Roadshow Encouraging Jewish Volunteerism to Launch in UK

Photo courtesy OLAM
Photo courtesy OLAM

Beginning on November 28th, several Jewish organizations will come together for the first time to expose young Jews to the many ways they can volunteer in developing countries within a Jewish context.

The recruitment roadshow, titled “A World of Opportunities,” is being organized by OLAM, a platform for promoting Jewish engagement in global volunteering and international development, along with four of its 46 coalition partners – JDC Entwine, Project TEN, Tevel b’Tzedek and Tzedek.

The weeklong series of events will take place in the UK and will include campus and community events hosted by local organizations, such as the Union of Jewish Students, Moishe House London, and JW3, the first Jewish Community Centre and arts venue of its kind in London. Over 250 university students and other young Jewish adults are expected to attend throughout the week.

Representatives from each organization, Jewish international development professionals who have worked in places like Nepal, Ghana and Turkey, will invite young British Jews to join them in conversations about global Jewish responsibility and share how they can volunteer abroad alongside Jewish peers.

The roadshow will begin in Cambridge University on the 28th November before traveling to King’s College and LSE, Brighton and Sussex, Leeds and Bristol Universities before the final events in London.