- Available daily
- Anonymous and discrete
- Personal response by qualified crisis counselers
Monitoring distressed messages across the web and offering immediate mental assistance as well as reference to further support services.
Established in 2000, Sahar, a non-profit organization for online support, aims to provide anonymous, immediate assistance to people experiencing emotional distress and suicidal ideation.
Sahar operates an extensive website, complete with self-help content and reference to mental help services in the community, along with a podcast that focuses on mental health.
Sahar is the only organization in Israel that specializes in exclusively online support, for mental health and emotional wellbeing purposes.
Sahar’s online services are provided free of charge, in both Hebrew and Arabic, by 250 volunteers. Every day, they ‘meet’ hundreds of people in distress online, offer them support and assistance.
Sahar volunteers regularly and actively visit relevant websites including social media, to detect distress signals online, intervene in crises situations, and alert the police in case of immediate danger, self-hurt or suicide.
Thanks to Sahar volunteers, their presence and activity online and in social media, thousands of lives were saved thus far. Moreover, dozens of thousands of people have found significant relief for their mental and emotional distress, in their talks to Sahar volunteers.
Winner of the Minister of Health Volunteer Award
Member of the National Suicide Prevention Committee
MIDOT Seal of
Callers share their stories
Thank you for the kind and warm words to hold onto. You are doing a wonderful job of supporting those who feel weak and alone. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for reaching out and picking up those in dire need, helping them to go on. I love you very much.
I have said some very difficult things, and felt that the volunteer really saw me, more than anyone in the world ever did. It's such a good feeling, to know that there are people here, in this crazy world, without masks or interests, who genuinely care, and that they are here for us
Thanks to you, I didn’t hurt myself. You’ve really helped me out, given me faith, hope, and a sense of companionship. I hope that you will help save many more people like you saved me
Volunteering for people in distress is at the very heart of Sahar’s activity. Sahar volunteers are the creative, operating and driving force of our support channels. They are present and active in the virtual space, helping anyone who expressed distress online, and even proactively monitoring those who expressed their pain and did not necessarily seek help. We recruit the volunteers, train them professionally and provide them with supervision throughout their volunteering period.
Volunteering from home
Apart from the training period, the volunteering is conducted once a week from home. It only requires the volunteer to have a computer and an internet connection.
Fascinating training course
The course provides in-depth, theoretical and practical training that includes useful volunteering tools. During the entire volunteering period, our professional team will accompany and guide volunteers on an ongoing basis.
Meaning and Satisfaction
Thanks to the volunteers' contribution, Sahar successfully brings significant relief to those dealing with emotional distress.
Come join us, and take part in a welcoming, open and warm volunteer community!
Your donation to Sahar will help keep our helplines available and active.
Join us in saving hundreds of lives every year!