Mention Yad Sarah to most Israelis and they invariably respond,
“I borrowed a wheelchair from Yad Sarah when I broke my leg “or “I borrowed an
infant car seat from Yad Sarah to bring my baby home from the hospital.” Though
Yad Sarah’s medical equipment lending service is certainly its most well-known,
it is by no means it’s only one. More than 25 services are offered by Yad
Sarah, powered in large measure by its 6,000 strong army of volunteers.
in more than 100 branches throughout the country, more than 4,000 of these
volunteers donate a minimum of four hours per week of their time. An additional
2,000 professionals—doctors, lawyers, dentists, printers, mechanics, accountants
and others—donate valuable services that improve the lives of others in
immeasurable ways and keep Yad Sarah running smoothly. Coming from all walks of
life—young and old, rich and poor, Jews and non-Jews, religious and secular,
veteran Israelis and new immigrants—Yad Sarah volunteers have one thing in
common, the desire to make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate
Yad Sarah challenges its volunteers to use their individual
skills to help improve the lives of others, offering young and old the
opportunity to put their years of professional training and experience to good
use. For those volunteers willing to learn new skills, Yad Sarah offers
training and guidance that enriches the lives of both volunteers and those who
seek help from Yad Sarah, creating a warm family environment in which everyone
involved can thrive and grow.
Though you can walk into any branch of Yad Sarah and
volunteer your services, a central office in Yad Sarah House in Jerusalem
coordinates all volunteer activities. The professional staff has many years of
experience placing the right volunteer in the right job. For many, working at
Yad Sarah is a rehabilitative experience in itself.
The volunteer army includes
retirees seeking to keep active and to contribute their life skills as well as
people who are themselves dealing with a disability but want to give of
themselves to others in need of Yad Sarah’s services. Yad Sarah is known for
its success in recruiting, training and placing its large corps of volunteers,
but it is the warmth of their welcome that keeps its volunteers happy and
fulfilled in their roles as ambassadors of Yad Sarah.
Yad Sarah recognizes volunteering as an essential value not
only to the organization itself but to Israeli society as a whole, embracing
the traditional Jewish value of “Tikkun Olam,” the requirement for Jews to
continuously seek to repair the world through the ages. The Israeli
establishment has awarded the Presidential Prize for Volunteering and the
Israel Prize to Yad Sarah in recognition of its extraordinary contribution to
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