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Winter / Spring Volunteer Opportunities

Israel’s winter season (not a lot of snow, but plenty of rain) begins in late November and continues through the end of March. This is an important time of the year for agriculture and the small farmers of Israel need a lot of help.

Our winter volunteer trips are for men only and run from January through mid-March. Volunteer work is mostly of pruning vineyards in locations all throughout Israel’s central mountain range. We may also be planting trees or helping with various other projects on nearby farms.

Our spring pruning trip options range from two weeks up to eight weeks. It is a wonderful time for men of all ages to work and fellowship together with like-minded men. Coming to the pruning is a life-changing experience you will never forget!

Fathers and sons (must be age 13 or older) are encouraged to come together! Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. No one is too old to come to the pruning!

Check out our Summer Trips page and our Autumn Trips page for volunteer opportunities that are open to both men and women, singles and families.

Registration hasn't opened yet for the winter and spring of 2022

We’re so excited you stopped by our site to explore volunteer opportunities in Israel!

We don’t have any trips scheduled yet for the winter and spring of 2022. Please check back here later in the year.

Registration is currently OPEN for our summer 2021 and autumn 2021 trips. Select a season below to find your Israel trip.

More About the Pruning

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 son(s) or a family member, 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

A typical day during the pruning begins at 5:30 AM with a half-hour of worship and/or prayer together as a group. Breakfast is served at 6:00 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 7:00 in the morning until 2:00 or 3:00 in the afternoon, with a mid-morning snack break and lunch at noon. On many days, we will tour local biblical or historical sites in the afternoon, or travel around and meet local residents in the area.

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. From 7:00 PM on is open for fellowship with other volunteers or personal reading and study (or an early bedtime if you like!).

This is a typical daily schedule for Sunday through Thursday. Friday is a shorter work day and then 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 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
  • 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
  • I’ve been to several pruning trips with HaYovel, and each one has been very life-changing and defining for me as a man. I would highly recommend the pruning trip to any man that places a high value on pursuing God, investing in the lives of others, and being challenged to grow as a man.

    Joseph
    from Colorado, 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

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