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The SHALEM movement – National Service for the Adult
The Shalem movement – National Service for the Adult
The Shalem movement is dedicated to community volunteering. The movement was founded by The Ministry of Education and is operated under the auspices of "Ha'Hevra Lematnasim" (countrywide community centers) since 2000.
The visionary leader of Shalem – Dr. Shalom Klein believes that the movement's mission is to implement the human capital of the Israeli society and to promote the value of volunteering as a way of life.
The Shalem movement is a blessed byproduct of the transformations characterizing the Israeli society during the past decades, namely: the extension of life expectancy and the decrease in the average age of retirement. These two facts create a valuable human and economic resource, rich in knowledge and professional experience.
Shalem reaches potential volunteers during their preparatory courses towards retiring. It offers the retirees a "smooth landing" by joining a volunteering framework near home.
Our movement believes that volunteering enables people to feel meaningful and affiliated. Moreover, it highlights values of generosity, solidarity, responsibility, mutual assistance and social leadership.
Shalem operates within the framework of Ha'Hevra Lematnasim in 100 communities comprising 16,000 volunteers.
Its members invest 5,600,000 volunteering hours per year, worth yearly
Shalem – regards volunteering as a way of life
Shalem – is a volunteering movement operating solely by volunteers
Shalem - is committed to reduce the gaps in the Israeli society in general and in the educational system in particular
Shalem - addresses people a moment prior to their retiring
Shalem – offers a broad variety of volunteering tasks
Shalem – is capable of immediate placement of volunteers in their community
Shalem – caters for training and support and provides insurance to its members
Shalem – is a social movement that creates a liaison made of a strong social bond
Shalem – operates an administrative computerized software, developed by volunteers. It works on a local as well as on a national level.
The National School for Volunteering Principles' Implementation,
in memory of Carmella Even Ezra, Ramat Hasharon
The school conducts courses, workshops, continuing programs, outdoor activities and seminars to volunteers and organizations throughout the year:
Managing volunteers, volunteering leadership, specialization track in the volunteering world, training new coordinators, preparing future retirees, planning and budgeting volunteer activities, round tables, computer applications for volunteers' management, enrichment programs for empowering volunteers – "Heichal Ha'Netina" (The palace of awarding).
Here are some of the broad variety of volunteering options:
- Leadership and management tasks – coordinating, integrating, training, computerization, communication, fund raising, on national/regional/local levels.
- Shalem in Education – enriching learning activity in schools and community centers.
- "Kria Be'Hana'a" (Enjoyable reading) – encouraging students to read.
- "Be'lev Ha'Inyan" (In the heart of the matter) – discussing current affairs and moral values at school.
- Reducing learning gaps.
- Completion of adult education.
- "Zahav Ba'Gan" (Road safety for preschoolers) – road safety education and activities in kindergartens with the collaboration of Or Yarok (the association dedicated to reduce road accidents).
- "Or Yarok" (Green Light) – a club aiming to promote community road safety and to improve infrastructures.
- "Kehila Metayelet" (Hiking community) – organizing and training hiking clubs across the country.
- M.L.H. – Experts for the community.
- Time bank – service exchange – establishing and managing a community initiative based on reciprocity: one person's hour equals another person's hour in any field (welfare/education/administration/technology/paramedical etc.)
- Immigration Absorption.
- Support and integration of special needs population into the community.
- Assistance to elderly population – domestic help to the dependent lonely people as well as to members of senior day care clubs.
- Emergency preparedness.
Visit our website: www.shallem.org.il
CEO: Ms. Ornit Dekel cell # 050-6758289