IMPROVE – a multi-dimensional paradigm

Volunteering in IMPROVE is spread over four volunteering arenas: Israel, under-industrialized countries. industrialized countries and Jewish communities. Accordingly, the movement is based on the development of four main tracks:

  1. From overseas to Israel track:

Assigning professional volunteers to Israel from industrialized countries within the framework of PRO – VOIS program. The volunteers will participate in a wide range of social, educational and development programs. A key component of the program is the availability of intercultural dialogue and the joint development of values ​​of acceptance, giving and civic responsibility.

The method: Recruiting and integrating professional volunteers from abroad to volunteer in their fields of training and professional expertise in social organizations and Israeli public institutions, including in the fields of health, education, welfare, rehabilitation, promotion of entrepreneurship and technology, environment, archeology and more.

  1. From Israel to overseas track:

Assigning professional Israeli volunteers to industrialized countries – The IMPROVE International Volunteer Centers.

The method: Establishing a global network of volunteer centers – IMPROVE centers in developed countries (mainly in the OECD countries) that focus on multi-literal volunteerism, centered on joint action for Israel and together with Israelis for disadvantaged communities around the world.

  1. Multilateral volunteering track:

A joint dispatch of volunteers from Israel and from industrialized countries to the developing world. The program is a “multi-literal” program. The BRIT – International Volunteer and Capacity Building Centers.

The method: Establishing, developing and operating an international network of Israeli volunteer centers in industrialized countries – “BRIT Centers“. Each of the IMPROVE programs and centers will operate every year between tens and hundreds of volunteers, professionals, and multi-literal activities. The centers will also operate as IMPROVE branches and will be based on active and committed volunteer leadership.

  1. Jewish peoplehood track:

Assigning professional volunteers from Israel, from developed countries and from the diaspora to weak Jewish communities – AMIUT – Jewish Peoplehood International Volunteering Program. The volunteers will engage in empowerment, assistance to isolated, and weak Jewish communities in the Diaspora in the fields of education and Jewish continuity, welfare, education, health, nursing and more.

The method: To recruit and dispatch Israeli volunteers and volunteers from the Diaspora to help weaker Jewish communities in the world and strengthen their connection to Israel and Jewish culture.

The PRO VOIS program will operate in affinity with the program of The Ministry of Welfare for assigning volunteers from overseas in Israel (VOIS).

Target audience:

Communities in Israel

Communities and programs in developing countries

Communities and programs in developed countries

Jewish communities around the world

Types of programs for assigning volunteers Profile of the volunteers

ProVol program – Professional Volunteering for Israel Program

Brit centers – BRIT Volunteer and Capacity Building Centers

IMPROVE centers –International Centers Volunteer

AMIUT Program – Jewish Peoplehood International Volunteering Program

Israeli professional volunteers

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Young Israeli volunteers without consolidated professional background

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International professional volunteers

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International volunteers without consolidated professional background

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VOIS program

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Professional volunteers from the diaspora

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IMPROVE volunteers:

The IMPROVE movement will recruit, train and operate a wide range of volunteers from Israel, other nations and Jewish communities in the Diaspora and will integrate volunteers from target communities to assignments in under-industrialized countries. All the volunteers of the movement will participate in training and training programs coordinated with the voluntary field of practice.

  • Volunteers from the Israeli public and from target communities around the world who wish to volunteer in the target communities. These volunteers will include both professionals and experts on various subjects, as well as volunteers who wish to take part in volunteer missions outside the framework of their professional training.
  • Retired people who are welling volunteer and o take on development and assistance roles for long periods.
  • Youth and students active in Israeli-Jewish associations, such as youth movements, student movements, traditional movements, youth in a gap year before and after military service, and others.
  • Israeli and Jewish volunteers from communities around the world who will work for communities in developing countries and needy Jewish communities.
  • Professional Israeli volunteers trained to work as disaster relief volunteers worldwide.
  • Volunteers affiliated with the international diplomatic circle of Israel – diplomatic and Israeli families who are permanently present in developing countries for various tasks.

Some examples of professional volunteers taking part in IMPROVE:

  • Physicians – especially in primary care, public health, hospitals and public health services and non-profit institutions in developing countries
  • Paramedical professionals – direct assistance and preventive medicine.
  • Experts in the fields of agriculture, water management, renewal energy and more
  • Computer personnel – developing management and information systems for community organizations and advancing training of lay staff and volunteers.
  • Community and social workers – for community and organizational development activities.
  • Business management experts skilled in developing social – business initiatives and small businesses.
  • Education professionals – formal and informal education completion, working with children and youth at risk, out of home settings etc.
  • Advocates – assisting cooperatives, workers unions, women’s organizations, human rights and environmental organizations.

Engineers and architects – in providing assistance to construction projects. Rehabilitation and nursing personnel – providing care to communities with special needs.

IMPROVE – a multi-dimensional paradigm

Programs and Activities

Professional volunteering management

Professional volunteering management

Professional volunteering management

Professional volunteering management

Communities in Israel

Communities and programs in developing countries

Communities and programs in developing countries

Jewish communities around the world

ProVol program – Professional Volunteering for Israel Program

BRIT centers – Volunteer and Capacity Building Centers

IMPROVE centers International Centers Volunteer

AMIUT Program – Jewish Peoplehood International Volunteering Program

Target countries for cooperation - "IMPROVE" Centers:

  • Europe: Germany, Austria, Italy, France, Spain, Poland, United Kingdom, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Russia.
  • Asia: Taiwan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan.
  • Latin America: Brazil, Mexico, Argentina.
  • North America: USA, Canada.

Target countries for launching volunteers for development ("BRIT" communities):

  • Africa: Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Rwanda, Malawi, and countries in West Africa and South Africa.
  • Asia: India, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos. Central Asian countries.
  • Latin America.

“Dreams are not so different from Deeds as some may think. All the Deeds of men are only Dreams at first. And in the end, their Deeds dissolve into Dreams.”  …” But, if you do not wish it, all this that I have related to you is and will remain a fable.” (Herzl, Theodore, Old New Land, (1902)

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