5) Make sure that you can afford to pay your own way:
While Golden Week may be the only time that you'll be able to volunteer, please make sure that your volunteer destination is aware and approving of the time frame that you will be able to volunteer. Some positions require a much longer commitment, and others may already have hit their position capacity during Golden Week.
Though a large percentage of our volunteer force will be Japanese nationals, we have limited space for international volunteers. We do not require that our volunteers speak English (or Japanese), but bilingual English/Japanese speakers will be a critical link between our volunteers and the community. In addition to language skills, we are looking for carpenters and builders. People who know how to gut and re-floor houses will be particularly useful.
As with every All Hands project, we strive to create opportunities for those without specific skills and experience who just want to lend a hand. If this sounds like you, please fill out the Project Tohoku inquiry form. Note that space is limited and we unfortunately will not be able to accommodate everyone who applies.
NGO JEN calling for volunteers to support them in their soup kitchen.
The details for the soup kitchen volunteer opportunities, and application forms can be found here:
The details for sludge removal volunteer opportunities can be found here:
The Japan Asian Association and Asian Friendship Societyアジア協会アジア友の会
is looking for Osaka-based volunteers to help with material and monetary donations. please get more information from the site:
CRASH volunteers: prioritizing our resources and volunteers in a database and will contact you when we are prepared to place you. (For teams overseas, it will likely be at least April before we are ready to receive you.)
Sendai shopping volunteers: Have a look at the Otodoketai and see what you can do to help elders in the Sendai area!
Tokyo English Life Line (TELL) are looking for volunteers who can provide counselling over the phone.
Japan EQ Animal Rescue and Support
Need people in Tokyo that are at bilingual (Japanese/English). Or at least an English speaker that is good at Japanese, or visaversa. That said, we need other Tokyo based errands:
Rescue Japan is a non-profit relief effort working to collect and donate supplies for those affected by the 2011 Tohoku Tsunami and Earthquake. Lots of opps helping out!
The Japan Emergency Team asking for information from people who want to help.
Please send your information to firstname.lastname@example.org
* Include your contact information, when and how you might be able to help. Please also confirm your level of Japanese language skills.
The Japan Emergency Team,
3-3-7 Kokubun-cho Aoba-ku
Sendai, Miyagi-ken 980-8671
*Telephone connection is not regular at this time.