A service-learning program that takes place in Israel and developing regions around the world in which volunteers participate in an integrated curriculum focusing on Tikkun Olam, Jewish Values, community, social activism and Jewish identity.
The program helps build sustainable projects in developing communities and offers participants the opportunity to explore what it means to be a “Jewish Activist.” The Project Ten program is heavily subsidised by the Israeli Government.
2021 Cohorts will be in one of two locations:
Kibbutz Harduf: Live in the heart of the pine forests of the Galilee, working in co-existence, organic agriculture, sustainability and special needs inclusions.
Mitzpe Ramon: Promoting education and tourism projects in the endless tranquillity of the Machtesh.
Program includes accommodation and meals
I am currently volunteering at the Shaar LaAdam-Bab LilInsan centre near Kibbutz Harduf and the Bedouin village of Ka'abiyye, in the Lower Galilee region of Israel. Project Ten has been an amazing experience here so far, and we get the chance to volunteer in a wide range of volunteering placements. Located between two different cultural communities gives us the chance to immerse ourselves in both. Three days a week we help to teach English to children at the local Bedouin Primary schools, which has been such a rewarding and meaningful experience. Additionally, we volunteer at Beit Elisha, a curative community located on Kibbutz Harduf - working in therapeutic workshops for people with Special Needs. I get the chance to work in the small animals farm, which is in itself a wonderful experience, but it is made so much more meaningful because we get to help and guide the members during their work day.
I also took the opportunity to volunteer at Beit Tuvia, a dormitory on the kibbutz for youth at risk. It's been so wonderful to get the chance to volunteer in different fields and build meaningful connections with the people we work with.
I chose Project Ten due to the dynamic nature of the program. We get the chance to volunteer in a variety of fields, as well as participate in educational seminars and discussions. For someone who was looking for direction and inspiration, it has been such an eye-opening experience.