How to get started: We welcome applicants who want to volunteer in overseas communities that Kulanu works with. Volunteers go as independent travelers, but Kulanu helps facilitate your planning and placement, stays in touch while you are overseas, and encourages you to report back and share photos and videos, so we can build on your accomplishments and observations. We recommend that you start by exploring our community pages to get a sense of where in the world you would like to travel.
Costs: We expect volunteers to cover the complete costs of their trip out of pocket – Kulanu does not fund overseas trips. The cost of a trip varies depending on factors including length of stay, community of choice, and accommodation type. We can help you create a personal fundraising page to help support the community you are visiting and the work you are doing there.
How to apply: To start planning your trip, please complete our overseas volunteer application form and email it to volunteers at kulanu.org with your resume (or LinkedIn page) and a cover letter.
Kulanu’s regional coordinators and local community liaisons are available to help you plan a visit to most of the communities we work with. To get started, just click on “contact” in our menu, and choose to contact the regional coordinator for the community you wish to visit. If the community isn’t listed, choose “Kulanu Office.”
You might also be interested in pre-organized educational tourist packages. Previous trips have taken Kulanu supporters to Uganda and Ethiopia. We recommend these two upcoming trips to India, both taking place in Winter 2018.
- Select Treks is offering a trip to Uganda to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Abayudaya community and the 25th anniversary of Kulanu in January 2019. Kulanu’s president, Harriet Bograd will be traveling with this group.
- India My Second Home offers experiences curated by Nathan Katz and Ellen Goldberg, long-standing friends of Kulanu.
- Dr. Shalva Weil and Iris and Howard Burkat present a tour of India via Burkat Global.