Nursery School Playtime and Animal Care

Volunteering with us gives travelers a chance to experience Japanese nursery schools and to learn more about this aspect of Japanese culture. Also, you can do something meaningful in support of animal welfare in Japan. We hope to offer volunteers an interesting experience while in Japan, and a chance to make the community a better place. Our school programs foster international awareness and our animal programs foster positive relationships between humans and animals in the community.

We started our Kyoto program to help support animal welfare activities in Japan and to add international participation to our local schools. This is a win-win situation for both the community and the volunteers who join our program. We are positive people, with an aim of having a positive impact. We are vegan and veg friendly, but not exclusive.


Reviews

4.5
17 reviews17

Staff & Host

4.5

Hours & Tasks

4.0

Hostel

5.0

Learning & Fun

4.5

Brazil

5

I had the most amazing time!! Luis was an amazing host, very understanding and accommodating! The work at the kindergarten was super nice, the teachers were welcoming and the kids were much fun!!! Kyoto is an extraordinary city and paired with this experience and opportunity made for a perfect trip!!

3 months ago

Spain

5

This has been my first experience with Worldpackers, and without a doubt, a very good choice.

The house has all the necessary amenities and, Luis and Susan are always attentive to whether you're doing well and they care about you, helping in any way they can. Also, I've been lucky to meet some really cool people from different parts of the world.

I've participated in the school volunteering, and even though the language barrier is challenging, you end up understanding the teachers and students, and you also learn a lot.

Personally, I recommend it 100%!

4 months ago

Australia

5

Well wrote a review but only got half way through what i wanted to say and hit the word limit so heres the shortened version.
1. JCN as hosts. THE BEST Both Susan and Luis were realiable, thoughtful and appreciative. They both made our first volunteer project memorable beyond expectations and became our friends.
2. The school. THE MOST REWARDING EXPERIENCE AND FOREVER REMEMBERED If you're applying for the school the only advice I can give is dont try to be a teacher, be a student and do what the kids do, play, listen, laugh and help out as much as you can.
I can not recommend JCN enough .

5 months ago

Australia

5

My hubby & I are a lot older than the typical volunteer & we weren’t sure if this would be an issue. After 4 weeks with JCN, not only are we certain we’ve made the right choice to volunteer, but we have been forever changed by the experience. Luis & Susan are incredibly supportive. The Volunteer House is 100 year old. We had no issue with anything in the house. We were volunteering at the nursery school. Its was brilliant. The sensei were incredibly welcoming & the kids were adorable. I cannot recommend JCN highly enough. Just Do It!

5 months ago

Brazil

5

It’s about feeling fulfilled, belonging, important and solidarity tool for social integration. When we choose a volunteer job, we imagine that we’ll be donating our work, but only when we start it we realize how much we actually receive. It’s a environment of cooperation and harmony, surely the best thing I’ve ever done. I’m grateful for JCN to have received me with so much love and trusted my work. If you want to live and feel a significant life that worth it every second and if you love people and animals, for sure JCN is the right place for you!
KIM: It’s a volunteer job, not a resort!

7 months ago


Perfect for you if you're looking for

Vegetarian / Vegan

Contact with animals

City & Town