Recommended Timetables for Volunteer Days

Scheduling principals:

  • Morning meeting time – recommended not before 9AM, the volunteers’ morning travel time to the meeting point can take even a few hours
  • Heat stress – Generally, in many places in Israel between April and October there is a difficulty in carrying out outdoor physical activity during the hours 11AM – 3PM
  • Daylight – During winter time (November-March) the daylight hours are gradually shortening and in its peak sunset is around 5PM

Single-day volunteering without lodging:

A typical summer-time single-day schedule (allows 5 net working hours):

Time Activity
09:00 Volunteers arrival to the meeting point
09:00-09:30 Quick bite
09:30-10:00 Briefing before work
10:00-12:00 Work
12:00-15:00 Lunch break
15:00-18:00 Work
18:00 End of day

A typical winter-time single-day schedule (allows 5 net working hours):

Time Activity
09:00 Volunteers arrival to the meeting point
09:00-09:30 Quick bite
09:30-10:00 Briefing before work
10:00-12:00 Work
12:00-14:00 Lunch break
14:00-17:00 Work
17:00 End of day

Single-day volunteering with lodging the night before:

A typical schedule (allows 5 net working hours):

Time Activity
19:00-20:00 Volunteers arrival
20:00-22:00 Dinner and free time
22:00-04:30 Night time
04:30-05:30 Wake up and time to organize
05:30-06:00 Quick bite and briefing before work
06:00-08:30 Work
08:30-09:30 Breakfast
09:30-12:00 Work
12:00 End of day

Multi-day volunteering:

A typical summer-time day schedule as part of ongoing activity (allows 7 net working hours):

Time Activity
04:30-05:30 Wake up and time to organize
05:30-06:00 Quick bite and briefing before work
06:00-08:00 Work
08:00-09:00 Breakfast
09:00-11:00 Work
11:00-15:00 Lunch break
15:00-17:00 Work
17:00-17:30 Break
17:30-18:30 Work
18:30-22:00 Dinner and free time

A typical winter-time day schedule as part of ongoing activity (allows 7 net working hours):

Time Activity
04:30-05:30 Wake up and time to organize
05:30-06:00 Quick bite and briefing before work
06:00-08:00 Work
08:00-09:00 Breakfast
09:00-11:00 Work
11:00-14:00 Lunch break
14:00-17:00 Work
17:00-22:00 Dinner and free time