ARDC began its work as a humanitarian aid organization, and over time has adapted to fit community needs. Currently, ARDC works to address gaps in services created by harsh governmental policies in 4 key sectors: education, livelihoods, advocacy, and rights empowerment. To date, ARDC has served over 15,000 asylum-seekers from a number of countries and operates various educational programs seeking to deepen the social and economic inclusion of asylum-seekers throughout Israel.

The goal of ARDC's educational program is to enable African asylum seekers and refugees in Israel to develop professionally, educationally and personally. Our projects in this field include language classes, pre-academic studies, partnering with academic institutions, providing scholarships and more. In addition to that, the ARDC operates a nationwide tutoring service, in which more than 100 asylum seekers meet with a personal tutor on a weekly basis. The ARDC also operates various tailored educational projects for youth and women.


Volunteer​ with Us​

Volunteers are the heart of our organization. All of ARDC’s projects are supported by dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers―helping transform our vision for the refugee and asylum seeker community in Israel into a reality.

There are countless volunteering opportunities, as described below, depending upon the number of hours per week. In general, we request a 10-week commitment for volunteers, though arrangements can be made for special projects. If there is a particular position you are interested in, please complete the volunteer form, including your CV.

Please note that all volunteer positions are unpaid and we do not provide accommodation. 


1-2 hours a week for at least 8 weeks

Tutors conduct weekly lessons with their matched students. Time and location are flexible and based on the tutor and student. The Tutoring Program is a key aspect of ARDC’s Education Program, with more than 100 students per week who meet with volunteer tutors in various subjects, such as English, Hebrew, music, maths, science, and more.

Education Caseworker

14+ hours a week

Education Caseworkers work with clients interested in furthering their educational development, pursuing university degrees, vocational and/or technical training, and scholarships. Each caseworker has a caseload of about 30 clients and will continuously work with schools in Israel, abroad and online. In addition, Caseworkers assist with the development and coordination of educational programs.

Social Media intern

8+ hours a week

The Communications & Social Media Intern will work closely with the entire ARDC team to find new original content to write on the ARDC social media platforms and website and to create various advocacy materials, such as posters and brochures. Communications Interns interview asylum seekers and other volunteers, and transform the data we have to a relevant content. When relevant, they will also help with our engagement with local and international press. This work can involve writing, photographing, graphic design and more. 

Resource Development Intern

20+ hours a week

The Resource Development Interns works closely with the Resource Development Manager in assessing project needs, collecting and analysing monthly data, and the initial drafting of grant proposals. The grants intern also work closely with the ARDC project managers in the initial planning and writing of new programs for potential funding, and will keep track of the funding cycles.

Tutoring Coordinator

• 14+ hours per week (including Sunday & Wednesday)
• Oversee tutoring database and coordinate between all students and tutors
• Advertise and recruit new tutors
• Complete monthly data reporting
• Follow-up with all student-tutor matches
• Help develop resources for students and supervise tutoring groups

Education Coordinator

20+ hours per week, including Sunday & Wednesday

• Oversee higher education caseworkers and maintain general knowledge on all active cases (approx. 175)
• Complete monthly statistics
• Create and update education promotional materials
• Recruit and train higher education caseworkers (as needed)
• Notify all clients of upcoming events/workshops/courses
• Develop and maintain partnerships with other schools and programs
• Coordination of scholarship program
• Manage all databases with client information
• Plan and execute regular higher education team meetings with caseworkers and tutoring coordinator
• Act as the point person for all higher education questions from clients, caseworkers, and outside parties.
• Act as the higher education ambassador for information events and trainings