As young Israeli’s graduate High school, some of them choose to postpone their Army service in the IDF for a year of volunteering in a framework of their choice
Each year Ayalim accepts over 60 volunteers out of the hundreds that come to interview for the Ayalim pre-army program.
The pre-army volunteers are truly the Ayalim’s special force! They are part of realizing the vision of David Ben-Gurion as they take upon themselves the significant role of building new towns and student villages in the Negev, Galilee and Lod.
How does it work?
The volunteers are split into 8 communes, each commune is set in one of the Ayalim student villages across the Galilee, Negev, and Lod.
Their volunteering year consists of both educational and social volunteering in local schools, youth programs and family centres according to the local needs that arise, as well as “Active Zionism” projects – building and refurbishing across Israel’s periphery.