Volunteer

Thousands of volunteers on all 6 continents organise more than 80 Limmuds per year.
Personal contribution of everyone is a fundamental principle of Limmud. Organizers, presenters, participants, we all put in our time and energy selflessly, gratuitously and voluntary.

How does this work

At Limmud everyone can find a good and a useful task. We grouped all the tasks and so formed 5 volunteer committees. Team titles and role descriptions might be subject to minor adjustments up until the beginning of Limmud. Each volunteer chooses a type of activity consistent with their skills or makes a willful decision to do something completely new within one of the committees.

Participants

Registration

Welcoming participants, registering, supplying a booklet, an ID Badge, and other supporting materials

Helpdesk

Providing participants and presenters with information (e.g. when is lunch time, where can one find a doctor, how to turn on a projector…)

Food

Meals

Entry control and table seating assistance, ad hoc help to restaurant workers

Venue

Assistants

Making sure things are running smoothly in the halls and classrooms, setting up presentation aids during sessions, handling real-time logistics

Equipment

Assistance in setting up visual aids for presenters, work as a sound manager and lighting technician

Translations

Synchronous and consecutive translation, support for English-speaking and Hebrew-speaking presenters

Photo & Video

Documenting the conference on video, selecting and arranging the photo materials, video production

Grounds & Buildings

Decoration of rooms and halls, tracking of materials and equipment

Children

Caregivers

Work with our youngest conference participants

Madrichim

Assist in leading youth programs

Religion

Religion & Shabbat

Providing a comfortable environment for observing religious Jews (erection of an Eruv, assisting mashgiach, ensuring dedicated areas for synagogues of different denominations, etc.)

We will try our best to take into consideration your preferences for teams, however, we cannot guarantee your placement. We expect from every volunteer a time commitment of 8 hours spread over the 3 days of the conference. The rest of the time a volunteer can take part in the programming just like any other participant.

What do you get out of volunteering at Limmud

  • A volunteer will gain an experience in organising a major event.
  • A volunteer has a unique opportunity to personally contribute to the development of the Jewish culture in the whole world and specifically in your own country.
  • By volunteering you can build your network all over Europe, through events specifically organised for Limmud volunteers (a sightseeing tour of the city in which Limmud takes place, surprises for the volunteering team during the Limmud, etc.).
  • According to the Conference Volunteers Terms & Conditions at the end of the Limmud conference each volunteer will receive a compensation in the amount of £50 (you can opt-out by making a donation to Limmud).

UNTIL 15 NOVEMBER 2016

Volunteer registration will be closed after that date; however, you are welcome to attend as a participant after completing the form.

October – November 2016

Phone or Skype interview with a member of the Volunteers Committee or a Limmud Ambassador in your country. Preliminary assignments of teams and roles.

November – December 2016

Distance-learning course.

February 2017

Volunteers arrive at Limmud venue 1 day prior to the official opening.

During the conference

Every volunteer must know 2 things: time of their shifts and role assignment.

Contact us

You’ve got a question, feel free to ask us.

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