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[Call for Volunteers] Thursday, February 2

2023/01/24

【We recruiting volunteers!】

If you would like to participate in this volunteer program, please note the details and precautions below.


Habitat Japan's Project HomeWorks (PHW), a domestic housing support program to help the vulnerable populations in Tokyo by upgrading their living environments. 

In our neighborhood, there are people who have difficulty in cleaning up by themselves. For example, due to old age or disabilities, it is difficult for them to clean up their rooms, sometimes resulting in poor hygiene. Some also find difficulty in moving heavy items,  and those make it difficult for them to live. In addition, now that the pandemic affects many people's lives so improving the living environment can help prevent infectious diseases. In our activities, we visit homes and talk with our beneficiaries in need of a decent place to live, helping them with necessary cleaning and moving heavy items.

 


Details of volunteer activities  

【Requirement to join】

The minimum age for volunteers is 18 years old on the date of the session and volunteers must agree to Habitat Japan's "Release and Waiver of Liability" , “Safeguarding” and submit the virtually signed waiver by email prior to the volunteer session day and submit the "Health Declaration Form" on the day of activities. 

【Time to meet】
Thursday, February 2, 2023, 1:45 p.m.
*For the protection of our beneficiary's personal information, we will inform you of the meeting place after your application by email.

【Participation Fee】
¥1,000 (excluding the current Habitat Japan campus chapter members)
*The fee will be used to pay for your volunteer insurance, to provide you with the necessary tools and gears for the activity, and also as a donation to continue the program
*Please be prepared to pay the participation fee with no change.

【Schedule (tentative)】
13:45 Gather in a meeting spot(Shinjuku area)
14:00 Start of volunteer session
16:00 Stop the activity
Leave the work site by 16:30

【What we help】
Cleanups for a family in need of a decent and healthier place to live in Shinjuku-ku

【About the volunteer insurance】
Habitat Japan has a volunteer insurance policy that covers everyone who participates in our activities. There is no extra charge for volunteers. In order to be covered by the insurance, please make sure to enter your name, address, and contact information in the application form below. For more information about the insurance, please click HERE.

【Attire】

  • Mask required
  • Comfortable clothes that you don't mind getting dirty (please wear long sleeves, long pants, sneakers, and socks)
    Wear comfortable clothes that you don't mind getting dirty (long sleeves, long pants, sneakers, and socks)

【What to bring】

  • Towel, hand towel, or hat to wear on your head (because it's dusty)
  • mask
  • Gloves
  • A change of clothes or a replacement mask (optional)
  • Drinking water (standard: one 500ml bottle)
  • A backpack or small bag to carry your valuables in.
    Please submit the completed Health Declaration on the morning of the activity.

Precautions for participating in volunteer activities    

  • All volunteers, without exception, must review, sign, and submit the Volunteer Release and Waiver Form and “Safeguarding” prior to participating in any activity.
  • All volunteers must be over 18 years old. 
  • Volunteers must abide by the guidelines of schools, organizations, companies, etc. to which they belong, and refrain from participating in our volunteer activities if they do not comply with those guidelines.
  • Volunteers should inform their roommates in advance that they will be participating in volunteer activities, and obtain their roommates' understanding before participating in such activities.
  • Volunteers cannot participate in our activities if they or their roommates have traveled abroad within the past 7 days.
  • Volunteers cannot participate if they have been infected with, or have had close contact with, a COVID infection within the past 7 days.
  • Volunteers who have a fever of 37.5°C or higher on the day of volunteering, or who have symptoms of suspected COVID infection will not be allowed to participate.
  • Please wear a mask all the time during the volunteer activities 
  • Please note that the number of volunteers is limited and we may not be able to meet your request.
  • There is a possibility that activities may be suddenly changed or canceled due to the sudden illness of the beneficiaries. Please note that in some cases, we may only be able to notify you of the cancellation on the day of the activity.

Volunteer Sign-up Form

If you are interested in joining our volunteer activities after reading and agreeing to the above details and precautions, please apply using the form below.

Male or Female

Date of Birth
(YYYY/MM/DD)




Zip

Campus chapters
*Only for CC members

Allergy/chronic diseases

Emergency contact name

Relationship with emergency contacts

Emergenct contact no.



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