Only 1% of the population in Japan is Christian. Establishing friendships and trust with Japanese locals is key to creating opportunities to share the gospel. So far, our work in Japan has allowed us to lay the groundwork for these relationships, and now you can help strengthen those connections by leading a parenting class for families in Japan.
Location: Mito, Japan
Dates: October 11-21, 2019 (dates are flexible)
Volunteers needed: 1-2
Application deadline: July 20, 2019
Create ten class lessons: five lessons on parenting in general and five lessons on parenting a child with behavioral disabilities.
Provide accompanying PowerPoint presentations and handouts for each lesson to be translated.
Spend time discussing topics further with participants during and after each lesson.
Class topics: Class topics should cover dealing with important issues children face such as stress with school, showing love to their children, and guiding their children to adulthood. Topics for parents of children with behavioral disabilities like Autism, ADHD, ADD, Asperger’s, etc. should include lessons on how to discipline, different calming techniques, understanding their child’s emotions, navigating doctors/medication, and showing love.
Experience as a parent
Experience with behavioral disabilities
Familiarity with using and creating PowerPoint presentations
Degree in Education with a focus on special needs
Personal experience with a son or daughter who has a behavioral disability
Comfortable speaking in front of a small group
Able to work with a translator
Japanese language skills are helpful but aren’t required
Cost per volunteer
$2,250 – includes airfare from the United States, housing, local transportation, and food.
Support raising is a great way to fundraise for your trip and surround yourself with a support network. You can learn more about support raising here.
Flight to Japan and train or bus to Mito. There will be a bus to church each day.
Hotel in Mito
Volunteers will mostly eat at restaurants. There will be a couple meals provided by the church.
We facilitate orientation to help you prepare for your time volunteering.
All routine vaccinations should be up to date. Check the CDC website for information on recommended vaccines.
In Japan, only 1% of the population claims any connection to the Christian faith. See how we are finding opportunities to share the gospel today.