What exactly is Project Outreach? Simply put, Project Outreach exists to engage HAJet members and Hokkaido ALTs at large in thinking and acting globally. This covers a wide scope of opportunities ranging from humanitarian efforts to sustainable living practices and everything in between!
Here, you will find links to volunteer opportunities, charity events, and useful sites for starting your own projects.
Volunteering is an important part of grassroots internationalization, being an ambassador of your home country and being a community leader. Volunteering can be a fun, enriching experience and a chance for us to give back to this beautiful country that has provided so many opportunities for us.
- Smile Kids Japan
- A volunteer program to support visiting kids in orphanages throughout Japan.
- “Yuicco is a network that aims to support the recovery from the earthquake and tsunami in the Tohoku region, Japan.”
- Peace Boat
- Peace Boat provides the opportunity for volunteers to help with disaster relief efforts in Miyagi prefecture, focusing on the city of Ishinomaki.
- It’s Not Just Mud-Disaster Relief NPO
- A non-profit volunteer organization based in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, specializing in disaster relief.
- Second Harvest Japan
- A food bank in Japan that collects food that would otherwise go to waste from food manufacturers, farmers, and individuals, and distributes them to people in need.
- Habitat for Humanity International
- An organization founded on the belief that simple, decent shelter is a basic human right and helps break the cycle of poverty. Habitat builds, rehabilitates, and repairs homes in sustainable communities.
- National Ajet Volunteering Page
- Find out how other JETs are getting involved and volunteering in their communities.
- Ban Dada (International Volunteering)
- Ban Dada is a children’s home and community center located on the border of Thailand and Burma. HAjet has supported Ban Dada through fundraisers and Hokkaido ALTs have volunteered there in the past. Ban Dada (PDF)
- Ban Unrak (International Volunteering)
- Ban Unrak is a children’s home in Thailand that gives destitute children and abandoned mothers a home and a hope for a better future. Ban Unrak (PDF)
Donating to a NPO or charity whose work you are passionate about is a great way to give back to the community and make a difference in the world. In the wake of the Great East Japan Earthquake, hundreds of communities were destroyed and thousands of lives were devastated. We can help here in Hokkaido by donating to organizations working on the ground to rebuild those areas.
Donating blood can save lives and improve the health of those suffering from illness and disease. There are several donation centers across Hokkaido where you can give blood. At each center you will be examined by a physician on site who will determine whether or not you are eligible to donate according to several factors. Some people have tried to give blood but have been turned away. If it’s a language barrier issue, please print this translated blood donation form, complete it, and bring it with you when you go to give blood. This form was kindly provided by Ajet.
- Hokkaido Asahikawa Red Cross Blood Center
Kawabata-cho 7-10, Asahikawa, 070-0817, JAPAN
- Shopping Mall Branch (Donating Room)
1-8, Seibu Department Store, Asahikawa, 070-0031, JAPAN
- Hokkaido Hakodate Red Cross Blood Center
Hinode-cho 23, Hakodate, 040-0022 , JAPAN
- Muroran Branch
Higashimachi 1, Muroran, 050-0083, JAPAN
- ObihiroBranch (Donating Room)
East 7, South 9, Obihiro, 080-0807, JAPAN
Hokkaido Kushiro Red Cross Blood Center
Shinkushiro-cho 5, Kushiro, 085-0002, JAPAN
- Hokkaido Red Cross Blood Center
Yamanote 2-2, Nishi-ku, Sapporo, 063-0002, JAPAN
- Odori Branch (Donating Room)
Odori-nishi 1, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, 060-0042, JAPAN
- Shin-Sapporo Branch (Donating Room)
Duo-1, Atsubetsu-chuo 5-2, Atsubetsu-ku Sapporo , 004-0052, JAPAN
- Asty Branch (Donating Room)
ASTY 45 building , North 4, West 5, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, 060-0004, JAPAN
For more information about donating blood please visit the Hokkaido Red Cross Blood Center
Recycling in Japan varies from prefecture to prefecture and town to town. Ask your supervisor to explain the recycling system in your town and ask if they can provide you a recycling guide in English
Here is an example recycling guide from Kutchan Town.
- FoE Japan
- An international NGO dedicated to dealing with environmental problems at the global level.
- BEE SIG
- Ajet’s environmental special interest group. An excellent website providing loads of information on how to live more sustainably in Japan.
- Bicycle for Everyone’s Earth Japan (BEE Japan)
- A group of international members that promotes environmental awareness and green living in Japan.
- Japan for Sustainability (JFS)
- A non-profit organization providing information on developments and activities in Japan that learn toward sustainability.
- Earth Embassy
- “An eco businesses development group, dedicated to demonstrating the viability of sustainable lifestyles, organic agriculture, and environmentally conscious design, architecture and home building”
- Jambo International
- “Jambo is a Tokyo based NGO which organizes inland and coastal hiking trips around Japan and a monthly networking event to raise donations for African development and preservation projects.”
- Listening – Carbon Footprint (PDF)
- Listening – Golden Eagles (PDF)
- Listening – Red List (PDF)
- Mad Lib (PDF)
- Word Find – Animals (PDF)
- Word Find – Vocab (PDF)
- Water Conservation Tips, Facts and Resources
- Japan specific water information
- How many gallons of water does it take to make…?
- Save Water Australia
- Water Footprint Network
- Energy facts, games and activities
- Japan specific energy information
- How much water does it take to make electricity?
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