IDF as volunteers

Phase 2 in the "Special in Uniform" Project

of Yad LaYeled HaMeyuchad" Lend a Hand to the Special Child"

– Join the IDF as a volunteer

The project is implemented in collaboration with the Ministry of education and the IDF.

The relevant Age Group is 12-18 years.

The Objective is to find challenges and tasks for boys and girls with disabilities who have not yet completed their education (ends at age 21) that will increase their self-confidence and prepare them for an independent life.

The Method: Willing participants are integrated in a volunteer framework several days a week in the army as part of the school curriculum.


The students are transported by bus to relevant IDF military basesnear the school, where they wear military uniforms and perform tasks according to their skills and the needs of the army, such as:computer quality controldisassembly and repairpreparation of gas maskswarehouse activities at emergency warehouses, serve in canteens and kitchens, assist in printing shops and more.

As of June 2014 the volunteer track engages 220 students from ten schools throughout the country in five large IDF bases.