- No special technical skills are needed!
- No teaching experience is required!
- Minimal time commitment: 30 minute weekly morning sessions
- Done from your home or any location with an Internet connection
- Curriculum is supplied in advance
- Substitute mentors are available if volunteers need to miss a session
Studies have shown that language immersion is the best way to learn a new language.Thanks to today’s technology, truly immersive conditions can be created so that even students in Israel can learn the language in the most effective way.
Each Israel Connect volunteer is matched with one student in Israel. Due to the seven-hour time difference, the sessions take place in the North American morning while the students are finishing their school day. Every set of partners is given a consistent time and date on which they connect weekly, between 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM EST.
The ideal volunteer is generally a retired or semi-retired individual, with 30 minutes to spare in the morning. Israel Connect provides complete technical support and training in the use of the simple video chat software for those who need it. Our volunteers are fluent in English, and have an interest in helping young people to learn. As long as volunteers have access to an Internet connection, an Israel Connect coordinator will ensure all technical requirements are provided for before the first meeting. All subsequent sessions will also be facilitated, so volunteers don’t require any special technical skills.
In addition to the growing group of committed volunteers of all ages, Israel Connect also reaches out to senior centers and nursing homes, allowing seniors this wonderful interaction. Through technical training, Israel Connect allows even those who are less mobile to connect weekly with a student, enhancing their life with a fun visit. It has been proven time and time again that consistent human interactions can greatly impact the quality of life of the aged, and those who interact with seniors are in a position to have a tremendously positive impact. While making good company for their senior companion, students are encouraged to speak and improve their English skills. A real win-win situation!
You can volunteer with Israel Connect by contacting us using the form below: