Volunteers play a huge role in everything we do.
Showa Boston involves volunteers so that we can tap into skills, experiences and talents beyond what our excellent professional staff already bring to our organization and its work.
Showa Friendship Circle (SFC)
for Families & Individuals
SFC matches pairs or triads of Showa students with community volunteers (Circle Volunteers) for intercultural exchange, conversational exchange and recreational activities. Circle Volunteers often invite students to go sightseeing in the Boston area, and do fun, interesting activities together. Some Circle Volunteers open their homes to Showa students for meals, just relaxing, or for overnight visits. By sharing your own unique culture with Japanese students, you can expand your global perspective, and form meaningful friendships.
College Connection Program (CCP)
for College Students
Interested in globalizing your resume right here in Boston? CCP is a cultural exchange program designed for American college students interested in small-group engagement. Volunteers work with a triad of Japanese college students throughout the semester and explore cultural differences in a casual and open environment. As a team, they work to build bridges and mutual understanding in all areas of culture, with a specific focus on college life. Succesful applicants participate in a day-long crash course in intercultural exchange and Japanese culture.