The Nagoya International Center has numerous registered volunteers to support the various activities of the Center. If you interested in becoming an NIC Volunteer and would like more information about becoming one, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator, at the Exchange and Cooperation Projects Division on the 4F at 052-581-5689.
|1. Homestay Volunteers
||Volunteers invite foreign visitors (including: those coming to Nagoya to participate in NIC events, students enrolled at Japanese Universities, and others deemed by NIC to be suitable for the homestay program) to stay at their homes.|
|2. Language Volunteers||Volunteers provide their services as interpreters, translators or tour guides at NIC events, for organizations or groups introduced by NIC, and for Japanese and foreign residents/visitors to Nagoya.|
|3.Project Assistance Volunteers||A. Information Counter Volunteers||Volunteers assist with the compilation and classification of information, and respond (in Japanese and English) to inquiries from the public at the information counter|
|B. Library Volunteers||Volunteers assist with the organization of the library and with the introduction of books to the public, in addition to producing the newsletter, “Library News”.|
|C. Returnee & Overseas Student Counseling Office Volunteers||Volunteers with experience of living overseas provide information and assist with advisory services for returnee students and students who will shortly transfer to schools overseas.|
|D. Hiragana Shinbun Volunteers||Volunteers compile and edit the “Hiragana Shinbun” newspaper, a quarterly publication for foreigners written in kanji with furigana readings.|
|E. Japanese Language Teaching Volunteers||Volunteers teach Japanese to foreigners through the “NIC Nihongo no Kai” Japanese language class (3 courses per year, held on Sundays).|
|F. Events Volunteers||Volunteers assist with the publicity, preparation of facilities and materials for NIC events, event planning and implementation.|
|G. Broadcast Volunteer||Broadcasting volunteers help to provide information for the foreign community through radio broadcasts in English, Korean, Portuguese, and Chinese.
|H. Intercultural Understanding Volunteers||Volunteers help to promote intercultural understanding by talking to groups of students and other visitors to the Nagoya International Center about other cultures and ways of life, and also assist with the introduction of NIC services and activities.
|4. International Cooperation Volunteers||In order to raise funds to support the construction and running of schools in developing countries, volunteers assist with the publicity and coordination of the collection of mis-addressed postcards for the World Terakoya Movement.|
|5. Disaster Language Volunteers||If a big natural disaster occurs, volunteers interpret information for non-Japanese speaking foreigners.|
The Nagoya International Center runs a special homestay program during spring break for international students in Japan. If you feel that you do not have any opportunities to visit ordinary Japanese families even though you are studying in Japan, this program is for you.
Since 1989 funds raised from the postcards have benefited approximately 1.28 million people in 44 countries around the World. If you have any un-posted mis-addressed or left-over pre-stamped nengajo you and your friends & colleagues can help some of the World’s poorest people by donating such postcards to the Nagoya International Center, either by sending them by mail or by depositing them in our yellow-coloured collection boxes in person.
As part of its Classroom for Global Citizen’s program, the NIC is looking for foreign instructors to visit schools and local organizations and introduce their home countries.
A free and fun event for all ages and nationalities! Stage performances from around the world! Learn about disaster prevention, and experience games and cuisine from across the globe.
The “Share your WOW! Japan photo contest” is a contest organized by the Japan Tourism Agency of photos taken in Japan. Share your photos to best fit any one of following themes; “Cool!”, “Delicious!”, “Happy!”, “Beautiful!”, “Funny!”, or “Miracle!”.
The international Center’s Nagoya Homestay Volunteer Center is running a special spring vacation program for foreign students in Japan.
Register to become a language volunteer and help other foreign nationals during a major natural disaster.
The Nagoya International Center has a number of Language Volunteers that can provide Japanese language translation or interpretation support to foreign residents for daily living assistance, international exchange events, and tourist spots. Support is available in English as well as German, French, Chinese, Thai, & over a dozen other languages.
Discover the world through the NIC’s Sekai Kataro Meister. The International Center’s Sekai Kataro Meister is a foreign staff member who has the experience of studying and living in Japan. This year’s Sekai Kataro Meister are from India and Vietnam.
Make friends and be part of our volunteer-run multi-cultural community-building project.
After attending the 2005 Aichi World Expo Tarana Huseynova wanted to bring a piece of Japan back with her to her native Azerbaijan. A Japanese woman that Tarana met at the Expo took the idea a step further and in April 2006 sent 10 cherry saplings to her in Azerbaijan.