Volunteerism plays a vital role in our mission to significantly improve the lives of our participants. ATARA leverages Israel’s national service platform, benefitting society as a whole and boosting the self-confidence and sense of belonging for each participant. ATARA is a work study program where each participant is assigned a full time internship suited to her interests and capabilities. A social worker monitors her progress and general well-being on a regular basis. Through their own volunteering, participants recognize that they too have value that can benefit others. All of the internships are assigned in the education, health or welfare sectors.

Participation in the program affords each person important government sponsored opportunities for future advancement, as well as the societal benefits provided to those who complete national service.