As a teenager in Israel Ori volunteered in various organizations on a weekly basis: with the Scouts, as a medic on an ambulance, and at the local dog shelter. Upon graduation Ori postponed his army service for a year to work with teenagers at risk, which is how he discovered his calling for education and social change. Ori was drafted into a combat unit, where he served as a platoon sergeant and commander. After his army service Ori pursued his passion to deepen his understanding and experience in education, Jewish identity, and social change by working as an educator for the Jewish Agency. Ori worked with hundreds of Jewish youth and adults on various Jewish leadership, identity, and social action programs. Together with the local community of Jaffa (Jews and Arabs), Ori constructed a local food market to provide a response to the issue of women’s unemployment. The experience opened Ori's eyes to sustainable community development through the construction of social businesses and partnerships with shared values. Ori went on to work in Ghana, where he implemented everything that he learned from his past experiences—working hand in hand with the local community searching for sustainable solutions to address their needs in the fields of health, education, and agriculture. Most recently, Ori served as IsraAID’s Greece Country Director, overseeing programs providing holistic rehabilitation, integration, and resilience building for refugees from the Middle East and Africa through psychosocial support, medical care, and education.