Metropolitan Tokyo Professional Institution Association

Address1-58-1 Yoyogi, Ishiyama Bldg. 6F, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Tel+81-3-3378-9601
RepresentativeYoshihiro Yamanaka, President of Metropolitan Tokyo Professional Institution Association
Field of ActivityIntroduction of volunteer activities at vocational schools in Tokyo
Websitehttp://www.tsk.or.jp/ (Only in Japanese)

Profile of Organization

Developing competent skills and richness of heart and mind
©Metropolitan Tokyo Professional Institution Association Developing competent skills and richness of heart and mind

Metropolitan Tokyo Professional Institution Association (TSK) is a member organization made up of about 340 different vocational schools within the Tokyo metropolitan area. In order to smoothly promote volunteer activities that use the unique feature of these vocational schools, "Metropolitan Tokyo Professional Institution Volunteer Support Council" was launched.

It holds a variety of cultural events and hopes to contribute to society as a volunteer organization to build anticipation toward Tokyo 2020 Games.

Major Activities

Activities related to volunteering

  1. Creating a support system to assist students and staff members interested in volunteering
    In preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Games, we consider the systems to support volunteer activities for students and staff members at vocational schools.
  2. Training volunteers
    We hold volunteer training courses targeted to students and staff members at vocational schools in order to cultivate volunteers.
  3. Distributing information related to volunteering
    We distribute information related to volunteering activities by each vocational school and recruitment of volunteers as well as activities of the association initiatives.
    The website: http://volunteer.tsk.or.jp/ (Only in Japanese)
A scene from a volunteer training event
©Metropolitan Tokyo Professional Institution Association A scene from a volunteer training course
A scene from group work at a volunteer training event
©Metropolitan Tokyo Professional Institution Association A scene from group work at a volunteer training course

Past Activities

The result of the questionnaire. Left: hope to volunteer Tokyo 2020? Right: Currently volunteer activities at school?
©Metropolitan Tokyo Professional Institution Association
  1. Implementing a questionnaire related to volunteering activities *
    We implemented a questionnaire covering topics such as feelings about participating in volunteering activities for the Tokyo 2020 Games, types of activities respondents could participate in, and the current state of volunteering activities implemented at the schools.
    *Implemented in January 2016.
  2. Holding the “Omotenashi Language Volunteers Training Course”*
    The “Omotenashi Language Volunteers Training Course”, managed by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, was held and its focus was targeting the teaching staff at various schools by demonstrating the volunteer process.
    *Held in December 2016.
  3. Introducing volunteer activities at various schools
    Providing information about volunteer activities at the following schools:

    1) Tokyo Shokuryo Dietitian Academy
    In line with our motto "To eat is to live and to live is to have fun," we offer various kinds of dietary education activities for all ages from preschool children to elderly people. One of the latest examples was a cooking class for children.

    More information (Only in Japanese)

    2) Tokyo Business and Language College
    Students participated in "Volunteers for Language Support During Disasters", held jointly by Toshima Ward and Mejiro Police Station and Fire Station.
    International students are trained to appropriately explain about the situation in all relevant languages at the time of a disaster.

    More information (Only in Japanese)

A cooking class for children
©Tokyo Shokuryo Dietitian Academy A cooking class for children
Practical evacuation routine training for wheelchair users.
©Tokyo Business and Language College An evacuation drill for wheelchair users.