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Cost

The cost for the three-month Project TEN program outside of Israel, including volunteer, social, and learning activities; transportation between the center and your volunteer placement; trips and excursions; Internet connection; and subsidized food and lodging, is just under $10 per day, or $900 for the entire three-month period.

The cost for the five-month Project TEN program at its Israeli centers, including volunteer, social, and learning activities; transportation between the center and your volunteer placement; trips and excursions; Internet connection; and subsidized food and lodging, is just under $10 per day, or $1,500 for the entire five-month period with a Masa scholarship / $3,500 for the entire five-month period without a Masa scholarship (scroll down to learn if you are eligible for a Masa scholarship).

The cost for any track in all Project TEN centers under three months is $18 per day, times the number of days at the center. These tracks are unique, and are open to special groups. Please contact ten@jafi.org for more details.

The cost does not include your airfare to the target country, health insurance, visa fees, or vaccinations.

Upon acceptance to the program you will be given instructions to reserve your place with a $300 registration payment through this website. The balance will be paid in two equal payments.

In the event that, after paying the registration fee, you must withdraw from the program, you will be refunded $200.

Financial Aid

We realize that participation in Project TEN will cost the volunteers money, such as  forfaq-top flights and participation fees. As a volunteering program, we cannot cover these costs, and we believe that a Tikkun Olam program should help those in desperate need in our target countries, and not the volunteers who are coming to help them. However, we want to ensure that no eligible participant will be turned away on account of being unable to pay the participation fee.
 
We have, therefore, established a Pay it Forward Fund that will provide some assistance to those volunteers who find it hard to pay for all of their expenses.

Each and every candidate will be required to participate in his or her own costs to some extent, and the scholarships will fund only up to 50% of the entire costs.

The Project TEN scholarship fund will be based on a “pay it forward” model in which scholarship recipients will be asked to sign an honor code, pledging to return 50% of the scholarship within 3 years, and the full amount within 5.  This arrangement will not be legally binding, but will be actively encouraged, and will help other participants, in turn, to volunteer where they are needed.

We believe that a person who has had an amazing and life-changing experience in one of our centers will want to help others to have the same experience.

To apply, the volunteer should send a letter to ten@jafi.org which details as much as possible his or her need and the sum he or she requires. Each application will be reviewed by a committee, and the applicant will receive a reply within two weeks from the receipt of the application.

Volunteering in Kiryat Shmona or Kibbutz Harduf, Israel?

masaMasa Israel Journey works to make it as easy as possible for young adults to go to Israel. We offer grants and scholarships to help make the experience more affordable. All Masa Israel participants are eligible to apply for universal grants and need-based scholarships towards the cost of your program. Your grant/scholarship will be deducted from the total cost of your program. The amount available depends on your country of origin, age, and the length of your program.

Take a look at our Grant and Scholarship Policy to find out more about eligibility criteria and for information about what you’ll need to apply.

Masa Israel Journey is funded jointly by The Jewish Agency for Israel and by the Government of Israel.