We realize that participation in Project TEN will cost the volunteers money, such as for 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.
The UJA Federation of New York and Project TEN 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 UJA New York | TEN fund is based on a “pay it forward” model in which recipients are asked to sign an honor code, pledging to return the full amount within 2-3 years. 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 participant needs to fill out a request form. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. 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 Arad or Kibbutz Harduf, Israel?
Masa 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.