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.

Please contact us here.

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 by putting “To JIS Coordinater” using our contact form here.

For helping Special Events

The Society has several fundraising events during the year where we need volunteers to help.   In July, we have our annual golf tournament and we have a Holiday Celebration Dinner and Auction.  Please be looking at our future events for opportunities to volunteer.