It’s one thing to visit Israel.
It’s another thing to save a life there.

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MDA’s Overseas Volunteer Program

MDA’s Overseas Volunteer Program offers young adults (ages 18 – 30) from the around the world the chance to work on MDA ambulances alongside Israelis. The 6-week program will teach you MDA’s world-class emergency medical response techniques and send you out into the field — no prior experience needed!

Why see Israel from a tour bus? Help save lives and make a real impact in Israel! To learn more and get information on dates and fees:

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the MDA Overseas Volunteers Program?

The six-week program gives young adults from around the world the chance to make a real difference in Israel. Volunteers are trained as first responders and then serve on ambulances alongside Israelis, providing emergency medical care to those in need. You’ll expand your social and cultural horizons by working with Israelis to help save lives while experiencing Israel from the inside.

What’s a typical day like?

On any given day, you’ll ride alongside Israeli EMTs and paramedics during your eight-hour shift, responding to whatever emergency calls come in, from car accidents to heart attacks, or even women in labor. You’ll bond with the country, help its people, and work with Israelis in a way that just can’t happen on a tour.

What will I learn?

You’ll take a 60-hour basic first responder course and then you’ll put your new skills to work on ambulances. The experience and training you receive will continue to serve you when you return home, enhancing your resume and giving you the skills to save lives.

Who is eligible?
  • You must be between the ages of 18 and 30.
  • You should know basic conversational Hebrew or take the online “Hebrew 101” course provided by MDA before arriving in Israel.
  • You must be independent and motivated.
  • No prior medical knowledge is required.
  • All religions and nationalities are welcome.
How can I get more information?

To learn more and get information on dates and fees, visit www.mdavolunteers.org