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JETAA UK and Japan-related volunteer opportunities

Get involved in 2017!

JETAA is a completely voluntary organisation. We are lucky to have a fantastic network of people but need more self-starting volunteers who are willing to share their ideas and develop the network further. We want to appeal to more of our members and ensure that UK–Japan relations continue to bloom in all areas of the UK.

If you are interested in starting Japan-related meet-ups in areas where there are no active JETAA chapters or are keen on activities related to special interests that are not being covered by our activities, do let us know. The idea could be as simple as a call out to meet other ex-JETs to attend a Japan-related event or festival or an offer to organise a social, professional or educational event with other Japan-related organisations in your area.

We offer you access to a huge network and, in some cases, funding may be available. We also welcome anyone who wants to write articles for the website or newsletter, including people who want to share their professional insights.

Please contact chair@jetaa.org.uk with any ideas or suggestions of what you could provide.

Come to our AGM

The JETAA UK annual general meeting will take place on Saturday 25th February and Sunday 26th (morning) February 2017, in London.

Our JETAA UK committee will attend, but this AGM is open to all. We would like to welcome people who want to get involved or find out more about what we do.

Unfortunately, we can’t cover travel or accommodation but, if you wish to attend on your own steam, please email chair@jetaa.org.uk by 31 January.

Calling Japan fans to inspire youth

Can you help to enthuse school pupils about all things Japanese?

Business Language Champions is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help run its popular Journey to Japan event for talented Year 9–12 school pupils on Friday 24th March, in Bingham, just outside Nottingham.

The students will be coming from a number of schools in the East Midlands region. The aim is to give them a taster of Japanese language and culture, so they might consider taking up the language at a later stage. They will also be set a business challenge concerning manga.

Volunteers will advise the students on their tasks and manage or help with various activities. Might you be able to run a short session on an aspect of Japanese culture or food? Are you knowledgeable about manga? Could you help pupils with Japanese?

We ask our volunteers to arrive at about 8.30am, and the event finishes at 3.30pm. We would love our volunteers to stay the whole day, but if you can only manage half the day that could potentially also be very useful. We are happy to pay reasonable expenses.

Please contact Sally Fagan on 07967 699614 or sally@business-language-champions.co.uk


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Sarah is Chair of the JETAAUK National Committee. Email her at chair@jetaa.org.uk
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