Volunteering is an effective tool for social mobility.

Since its beginning, the State of Israel has been coping with social and economic inequality. Despite the investment of resources in peripheral communities, the gaps are increasing, and social mobility in Israel is among the lowest in the Western world. Studies in Israel and around the world have indicated unequivocally that the volunteering phenomenon is a powerful tool for promoting equal opportunity and social mobility. Realizing this potential in Israel relies largely on two main conditions: accessibility to all groups in Israeli society, and professionalization of the volunteers operating in the periphery.