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08/10/2011

Call for volunteers from July to September.

More than 1700 people participated in JEN’s activity as a volunteer.

We were able to remove mud and sludge in Watanoha Area and Oshika Area, distribute relief supplies to temporary house, and provide warm meal every lunch and dinner for the people cleaning up their houses covered with mud, with support from many people.

Large area was devastated by tsunami.

Thank you to all volunteers coming from all over Japan, we look for precious items from piles of sludge, and share the joy with those owners when we find them.

To encourage positive thinking of Tohoku people to go back to regular life, we are looking forward for your support.

Please see below for details of volunteer call from July to September.

Thank you very much for your support.

<Terms and conditions>
1.Transportation to come to Ishinomaki must be organized by the volunteers
2.Volunteers will work and lodge in groups.
3.Volunteers need to bring a sleeping bag, food and drinks for their consumption, work clothes (rubber boots, rubber gloves, long sleeve T-shirt and trousers).

<Schedule>
Time and meeting point may change due to local situation. Please check our website before departure for any changes. Thank you for your cooperation.

※Please note that the meeting point differs on Wednesdays (arriving the day before) and Saturdays (arriving in the morning).

※As the office is small, there are no space for the volunteers to stay and wait. Please assemble approx 5 minutes before the meeting time.

※If the application does not reach the quota, the application will be open for volunteering. Please ask individually. The application will be closed once we have 20 volunteers.

Every Wednesday (Application deadline: 5pm, 1 week prior to participation date)
July 20, 27, August 3, 8 10, 17, 24, August 24, 31, September 7, 14, 21, and 28.
Meeting point: Outside of JEN Ishinomaki office(※)
Meeting time: Previous day (Tuesday) at 5:45pm.

★The Orientation will be held after assembling. Volunteers will be sent to the Rest House after the orientation (leaving 6pm).
※Address: SASADENBILL201, 3-13 Isenba, Ishinomaki City (5 minutes walk from JR Ishinomaki Station)

Every Saturday (Application deadline: 17pm, 1 week prior to participation date)
July 23, 30, August 6, 13, 20, 27, September 3, 10, 17, and 24.
Meeting point: Prefabricated building next to Senshu Univ. (former JEN Office)(※)
Meeting Time: Saturday 9am

★Orientation will be held after assembling. Volunteers will move to work areas after the Orientation.
※Address: 284-1 Minamizakai Shinmito, Ishinomaki City (1 minute walk from main gate of Ishinomaki Senshu Univ.

<Accommodation>
JEN Watanoha House
Address: 48-2 Watanoha aza Yamazaki, Ishinomaki City
※If number of volunteers reached 20 quota, prefabricated building next to Senshu Univ. (284-1 Minmizakai Shinmito, Ishinomaki City).

<Work Description>
◆Mud and sludge removal at individual house (removing mud, sludge, trash, furniture affected by water)
◆Support distributing relief supplies to temporary house.
◆Support fishery reconstructure activities.
◆Cleaning up streams, shrines, and parks

And, any other work necessary.
Work may change due to supporting needs. Thank you for your understanding.

<Other Information>
◆JEN will contact volunteers by email or phone to confirm application of volunteers.
◆Application will be closed once we reach quota.
◆Minimum activity period is 1 day. Weekday activities are welcome.
◆Volunteering activities are closed on Tuesdays.
◆Please contact JEN for continuous volunteering.
◆There is a possibility that work will be cancelled in case of rain.

<Volunteering Insurance>
It is mandatory to join the Volunteering Insurance. Until August, JEN will look after application and cost of joining Natural Disaster Plan A.
Please look after your own Volunteering Insurance application after September at Japan National Council of Social Welfare. Once applied, it is valid until end of March 2012.

Application Form →「application_eng.doc」をダウンロード

Please contact  volunteer@jen-npo.org  for any question.

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