-19) and university graduates (21-26) with a social activist profile, who wish to be involved in social justice and action. Each participant of Ma’ase Olam will be assigned placement of service in Israel based on interests and skills, and spend approximately 25 hours per week in their placement. Some of the work may be done alongside Israeli peers.
This opportunity is funded through Repair the World.
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