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MDA Volunteers Program
Volunteer in Israel with the country’s national rescue organization,
Magen David Adom and save lives!
Experience life as a first responder and work on ambulances throughout Israel!
What are the components of the MDA Program?
10 days of MDA emergency medical service training in Jerusalem
Volunteering on ambulances in the city of their choice for 5 weeks.
8-hour shifts on ambulances across the country
What will you gain from the MDA program?
Acquire lifesaving skills
Enhance your resume with up to 88 hours of world-renowned emergency medical training.
Learn about emergency medicine in Israel.
Bond with fellow paramedics and first responders from Israel and around the world.
Get to know Israel and its culture.
To participate in MDA's overseas volunteer program, you must be between the ages of 18 and 30 years old. The program costs differ depending on the desired training level and the duration of stay in Israel before/after the MDA Program.
Basic MDA Course 6 weeks
This includes 10 days of MDA emergency medical service training in Jerusalem + living accommodations for 10 days, and 6 weeks of medical insurance. A 6-week basic first responder program costs $1,000 without application fees. Maslool takes care of housing logistics for the volunteering period (additional fee).
This includes 8 days of MDA advanced emergency medical training + living accommodations for 8 days and 6 weeks of medical insurance. A 6-week advanced first responder program costs $750 without application fees. Maslool takes care of housing logistics for the volunteering period (additional fee).
Make the most of your stay in Israel and stay for as long as 10 months! Combine your MDA experience with the classic Maslool program which tailors your stay according to what YOU want. Visit our homepage for more info. PLUS take advantage of generous grants by Masa Israel Journey!
Advanced MDA Course 6 weeks
MDA + Maslool up to 10 months
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Magen David Adom has over 26,000 volunteers. Out of these volunteers, 14,000 are teenagers between the ages of 15 and 18 and 12,000 are adults between the ages of 18 and 75. The volunteers are active in providing medical care to patients whether that be in an ambulance, at an MDA station, or at a blood drive. Annually, participants complete over a million hours of volunteering, accounting for a third of the organization's work in society.
The volunteers are especially valuable regarding critical accidents. Typically, volunteers reach the site of an accident within minutes and can assist the MDA team with any tasks at hand. Volunteers have proven to be invaluable assets to MDA, especially in cases of terrorist attacks that have occurred in the past few years.
MDA volunteers have received awards numerous times, including the President's Award for Volunteering in 1976 and again in 1998, the year of Israel's Jubilee. In addition, MDA volunteers won the Minister of Labor and Welfare Award in 1998, the Speaker of the Knesset Award in 1989, and the Minister of Health's Award in 1999. These awards reflect some of the appreciation endowed upon MDA volunteers for their activity within the community in Israel.
Israel offers volunteers a unique experience both in a professional and personal sense. With MDA overseas volunteer program, participants are exposed to Israeli culture while learning critical lifesaving skills.
For more info: https://www.mdais.org/en/volunteers
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