The African Refugee Development Center, founded in 2004 by asylum seekers and Israeli citizens, is a non-profit organization created to assist, support and empower African refugees and African asylum seekers in Israel.
The ARDC advocates for the rights of refugees and asylum seekers and for a humane and fair Israeli asylum policy. The ARDC divides its work between individual counseling, humanitarian aid, education, community development, awareness raising and policy initiatives.
Welcome Helpline Support: Inform, assist and refer refugees in issues related to asylum procedure, health, housing, employment, education, and social and psychological care.
Shelter “care worker”: Provide practical and emotional assistance to families living in ARDC’s shelters.
English and Hebrew teacher/tutor: Conduct English or Hebrew group classes or one-on-one tutoring for refugee adults.
Education center site-manager: Welcome and register new refugee students, help manage the center, and coordinate the class schedule.
Translator: Translate written material into Hebrew, English, French, Arabic and other languages and /or provide simultaneous translations.
Organize fundraising events or write grant proposals.: Help make the work of ARDC possible by writing grant proposals and organizing fundraising events of all shapes and sizes.
Professional volunteer: Provide professional assistance, such as legal counseling or psychological therapy, to refugees and asylum seekers.
Provide administrative support: Assist in the day to day functioning of the ARDC offices.