Community Service – CAARI Volunteers by Marcia Bercov

CAARI Serves Israel’s Community
“As you might already know, part of the CAARI program incorporates some Community Service, or volunteer work, during the four weeks in which the group stays here in Tel Aviv.  Some people choose to work in an elementary school, tutoring children in Grades 4-6 in improving their English language skills.  Another option is working at Ichilov Hospital’s rehab department, serving breakfast to patients or doing similar tasks.
A few years ago another volunteer opportunity opened up at the Tel Aviv Botanic Garden, and this has been my choice since then. The Garden itself, across the road from Tel Aviv University, focuses on research and education.  As volunteers, we help weed the garden and collect seeds in the Seeds Room.
This year our volunteer coordinator is Iyar, a young man doing his National Service at the Garden.”

CAARI also volunteers in the JNF forests – see Blog on Forest Work!

Botanical Garden CAARI volunteers

Ichilov Rehab Center

Bal Shem Tov

Amiel Rambam




The Canadian American Active Retirees in Israel, CAARI, offers active seniors a unique opportunity to experience Israel. The program is designed to explore the biblical landscapes, follow the footsteps of the early pioneers, and envision the future of our Homeland. The CAARI Program includes community service, toursa speakers forum and the camaraderie of the CAARI Family. The Program is designed for to feel, touch, hear and see Israel from the mountains to the desert, from sea to sea, and from ancient to modern.

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