ELEM/ Youth in Distress in Israel

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Basic Information

Address: 270 Madison Ave. Suite 1501 New York, NY 10016
Phone Number: 212-787-3337
Director: Igal Zaidenstein

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Additional Information

Causes Served: Youth in Distress in Israel
Population Served: Youth
Ages for Volunteer: must be 20 or older
Minimum Hours Required: 6
Days of Service: Monday-Friday
Mission Statement:

ELEM is dedicated to transforming the lives of troubled youth in Israel. Our 280 streetwise professionals and 1700 volunteers proactively seek at-risk youth on the streets, and earn their trust. Our innovative programs in 43 cities don’t require referrals and provide safe spaces for counseling, mentoring and job training.

Program History:

Founded in 1982, ELEM/Youth in Distress in Israel is the country’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to treating and transforming the lives of troubled youth. ELEM’s 280 professionals and more than 1,700 volunteers don't wait for referrals to treat these youth, but seek them out on their turf -- on the streets, in schools, on the Internet and at bars and nightclubs. The 25,000 young people we serve annually and the additional 100,000 youth who reach out to ELEM online each year face tremendous challenges, such as: domestic violence, substance abuse, neglect, bullying, homelessness and prostitution. ELEM works with secular and religious Jews; Christian and Muslim Arabs including Bedouins; immigrants, including those from the Former Soviet Union and Ethiopia; and the LGBTQ community. Many live on the streets and most of them will not seek help from traditional social service groups. Our 78 programs in 43 cities provide counseling, mentoring, vocational training and a safe space for Israeli youth to envision a positive future for themselves and become productive members of Israeli society.

Additional Information:

Responsibilities include; research for foundations, donors, organizations and synagogues, organizing events and participating in solicitation and meetings with the Executive Director.

Requirements include excellent writing skills in English; your own laptop computer with MS Word Outlook and PowerPoint. Proficient Hebrew skills and an Israel experience would be an advantage.

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to Liora Attias Attias@ELEM.org

This volunteer position will give a wide experience of the Jewish community and will teach practical skills of fundraising and development.