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Call for volunteers in Tohoku until the end of April, 2013.

** Schedule for May onwards will be set early April. STAY TUNE! **

The voluntary work for reconstruction support from January 2013 takes place on;

* Application Period and the dates *

January 12 (Saturday)-14 (Monday) Finished
         17 (Thursday)-18 (Friday) Finished
         19 (Saturday)-20 (Sunday) Finished
         26 (Saturday)-27 (Sunday) Finished
         31 (Thursday)- February 1 (Friday) Finished

February 2 (Saturday)-3(Sunday) Finished
         9(Saturday)-11(Monday) Finished
         14(Thursday)-15(Friday) Finished
         16(Saturday)-17(Sunday) Finished
         28(Thursday)-March 1(Friday)

March 2(Saturday)- 3(Sunday)
      9 (Saturday)-10(Sunday)
      16 (Saturday)-17(Sunday) Support the traditional celebration (event).
      23 (Saturday)-24(Sunday)
      30 (Saturday)-31(Sunday)

April 4(Thursday)-5(Friday)
      6 (Saturday)-7(Sunday)
      13 (Saturday)-14(Sunday)
      20 (Saturday)-21(Sunday) FULL HOUSE
      27 (Saturday)-29 (Monday) FULL HOUSE
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 December 2012 a total of more than 8,300 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.

As time goes by, 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 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 office or accommodation must be organized by volunteers.
2. When volunteers use the accomodation, they stay with some other volunteers.
3. Volunteers need to bring work clothes and equipments(rubber boots, rubber gloves, long sleeve T-shirt and trousers).
4. Volunteers need to be covered by volunteering insurance.

Meeting Time:8:00 a.m.
Meeting Place:JEN Ishinomaki Office; SASADENBILL 201 3-13 Isenba Ishinomaki City; 5 minutes’ walk from JR Ishinomaki Station, and dismiss at the same place.
The details are as follows.
※Be sure for the first-time volunteers to attend volunteer orientation that takes place on following time(*).
※Volunteers must work for at least 1 full 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 on following time at JEN Ishinomaki Office; SASADENBILL 201 3-13 Isenba Ishinomaki City; 5 minutes walk from JR Ishinomaki Station.
①First, third and fifth Wednesday 17:00
②Every Friday 17:00
★In both①②patterns, volunteers have the orientation after gathering. After that, as for volunteers who use the accomodation, they will be guided there (departure: around 18:00).
③First, third and fifth Thursday 8:00
④Every Saturday 8:00
☆In both③④patterns, volunteers have the orientation after gathering. After that, volunteers will be guided to working areas. In case the working area is far from meeting place, the orientation will be held at the working area.

JEN Watanoha accommodation, which is located in 48-2 Watanoha aza Yamazaki Ishinomaki City, is available for volunteers.
(It costs 500 yen each par a night so that we can maintain the accommodation.)

<Work Details>
◆Helping recover fishery industry
◆Helping recover agricultural industry
◆Helping various events held by the local comunity
◆Cleaning up damaged mountain streams, shrines and parks where children play
※We would like volunteers to help what is desperately-needed. We adjust volunteer work to match the changing needs of assistance. Thank you for your understanding.

<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 (20people /each time). When we didn’t reach the quota, there is a possibility that you can join as a volunteer even after the deadline; please contact us individually.
◆There is a possibility that work will be cancelled in case of unfavorable weather.
◆As the office is small, there aren't enough space for volunteers to wait. Please assemble approx 5 minutes before the meeting time.

<Volunteer Insurance>
It is mandatory to join the Volunteering Insurance before applying volunteer of JEN.
Please join it at your nearest Japan National Council of Social Welfare. Once applied, it is valid for one year from April 1 to March 31 but it doesn’t get renewed automatically.

The leaflet tells you how to apply; fill in the application form; send it by E-mail or Fax with the document to prove that you have joined the Volunteer Insurance.
Attention: If you haven’t joined the Volunteer Insurance, the application does not be completed.
E-mail volunteer@jen-npo.org / Fax 0225-25-5612

Application form to download:「application_eng201204.doc」
For details to download:「manual_eng_jan2013.pdf」をダウンロード

<Contact Us>
Email: volunteer@jen-npo.org for inquiries.
Tel: 0225-25-5611

period for acceptance: 9:00 a.m. to 18:00 p.m. on weekdays

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