Program Options

Perfect for Adventurers

All of our program options offer an insider’s view of Israel. You will work alongside soldiers, base employees, and other volunteers on an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) base, performing non-combat civilian support duties such as packing medical supplies; repairing machinery and equipment; building fortifications; and cleaning, painting, and maintaining the base.

Ed Kohl of Michigan describes his motivation for volunteering.


You are housed in barracks with fellow volunteers, enjoy 3 kosher meals a day, and wear IDF work clothes. The Sunday to Thursday workweek also includes cultural programs in the evening, and tours when possible.

Weekends are spent off the base. You can travel in Israel, visit with friends and relatives, or hang out with your new VFI buddies. No-cost army hostel accommodations and reduced-price hotel rates are usually available. 

Year-round, we offer one-, two-, and three-week programs that may be extended with permission. Contact your regional representative for more information.