Your Home for Volunteering in Israel
Ruach Tova (“Good Spirit” in Hebrew) is the leading organization in the field of volunteering in Israel, specializing in matching volunteers with organizations. Good Deeds Day , an international day of Doing Good, is our largest project.
In 2008, Ruach Tova joined the Arison Group, a global business and philanthropic conglomerate, and is supported by the Ted Arison Family Foundation. The Foundation was established in 1993 by Ted Arison and his daughter, Shari Arison, with activities based on three values: kindness, generosity and repairing the world, to inspire significant change, encourage excellence, social responsibility and create a better society.
We believe that each of us has the immense power and the will to share our inner good with others. If each person takes it upon himself to improve the quality of his own life and surroundings according to his own passion and ability, we can all be a part of a better society.
What We Do
In order to efficiently address the needs of society, Ruach Tova undertook the development of volunteerism in Israel and created a Volunteer Management System with a nationwide database containing 5,000+ organizations and 10,000+ volunteering projects in Israel. The system enables us to match potential volunteers according to their preferences, skills and geographical location, with individuals and organizations in need of assistance. Ruach Tova helps people from all over the world and provides opportunities in a variety of languages.
We also operate a call center that coordinates volunteer placements and provides counseling, guidance and assistance to both volunteers and organizations.
The Ted Arison Family Foundation launched "Good Deeds Day-Kulanana" run by Ruach Tova (part of the Arison Group) and Merchavim - The Institute for the Advancement of Shared Citizenship in Israel, in order to engage 400 Israeli NGOs, businesses and government agencies – and through them some one million Israeli citizens – in on-going and sustainable “society building” projects to improve inter-group relations and strengthen the cohesion of Israeli society. Read More