The Volunteer is placed in residential units where they will become integrated with the staff. The tasks range from care-giving, assistance with activities and education
Hundreds of children rely on us – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year – to provide them with outstanding care in a warm and loving environment. Please help us continue to provide them with the loving atmosphere and professional care they need to thrive.
Do you like working with children? Do you like making a difference? Then volunteering at ALEH is perfect for you!
Volunteers are an intrinsic part of the ALEH family, enriching the lives of ALEH’s children with their enthusiasm and love. For their part, our hundreds of volunteers can attest to the difference the children have made in their lives, impacting them immeasurably.
ALEH has a multitude of volunteer opportunities to meet each individual’s skill set, preferences, and availability.
At ALEH Negev, volunteers are placed in residential units where they will quickly become integrated with the staff. The tasks range from care-giving and supervision to assistance with activities and education. Your professional background and experience can be taken into consideration in deciding work placement. A minimum commitment of 4 weeks is required.
If you are considering volunteer work in Israel, please take into account that the circumstances in Israel are very different to that in other countries. The complex political situation, the summer weather, and various cultural differences may present challenge to foreign volunteers. Yet, they also make for an incredible experience. The most important thing is to come with an open mind and a positive attitude.
Shira wakes up to the smiling face of her caregiver, Naama, who showers her, puts on her body brace and splints, and helps her choose her clothes.
Seated in her specialized chair, Shira enjoys her breakfast of scrambled eggs and cereal as Naama helps her grasp a spoon.
Shira maneuvers her specially-adapted wheelchair into her classroom, where she greets her six friends, their teacher and assistant. Today, they enjoy petting Bobbie during pet therapy. This is followed by a computer rehab session and a variety of cognitive-development games.
Shira and her friends participate in a group snack time program, with a communication therapist leading the children in alternative communication devices to express their choices. Today, Danny chooses applesauce and chocolate milk.
Shira’s physical therapist helps her develop better muscle control and stamina. Shira relaxes in a calming, soundproof room full of lights, colors, aromas, vibrations and music.
The speech therapist joins the nutritionist to observe Shira’s improved ability to eat by herself, then plan the next steps in encouraging a higher level of independence.
Shira and her friends close their eyes for a well-deserved rest. Naama finishes her shift and Tali takes her place.
Shira and her friends enjoy a short outing to the nearby playground with a group of volunteers.
Michael, a professional medical clown, blows up balloons and draws huge smiles from Shira and her friends. With Tali’s help, the group finger-paints – one of their favorite activities.
Tali follows the new set of instructions left by the speech therapist and Shira tries to get the meatballs and vegetables into her mouth all by herself. Tali jots down a quick report on Shira’s achievements.
In the clinic Shira smiles at the nurses, who check her blood pressure and respiration. A rehabilitative assistant helps clear Shira’s lungs and upper airway from excess secretions.
“Sweet dreams,” whispers Tali, as she secures Shira’s bed rail and tucks her in with a goodnight kiss.
ALEH Negev is at the countryside of Southern Israel, so ideal for Hiking in the wildreness. The facility has a therapeutic swimming pool, which is opened up on Sundays for the volunteers. Furthermore the volunteers are staying together in a volunteer house with other (young) volunteers and ahve a lot of fun together.
We rent a small house in a nearby Moshav (village) with 3 rooms. The house is shared with a maximum of 6 other volunteers. It contains a kitchen, 3 bathrooms and a spacious living room. The bigger rooms are having 3 beds, 3 cuboards and a bathroom.
3 meals a day are provided for by ALEH