Israelis Averse to Volunteering for Social Causes, Study Shows

The survey, conducted for Matan – Investing in the Community, showed that 82% of Israelis don't volunteer, 85% aren't familiar with the term 'third sector' and 40% don't donate to nonprofits.

It's no secret that volunteering benefits both those who give and those who get: Studies have even shown that volunteering boosts participants' mental and physical health. Yet a recent survey shows that only about 18% of Israelis take advantage of these benefits by lending a helping hand.