Program Dates

Program Dates

Bases may close during the holidays with little or no warning.   Please  see the following schedule for (Holiday Dates) and the *Blackout Date note following the schedule for more information.

** Read below about Sar-El’s exciting new partnership with Magen David Adom!

Click here for the most up-to-date schedule on Sar-El Israel’s site

***** 2024 *****

** Sar-El Israel has an exciting new partnership with Magen David Adom! It’s available to all volunteers.  Embark on a transformative journey with ‘Ne’eman Chaim,’ an immersive first aid intensive program available via Sar-El Israel in collaboration with Magen David Adom.

This specialized program enhances your two-week Sar-El volunteering experience by providing 20 hours of comprehensive first aid training, led by Magen David Adom experts.

The training will be split into two afternoons a week, from 4 pm to 9 pm, with dinner provided, as well as an entire Thursday when participants will spend the day at a MADA location.

The lessons focus on first aid, covering essential actions that can potentially save lives, such as addressing cardiac arrest and utilizing a defibrillator.

Acquire essential skills to respond confidently to emergencies, and upon program completion, receive a certificate recognizing your successful participation. The additional cost for this invaluable and empowering initiative is $300USD.

Please note that the weekend (from Thursday to Sunday) is not included in the program.

It’s the same meeting point and same transport.

Sometimes there are blackout dates due to holidays and volunteers will have to leave the bases,  sometimes for a few days if the holiday is in the middle of the week. Often we are given very little notice from the bases so all volunteers must be prepared in case they have to stay in hotels/hostels during the holidays. If volunteers do not want to incur the expense of staying in hotels, they should avoid coming during any holidays. This applies (but is not limited) to Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, Succot, Pesach, and Shavuot.