Prerequisites




We need to have each person fill out the attached application and submit with:

  • copy of passport
  • copy of medical release (with doctors stamp) '
  • copy of health insurance

*SAR-EL is very forgiving on age with regards to volunteers but we must have them get a medical waiver and provide proof of insurance.


We really can't confirm until we receive the above any participant.

Please note that we only accept supporters of Israel (yes, very broad guidelines)


SAR-EL only accepts applicants who hold a valid passport and (a visa if needed) which must be valid 6 months after their program ends.
DO NOT BUY AN AIRLINE TICKET UNTIL YOU HAVE RECEIVED CONFIRMATION THAT YOU HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED INTO THE PROGRAM.
Please note that all volunteers will be picked up by 12:00 pm on the day of their program start time so please be sure to plan your travel accordingly.




COST

AUD500 age 25+
AUD400 under 25

(Basic meals and accommodation provided)

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PROGRAM

Program Schedule: If you have 10 people, we can do a specific program as long as it starts on a Sunday and is not on a Jewish holiday. Smaller groups and individual participants will be placed in our normal calendared program


VOLUNTEER ISSUES

The biggest issues we have is that volunteers arrive:

- expecting to have their own room (they sleep in barracks)
- want to select their own "check-in" and "check out" dates
- expect WI-FI and a Gym and the ability to leave the base as they please.

We try to gently remind people this is work on an Army base, in uniform and we follow the IDF procedures and we try to nicely dispel the notion that this is a free vacation at the IDF Hyatt in the Desert!

We really try to give people clear expectations about the work aspect and the conditions of the base. We do try to accommodate people on their desire for certain bases and certain friends. We do not offer assistance on making travel plans beyond SAR-El.

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