As needed, JobKatif will create alternative programs to help Gush Katif families get back on their feet.  One programs is the Bridge-to-Work Volunteer Program, whereby evacuees will ‘volunteer’ in positions where they feel certain they can excel (and enjoy.)  We have found that once the volunteer period is over, the companies will hire the evacuees on a full-time basis.  We are currently working together with a number of partners to create employment-volunteer programs for evacuees who are nearing the official retirement ages, whereby they can provide a valuable service, and still earn a base income.