Volunteers work at 2 facilities of KEIYUKAI, Week 1 in Osaka and WEEK2 in Kyoto.
[WEEK 1] 30 July – 5 August [Takatsuki Megumi House] in Takatsuki, OSAKA
[WEEK 2] 5 August – 12 August [Keiyu No Sato] in Kyoto, KYOTO
Interacting with volunteers are good activities for the residents of day-care centers, so volunteers are expected to join daily activities with the seniors such as
– Chatting with Senior residents in the day-care center
– Making paper crafts (Origami)
Accommodation of the day-care centers (WEEK 1 in OSAKA, WEEK 2 in KYOTO)
Facilities: Bedding is provided, Japanese style bedrooms, shower, kitchen, toilet, laundry machine.
Meals are provided. Individual request (vegetarian food, food allergy and any other food restrictions) can’t be accepted.
‘Takatsuki Megumi House’ is situated in Osaka, but it is close to Kyoto Station (12-minute train ride). Keiyu No Sato is located 30 minutes away from Kyoto station (15 minutes train ride and 5-minute bus ride). During days-off, volunteers enjoy sightseeing in Kyoto. As widely known, Kyoto is the ancient capital city of Japan and has plenty of shrines and temples like Kiyomizu Temple, Kyoto Imperial Palace, Heian Shrine, Kinkakuji-temple and Arashiyama area.
Osaka is the second biggest city of Japan and also has lots of things you can enjoy. If you visit Osala, you should try local foods like TAKOYAKI and OKONOMIYAKI. You can access to Universal Studio Japan within an hour from Takatsuki Station by train.
A volunteer is recommended to prepare at least 5,000 JPY for leisure. An average allowance a volunteer prepares on their own are about 30,000 JPY because everything is expensive in big city like Osaka and Kyoto.
Keiyukai is a healthcare corporation in Osaka, founded in 1986, and has 7 facilities (clinics, day-care centers, and nursing homes for seniors who need special treatment) in Osaka and Kyoto.
Their visions are to provide support from senior’s point of view. Every single day, staff members put their first priority on the senior’s health/mental condition whether or not seniors are being pleasant. They also put great effort to merge each other’s specialty (as a doctor, nurse, pharmacist, physical therapist, care worker etc.) into a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. Keiyukai has been cooperating with CIEE in IVS project since 2012.
Keiyukai (JAPANESE): https://www.keiyukai-nakajima.jp/
– Volunteers are expected to be patient in activities with senior people and have active attitudes.
– Interests and understanding of Japanese culture and social manner.
– Must submit a motivation letter or description of motivation in the application form. Please include your self-introduction, interests on the project, experience, motivation in English or Japanese (if possible).
– Submit a confirmation slip (Travel information) online after your application is accepted by CIEE Japan.
-Prepare presentation of your home country including recipe of meals representing your home country.
-Should bring: clothes for volunteering work (easy to exercise), long sleeve shirts, long pants.
Please pay attention on what you wear when you work in day-care centers. Short skirt, shirt pants, sleeveless shirt, and other clothes which are too tight, transparent, too short, showing your underwear or private body are NOT ALLOWED.