Sign up to Volunteer for the Japan Foundation!

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Japan Foundation is one of the greatest supporters of U.S.-Japan exchange on the West Coast. Now they have a new volunteer program that gives JET alumni and friends a way to help out while adding some lines to your resume!


Do you like Japanese culture, language and arts? Do you want to gain experience working in an international environment? Then check out the exciting volunteer opportunities as part of The Japan Foundation Volunteer Team!


Volunteer work with our organization is basic and we will train you if necessary, so please join us!


Who can volunteer?
Anyone interested in Japan and its culture, arts and language is welcome to join our volunteer list! Conversational English is a basic requirement for most volunteer tasks and you must be 18 or older. Knowledge of Japanese is not necessary; however it will be beneficial.


What kind of work?

  • Working with our public relations team
  • Assisting with arts, cultural, and language events
  • Assisting Japanese language instructors
  • Helping organize books at our office
  • Helping with translation and proofreading
  • Basic office tasks such as assisting with mailings, photocopying, etc.

How Can I Apply?
1. Fill out the attached application or download it from
2. Email your application to:


We will put your information into our JFLA volunteer list. When we need volunteers, we will contact you by email based on your interest and availability!


For more information, please visit our website:


Thank you and looking forward to working with you!

Best regards,

Yasuko Yokota, Office Manager
The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles
333 South Grand Ave., #2250
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Tel: 213-621-2267 Ext 105
Fax: 213-621-2590