OneDay - Redefining Volunteering
Creating new and meaningful volunteer channels without barriers for young people in order to expand the volunteer circle.
Creating a new generation of volunteers and translating its potential into meaningful work that has a lasting impact on the volunteers and on the subjects of volunteering.
A civil society where there are a variety of volunteer and social activism channels suitable for every person. Volunteering is considered to be social, valued, and desirable as well as a meeting point for expanding social circles and for community building.
Much has been said about the Millennial generation in Israel: they refuse to grow up and take responsibility, run away from commitment, are self-centered, passive, disinterested, unscrupulous…
We may not agree with what was said, but we realized that if we want to encourage young professionals to volunteer in the community, we should adjust how we view volunteering and remove the barriers that prevent them from integrating voluntary activities significantly.
That is how it was born.
OneDay Social Volunteering, a unique international, apolitical non-profit organization, which encourages young people ages 18-35 to volunteer in community activities tailored and adjusted to their worldview and the way they live.
At OneDay, we believe in connecting different parts of society in Israel through joint volunteer activities and aim to raise the volunteer rate among young adults in Israel.
In recent years, we have also expanded our activities to corporate and group volunteer activities. Our team organizes fun days and bonding experiences to employees of companies, organizations, and local/foreign groups. We are continuing to implement our social volunteerism model with the help of many partners from the private and public sectors.
So what is the secret of our success?
All of our community service activities take the unique needs and preferences of young professionals nowadays into account. That’s how we offer them a great, meaningful and fun volunteering experience
Volunteer for single activity without a long-term commitment
OneDay allows volunteers to sign up for one activity at a time, without the need for long term commitment. That is how we remove the main obstacle that prevents many people from volunteering.
Choose the activity according to the volunteer’s personal preferences
Each volunteer can choose the area of work which they find fits their interests and passions. Activities may include refurbishing apartments for needy families or institutions, decorating educational courtyards, cleaning beaches, assisting the elderly, serving meals at soup kitchens, working with at-risk youth or those with special needs, setting up community gardens, sorting clothing, or food packaging for families in need, etc..
Simple. Fun. Bonding. Meaningful.
We are proud to be the social platform for “new volunteerism” and the first ones that are changing the definition of volunteering, making it a fulfilling and fun experience and one that inspires pride, community, and civic engagement. We are proud to encourage a new generation of volunteers to involve themselves in significant community service work that has a last impact on both the community and volunteers.
Participate in events where and when it is most convenient for volunteers
Our volunteer events are held across the country in Tel Aviv and the central region, Be’er Sheva and the southern region, Haifa and the northern region, and the Jerusalem region. Each week, OneDay hosts many events at the activity centers across the country, so that each volunteer can participate in the most fitting activity.
Make connections with fellow volunteers
We make it very easy for our volunteers to expand their social circle by providing recreational activities after each session. Our tired but satisfied volunteers will continue to get to know each other in a lighter and more fun atmosphere. This can include eating hummus at a local restaurant, grabbing drinks at a new bar in town, schmoozing in the park, or enjoying the sunset on the beach. This social aspect allows volunteers to strengthen their connection to their community and peers and can lead to lifelong friendships.