IsraAID Emergency Volunteer Program
When disasters strike across the U.S., IsraAID mobilizes emergency response teams - including U.S. & Israel-based specialists and volunteers - to support local communities as they recover.
This is your opportunity to join forces and make a difference where it is needed most. Sign up to join IsraAID’s relief efforts on the ground.
We are currently looking for volunteers to help support communities affected by COVID-19. Join us in supporting local food banks to sort/pack, distribute and deliver relief supplies to the most vulnerable communities. We currently have operations in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, San Francisco Bay Area, New Jersey and New York.
Criteria to join:
- Physically and mentally fit to work in disaster/crisis zones
- U.S. Citizenship/ Permanent resident
- Ages: 18 - 60
- Participated in an IsraAID volunteer training webinar
- Signed volunteer agreement
- Active health insurance
- Ability to lift 25+ pounds
- Access to a car
If you are based in Israel and interested in joining, please click here to sign up to IsraAID's roster
What are the requirements to join? What if I’ve never done this before?
Please see criteria to join above. Previous experience implementing humanitarian aid is preferred but not required. The IsraAID team will provide a webinar training to prepare volunteers to work on the field. It is mandatory to join a webinar prior to deployment.
Will PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) be provided?
We will provide tools and personal protective equipment, including gloves and surgical masks.
How do I sign up?
How long is a typical volunteer experience?
Volunteer timing and length vary based on the needs on the ground. Our deployment coordinators will communicate deployment details with you.
What are the health requirements?
We expect volunteers to be physically and emotionally fit to perform their volunteer tasks under challenging conditions in disaster-affected areas. At this time we do not recommend that seniors (65+) or anyone with a chronic health condition volunteer.
We require volunteers to have obtained all necessary vaccinations (subject to deployment).
We expect volunteers to sign a health declaration in their volunteer contracts.
Are there any terms and conditions?
Yes. You will be sent a copy for your review and sign prior to deployment.
I am interested in volunteering but not available in the next month?
Please register and join our professional Emergency Volunteer roster and our webinars to be announced, thus in future situations you will be contacted to join.
To learn about IsraAID’s COVID-19 response visit here.
Generously Supported By:
- Merage institute
- Shalom Corps
- Jewish Foundation LA
- Koret Foundation
- Schusterman Foundation
- Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund