Followings are the questions we often receive from people, so compiled FAQs for your quick reference.
Every prefecture/city has a nonprofit management support center and/or volunteer center, which are familiar with nonprofit organizations in the region and can provide information. For better communication, you might want to go with a person who speaks Japanese. The Tokyo Voluntary Action Center has an English resource on how to find volunteer opportunities in Tokyo.
Each prefecture and major city has an NPO section/office which authorizes Specified Nonprofit Corporations. These sections/offices provide a guidebook that gives information about what paperwork and processes are needed. The list of NPO sections/offices can be found here (in Japanese). The guidebook is written in Japanese, so you might need to bring a Japanese-speaking person if you don’t speak Japanese. Unfortunately JNPOC is not able to answer any specific questions.
Yes, we could help. Since the case depends on your needs, so please inquire from the form with detailed information. We’ll get back to you.
JNPOC doesn’t have a regular internship program. However, if you’re bilingual and comfortable with your Japanese, you have a good chance to take part as a volunteer.