Disasters strike around the world, leaving people searching for help, hope and healing. Through a partnership with Emergency Volunteers Project, TBM volunteers just like you respond to natural disasters in Israel through mobile kitchens that each can provide thousands of meals a day.
Join the team and be the answer to someone's prayer. Training trips happen periodically throughout the year, preparing you to meet needs in a culturally-sensitive manner. You learn how to cook large numbers of meals with equipment and supplies that are available in the country. When disaster strikes, TBM responds.
A permanent presence
Together, EVP and TBM have permanent facilities in Israel that house the mobile kitchens, provide a safe place for volunteers to stay and a central location to coordinate efforts in the midst of crises. From there, beacons of hope will be sent across the nation.
At a glance: TBM Israel training trips
TBM Israel training trips help volunteers connect with the culture of the country, gain the knowledge needed to serve there after disasters and offer an opportunity to experience Old Jerusalem, walking the streets Jesus once walked. Here's what a typical trip looks like:
- Teams of about 10 volunteers will go on 9-day trips
- You'll stay in a dorm room-style setting with as many as four people to a room
- This is a work trip where you'll prepare a large number of meals such as hamburgers and falafel. Most days, TBM volunteers work in the hot sun over ovens and skillets. There is extensive walking, standing and moving around. Volunteers must be in good physical condition.
- The team will tour Old Jerusalem with a world-renowned tour guide. Walk the streets Jesus walked.
- Total Cost (including travel from Dallas-Fort Worth, housing and meals): $3,500
These trips are extremely strenuous physically. Age is not an automatic disqualifier, but physical ability is. The following questions will help you decide if this opportunity is right for you:
- Can you stand without the need to sit or rest for 30 minutes outside in the summer heat under a canopy?
- Can you walk through an airport at a brisk pace with your luggage for 20 minutes?
- Can you easily climb up and down two flights of stairs?
- Can you lift multiple 5-pound boxes from the floor to a table?
- Do you take any medication that requires refrigeration?
If you answered no to any of the questions above, this may not be the trip for you.
Here are some other considerations:
- Do you currently use a walking cane or any other type of mobility assistance?
- Have you had any type of illness, surgery, treatment, or therapy from which you have not fully recovered?
- If you have a heart condition, diabetes, or other health condition, is your doctor confident in giving you clearance to travel and participate in this physical activity?
- Do you have at least six months from the date of the trip remaining on your passport?
Current trip options:
TBM regularly is adding new training trips to Israel as the ministry builds the team of volunteers to serve in the event of a disasater. Don't see a date below that works for you, but want to know about future trip options? Make sure to fill out the form below.
- Aug.: 19-27 FULL
- Sept.: 2-10 FULL
- Oct.: 14-22 FULL
- Nov.: 4-12 [2 SPOTS AVAILABLE)
- Dec.: 30-7 FULL
- Jan. 20-28
- Feb. 17-25 FULL
- March 9-17
- April 6-14
- May 18-26
- June 15-23
- July 13-21
- Aug. 24-Sept. 1
- Sept. 14-22
- Oct. 26-Nov. 3
- Nov. 16-24
- Dec. 7-15