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Recruit volunteers for March

The voluntary work for reconstruction support takes place on March 15(Saturday), 18(Sunday), 24(Saturday), 25(Sunday), 31(Saturday) and April 1(Sunday).

The Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami brought enormous damage to the Tohoku district on March 11. From right after the disaster to the end of February 2012 a total of more than 4,000 volunteers have participated in recovering towns and cities including cleaning off houses wrecked by sludge and debris, dredging up mud from ditches and transporting supplies to temporary housing through JEN volunteer dispatch program. One year after the disaster, volunteer work has shifted from 'emergency-relief' which requires heavy work like removing debris and cleaning up side ditches to 'reconstruction assistance' which involves revitalizing fishery industry and supporting daily life of people living in temporary housing. JEN makes its motto to 'support effort to live through' and continues its mid and long term assistance. We are now hearing about what help people in the region who are set out to recovery need0 and coordinating them so that we may offer best assistance to those in need. We will accept volunteers again from March 16. We want you to continue to participate in volunteer work so that those people may be able to stand at the threshold of returning to their previous life as soon as quickly and we together may be able to inspire them to think positive.

<Terms and Conditions>
1. Transportation to and from Ishinomaki must be organized by 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).
4. Volunteers need to be covered by volunteering insurance.

< Application Date >
On every Saturday and Sunday from March 16 to April 1; March 17(Saturday), 18(Sunday), 24(Saturday), 25(Sunday), 31(Saturday) and April 1(Sunday)
Dates that follow will be noticed on our website as soon as they are firm.

To participate in volunteer work, volunteers must gather by 9:00 a.m. in front of JEN Ishinomaki Office; SASADENBILL 201 3-13 Isenba Ishinomaki City; 5 minutes walk from JR Ishinomaki Station, and dismiss at the same place.
Be sure for the first-time volunteers to attend volunteer orientation that takes place at 7:00 p.m. every Friday.

The details are as follows.
※Volunteers must work for at least 1 day.
※Application deadline: 5:00 p.m. 1 week before your work day
※The fixed number of volunteers is 20 every day.

<First-time Volunteers >
Volunteer orientation is mandatory for the first-time volunteers and they are held from 5:00 p.m. every Friday at JEN Ishinomaki Office; SASADENBILL 201 3-13 Isenba Ishinomaki City; 5 minutes walk from JR Ishinomaki Station.
After the orientation, volunteers will be guided to accommodations at 6:00 p.m.

JEN Watanoha accommodations, which is located in 48-2 Watanoha aza Yamazaki Ishinomaki City, are available for volunteers for \500 a night.

<Work details>
◆Helping recover fishery industry
◆Cleaning up damaged mountain streams, shrines and parks where children play; and besides what is desperately-needed at that time. We adjust volunteer work to match the changing needs of assistance.

<Additional information>
◆The time and place of application are subject to change and so please make sure to go over JEN's website before you set out for volunteer work.
◆JEN will contact volunteers by email or phone to confirm application of volunteers.
◆Application will be closed once we reach the quota.
◆Minimum activity period is 1 day. Weekday activities are welcome.
◆As the office is small, there aren't enough space for volunteers to wait. Please assemble approx 5 minutes before the meeting time.
◆There is a possibility that work will be cancelled in case of rain.

<Volunteering insurance>
It is mandatory to join the Volunteering Insurance.
Please apply at your nearest Japan National Council of Social Welfare. Once applied, it is valid for one year from April 1 to March 31.

The leaflet tells you how to apply; fill in application form; send it by E-mail or Fax.
volunteer@jen-npo.org / Fax 0225-25-5612
For details →download「hp_eng.pdf」
Application form →  download「application_eng.doc」

<Contact us>
Please contact
volunteer@jen-npo.org for inquiries.
Volunteer coordinator: 080-3303-3249
period for acceptance: 9:00 a.m. to 18:00 p.m. on weekdays
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