We are recruiting Volunteer Supporters for the Kochi Consultation Center for Foreign Residents to provide help for foreign residents who are not accustomed to living in Japan or speaking the Japanese language, so as to create a more multicultural society. We are not only recruiting Japanese people, but also foreign residents of Kochi who are used to living in Japan. We would like to support those who have just arrived from their home country and are having problems with their everyday lives in Japan and the customs of Kochi, as well as those who have difficulties due to not understanding Japanese.
|Main Roles of a Supporter|
① Accompaniment to Facility/Organization
Assisting a foreigner at a facility or an organization (government office, shop, etc) by helping with relevant transactions and discussions, so as to allow all parties to come to a mutual understanding. Japanese language ability at a daily conversational level is required.
② Helping with Regional Consultation Events
Assisting with the “Regional Consultation Events” held by the Center at various venues within the prefecture, that are geared towards foreign residents. Involvement includes promoting the events beforehand to foreign residents, as well as helping out with operations during the actual event. Japanese language ability at a daily conversational level is required.
③ Translator / Interpreter
Translating emails sent to the Center and interpreting for external organizations when requested. These will be done both from and into the Supporter’s native language. High Japanese ability is required.
*We will not respond to translators of interpreters who approach us for commercial purposes.
・ For all cases, when there is a need for assistance from a Supporter, a request will be sent out from our center to the Supporter.
・Age 20 and over (regardless of nationality)
・Pertaining to the “Main Roles of a Supporter” section above, Supporters for roles ① and ② should have a daily conversational level of Japanese language ability and somewhat understand explanations in Japanese. Supporters for role ③ should be fluent in both Japanese and the other languages that they are providing support in. (You may choose to register for only roles ① and ②. Please only register for ③ if you have a high level of language skill)
・Supporters are a part of the volunteers of the Kochi International Association (KIA). To apply for the position, please download the【KIAボランティア登録申込書】located below and fill it in with the required relevant information. The form should be submitted to the Kochi International Association (KIA) by email, fax, post, or in person. In addition, various other volunteering roles can be applied for through this application. Those wishing to do so should place a ☑ in the roles they are interested in and fill in the necessary details.
〇Volunteer Supporter Registration Form as follows
◇Send Registrations to
（公財）高知県国際交流協会（こうちけん こくさい こうりゅう きょうかい）
Address : 〒780-0870 高知市（こうちし）本町（ほんまち）4-1-37
Tel: 088-875-0022 Fax: 088-875-4929
|Points to Note|
・Supporters are volunteers and thus there will be no monetary reward in general (transportation expenses will be reimbursed).
・Other matters pertaining to volunteer insurance and Supporter activities will be further explained upon application.
・There are plans to hold workshops once or twice a year for volunteer Supporters.
高知県外国人生活相談センター（こうちけん がいこくじん せいかつ そうだん せんたー）Kochi Consultation Center for Foreign Residents
Tel：088-821-6440 Fax : 088-821-6441
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org