Takayama Logo Welcome to the Denver Takayama Sister City Committee
volunteering page

 

 

 

 

Here you will find opportunities:
   * you can see what you've signed up for
   * you can sign up for new opportunities
   * you can see who has already signed up

(Items flagged with a red asterisk (*) are reserved for members of the committee. To become a member of the committee, visit
      https://www.denversistercities.org/get-involved/become-a-member/ )

 

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Commitee Officers

 Provide support for the committee 

Below we list the current officers. You can always indicate your interest in serving in a position.

Indicate interest in being chair
Indicate interest in being a vice-chair
Indicate interest in being secretary
Indicate interest in being treasurer

 

Single events - organize / lead an event

Note: if you just want to sign up to attend an event, do that from the committee home page. This page is intended for people who will be working these events. Below we list the current events and who is signed up to work them.

 

 

 City of Takayama Park clean up, part 2: June 1, 2019 
  • Organize - Claire Magrath
    Tasks: provide bottled water & snacks; take pictures; get names of all participants
  • Help with: room for volunteers

Indicate willingness to organize the Takayama Park clean up
Indicate interest in helping with the Takayama Park clean up

 

 Sakura Square Cherry Blossom Festival, June 22 and 23, 2019 
  • Organize - Susan Weller (303-908-72740
    Tasks: organize items to display, sell, or give away; schedule booth workers; make sure setup is done each morning; arrange for take down at end of each day
     
  • Set up booth: Sat. June 22, 10:00 a.m. - noon Susan Weller
  • Set up booth: Sat. June 22, 10:00 a.m. - noon Jenny Mae Samson (1-469-867-2304)
  • Set up booth: Sat. June 22, 10:00 a.m. - noon - available slot
     
  • Help with booth: Sat. June 22, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Jenny Mae Samson
  • Help with booth: Sat. June 22, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - available slot
     
  • Help with booth: Sat. June 22, noon - 2:30 p.m. Jenny Mae Samson
  • Help with booth: Sat. June 22, noon - 2:30 p.m. - available slot
  • Help with booth: Sat. June 22, noon - 2:30 p.m. - available slot
     
  • Help with booth: Sat. June 22, 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - available slot
  • Help with booth: Sat. June 22, 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - available slot
  • Help with booth: Sat. June 22, 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - available slot
     
  • Help with booth: Sat. June 22, 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. - available slot
  • Help with booth: Sat. June 22, 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. - available slot
  • Help with booth: Sat. June 22, 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. - available slot
     
  • Clean up booth: Sat. June 22, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - available slot
  • Clean up booth: Sat. June 22, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - available slot
  • Clean up booth: Sat. June 22, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - available slot
     
  • Set up booth: Sun, June 23, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Susan Weller
  • Set up booth: Sun, June 23, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Devron McMillin (303-717-2150)
     
  • Help with booth: Sun, June 23, 10:00 a.m. - noon Robin Post (720-271-5439)
     
  • Help with booth: Sun, June 23, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - available slot
  • Help with booth: Sun, June 23, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - available slot
  • Help with booth: Sun, June 23, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - available slot
  • Help with booth: Sun, June 23, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - available slot
     
  • Help with booth: Sun, June 23, noon - 2:30 p.m. - Kevin Lance (1-719-650-3905)
  • Help with booth: Sun, June 23, noon - 2:30 p.m. - available slot
  • Help with booth: Sun, June 23, noon - 2:30 p.m. - available slot
  • Help with booth: Sun, June 23, noon - 2:30 p.m. - available slot
     
  • Help with booth: Sun, June 23, 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Kevin Lance
  • Help with booth: Sun, June 23, 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Devron McMillin
  • Help with booth: Sun, June 23, 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - available slot
     
  • Clean up booth: Sun, June 23, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Kevin Lance
  • Clean up booth: Sun, June 23, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - available slot
  • Clean up booth: Sun, June 23, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - available slot
     

Indicate interest in working our booth anytime Saturday or Sunday
Indicate interest in working our booth anytime Saturday
Indicate interest in working our booth anytime Sunday

Indicate interest in setting up our booth Saturday 10:00 - noon
Indicate interest in working our booth Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Indicate interest in working our booth Saturday noon - 2:30 p.m.
Indicate interest in working our booth Saturday 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Indicate interest in working our booth Saturday 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Indicate interest in closing down our booth Saturday 6 - 7

Indicate interest in setting up our booth Saturday 10:00 - 11:30
Indicate interest in working our booth Saturday 10:00 - noon
Indicate interest in working our booth Sunday 11:00 - 1:00
Indicate interest in working our booth Sunday noon - 2:30
Indicate interest in working our booth Sunday 2 - 4:30
Indicate interest in closing down our booth Saturday 4 - 5

 

 Tanabata celebration, August 18, 2019 
  • Host - Kent and Rolayne Sellers
  • Organize - Steve
    Tasks: organize refreshments, tanabata wish papers and pens, supplies
  • Provide program -
  • Traditional food - Hiromi Mochizuki - somen
  • Additional food -
  • Additional food -
  • Help with - set up: Huseen Sufi
  • Help with: - photograph event
  • Help with: Jenae Sanchez
    Tasks: help with set up, bring refreshments, supplies, etc.

Indicate willingness to organize the Tanabata event
Indicate interest in providing the program for the Tanabata event
Indicate interest in helping with the Tanabata event

 

 

Trip related events / activities

Every trip involves a lot of work, and we try and share this work with many people.
Note that trip assignments are only open to official DSCI / DTSCC members.

