murray-and-patient2“Volunteering at DVI has been a highlight of my professional and personal life each year.  I look forward to the time that I can spend working with the children.”  Dr. Murray Baruch, AFDVI Board Member & DVI Volunteer

Who can volunteer?

DVI welcomes applications from dentists who have been licensed for at least two years, and who feel comfortable doing operative dentistry on children.  Pediatric dentists and Endodontists are especially encouraged to apply. Though we would like to accept all potential volunteers, we are unable to accept dental assistants, dental students, or hygienists.


The clinic is open for a four-day work week: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. The clinic hours are from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday and from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday. The clinic operates 50 weeks out of the year except for legal Israeli holidays.

Volunteers must pay their own airfare to Israel, but DVI provides accommodations to volunteers who work at the clinic for at least one week.

Ready to make the trip?  Complete the on-line application (you will be re-directed to the DVI website).  Or, download the application form, complete it and fax it to 972-2-678-4737 or email it to

Want to learn more? Read THE DVI EXPERIENCE.


DVI provides all volunteers and their family with cost-free apartments located in Jerusalem. All apartments are available from Friday around noon to the following Friday until 9 a.m. Both of these times can be flexible, but details must be arranged in advance. View photos of DVI’s apartments.

Registration Fee

A $360 registration fee is required per dentist each year he or she volunteers at DVI.  The fee is payable by credit card or PayPal here or may be made by check to American Friends of DVI, 57 E. 72nd Street, Suite #1B, New York, NY 10021.

What our volunteers are saying

Our volunteers in their own words (video).

“It’s a fabulous and rewarding experience.”

“I had a great time being in Israel, and helping appreciative kids was a great experience and very fulfilling!”

“I love the clinic staff and the children we treat.”

“Treating the children is a magnificent mitzvah.”

“Don’t think about it.  Just do it!”

“Go and have a fab time.  I get more out of it than I give.”

“I felt very happy because it was a great opportunity professionally and personally.”

“This was a fantastic experience!”

“A wonderful experience to help those who otherwise would not be receiving any care.”

“Great camaraderie!”

“It was a great experience.  Glad I did it!”