Our Global Network

REI の活動の運営を支援してくださるボランティアを歓迎いたします。ボランティアに時間や熱意を提供したい方、REIに役立つ特別なスキルをお持ちの方を喜んで受け入れます。ボランティア活動をすることにより、価値あることに貢献することで仕事の達成感が得られ、インターナショナルな環境で働くことができ、専門的な能力を開発する機会が得られ、履歴書にも書く事ができます。

Professional Skills

We always welcome volunteers with specific skills such as Fund-Raising, CSR, PR, Marketing and event organising. The time required for these roles varies from 4–15 hours per week.

For further information, contact Jane Best: jane@rei-npo.org

インターンシップ

REIでは避難民に関連する問題について勉強している、または紛争や難民問題に関して興味を持っている学生へインターンシップを提供しています。一度に1、2名のみ可能です。

From Previous Interns

「私はいつも発展問題について興味を持ってきました。REIで夏休みのインターンとして働く事により、NGOがどのような方法で人権問題を救済しているのか間近で見ることが出来ました。CEOであるジェーンは私が仕事をこなす事だけではなく、問題に関する歴史的背景と原因について理解するようにしてくれたので、素晴らしい経験となりました。私はREIが どのようにして、どのプロジェクトに対しての資金提供をするのか、決断する場面を見ることができ、将来的に資金提供する可能性のあるプロジェクトに関して リサーチするお手伝いができました。私はこのインターンシップにより、世界中の様々な状況に置かれた人々が救済を必要としている事に目を見張らせられ、ま た、NGOに関して沢山学び、NGOが行っている大変な仕事に対しての評価を改めることができた事を大変感謝しています。」

シェリー・チェア、大学生 (2008年6月~8月)

「REIでの仕事は素晴らしい経験でした!このインターンシップでは、人権に関して興味を持っている法学生として、世界中の人権法や難民法について調査する機会を楽しむ事ができました。私はいくつかのREIが資金提供しているNGOに対してインタビューを行い、日本のNGOと西洋のNGOの類似点や相違点を発見し、REIの提供した資金がそれぞれ独自の方法で世界中の人々を助けている事について学べた事は大変興味深かったです。REIでのインターンにより東京における人権コミュニティーを直に体験し、私個人の目標である、人権法に関する職業に就くという目標を更に強く確信しました。」

アンジャリ・ボーナー、法学生 (2007年5月~7月)

学校のREI会

When I was a year 6 student, my friends and I organised a meeting with you to discuss the plight of refugees and what we could do to help. I have recently been selected as one of ten delegates to represent my state at the United Nations Youth National Conference. I was selected because of my passion for human rights in particular for refugees and asylum seekers. I would just like to say thank you for all of your help those many years ago because doing that fundraiser and talking to you about refugees was the start of my passion and without it I may not have been given this amazing opportunity. Thank you very much for taking me seriously as an 11 year old and helping to encourage my passion for helping others.

Bree Marlay, ex ASIJ student

Student Fundraising and Awareness Raising Activities

REI encourages students to play an active role in supporting projects that provide opportunities for those displaced by conflict around the world by leading fundraising and awareness-raising for refugee issues in their schools and communities.

By joining or forming an REI student group, you’ll:

  • Effectively assist refugees in need by fundraising for and working with an experienced Japanese NPO;
  • Develop the skills of “global citizenship”, including leadership, teamwork and organisational ability, and other skills valuable in your study life and future careers;
  • Meet passionate, like-minded other students from schools across the Kanto area.

What Schools are Doing

Seisen Elementary students organised a fund-raising day at school and raised ¥110,000. They were inspired to to this after listening to a presentation from REI about refugees. The students said:
“Refugees are just like us, they’ve just lost everything, it could happen to any child & it’s not fair.”
“Jane told us we should have fun raising money.”
“The refugees should have what we have, they’re children like us.”

High School students at ASIJ organised a conference on Child Displacement with presentations on international displacement issues, child rights in Japan and life in a foster home. A great initiative to highlight the issues facing children around the world and to draw interest in NGO work.

At Junten Middle and High School, students annually organise a Sponsored Run to raise money for REI projects.

Individual students also contribute to REI’s cause.
10 year-old Rosie H asked for cash instead of presents on her birthday. Her brothers thought she was mad but Rosie said she had plenty of things and wanted refugee children to have the opportunities she has. Rosie donated ¥35,000 to REI.
5 year-old Inez C did a 5km scoot around Yoyogi Park. She prepared the flyers herself and sent them out to friends and family. Inez raised ¥30,000 to support REI.

Light up the Life of a Refugee Child

Every year, schools help plan and implement the “Light up the Life of a Refugee Child” event – in fact, most of the event is organized and carried out by dedicated volunteer students. In 2014 the event changed to a concert and is held at St Mary’s International School. Students from four or five schools around the Tokyo area participate. It is an event for children, by children.
You can view 2018 concert here.

We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to all the students and teachers who have supported us!