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.
Welcoming participants, registering, supplying a booklet, an ID Badge, and other supporting materials
Providing participants and presenters with information (e.g. when is lunch time, where can one find a doctor, how to turn on a projector…)
Entry control and table seating assistance, ad hoc help to restaurant workers
Making sure things are running smoothly in the halls and classrooms, setting up presentation aids during sessions, handling real-time logistics
Assistance in setting up visual aids for presenters, work as a sound manager and lighting technician
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
Work with our youngest conference participants
Assist in leading youth programs
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.).
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
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.
You’ve got a question, feel free to ask us.