Sasakawa Sports Foundation
|Address||The Nippon Zaidan Building 3rd Floor, 1-2-2 Akasaka, Minato-ku Tokyo|
|Representative||Kazutoshi Watanabe, President of Sasakawa Sports Foundation|
|Field of Activity||Promotion of lifelong sports and exercise participation (Do, Watch, & Support)|
|Locations of Service||Various sites across Japan|
|Website||http://www.ssf.or.jp/ (Only in Japanese)|
Volunteer Opportunities now Available
Participating in Sports volunteer activities through "Spovol.net (Sports Volunteer Network website)"
|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|
|Details||https://spovol.net/ (Only in Japanese)|
Participating in Sports Volunteer Activities through "Spovol.net (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.
Refer to the following website for current volunteer opportunities:
Spovol.net (Only in Japanese)
Profile of Organization
Since 1994, we have been conducting the biennial survey on the participation status of sports volunteers. We also started offering courses to train volunteer staff in 2002 and volunteer leaders in 2005 and have managed some 10,000 volunteer staff in total for the Tokyo Marathon from its first event through the third. In 2012, we inaugurated Japan Sports Volunteer Network (JSVN), a nonprofit organization, and established its office within SSF. Harnessing this Network, we are striving to build networks linking sports volunteer organizations across the country while providing training opportunities for volunteers.
■SSF conducts research projects concerning sports volunteer activities.
Research conducted for SSF itself - “National Sports-Life Survey”
“National Sports-Life Survey of Young People”
Commissioned research - The research project commissioned by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in 2014: “Survey Research on the Promotion of Volunteer Activity Participation in Sports (Practical Study on the Measures to Promote Organizations/Groups in charge of Volunteer Activities in Sports)/Survey Research on Individuals who Engage in Volunteer Activities in Sports)”
■JSVN’s main activities include the management of the following three projects and its portal site.
- Training of sports volunteers
JSVN offers four training courses of different levels to be taken in order of difficulty, starting from the beginner level.
Four training courses of different levels (Only in Japanese)
- Serving as a liaison
JSVN works as a liaison between organizations and people, by linking organizations that need volunteers and individuals who want to participate in volunteer activities.
- Implementing programs for publicizing and cultivating sports volunteer activities
JSVN conducts various events to publicize and cultivate sports volunteer activities, including Sports Volunteer Summit and open lectures.
- Managing “Spovol.net (Sports Volunteer Network website),” a portal site for sports volunteer opportunities
Research projects completed by SSF
Activities done by JSVN:
For details of the activities, please see the following:
JSVN Activities (Only in Japanese)
Example of JSVN’s activities
Managing “Spovol.net (Sports Volunteer Network website),” a portal site for sports volunteer opportunities
For details, please see:
Spovol.net (Only in Japanese)
“Obtain licenses useful in sports volunteer activities”
“Participate in sports volunteer activities”
“Learn about sports volunteers”