Program Dates

 Application Deadlines

Document  Before Start Date
New Applications:  7 Weeks
Returnee Applications  6 Weeks
Final Documents:  5 Weeks

Program Dates

********2018********

Click here for the complete 2018 schedule on Sar-El Israel’s site

September
No programs
October
Oct. 07 to Oct. 25 Popular Canadian Date – Regular Group & VFI Plus**
Oct. 28 to Nov. 15 Regular Group
Oct. 28 to Nov. 01 (One Week Group. Must meet at 8:00 a.m.)
November
Nov. 18 to Dec. 06 (Chanukah begins Dec. 3) Regular Group
December
Dec. 09 to Dec. 27  Regular Group & VFI Plus
Dec. 23 to Jan. 03 (Two Weeks)

********2019********

Click here for the complete 2019 schedule on Sar-El Israel’s site

January
Jan. 6 – Jan. 24   Regular Group (Tu B’Shvat-Jan. 21)
Jan. 27 – Feb. 14 Regular Group
February
Feb. 17 – Feb. 21 One Week Group (Must meet group at 8:00 am)       Feb. 17-Mar. 7, 2019
March
Mar. 10 – Mar. 28 Regular Group (March 21-Purim)
Mar. 31 – Apr. 18  Regular Group ( Passover is April 20-26)
April
Apr. 28 – May 2   One Week Group (must meet group at 8:00 am)
Apr. 28 – May 16 Regular Group (Leave bases Wed. May 8; return to bases Sunday May 12; NO Beit Oded on Wed. May 8. May 1 is Yom HaShoah; May 8 is Yom Hazikaron; May 9 is Yom Ha’atzmaut)
May
May 19 – Jun. 6   Regular Group
(June 2 is Jerusalem Day; May 23 is Lag B’Omer; June 9 is Shavuot)
June
Jun. 16 – Jul. 4  Regular Groups
Jun. 16 – Jul. 4  International Youth Groups (IYG)
July
Jul. 7 – Jul. 25    Regular Groups
Jul. 7 – Jul. 25    International Youth Groups (IYG)
Jul. 28 – Aug. 15 Regular Groups
Jul. 28 – Aug. 15 International Youth Groups (IYG)
(Aug. 11 is Tisha B’Av)
August
Aug. 18 – Sept. 5 Regular Group
September
Sep. 8 – Sep. 26  Regular Group
(No programs Sept. 27-Oct. 27; Rosh Hashana-Sept. 30; Yom Kippur- Oct. 9; Succot- Oct.14-20; Simchat Torah-Oct. 21)
October
Oct. 27 – Nov. 14 Regular Group (Popular Canadian Date) 1This date is often preferred by Canadians but all listed dates are available to anybody.
November
Nov. 17 – Nov. 21 One Week Group (must meet at 8:00 am)
Nov. 17 – Dec. 5   Regular Group
December
Dec. 8 – Dec. 26   Regular Group (Chanukah begins Dec. 23)
Dec. 29 – Jan. 16  Regular Group

** VFI Plus

Eye On Israel

The USA sister of Sar-El Canada, Volunteers for Israel (VFI), has collaborated with Gil Travel Group to offer VFI Plus, a program that includes 2 weeks of volunteering plus a week of guided touring for English speakers. This separate program offered by VFI is not connected with Sar-El Canada and we cannot be held responsible for the content etc. For more information please review their offer at: http://www.giltravel.com/tour/volunteers-for-israel. Note this program will be run concurrently with the regular Sar-El Canada program and does not replace it.