Popular Questions and Answers

How do I apply for the volunteer program?
First, make sure that you fit the criteria stated on the info sheet;
Second, 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, buy the flight ticket;
Fifth, following a short interview upon your arrival to the KPC's office in Tel Aviv, you will be placed in a kibbutz.
How do I get to your office from the airport?

First possibility: From the airport take the 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. 70 which stops at Shaul Hamelech / Leonardo Da Vinci Str. every 10-15 minutes.

Second possibility - From the airport take the train to Azrieli Train Station (I'ts called also "Hashalon Station"). From there take Bus No. 56 which stops in front of the Kibbutz Movement (13 Leonardo da Vinci St.)

Our office is open from Sunday to Thursday, 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.

Can you recommend a nice hostel?

Hayarkon 48 Hostel
48 Hayarkon St.
Tel Aviv

Abraham Hostel
21 Levontin St.
Tel Aviv

Momo’s Hostel
28 Ben yehuda St.
Tel Aviv

Sky Hostel
34 Ben Yehuda St.
Tel Aviv

Please note that this is only a friendly recommendation, and we cannot assume any responsibility regarding this or any accommodations.
In the summer, we recommend to book in advance.

What forms do I need to provide for the application?
Our medical form - You need to download it and have your family Doctor, who knows your past and present medical history, fill it in in English. He needs to sign on it, stating that you are physically and mentally healthy and fit for work in the kibbutz. Do not forget to read and sign too on the "Volunteer's statement part".
Police Clearance Certificate - After you receive it from the police or another agency,
you need to scan and upload it.
Volunteer's Declaration – Download, fill in, scan and upload
Updated photo of yours - Attach
Photo copy of your passport – The page with your photo
Can I know which kibbutz I will go to before I leave my country for Israel?
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. We do our best to place all volunteers in the Kibbutzim they choose or prefer going to on the same day of their arrival to our office.
Can situations occur in which I won’t have a kibbutz that I want to go to?
The placement in the Kibbutz is subject to a short interview in our office in Tel Aviv. We do our best to place all volunteers in the Kibbutzim they choose or prefer going to, depending on the vacancies in the Kibbutzim, on the same day of their arrival to our office.
Can I choose my work?
This is a question of available work places and of which season you wish to arrive in and the work options in each Kibbutz. The volunteer coordinator is responsible for the matching between the volunteer and the job in the Kibbutz.
Can I move from one Kibbutz to another?
The placement is in the same Kibbutz during the whole period of volunteering not subject to the duration of volunteering or any other matter.
Can I learn Hebrew while I'm in the Kibbutz?
Our Program does not include Hebrew lessons. You can learn Hebrew from the interaction with the local people in the Kibbutz.
What equipment is recommended to bring?
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-warm clothes for the winter and light clothes for the summer. 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.
What is the exact or average amount of pocket money paid by the Kibbutz?
The amount of pocket money paid in the Kibbutz changes from one Kibbutz to another. You will receive this information and more, once you arrive to the Kibbutz and meet the volunteer leader.