Kibbutz Program
Popular Questions and Answers for the Kibbutz Program Center

Q: How do I apply for the volunteer program?

A: First make sure that you fit the criteria stated on the info sheet; Second, you fill in the registration form and attach all the necessary documents; Third, you receive from the KPC office an answer that your volunteer visa has been approved by the interior office; Forth you buy the flight ticket; Fifth and last, following a short interview upon your arrival to the KPC's office in Tel Aviv, you will be placed in a kibbutz.

 

Q: How do I get to your office from the airport?

First possibility: Take internal bus no. 5 (3 floor in the airport terminal) to bus no. 475 to Tel Aviv central bus station. From there take bus no. 4 to Ben Yehuda ST and ask for Frishman St.

 

Second possibility (recommended): From the Airport terminal take the train to Tel Aviv Central Train Station (the SAVIDOR – ARLOZOROV station).   From there take bus no 10  to Tel Aviv, get off at Frishamn st , corner of Ben Yehuda st.. 

 

Our office is open from 8:30 to 14:30, so, if you arrive in the afternoon or in the weekends (Friday and Saturday) and will have to spend the night in Tel Aviv, take the same bus to Tel Aviv and book in to a hostel. Then come to our office the following morning or Sunday morning. Remember that our weekend is Friday and Saturday and that Sunday is a regular weekday with regular office hours.

 

Q: Can you recommend a nice hostel?

 

Hayarkon 48 Hostel

48 Hayarkon St

Tel Aviv

TEL: 972-3 5168989

FAX: 972-3 5103113

info@hayarkon48.com

 

Momo’s Hostel

28 Ben yehuda St.

Tel Aviv

Tel: 972-3- 5287471

 

Sky Hostel

34 Ben Yehuda St.

Tel Aviv

Tel: 972-3-6200044

Skyhostel@walla.com 

 

 

In the summer, we recommend to book in advance.

 

Q: What is this Medical certificate that you ask for?

A: You need a statement in English from a doctor stating that you are physically and mentally healthy and fit for work in the kibbutz.

 

Q: Can situations occur where I won’t have a kibbutz to go to straight away?

A: We try to do our best to place all volunteers upon arrival. Sometimes in the high season, volunteers wait in hostels nearby our office in Tel Aviv for several days until there is an available kibbutz for them.

 

Q: Can I know which kibbutz I will go to before I leave my country for Israel?

A: We do not allocate places in any Kibbutz in advance. The placement in the Kibbutz is subject to a short interview in our office and the vacancies in the Kibbutzim upon your arrival to our office in Tel Aviv.

 

Q: Can I choose my work?

A: This is a question of available work places and of which season you wish to arrive in and the work options in each Kibbutz.

Q: Can I move from one Kibbutz to another?

A: The placement is in the same Kibbutz during the whole period of volunteering not subject to the duration of volunteering or any other matter. 

 

Q: What equipment is recommended to bring?

 A: The Kibbutz supplies sheets, but you should bring two towels with you. Not all of the Kibbutzim provide working cloths or working shoes. It is recommended to bring good and comfortable shoes for physical work. The Kibbutz provides laundry but you should bring enough clothes for ten days.  Toiletries you can purchase in the Kibbutz grocery store. It is not recommended to bring valuable things since not in all of the Kibbutzim there is a safety box.

 

 

Kibbutz Volunteers  Program Center

Dep. Of the Kibbutz Movement

6 Frishman St., Tel-Aviv

Tel: 972-3-5246154/6

Fax: 972-3-5239966

E-mail: kpc@kibbutzvolunteers.org.il