I found some information about Aish.com at our Hillel at the University of Arizona in Tucson and thought that you might be able to advise me. I am a pre-med student and am looking to volunteer in an overseas medical clinic this summer. I am seeking for a challenging location where I could help underprivileged people. Do you have any ideas?
The Aish Rabbi Replies:
What a wonderful idea and a meaningful way to spend your summer vacation.
I think the best place to volunteer is in Israel. It promises to be a highly rewarding experience for you, and Israel always needs extra help.
Most hospitals have a volunteer program, and you can try contacting them directly. A listing of Israeli hospitals is at www.doctor.co.il/zhospitalslink.htm
Finally, there is an organization which can help place you at an Israeli hospital – www.vfi-usa.org
Best of luck – Israel needs you!