Community Care Placements in Japan

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Community Care Placements in Japan

Duration: 6 months
Countries: Japan
We offer several caring placement opportunities for volunteers. These are dedicated to helping residents with physical and learning disabilities and volunteers help out in myriad ways.

Community Care Placements in Japan

The Land of the Rising Sun is made up of over 3000 islands of which Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu and Shikoku are the four largest.  Japan is highly advanced technologically and in many ways is very westernised, yet simultaneously it retains a strong sense of traditional culture. It is full of history, wonderful temples and beautiful, mountainous countryside and volunteers find Japan an incredibly clean and organised country. There are so many opportunities for volunteers to get involved, to learn Japanese and to travel.

Caring placements will involve working in Leonard Cheshire Homes and homes for the elderly as well as in centres dedicated to the care of those with disabilities. Volunteers form strong relationships with the people they help to care for and their help is greatly valued by both the staff and patients.

The Japanese emphasise the benefits of a stimulating, interesting environment and there is always much activity to motivate the residents including day trips, cookery, arts and crafts or drama.Our volunteers are always warmly welcomed and valued. There is also the option of working in a community care centre where volunteers will play with young children, talk to the elderly and make friends with adolescents at the centre.

Programme overview

Minimum age: 18
Departs: March, Sept
Duration: 6 months

Accommodation and Food

Accommodation is usually in apartments close to the hospital or care home where you are volunteering. Meals are provided on site and most placements provide pocket money. Additional pocket money can be earned by teaching English to staff.

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Further Details

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This placement would suit

Someone who is compassionate, patient and caring and can offer companionship as well as attending to and understanding the needs of vulnerable individuals. Volunteers working on caring placements may be working with the elderly, people with physical difficulties or in a Community Care Centre and will find their role active and rewarding.


March / September


Pre-departure briefing
Airport pickup
Pre-departure briefing
Teaching skills course
Airport pickup
Accommodation & food
In-country orientation
In-country support
24/7 support

About Lattitude Global Volunteering

Lattitude Global Volunteering is a youth development charity that specialises in overseas volunteering placements. Since 1972, Lattitude Global Volunteering has sent over 40,000 young people to volunteer in over 17 countries around the world, where they’ve had the opportunity to work in areas as diverse as conservation, medical work, outdoor sports, community projects and teaching and for 3 to 12 months. 

We help young people from developed and developing countries to volunteer and make sure our placements deliver sustainable value for the children, communities and institutions that volunteers work in. We match every volunteer to a placement that really needs their skills and where they can have the most benefit as part of a larger, ongoing programme. No qualifications or previous experience are required.


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