 Trip subcommittee 

Indicate interest in being on trip sub-committee

 

 

 Summer 2019 Host visiting high school students from Takayama 
  • Visit co-ordinator / planner* - Jenae Sanchez
    Tasks: Oversee: site selection; host family arrangements; welcome and or farewell parties
  • Visit co-ordinator / planner* - Teri Galvez
  • Visit co-ordinator / planner* - Kitty Comstock
  • Itinerary leader - Jenae Sanchez
    Tasks: choose locations to visit, arrange tickets / passes, organize drivers
  • Host family organizer - Jenae Sanchez
    Tasks: find hosts for students, hold orientation session, organize background checks
  • Party organizier - Jenae Sanchez
    Tasks: find venue, send invitations, monitor responses, organize the event
  • Host family - host one or two students in your home
  • Entertain chaperones during weekend that students are with host families
  • Driver - need 5-7 drivers total
    Tasks: perform carpool tasks during visit

Note: there can be multiple people in all these roles.

Note: we run background checks on all drivers and host families.

Indicate interest in being visit co-ordinator
Indicate interest in being itinerary leader
Indicate interest in being host family organizer
Indicate interest in being party organizer
Indicate interest in hosting a student or chaperone
Indicate interest in entertaining the chaperones
Indicate interest in being a driver

 

 2019 Fall: Japan in Depth trip 

Indicate interest in being trip co-ordinator
Indicate interest in being trip leader

 

 2020 High School Student Trip to Japan, June 
  • Committee lead* - no volunteer assigned yet
    Tasks: plan itinerary; work with travel agency; oversee all phases
  • Trip leader* - Interested: Teri Galvez
  • Trip leader* - to be determined
    Tasks for both leaders: lead students to and from Japan and within Japan; handle emergencies and problems
  • Run student orientations: - Jenae Sanchez
    Tasks: ensure students are prepared and that all paperwork and monies are in in a timely fashion
  • Manage trip site: Steve Comstock
    Task: keep trip site up to date as events change
  • Organize fund raising event: - not set yet
  • Note: details here
  • Organize Welcome back party, ??: - no volunteer yet

Indicate interest in being committee lead
Indicate interest in being a trip leader
Indicate interest in leading student orientation
Indicate interest in managing the trip site

 

 2020 Visiting Delegation from Takayama for 60th Anniversary Party 
  • Visit leader* - no volunteer yet
    Tasks: Arrange local itinerary
  • Visit co-planner(s) - no volunteer yet
    Tasks: Help plan visit and make arrangements
  • Celebration organizer - Susan Weller
    Tasks: Arrange celebration party
  • Visit co-organizer(s) - no volunteer yet
    Tasks: Help organize the celebration event

Indicate interest in being a visit leader
Indicate interest in being a visit co-planner
Indicate interest in being the celebration organizer
Indicate interest in being a celebration co-organizer

 

 2020 Summer, Introduction to Japan + Olympics trip 
  • Co-ordinator / planner* - to be determined
  • Tasks: Choose dates and itinerary; plan trip; promote trip
  • Trip leader* - Interested: Teri Galvez
  • Trip leader* - to be determined
    Tasks: Trip prep, lead group while in Japan

Indicate interest in being trip co-ordinator
Indicate interest in being trip leader

 

 2020 Fall, Visit to Takayama to celebrate 60th Anniversary 
  • Co-ordinator / planner* - Interested: Teri Galvez
  • Tasks: Choose dates and itinerary; plan trip; promote trip
  • Trip leader* - Interested: Teri Galvez
  • Trip leader* - to be determined
    Tasks: Trip prep, lead group while in Japan

Indicate interest in being trip co-ordinator
Indicate interest in being trip leader

 

Year 'round support

 Year round tasks and activities 

Host monthly meetings in home

Indicate willing to host a monthly meeting

 

International ski pass project

Indicate interest in heading project
Indicate interest in supporting the project

 

Long term high school student exchange

Indicate interest in heading project
Indicate interest in working on the project

 

City-in-a-suitcase program (artifacts in a suitcase form the basis for presentations to schools and other organizations)

Indicate interest in organizing suitcase
Indicate interest in making presentations

 

Social media manager (establish / maintain committee presence on facebook, twitter, linked-in, etc.)

Indicate interest in maintaining social media.
     Indicate which media you will help with:

 

Promotional materials developer (create fliers, posters, bookmarks, etc.)

Indicate interest in creating promotional materials

 

Maintain Takayama display case in City and County Building (annual clean, occasionally redo contents)

Indicate interest in managing the display case
Indicate interest in helping with the display case

 

Committee historian - gather records of past activities, build and maintain our story line and corporate memory

  • Lead: - no volunteer yet
  • Help with: - no volunteer yet

Indicate interest in managing our historical records
Indicate interest in helping with managing the records

 

Youth programs (connect with national Sister Cities Young Artists and Authors Showcase and High School Homestay Exchange programs, look for local connection possibilities)

Indicate interest in leading youth program
Indicate interest in working on the youth program

 

Impact recorder (keep track of economic impact and hours worked doing committee activities)

Indicate interest in keeping track of econmic impact of committee

 

Caller - contact members who do not have email

Indicate interest in calling members with no email

 

Trip alumni coordinator (keep in touch with past travelers)

Indicate interest in maintaining contact with trip alumni

 

 

Thinking outside the box

 Ideas / events / activities not shown 

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