Opportunities for Volunteering
Click on the orange headlines below to find out what volunteering opportunities there may be for you.
Click on 'Current Volunteering Opportunities'
to see where help is most needed at this time.
Use your area of ability, whether it is your knowledge of English, or your sewing ability, or any other field of expertise, to help the individuals and groups who need your input.
If you have empathy with special needs children and adults, or experience in dealing with horses or other animals, you may find your niche in volunteering here.
Support & Welfare
If you have some spare hours in the week to help out at one of our second hand shops, or book shops, or to help pack items in our Food Aid programs, then please check out the volunteer opportunities below.
Your help would be greatly appreciated.
Volunteer in an ESRA Office
ESRA is continuously in need of office volunteers.
There are 3 types of help:
to commit to helping out on a regular basis, say for a few hours once a week
to offer to help on an irregular basis, for instance if help is needed to send out a special mailing, or telephone calls or suchlike.
computer friendly volunteers to help with graphic design of the Events sheet, and the social networking sites of ESRA and the ESRA Magazine on Facebook, Twitter etc.
Volunteer help is appreciated in all 3 of ESRA's offices:
Gan Rashal, Herzliya - the main hub of ESRA's English speaking and ECF activities - contact Sandra 09-950 8371
Beit Fisher, 5 Klausner St., Raanana - ESRA's drop-in centre and bookings office (and book shop) - contact Judy 09-748 2957
Areas of involvement include answering telephone calls, dealing with simple queries or referring to the correct person, addressing and stuffing envelopes, filing, photocopying, computer updating or just being on hand to help out generally.
You will be working in a pleasant air conditioned enviroment, together with other staff members and volunteers and feel you are contributing to the smooth running of a wonderful and worthwhile organisation.
Volunteer in an ESRA Shop
ESRA 'Nearly New Shops' are central in the lives of many new immigrants, foreign workers, young families etc. who can purchase good quality goods at very reasonable prices. We currently have shops in Raanana
and Kfar Saba
Raanana, Car park behind 102 Ahuza, 09-741 2631
Kfar Saba, 45 Rothschild, 09-765 4652; 050-535 4884
Volunteers always welcome to help with the various duties - come in to have a look around - you can ring first to get easy directions to the shop.
Volunteers commit themselves to come for a few hours each week to help sort, fold and sell the goods. Each shop has a professional in charge and guidance is given. Hebrew is an advantage, but not essential.
Volunteer drivers are also needed to collect goods from donors' homes.
ESRA now has three Second Hand Bookshops
and volunteers are always welcome. Please call the following numbers:
Current Volunteering Opportunities
As of March 2017
ESRA Magazine distributors in Herzliya, Hod Hasharon and Kfar Saba half an hour once every two months. Contact Shelley firstname.lastname@example.org or 072-2201482
Netanya, Hefziba neighborhood need Music / voice development / singing teachers to give one on one lesson in the new music center. Center is open every day. Contact Nina 054-4305498
Kfar Saba & Raanana - ESRA Second hand shops looking for drivers to pick up goods and deliver to stores, and help sorting and selling in the shops. Contact Ed 050-5354884
Raanana - ESRA Second hand bookstore need volunteers in store. Contact Judy 09-7482957
Media and marketing person to promote ESRA on social media sites and newspapers. Job suitable also for students. Contact Shelley 072-2201482
ESRAbooks Secondhand Bookshop in the Azrieli Mall (open daily Sunday to Friday 10:00-13:00 and Tuesday and Thursday 16:00-19:00.Time required: 3.5 hours, approx once in two weeks.Contact: Cynthia 050-8251923 email@example.com
English Tutoring Program (ETP) - English conversation with elementary and high school pupils in coordination with the school curriculum. Time required: 1-2 hours once a week. Contact: Vicky Pilo 054-4949698 firstname.lastname@example.org
English Enrichment at Neve ESRA, our afternoon moadonit for 9-12 year-old children at risk, assisting them with their English homework, playing games and activities.Time required: 1 hour every Thursday at 3pm; program runs throughout the school year.Contact: Marsha Goldstein 054-5370309 email@example.com
Befrienders: Periodic training sessions
for new Befrienders - for both men & women in Netanya, Raanana, Herzliya and all surrounding areas. There are many people in the area in private homes, and also residential homes, looking for company. If you would be willing to take them out for a coffee or just have a chat, contact Glenis Bertfield
, ESRA Befrienders Coordinator 054-773 4392
English Tutoring Program (ETP)- English conversation with elementary and high school pupils in coordination with the school curriculum. Time required: 1-2 hours once a week in Haifa, Rishon Le Zion and Kfar Saba. Contact Shelley 072-2201482
Events- Organizing and running social meetings, events, lectures, trips and hikes in Raanana, Karmiel, Petach Tikva, Rishon Le Zion, Zichron Yaacov, Hadera and Haifa. Contact Shelley 072-2201482
Computer friendly volunteers to help with the website - Can work from home. Contact Shelley 072-2201482
ESRA Magazine Volunteering
The ESRA magazine is a quality 108-page bi-monthly magazine that is edited and distributed totally by volunteers.
If you would like to help with the production in some way, read on:
Volunteers with computer skills wanted Contact the Magazine office.
Could you operate the magazine's page on Facebook? Contact the Magazine office.
Would you like to edit a column on a specific topic, or submit an article for inclusion in the Magazine? Contact the Magazine office.
Can you offer to help collate the Magazine on 'Packing Day' once every 2 months? Contact ESRA
Can you offer to help hand distribute Magazines to homes in your area? A volunteer will deliver the bundle of magazines to you. Contact ESRA
Can you offer to deliver bundles of Magazines by car to our volunteer distributors in your area? Contact ESRA