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With two offerings, there’s something for backpackers or volunteers of Jewish descent. The Tevel Fellowship is a seven month-long service program for young Jewish professionals in fields related to development such as agriculture, education, health and media. Tevel b’Tzedek is an Israeli NGO with aimed at repairing the world locally and globally and working together in impoverished communities to enhance their livelihood, capacity, and well being. The exchange program is about community-building and education.

Fellows work in multidisciplinary teams in projects together with an equal group of national fellows from the country where they are volunteering. The program includes professional training prior to deployment and throughout the program.

The Exchange for Change program is a unique volunteer program that enables participants to integrate into community activities for a month while familiarizing themselves with Nepalese culture. During the program, volunteers live with Nepali families, experience Nepalese culture and become part of the local community. Volunteers are integrated into the organization’s work in the village in the fields of agriculture, the youth movement, education in schools and in the women’s groups. The program is designed for travelers, professionals, and anyone interested in contributing their time to experience a unique cultural experience.

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30 days for the backpacker “Exchange for Change” program, or seven months for the fellowship.


For the fellowship, al expenses are covered along with stipend, support, and training throughout the year. Volunteers just need their own pocket money.

For the Exchange for Change program, a flat $500 covers language training in Kathmandu, as well as transport, food, and accommodation with a host family.


For more information about volunteering with Tevel b'Tzedek Fellowship, visit them online:

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