Volunteer

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The Japan Foundation is an organization promoting cultural exchange between Japan and other countries in order to advance international mutual understanding. The Japan Foundation, Toronto is one of 22 overseas offices, offering programs grouped under three main areas: Japanese Language Education, Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange, and Arts and Cultural Exchange.

As a non-profit organization, The Japan Foundation, Toronto depends on volunteers to assist in the preparation and running of its events and activities throughout the year. Currently there are over 150 active and dedicated volunteers from all walks of life. International students, educators, retired professionals, artists and a variety of people interested in Japanese culture represent the diversity of volunteers who come in to volunteer. Volunteers primarily help to supervise the art gallery, support the librarians and Japanese language instructors, and assist at functions such as lectures, movie screenings and receptions.

Application procedure:

  1. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please submit a volunteer application form, résumé and statement of interest by email to our Volunteer Coordinator, Ai Nakano, at anakano@jftor.org
  2. After applications are screened, selected applicants will be invited for an interview with the volunteer coordinator. We thank all applicants for their interest in volunteering at The Japan Foundation, Toronto, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
  3. Applicants will be notified of the results by email or telephone.
  4. Questions? Please contact Ai Nakano at (416) 966-1600 x230.