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Our volunteer opportunities provide a behind-the-scenes look into the Save a Child's Heart Children’s Home. Volunteers are responsible for organizing games and activities for the children, as well as acting as a friend and a familiar face. Volunteers are crucial for providing care and emotional support to the kids and their families during their stay in Israel, pre- and post-surgery.

In addition, volunteers are exposed to many different cultures, languages, and customs while at the Children’s Home, making this a uniquely special experience.

All volunteers also take part in our #EndlessLev fundraising initiative, where they have the chance to share their experience and become ambassadors for Save a Child’s Heart.

The minimum age for all volunteers is 18-years-old.


Application Deadlines

Spring 2019: Applications must be in by Jan 1, 2019

Summer 2019: Applications must be in by Feb 1, 2019

Fall 2019: Applications must be in by June 1, 2019
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For questions about volunteering, please view our FAQs or email Iris at ylcoordinator@saveachildsheart.com.
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Full-Time Volunteer

Full-time volunteers live in the SACH Children’s Home in Holon for a period of 2-3 weeks (the time commitment depends on the season) and are fully immersed in the day-to-day lives of the children at Save a Child’s Heart. Full-time volunteers get the chance to wake up with the kids, spend the whole day with them, and go to sleep with them while cuddling up with a movie or a book. The bonds you will form with the kids will be ones that neither of you are likely to ever forget.

Your role in this position will be to plan fun, imaginative, and educational activities, oversee that children are playing safely, and help the Housemother and Volunteer Coordinator with any additional tasks in the home or office.

This is a 6 day/week, full-time (8:30 am - 6:30 pm) position. The cost of living in the house is 100 USD/week. We provide bedding and basic food supplies.

To apply to be a full-time volunteer, please click "Apply Now" above and fill out the application.
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Part-Time Volunteer
Ongoing part-time volunteers have the unique privilege of following kids through their SACH journey. Every week, you will see them at a different stage - from their arrival, to their treatment, to their departure. Part-time volunteers have the chance to form relationships with kids throughout the duration of their stay that last a lifetime.

As a part-time volunteer, you will be able to come to the SACH Children's Home in Holon for weekly shifts where you can do activities and play with the children. You will need to find your own accommodations, but you will be able to spend as many weeks coming as you would like (with a minimum commitment of 3 consecutive weeks).

The shifts are from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm every day during the workweek (Sunday-Thursday). Specific shifts will be decided upon your acceptance to the program by you and the Volunteer Coordinator.

To apply to be a part-time volunteer, please click "Apply Now" above and fill out the application.
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Volunteer Experiences

“‘Balagan,’ the Hebrew slang word for chaos or a mess, was just about the first word I heard upon entering 16 Haviva Reik. Since then, that word has continually echoed throughout the SACH house. “Don’t make balagan!” “YOU! Very, very big balagan!” I can hear those phrases resounding downstairs as I write this post from my bed. Let me be clear: “BALAGAN” is used for everything. And I mean everything.” - Scarlett Bach

To read more about Scarlett's time volunteering at the Children's Home and many more stories, check out the SACH House Blog.
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