1. Volunteer Participation
Q１.Can individuals go?
Q２.Can students go?
Q３.Can I bring my children?
Q４.I'm not confident of working outdoors.
Q５.Is there an age limit?
Q６. Can people other than Japanese participate?
Q７.Can I come for the weekend?
Q８.Do I need my own insurance?
Q９.What do I need to bring?
A１. Yes, they can.
A２. If you are coming as a team, you must be above 18 years old. If you are coming individually, you will need to submit a letter of consent for volunteers under 18 of age (attached in the volunteer application forms section).
A３. 12 years old and above with their parents can participate.
A４. Contact us. There are always things that can be done!
A５. We don't have upper limit.
A６. Yes. Let us know if you need an interpreter.
The Centre is open from Tuesday to Saturday. If there are no plans for team activities (such as Sunday schools or bible studies) on Sundays, we will close the Centre.
A８. Yes. Please have your own coverage before you leave your country.
A９. Please bring change of clothes, toiletry, any medication, international driving license (if you can and are willing to drive in Japan), health and insurance information, passport, cash etc. We have bedding, towels, shampoos, conditioners etc at the centre.
2.Staying at the Centre
Q１.Can I stay at the centre?
Q２.Is there a single room?
A１. Yes. It's ￥500 one person per night. 20 people maximum.
A２. You can have your room to your own if there aren't any other volunteers. If not, please share the room (males females separate).
A３. Please prepare your own meals. There are supermarket nearby. The kitchen is free to use under the centre's rules. We have basic cooking utensils and cutlery.
Q1. How can I get to the Centre?
Q2. Is there a hospital near by?
Q3. How much is the radiation near the Centre?
A1. Please refer here.
A2. There's Miyagi Hospital. Please refer here.
A3. As of 13 December 2012
Aerial radiation level at 1m above ground level, Yamashita station: 0.07μSv/h
The values are updated at Yamamoto Town Radiation Information Site. Please note the interpretation of the radiation level values are the responsibilities of individuals.
4.Nozomi Centre as Christian Organization
Q1.I heard the centre is a Christian organization.
Q2. I'm not a christian. Can I go?
A1. Yes, we are. We start the day by reading the Bible and praying, and finish the day in the same way.
A2. Please contact us to discuss.