Join the Volunteers

Find an opportunity of volunteer for ongoing/upcoming activities.

*The information about Tokyo 2020 Games Volunteers is the following page.

Volunteers for the Tokyo 2020

Ongoing volunteerism

Tokyo Tourism Volunteers

Recruitment does not currently take place.
For more information, visit the official website of the Tokyo Tourism Volunteers (only in Japanese).

Omotenashi language volunteers

Lessons are offered roughly once every month.
For more information, visit the official website of the Omotenashi language volunteers training course (only in Japanese).

Tokyo Marathon Volunteer

The volunteer recruitment will take place in autumn for Tokyo Marathon which will be held in the beginning of March.
For more information, visit the official website of the Tokyo Marathon .

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government offers a wide range of volunteer opportunities to Tokyo residents, aiming at helping their omotenashi spirits grow into an established volunteerism culture.

Volunteer opportunities currently available

Recruiting City Volunteers for Ibaraki Prefecture

Date posted: Sep. 14, 2018

Name of Organization Ibaraki Prefecture
Application period Sep 18 - Dec 10, 2018
Period of service Volunteers will be required to work for a several days including before, during and after Tokyo 2020 Olympic football matches at the Ibaraki Kashima Stadium. (A total of 3 days)
(Competition Schedule: July 23,26,28,31, Aug 1,3,4,6, 2020)
Roles Transportation guidance, welcoming visitors, and making sure events go with a bang during Tokyo 2020 in areas such as the Ibaraki Kashima Stadium.
Locations of service Around the Ibaraki Kashima Stadium, Kashima Soccer Stadium station and Kashima-Jingu station,etc.
Inquiries Ibaraki Prefecture Olympic and Paralympic Games Division,Department of Residential and Environmental Affairs
Office hours:Weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

As the Kashima Stadium in Ibaraki Prefecture will be hosting some of the Tokyo 2020 Games football matches, we are looking for "Ibaraki Prefecture City Volunteers" who can provide hospitality to visitors coming to the prefecture from both Japan and overseas. Let's work together to make the event a success!

■What to consider when applying

Applicants must meet the following three criteria to apply:

  1. Born on or before April 1, 2005
  2. Japanese national or person with permission to reside in Japan
  3. Able to hold a simple conversation (able to communicate) in Japanese

* City Volunteers are different from "Games Volunteers," who will be recruited by the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games to carry out duties such as directing and guiding visitors, manning reception counters, and supporting event operations at Games-related facilities, including competition venues.

Website (Only in Japanese)
How to apply Apply online, by mail, or FAX

Accepting new registration now!

Date posted: Sep. 30, 2016

Application period At any time
Period of service Depeding on the sports events
Roles Sports volunteers
Locations of service Depending on the sports events
Inquiries Voluntainer Office
Tel.: +81-3-6635-5352
Office hours: 10:00-17:00 on weekdays
*Except weekends, National and New Year holidays

As you register yourself at VOLUNTAINER, you can easily apply for volunteer opportunities any time. You will also receive interesting and useful information as well as skill-building opportunities.

Website (Only in Japanese)
How to apply

Please register at VOLUNTAINER, the Tokyo Marathon Foundation's official volunteer club.
VOLUNTAINER (Only in Japanese)


  • Membership Registration
  • Signing up for skill-building training for volunteers
  • Attendance history management on MyPage and issuance of certificate for volunteer participation
  • Information provision (News, Email newsletters, social networking)

Participating in Sports volunteer activities through " (Sports Volunteer Network website)"

Date posted: Sep. 30, 2016

Name of Organization Sasakawa Sports Foundation
Application period At any time
Period of service As required
Roles Volunteer activities to work at a variety of sports events, etc.
Locations of service Various locations across Japan
Profile of Organization Sasakawa Sports Foundation

Participating in Sports Volunteer Activities through " (Sports Volunteer Network website)"
Sasakawa Sports Foundation (SSF)'s activities include working as a liaison between organization needing volunteers and people wanting to engage in volunteer activities. SSF accepts applications from organizations or event organizers in need of volunteers, assemble and publicize such information based on the referral guidelines of the Japan Sports Volunteer Network (JSVN), a nonprofit organization supported by SSF, by featuring activities that are easy for the first-time volunteers to join.

Website (Only in Japanese)
How to apply

Refer to the following website for current volunteer opportunities: (Only in Japanese)