Volunteer Opportunities in Developing Countries


Following is a list of all OLAM partners that have volunteer programs or opportunities in developing countries.

Click on the organization name to learn more about the volunteer opportunity.

A New Dawn in the Negev

A Bedouin-Jewish co-existence NGO that provides programming for Bedouin youth-at-risk. It is based in Rahat, the only Bedouin city in Israel.

Brit Olam

Brit Olam – International Volunteering and Development is an Israeli public association that develops and executes community-based development programs to reduce poverty and vulnerability in developing countries, and provides relief and rehabilitation projects in states of humanitarian crises.

Build Startup 100

A pioneering initiative designed to empower aspiring entrepreneurs with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in the world of startups. They conduct immersive 5-day workshops in the picturesque landscapes of Africa, designed to provide participants with practical insights into building successful startups, even when resources are scarce.

Cadena International

Dedicated to assisting in natural disasters and humanitarian emergencies around the world through the “hand-in-hand” method of assistance, which consists of delivering the aid directly to those affected.

El HaLev

An Israeli non-profit dedicated to countering sexual, emotional, and physical violence through innovative educational programs.

Fair Planet

An Israeli non-profit providing smallholder farmers in developing countries with means to exit the malnutrition and poverty cycle through access to the highest quality seeds.


The FSJU identifies priorities, invents appropriate programs, and interfaces with national or regional public authorities to mobilize public funding and coordinate actors working on the ground. Volunteers are the heart of their projects. They are looking for hard-working, creative and professional men and women of all ages and backgrounds.

Global Village Connect

​Connecting classrooms and communities by developing practical solutions that improve health, education and economic opportunity through sustainable micro-enterprise.Building and sustaining relationships between classrooms, service learning organizations and hospice caregivers is key to our vision. Bringing individuals from the USA to work alongside their partners in remote villages strengthens the commitment and fosters a meaningful cross-cultural exchange.


An Israeli organization working to make volunteering accessible to everyone. By volunteering, you can discover your true strength, meet great people, and understand how much satisfaction and pleasure there is in working together to achieve a goal.

Heroes for Life

Volunteering in 16 different countries all around the world in orded to do good and to represent the beautiful face of Israel and it's released soldiers.


Drawing on our Jewish values and history, HIAS stands for a world in which refugees find welcome, safety, and opportunity.


At IsraAID, there is have one shared purpose: to help communities reclaim their future after disasters. See how you can get involved and play your part.

NATAN Worldwide Disaster Relief

NATAN Worldwide Disaster Relief is an all-volunteer Israeli humanitarian disaster relief organization with over 19 years of experience in global operations. NATAN collaborates with international NGOs and local communities throughout the world.

Operation Ethiopia

Operation Ethiopia is a proudly Jewish and Israeli organization whose mission is to bring high-quality eyecare directly to every Ethiopian in need—to Jews and non-Jews alike. They bring life-changing eyecare directly to people in Ethiopia. They meet Ethiopia’s most destitute right where they are with their mobile eyecare clinics, eye surgeries, by empowering Ethiopian ophthalmologists with hands-on subspecialty training, and providing first-aid instruction to villagers.

Save a Child's Heart

Mending hearts regardless of race,  religion, gender, nationality or financial status. Their volunteer opportunities provide a behind-the-scenes look into the life-saving journey of the Save a Child's Heart patients.

Stand Up

Inspiring and mobilising the Australian Jewish community and working together with marginalised communities to tackle Australia’s most pressing social challenges through action and education.

The Step Up

Providing life skills and education to children who have fled conflict and violence during a humanitarian crisis. The program runs in refugee camps or rural villages during the summer and winter holidays, offering children a safe, productive and stimulating environment.


Tikkun Olam Network (TEN) has worked for over a decade to foster community and social resilience in disadvantaged communities worldwide, with the support of volunteers from Israel and Jewish diaspora communities, collaborating with local partners in the spirit of Jewish and universal values, embodying "Tikkun Olam" in action. We have a network of volunteer centers around the world where adventurous Israelis and Jews volunteer in local communities.

Tevel B'Tzedek

Tevel combats extreme poverty at its roots within subsistence farming villages, which are home to over half of the populations in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Their commitment is to address the complex challenges of global poverty and make the world a more just and beautiful home for humanity.

United Hatzalah

A community-based volunteer emergency medical services (EMS) organization committed to providing the fastest response to medical emergencies across Israel, even prior to the arrival of ambulances and completely free of charge.

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