International English Camp 2015 Volunteers Needed!

About the Camp

Hello! This is the Recovery Assistance Center of Miyagi which runs International English Camp. The organization was launched 4 days after the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011 and has been supporting Miyagi, Fukushima, and Iwate prefectures providing humanitarian aids to temporary shelters, elders, and children in the affected areas. The parent organization is called NPO GAKUWARINET which provides international and cultural solutions to the community in Sendai such as assistance to the foreign students, school-visit programs for international understanding, and management of the language school.

A lot of children still has a psychological scar in their mind because of the disaster in 2011. Through the interaction with the volunteering staff from international backgrounds, the English camp provides the children with encouragement and the chance to develop the sense of proactiveness, independence, and awareness to the world outside Japan. The maximum number of the children attending each English camp is 100. Thanks to the participation fees paid by the children, we invite 5 children in each camp for free who were directly affected by the disaster and still live in a temporary shelter or take refuge in Kanto region. We also provide the free school-visit events for international understanding to elementary schools with the profit from the English camp.

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The Volunteering Details

Contents of the Camp
  • Games outdoor and dance contest in English
  • English indoor games and workshop
  • English Conversation Lesson
  • BBQ
  • Camp fire (Candle night on a rainy day)
  • Scary night walk, etc
Camp Location & Accommodation
[Kanto Region]
[Tohoku Region]
Meeting Place
[Kanto Region]
  • Ueno station in Tokyo prefecture
  • Omiya station in Saitama prefecture
  • Chiba station in Chiba prefecture

*The meeting location will be one of the above depending on the camp.

[Tohoku Region]
  • Sendai station in Miyagi prefecture
Transportation Volunteering staff will leave for the camp location from the meeting place by the chartered buses with the children.
Participation fee All expenses are free including participation, accommodation, transportation, food fee
Rewards We will pay you a reward.
  • 1 Night 2 Days Volunteering join: 3,500 yen
  • 2 Nights 3 Days Volunteering join: 7,000 yen
  • *If you don't need to receive a reward, then you can inform us by selecting an option "Not Receive"
  • *We pay nurses' rewards additionally.
  • *After you finish your camp, then it takes 2 months to process for receiving its payment.
Content of
the Volunteering
[Foreign Volunteers]
The roles are to be friends with and take care 16 children aged 6-12 years old in the group during the camp and to make the activities during the camp enjoyable and educational with the group leader and sub-leaders.

*Foreign volunteers can be a group leader or a sub-leader too if they are fluent in Japanese.

[Japanese Volunteers]
1) Group Leaders
Group leaders will take an initiative in the group, taking care of the 16 children with the foreign volunteers and the sub-leaders during the camp. They will create cheerful and positive atmosphere in the group, ensuring the safety of the children.
2) Sub Leaders
Sub leaders will assist the group leader in the group. Being flexible, they also help the general manager, nurses, and the backstage manager depending on the situations to prepare activities and meals for the children.

*English skill is not required for sub leaders.

3) Nurse
Nurses will deals with medical/psychological issues of the participants during the camp. They need a Japanese nurse license and at least one year of experience as a nurse.

*English skill is not required for nurses.

Requirements of
Volunteering Staff
  • Passion for children!
  • Ability to speak conversational English.
    *English skill is not required for sub leaders and nurses.
  • Availability to participate in the camp from the beginning until the end.
    *Please refrain from joining the camp partially.
    *The meeting time is 7:00am on the first day, and the dismissal time is 6:00pm on the second day or on the third day for the 3-day camp.
  • Needs to be above 18 years old.
    (*We cannot accept high school students.)
Camp Schedule
in Kanto Region
There will be camps from July to November, 2015 (see the details below)
Please click the application form to check Date, Meeting place, and Accommodations.
[ Camps in Kanto area ]
  • 1 Night 2 Days’ camp: hold 24 times
  • 2 Nights 3 Days’ camp: hold 4 times
[ Camps in Tohoku area ]
  • 1 Night 2 Days’ camp: hold 9 times
  • 2 Nights 3 Days’ camp: hold 2 times

よくある質問 / Commonly Asked Questions

How to Apply

If you would like to join the camp as a volunteering staff, please sign up from the website below. We will contact you shortly.

If you would like to join the camp as a volunteering staff, please sign up from the website below. We will contact you shortly.

  • Click Here for Sign-up

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The Recovery Assistance Center of Miyagi
(English Camp Office)

GM Building 2nd Floor, 1-12-12 Honcho, Aoba-ku,
Sendai-city, Miyagi 980-0014 JAPAN


The Recovery Assistance Center of Miyagi
[Travel Planning & Operation]
Kodomo Supportans Inc.
[Joint Hosting]
NPO Gakuwarinet・Mafumafu Language School