Every year Magen David Adom offers hundreds of students aged 18 to 30, from across the globe, the chance to participate in its volunteer program and experience firsthand, why MDA is such a unique organization.
The extremely successful Volunteer Program has been running in conjunction with the Chavaya Israelit Organization Inc (Israel Experience) for approximately the last five years and over a hundred students have attended. They have had a wonderful time learning first aid and seeing how MDA works.
The program runs for six weeks at a time, throughout the year, and volunteers from around the world participate in this wonderful experience. The program begins with 10 days of an intensive first aid training course where subjects such as basic anatomy and physiology, CPR, trauma and dealing with injuries are covered. After completing the course, you work alongside some of the 13,000 medics and paramedics, of which 11,000 are volunteers, going out in ambulances and dealing with real life situations.
Yochai Porat, The Overseas Volunteer Program
Elana Schneiderman – CMDA National Youth Volunteer Coordinator
Office phone: 1-800-731-2828
For more details and an application go to www.mdavolunteers.org.