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Autumn Volunteer Opportunities

Come to Israel during the autumn and experience the most exciting of all the agricultural seasons – the harvest. Our autumn harvest trips are for everyone – men and women, singles and families, ages zero to 120!

We currently have two autumn trips to choose from: a 5-week trip and a 2-week trip. These two trips will span the peak of the grape harvest and we will be working out in the lush, beautiful vineyards of Samaria almost every day. Other possible volunteer work during the autumn season includes harvesting olives, harvesting fruit orchards, and planting trees.

If you choose the 5-week trip, you will be in Israel for the fall festival season and have the opportunity to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot in the heartland of Israel! 

5 Week Harvest Trip

arrive in Israel on August 25, 2021
depart Israel on September 29, 2021

If you’re coming from the United States, Canada, or Australia, make sure to plan for at least one day on either end of your trip for flying.

Age 13+$2,640 + airfare
Ages 6 to 12$1,320 + airfare
Ages 0 to 5$528 + airfare

Coming as a family? Every 4th person age 13 and over is free! (applies to immediate family members only)

Last day to applyJuly 14, 2021
2 Week Harvest Trip

arrive in Israel on September 30, 2021
depart Israel on October 14, 2021

If you’re coming from the United States, Canada, or Australia, make sure to plan for at least one day on either end of your trip for flying.

Age 13+$1,320 + airfare
Ages 6 to 12$660 + airfare
Ages 0 to 5$264 + airfare

Coming as a family? Every 4th person age 13 and over is free! (applies to immediate family members only)

Last day to applyAugust 19, 2021

More About These Trips

Accomodations

You’ll be staying in a room at our volunteer campus on the Mount of Blessing, located in central Israel. Our accommodations are not hotel-style, but they are comfortable and have all basic amenities. If you come with your spouse or your family, you’ll be rooming with them. If you come by yourself, you will room with one or two fellow volunteers.

Transportation

We will help you book your flight to Tel Aviv, Israel. When you arrive at the airport, we’ll be there to pick you up. Transportation is already arranged for your entire stay in Israel and we will take you back to Tel Aviv in time for your departure flight at the end of your trip.

Meals

We have a team of chefs running our on-site kitchen and serving three delicious meals every day to our volunteers, along with mid-morning snacks out in the field. All meals are covered in your trip cost.

When we travel or tour in certain locations, such as Jerusalem, there will be an opportunity to eat out at local restaurants. You can pay for this on your own, or if you’d rather not spend the money, our kitchen team will provide a lunch you can pack and take with you for no extra cost.

You can let us know about any allergies or dietary restrictions that you have when you submit your application.

Daily Schedule

With agricultural work, it’s important to get up early and make it to the fields while it’s still cool and the sun isn’t too high in the sky.

Typically, each day begins at 5:00 AM with a half-hour of worship and/or prayer together as a group. Breakfast is served at 5:30 and we head out to the fields shortly after breakfast. Our volunteer campus is surrounded by beautiful vineyards on the Mount of Blessing, so on some days, our volunteer location is within walking distance. If we are not within walking distance, we will take vans or a private bus to nearby farms, anywhere from 20 minutes to 45 minutes away.

We usually work from 6:30 am until lunchtime at 11:00 am. The afternoon schedule varies from day to day. Some days, we will tour local biblical or historical sites in the afternoon, or travel around and meet local residents in the area. On other days, we will continue harvesting through the afternoon (you’ll have the opportunity to head back to camp after lunch and relax, or stay out in the fields to harvest through the afternoon).

Dinner is served at 5:00 pm and, on most evenings, we have a guest speaker out to our campus from a nearby Jewish community to share their personal story, an inspiring message or insightful teaching.

Because we’re waking up early, most folks head to bed between 8:00 pm and 9:00 pm.

This is a typical daily schedule for Sunday through Friday. On Friday night and all-day Saturday, we celebrate the sabbath, taking the day off for rest, fellowship, and Scripture study.

 

What do I need to do?

Signing up for a trip is simple. All you need to do is follow these 4 easy steps:

APPLY

Choose your favorite trip and click “apply”. Follow the instructions to submit your application.

It will take approximately 30 to 45 minutes to fill out your application and will require a photocopy of your passport and a $200 non-refundable processing fee (this amount will be deducted from your trip cost).

INTERVIEW

Once you submit your application and pay your processing fee, someone from our staff team will reach out to you and schedule a phone call or video call. We look forward to meeting you and this call will give you an opportunity to get answers to any questions you may have and we can give you additional details about what to expect and what you should bring with you.

BOOK YOUR TICKET

After you have an interview with one of our staff members, we’ll let you know how and when to book your flight to Israel. It’s very important that you DO NOT BOOK YOUR FLIGHT until you receive a go-ahead from our staff team. We will be filing the paperwork for your visa to enter the country as well as picking you up from the airport. We’ll let you know when it’s okay to book a ticket.

COME TO ISRAEL

Between when you submit your application and the day you arrive in Israel, we’ll send you all the information you need to be prepared, pack everything you need, and be ready for a life-changing experience you will remember forever.

We’ll be waiting at the airport for you!

Here's what other volunteers are saying . . .

  • The experience of a lifetime. Knowing you are fulfilling prophecy by working the vineyards in Samaria has been the most fulfilling event in my spiritual life since my salvation experience in 1970.

    Paul
    from Oklahoma, USA
  • The time I spent with HaYovel was the greatest and most unforgettable time I have ever had, in my trips to Israel… It was such a blessing to work side by side, with my brethren, picking grapes, touring, and meeting our Jewish friends.

    Mary
    from Texas, USA
  • My experience with HaYovel has been a learning experience like no other. It has helped me to see the significance of what we are doing in Israel and how it coincides with fulfilling prophesy. It also has helped put into perspective God’s role of Israel in His great plan for humanity. And has greatly increased my love for our Jewish brothers and sisters.

    Joel
    from Texas, USA
  • The best spiritual experience of my life. A labour of pure love in the vineyards of Samaria is an act of gratitude for what Christ has done for me and my family. It is a spiritual investment in a generational future.

    Clive
    from Western Cape, South Africa
  • I experienced the Bible, the Word of God, not anymore as reading a book, but alive. The places and events from the past and nowadays are now connected in my mind and I have started to understand in a different way my Bible. I discovered a completely new world for me.

    Valentin
    from Sofia, Bulgaria
  • I love the God of the Bible… Serving in His Land and among His People has allowed me to get to know Him in a deeper, more real way. Now I read the stories in the Bible with different eyes. Before, I read the play; now I have been on the stage and it has all become so much more ALIVE and REAL!!!!

    Renee
    from Colorado, USA

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