The work atmosphere was dynamic and exciting and there was never a dull moment! During my internship I gained experience learning the organizational details of this large non-profit organization. The focal project I worked on during my internship was the creation of a promotional booklet showcasing WIZO USA’s many successful projects existing in Israel. This project proved to be rewarding as it proved to be a great fundraising and promotional tool for WIZO USA. All of the work I did which also included attending many unique WIZO events and sites provided me with a clear understanding of the importance of WIZO and the large difference WIZO makes in the lives of Israeli’s everywhere.
A very special part of WIZO for me was being immersed and working directly towards the organization’s strong and fulfilling mission statement – to improve Israeli society, with an acute focus on the betterment of women, children and the elderly support and status in Israel. After being engaged in the WIZO culture for a few months, I felt motivated to expose the efforts of the organization to young professionals; thus, I planned a trip for MASA participants to visit WIZO Hadassim, a truly inspiring Youth Village located outside of Netanya. The visit proved to be successful as the participants also quickly became interested in the wellbeing of WIZO.
After such a great experience at WIZO, I am very interested in working in the non-profit Jewish community in the near future when I return to Vancouver, Canada. I look forward to allowing this internship to give me opportunities in this field. As I return to Canada and look back on my memories of Israel, I will always cherish my time spent volunteering at WIZO. WIZO is a truly remarkable and inspiring organization and has much to be proud of!