Presidentís Award for Volunteerism
The ďPresidential Award for VolunteerismĒ is the most prestigious award in the field of volunteering, given each year by the President of the State of Israel to 12 winners.

The aim of this award is to recognize the work done by individuals and groups in all sectors of the populations and to encourage the spirit of voluntarism in Israelís society. Hundreds of recommendations of suitable volunteers arrive at the Presidentís Residence to be examined by a special judging committee.

Twelve winners, whose volunteering effort has been the most prominent that year, are selected.

The winners are presented with the Presidential award in a ceremony held each year in the garden of the Presidentís Residence, with many participants being present.
Ada Aharoni receives the Presidential Award for Volunteerism 2012

Writer Ada Aharoni (Ph.D) is the founder and director of IFLAC (The International Forum for the Literature and Culture of Peace).  IFLAC is a voluntary Association that strives for peace by building bridges of understanding and peace through culture, literature and communication.


Joseph Gitler received the Presidential Award for Volunteerism on behalf
 of Leket Israel (Israel's National Food Bank)  during a ceremony held
 at the President's residence in Jerusalem on Wednesday, July 6, 2011