The ZAKA Emergency Unit includes thousands of volunteers who can be called upon during an emergency, such as a war or earthquake, especially in the first few days, to offer assistance to the civilian population.
ZAKA has taken upon itself to establish nationwide emergency volunteering frameworks for national missions, comprised of volunteers who are exempt from military service. The units, which employ a hierarchical-functional structure, allow these volunteers to contribute to the community within a civilian aid framework.
The volunteers complete leadership training and emergency response, while internalizing values related to military discipline and hierarchy, command and control, and familiarizing themselves with emergency services and their operations during disaster situations.
As a volunteer organization that is recognized as being ready to assist in any scenario that may affect the State of Israel (while praying and hoping that they will never happen), we in ZAKA believe that even people who do not wish to deal with the injured and dead during regular times, can still help by giving of themselves to others by being mutually responsible for one another.
Volunteering in the Emergency Unit is intended for the general public. The volunteers receive yearly training and are recognized and insured as ZAKA volunteers in every regard.