Dov Schneier
Melbourne, Australia participated in the overseas volunteer program 2023

Hi, my name is Dov Schneier and I am 19, from Melbourne, Australia. I have been living and studying in Israel for the last ten months. When I came to Israel I had a dream, to help people. And מד”א (MDA) gave me that opportunity. I am so grateful to the organisation. Just a few short months ago I completed the מד”א חול (MDA Overseas) program. There was an intense, hands on, enjoyable ten day period of training at the start of the program, where I met other volunteers from all over the world. This was then followed by 5 weeks of shifts on the ambulance (I was based out of Jerusalem). During my time in the program I had the opportunity to participate in many calls, from a successful CPR to a severe head trauma, I really got to help people in their time of need. I loved all of it, but I decided it wasn’t enough, I felt I could do more. So I extended my volunteering and completed my certificate to advance from מער (emt-b) to חובשים (medics). I plan to continue volunteering and making a difference.