Non-Profit School Kyoto, Japan

10 reviews10

Be a Nursery School Playtime and Animal Care volunteer

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High demand host
This host has received 4 applications recently. We recommend you apply for other positions too.
Connect with international travelers
8 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Immerse yourself in the local culture
7 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Child Care
Help look after, educate and instruct children.
Social Work
Help with volunteer work in local projects and communities.
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
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The Experience

Our Volunteer Program is a great opportunity for volunteers to immerse in the Japanese local live and to have a meaningful experience by making a positive impact in our Community. From integrating a classroom for the day in a local kindergarten and nursery school to being a vital helping hand in our animal rescue efforts, volunteers can find meaningful experiences wile meeting and interacting with volunteers from all around the world.

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  • Intermediate English
  • Over 20 years old
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
3 weeks

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Host & Team


Hours & Tasks


Non Profit School


Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

8 Meeting international travelers

7 Immersing in the local culture

6 Meeting locals

3 Creating true social impact

2 Developing social awareness

1 Practicing English



Being a volunteer in JCN was an amazing experience. The kids in the the school program are adorable and funny and kyoto is a great city to explore. There were some issues with the house but I could see the host was trying to fix all problems, hope he suceeds in that. I feel truly grateful for this 4 weeks in kyoto, would totaly reccomend it to anyone who is intrested.

29 days ago



A lovely way to spend a month in one of the best cities in Japan. Worked in the the school for 4 weeks, met a bunch of great people in the volounteer house and thoroughly explored Kyoto all at the same time. Working with kids was fulfilling and surprisingly made for some emotional goodbyes, and you leave feeling like you a little impact in their lives. Luis was a great host, very accomodating and understaning and a blast to party with. The program and its facilities seem to be improving everyday and I'm looking forward to seeing what it looks like in future.

29 days ago

United Kingdom


It was a great experience in a great city! Highly recommend. The JCN team is very helpful and always looking to improve. The housing situation had it's issues but Luis was active in acknowledging them and trying to improve. We feel sad to leave as we ended feeling at home in the city. the the school programme is also a great way of getting to know more about Japanese culture while contributing to the local community.

29 days ago

United States


Overall, I really enjoyed my time volunteering with JCN in the the school program. The language barrier between volunteers and students and teachers is challenging, but you learn to communicate and interact effectively within a short amount of time. Luis, the program coordinator is wonderful. He really makes it a priority to make sure we are comfortable and takes our feedback very seriously. The volunteer house definitely needs a lot of maintenance, but at the end of the day it offers everything you'd need. It seems like management is taking steps to improve areas in the house. Thank you!

about 1 month ago

United States


Staying at JCN in the beginning was a bit rocky as the houses were not in the best shape & we had to deep clean severely. But Luis was absolutely great in attempting to make the best situation for every volunteer. The cat program hours could be improved for volunteers to be able to explore more without being back at a certain time, but he was highly flexible. I appreciated the communication & understanding that Luis provided, & he is constantly making improvements to the houses to make them as comfortable as possible. Luis is also really funny, a gryffindor, & it ended up feeling like home!!!

about 1 month ago

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