Who We Are

Brit Olam – International Volunteering and Development is an Israeli public association established in 2005. Our activities include developing and executing community-based development programs to reduce poverty and vulnerability in developing countries, as well as providing relief and rehabilitation projects in states of humanitarian crises.

Brit Olam leadership is composed of practitioners and academics in the fields of development and civil society as well as concerned citizens from the Israeli business and diplomatic sectors. Members and activists come from diverse fields, including education, law, medicine, psychiatry, social work, clinical psychology, business, community development and international development. Most of its activities are carried out on a voluntary basis.

Drawing on Israeli expertise in the fields of community development, health, arts and education, agriculture and others, Brit Olam develops programs for disadvantaged communities around the world, providing them with relevant knowledge and skills so they can create a better future for themselves. With the help and knowledge of professional and non-professional volunteers, Brit Olam helps disadvantaged communities to develop and become sustainable and independent from external  international or local aid and enjoy a better well-being.

Our activities include training and dispatching volunteers from Israel and from the Jewish world to developmental missions worldwide; initiating and operating model programs in the fields of education, community health and agriculture in developing countries; providing relief aid and rehabilitation programs to communities stricken by natural or manmade disasters; and more. Brit Olam programs are operated jointly with local and international development organizations.

Our Mission

Brit Olam – International Volunteering and Development  promotes values of “Tikkun Olam”, social responsibility, social entrepreneurship and volunteerism. Brit Olam believes that each human maintains the right to exist in dignity and aims to support a just, inclusive and pluralistic Israeli society. To achieve its mission, Brit Olam integrates Israeli and Jewish volunteers from around the world in developing and cultivating sustainable development programs for the benefit of disadvantaged populations and carries out relief operations in response to natural or man made disasters.