HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?

At JVC, we value the role that both the local and international community have on the success of our global projects. Thus, we are always appreciative and welcoming of anyone interested in joining our global community.

Invite JVC staff as Speakers/Lecturers

The JVC staff are crucial to the success and continuation of JVC’s international activities in 11 countries around the world. Our staff is composed of passionate, dedicated, and inspiring individuals who share the JVC vision of a truly human and harmonious global community. The JVC staff want to share their voice for the sake of bringing global events closer to home, and to inspire the younger generation. Their voice will give the younger generation suggestions and a vision of a possible future career with NGO’s. More importantly, the youth will have a greater understanding of the world we inhabit and share as one human race. List of Staff Available: Name…

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is it necessary to register if I wish to volunteer at JVC? Are there any requirements? You don’t need to register. There are no requirements, but you are advised to attend one of our orientation days. https://www.ngo-jvc.net/en/get-involved/volunteers/ Please get in contact with us at info@ngo-jvc.net. 2. Do you only accept Japanese volunteers? No, volunteers from any countries are welcome. 3. Can I do “ad hoc” volunteer work at JVC when I visit Japan? Yes, you can. We will ask you some simple office work such as sorting out leaflets, putting address seals on envelopes, collecting used stamps, and so on. In the meantime, you can enjoy conversation with JVC…

JVC International Cooperation Calendar & Postcards 2019

A Small Step for International Cooperation For yourself and for the world What is the JVC International Cooperation Calendar? Japan International Volunteer Center (JVC) is an international cooperation NGO established in 1980. The original goal was to save displaced people in Indochina. We currently have various projects in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and the disaster area of the Great East Japan Earthquake. Our policy and aim are to address underlying causes of problems and seek ultimate solutions to issues happening all over the world. For instance, distributing food does not always ease food shortage in the long run. Likewise, giving help to a refugee does not necessarily lead to…

Become a Volunteer

Volunteers are an essential element of our team. Our volunteers help with a variety of tasks in our Tokyo office such as helping in the dispatch of JVC calendars and translating Japanese articles to English for the JVC webpage. We welcome anyone interested in volunteering. For more details, please inquire at: info@ngo-jvc.net. Become a Weekly Day Volunteer: Examples of Daily Tasks Include: Cutting out stamps Sorting through Post Cards and used stamps Processing the shipping and handling of JVC products, such as magazines Dispatching JVC calendars Computer data entry Translating articles Various other office jobs Other Means of Getting Involved: Buy our calendars, post cards, and Greeting cards Collect used…

Intern at our Tokyo Office

A year-long internship designed to provide Interns with first-hand experience of working for a NGO. The intern will be heavily exposed to the NGO work environment and be responsible for working with not only the NGO staff, but also volunteers and fellow Interns to ensure the success of our numerous projects. This is an unpaid internship; however, the experience you have and the connections you make will surely be priceless. Reasons to become an intern: Have the opportunity to gain one years’ worth of valuable experience in working for an NGO JVC has ongoing projects in various places around the globe, so you will have the option of choosing the…

Become a JVC Member

We encourage anyone interested and supportive of JVC and its mission to become a member. JVC membership is an important element to ensure that our finances can support our global initiatives. As a member you will receive four newsletters (in Japanese only) per year and be notified of all JVC events and projects. Additionally, members will also receive exclusive benefits and discounts. Membership Options: Supporting Member: Through membership, you play an integral part in helping JVC to continue their global activities. Regular Member: In addition to supporting JVC, regular members have the power to influence the future of JVC. They are able to vote in the annual JVC meetings —…

JVC Benefit Concerts

We have held benefit classical concerts every year since 1989 in Tokyo (for 30 years) and since 1994 in Osaka (for 25 years). The purposes of the concerts were to raise funds to support JVC’s fieldwork and to create a greater awareness of international cooperation. We invited conductors and soloists from all over the world. Many volunteers participated in the JVC choir for the Tokyo concerts or supported the management of the concerts in various forms. The concerts raised about 260 million yen in total and were enjoyed by some 55,000 audiences to date. Although the sale of the tickets was satisfactory, we finally decided to put an end to…

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