For School Visits
Would you like to contribute to the Japan in the Schools (JIS) program by offering your time or any talents may possess? If so, we are looking for help in the following areas:
- Cultural skills involving Japanese instruments for a children’s musical storytelling program
- Knowledge of Ikebana of Sado for children having a high interest in a Japanese Traditional experience
- Help promoting “Japan in The Schools” by working in one of our booths for local community events like Sakura Matsuri or Aki Matsuri
- Graphic skills for designing attractive JIS flyers
- Computer skills
It would be a wonderful help and make our operation run as smooth as possible!
If you have some special skills that you can contribute to JIS or JAS, it would be greatly appreciated.
Volunteers are a large part of the success of JIS. Once you submit a volunteer application form, the JIS coordinator will contact you regarding your first training which can be visiting schools as an observer once or twice with experienced volunteers or attending JIS training workshops. We usually provide a few workshops throughout the year that will allow you to practice which may help you in feeling more confident to do a presentation in the future. Once you are on our volunteer list, you will be notified each time we receive a request from a school. At that point you can decide whether you want to take that opportunity or not. If you decide to take the job, you will then need to respond to the JIS coordinator by email.
The JIS coordinator will ask one of the assigned volunteers to pick up a JIS suitcase which we use for presentations. The JIS coordinator will also ask you what role you would like to play in that presentation. (English or Japanese speaking person for Japan in the Suitcase or JLCV program leader)
Please contact the JIS coordinator for more information.
For helping Special Events
JASSW has one special event coming up in November and that is the Holiday Celebration Dinner. Join us in celebrating the holiday season at our biggest event of the year. It is the perfect way to get involved with our Society. Volunteers are needed for shifts from 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm.