2023 Metro Vancouver Japan Bowl

2022-10-16T20:33:08-07:00Oct 11th, 2022|Events, Initiatives, Volunteer|

JETAABC is excited to invite high school students learning Japanese to participate in the Metro Vancouver Japan Bowl. The Japan Bowl® is a Japanese language and culture competition for high school students who are studying Japanese. The Japan-America Society of Washington DC organized and hosted the first Japan Bowl in 1992. The competition has since been expanding overseas and is now held in Poland, England, Italy, Mexico, Serbia, Bulgaria, France, etc. The inaugural Canadian Japan Bowl was held in Vancouver […]

Call for JET Info Session Volunteers

2022-10-11T19:18:13-07:00Sep 25th, 2022|Initiatives, JET, Volunteer|

UPDATE! The Consulate General of Japan in Vancouver is currently recruiting for the 2023 JET Programme, and we are looking for JET alumni volunteers to help out with a virtual and in-person career fair and information sessions.

  Dates   Time   Event and Location
  Wednesday, October 12th           1:30 pm –
  3:00 pm
  Information Session
  Virtual (MS Teams)
 

Call for Nikkei Matsuri Volunteers

2022-07-24T20:51:58-07:00Jul 24th, 2022|Events, Volunteer|

The Nikkei Matsuri, one of Canada’s largest authentic and family-friendly Japanese festivals, returns to Nikkei Centre in Burnaby this summer for its 10th anniversary! The Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre needs support to make this event a success.

Please sign up for a shift or two and be part of this unique celebration on September 3 & 4, 2022.

(PS: fun fact, this year’s poster illustration is by our very own Communications Coordinator!)

Call for Powell Street Festival Volunteers

2022-07-05T22:20:08-07:00Jul 5th, 2022|Events, Volunteer|

It’s that time of year again! Celebrating Japanese-Canadian Culture for 46 years, the Powell Street Festival is Vancouver’s longest community arts celebration! You can be a part of this year’s festival taking place July 30th  and 31st.

We are looking for amazing alumni to help out at our community booth on Saturday, July 30th from 11:00am.

Volunteer duties at the Community Booth involve answering questions about the JET Programme, directing people to JET Programme informational materials, and generally […]

Call for 2022 Pre-Departure Orientation Volunteers

2022-06-06T21:12:07-07:00Jun 6th, 2022|Initiatives, JET, News, Volunteer|

This year’s Pre-Departure Orientation will take place back in person, and we need your help to send the new JETs off right!

We are planning for:

Saturday, June 25th at BCIT Downtown Vancouver Campus – Atrium, Rm 825 (555 Seymour Street, Vancouver), and
Sunday, June 26th at SFU – Wosk Centre for Dialogue, Rm 420 (580 West Hastings Street, Vancouver).

Please see here for more information about the event […]

Save the Date: June 25th and 26th 2022 Pre-Departure Orientation

2022-05-28T15:00:52-07:00May 28th, 2022|Events, Initiatives, JET, News, Volunteer|

The new JETs are almost on their way to Japan! But first, we need your help getting them ready.

Pre-Departure Orientation will tentatively take place on Saturday, June 25th & Sunday, June 26th in person, in downtown Vancouver (dates and venue to be confirmed very soon). This is a wonderful opportunity to provide the next generation of JETs with their first insight into the joys and hardships of life in Japan. Volunteer positions will be filled on a first-come, first-served […]

Calling Volunteers: JETAABC Sempai Program

2022-05-03T14:20:25-07:00May 3rd, 2022|Initiatives, JET, News, Volunteer|

After two years of Covid, the JETAABC Sempai Program is back in person! This is a mentorship initiative where new JETs are matched with JET alumni volunteers to provide the new JET with local knowledge about his/her new home.

Once a match has been found, the new JET receives the sempai volunteer’s email address. Due to the number of participants and the expanse of the region, we cannot guarantee a match to every sempai volunteer, but […]

2022 Metro Vancouver Japan Bowl

2022-04-23T11:11:20-07:00Nov 16th, 2021|Events, Initiatives, Volunteer|

JETAABC is excited to invite high school students learning Japanese to participate in the Metro Vancouver Japan Bowl. The Japan Bowl® is a Japanese language and culture competition for high school students who are studying Japanese. The Japan-America Society of Washington DC organized and hosted the first Japan Bowl in 1992. The competition has since been expanding overseas and is now held in Poland, England, Italy, Mexico, Serbia, Bulgaria, France, etc. The inaugural Canadian Japan Bowl was held in Vancouver […]

2021/22 Alumni Mentor Programme & J-Link Canada

2021-09-14T10:18:35-07:00Sep 14th, 2021|Initiatives, JET, Volunteer|

The 2021/22 Alumni Mentor Programme is a private list of JET alumni in BC who can provide insight into the current job market in their industry, give guidance to new/”old” returnees in their career transition, and maybe even speak on a JETAABC Careers Panel. Mentors/mentees will be connected via email. The programme runs from September 2021 to February 2022 with Mentee sign-ups coming very soon!

J-Link Canada is a public directory hosted on the JETAABC website and will include profiles of […]

2021 JET Pre-Departure Orientation – Call for Volunteers

2021-07-19T10:11:46-07:00Jul 15th, 2021|Events, JET, Volunteer|

The newest group of JET participants are preparing for life in Japan! JETAABC and the Consulate of Japan in Vancouver are looking for energetic and committed JET alumni to facilitate the passing of the torch. We invite you to share your expertise and enthusiasm with the next JET generation.

Due to ongoing COVID-19 safety concerns and gathering restrictions, this year’s Pre-Departure Orientation (PDO) will continue last year’s format of a series of online workshops and will be held virtually on Microsoft […]

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