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.
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.