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Help empower children in care through transformative and fun outdoor experience!


NPO Mirai no Mori creates life-changing outdoor programs for abused, neglected, and orphaned children in Japan.

We have welcomed hundreds of underprivileged children to our programs since 2011. With your help, we can continue creating memories that last a lifetime.

・Make a real difference in the lives of children who need it most

・Get outdoors and be part of caring and compassionate team

・Use your unique skills and enthusiasm for the outdoors to inspire young campers


Job Description

Camp Staff are the most important members of the Mirai no Mori team. Your enthusiasm, understanding, and caring will create an experience that kids will remember for the rest of their lives.

As a member of the camp team, you will be responsible for the supervision of campers, preparing them for and guiding them through a wide variety of exciting activities, as well as supporting all aspects of operations in order to create a smooth-running and successful camp.

Many of our campers come from difficult backgrounds and some have been the victims of abuse or neglect. The patience and kindness you show is essential for campers to open up and get the most of their experience.

We are seeking hard-working, fun and energetic, English-Japanese bilingual staff of any nationality.

Basic qualifications:

・18 years of age or older

・Available for all training and all camp days (see detailed schedule below)

・Capable and comfortable communicating in English and Japanese

・Serious dedication to helping kids have a blast and make the most of their camp experience


Plusses, but not requirements:

・Previous experience working with kids in a camp environment

・Outdoor skills (hiking, camping, etc.)

・Teaching or leadership experience in outdoor settings


Available Positions

The Mirai no Mori camp team consists of 4 different positions: team leader, Leaders in Training (LIT) coach, camp manager, and activity leader. We will assign one of these to you based on your preference and position availability.

Team leader: Team leaders will have 5-8 campers in their own team to supervise.

LIT Coach: An LIT coach will work primarily with our high-school aged campers, to mentor them and empower them with the tools and skills they will need to act as leaders and role models for the younger children.

Camp Manager: This position is the foundation that allows the camp to happen. These staff members will make sure that campers are fed on time in a fun environment and set up activities so that campers will have a great time.

Activity leader: This position is in charge of setting up fun and meaningful activities for campers. This person will welcome campers as well as team leaders into English fun environment, which is one of the Mirai no Mori core values.

Schedule (may change depending on camp assignment)

・Mandatory Training (on-site in Miyagi ): July 28 30
・Camp session 1: July 31 – August 4
・Days off (unpaid) ON-SITE: August 5 – 6
・Camp session 2: August 7 – August 11
・Days off (unpaid) ON-SITE: August 12 – 13
・Camp session 3: August 14 – August 18

About NPO Mirai no Mori

Please visit our website for more information about Mirai no Mori and our camps:


If you would like to get a better idea of what Mirai no Mori is trying to achieve, we recommended watching these videos:

Staff voices: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeXAjDQh1gA

Camp tour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mc2E_O7ZPQ

Camper/care worker voices: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uuX_2HHc2g

Staff Training

Mirai no Mori will provide paid training on-site before the camp session begins. Attendance is mandatory. Our professional training is designed to help you be a more effective camp team member, and will make your own experience much more enjoyable. 


Paid position:

Camp Staff are paid 10,000 JPY per day, with training days paid at half salary. NPO Mirai no Mori will provide full room and board, as well as cover transportation costs between the Tokyo / Kanto area and the camp sites.

Note that days off are NOT paid.

Volunteer position:

Volunteers will also have their room and board covered by Mirai no Mori, but will not receive daily wages. Although this compensation would not be provided, we would truly appreciate your support even as a volunteer.

To Apply

The application period will be open from March 1st until April 30th!

Please apply using this online form: CLICK HERE for Mirai no Mori 2017 Staff Application

Once the application period closes, we will begin holding interviews in May, and all decisions will be finalized by the end of the month.

We are looking forward to learning more about why you would make a great addition to the NPO Mirai no Mori team. Apply today!

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