Non-Profit School Hirakata City, Japan

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Volunteer work in exchange for free Accommodation (Hirakatashi)

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This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with the locals
9 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Connect with international travelers
8 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
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.
Teaching Languages
Teach a language to guests or local 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.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Language lessons
Take free language classes at our place.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
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The Experience

Hello everyone, We're currently looking for volunteers in Japan who would like to help us with cleaning/teaching while staying at our guesthouse for free. If you've been wanting to go sightseeing around Osaka and Kyoto, this is a perfect place for you. [ALTs are welcome too.] We also provided opportunities and training for those who want to stay in Japan long term. Most of our former residents made friends and settled down somewhere in Japan.

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  • Fluent English
  • 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
4 weeks

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14 Reviews


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Hours & Tasks


Non Profit School


Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

9 Meeting locals

8 Meeting international travelers

7 Practicing English

6 Immersing in the local culture

3 Creating true social impact

3 Developing social awareness

United States


This was one of my most relaxing experiences in Japan with just the perfect local vibe. The Work is very REASONABLE. Bill asked us to do basic house keeping for 1 hour during the weekdays and for the rest of the time we worked on side projects to benefit the house. The house is a great conduit to speak with natives and the international residents .They make you feel at home and connected to Hirakatashi.

about 1 month ago

United States


The school is the perfect place for a traveller looking to discover the Kansai area! The work is super easy compared to other experiences. Bc there was 2 of us, it was just cleaning for 1 hour and then an individualized project/yard work to complete the rest of the 15 required hours on our own time. While I was there, the language school wasn't busy, so we did not need to help out there, but during peak school season, you might!! The location is residential, but it's perfect if you're looking to explore bc it's central between Kyoto and downtown the school. Super comfortable space and highly recommend!!!

about 1 month ago



I had an incredible and unforgettable time at the school. The place is very welcoming and cozy and the people are simply amazing. I had one of the best times of my life and can't wait to go back!

2 months ago



Our time at the school was very nice.The host gave us a very nice and comfortable room.The people who are living there are also very friendly and welcoming,you can meet lots of students from all over the world.The tasks were also really easy and the schedule is flexible.I would totally recommend this experience to anyone :)

8 months ago

United Kingdom


The school has a fun and friendly atmosphere, and is a good opportunity to chat to Japanese people hoping to practise their English. The work, consisting of cleaning, is easy and the hours are respected. The location is great - you can explore both the school and Kyoto very easily! The house is quite quiet at the moment due to Covid, which is to be expected, but I would love to come back in future when the situation has improved!

about 1 year ago

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