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.

  • Chair* - Gil Asakawa
  • Secretary* - Jon Baer
  • Treasurer* - position currently open
  • Vice-chair* - Kay Fahlberg (we can have multiple vice-chairs)
  • Student Trip Subcommittee chair* - Gail Jackson
  • Adult Trip Subcommittee chair* - Kay Fahlberg
  • Website chair* - John Newton
  • Social Media chair* - Sherry Cree
  • Tanabata Subcommittee chair* - Hiromi Mochizuki
  • Bunka No Hi Subcommittee chair* - Kay Fahlberg
  • Bunka No Hi Subcommittee vice chair* - Misty Newton

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

 

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.

 

 Shinnenkai potluck, January, 2021 
  • Organize - available slot
    Tasks: monitor RSVPs, keep track of food coming, make sure supplies (plasticware, cups, plates, napkins, etc.) will be there
  • Help with: available slot
  • Help with: need more volunteers

Indicate willingness to organize the shinnkai
Indicate interest in helping with the shinnenkai

 

 Setsubun spring kick off, February, 2021 
  • Organize - no volunteers yet
    Tasks: monitor reservations with help from DSCI office; communicate with restaurant regarding numbers and space
  • Put on program - no volunteers yet
    Tasks: prepare beans for throwing, get oni mask(s), tell the story, lead the bean throwing

Indicate willingness to organize the setsubun event
Indicate interest in putting on the program for Setsubun

 

 City of Takayama Park clean up: May, 2021 
  • Organize - position currently open
    Tasks: provide bottled or boxed water & snacks; take pictures; get names of all participants
  • Help with: room for volunteers
  • Help with: available slot

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 26 and 27, 2021 

Indicate willingness to organize the Cherry Blossom festival
Indicate interest in working our booth at the Cherry Blossom festival
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 Sunday 10:00 - 11:30
Indicate interest in working our booth Sunday 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, 2021 
  • Host - Kent and Rolayne Sellers
  • Organize - position available
    Tasks: organize refreshments, tanabata wish papers and pens, supplies
  • Provide program -
  • Traditional food - Hiromi Mochizuki - somen
  • Additional food -
  • Additional food -
  • Help with - set up:
  • Help with: - photograph event
  • Help with:
    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

 

 

 3rd Annual Japanese culture day (bunka no hi), November 7, 2020 
  • Organizer - Kay Fahlberg (303-921-1171)
  • Note: the event is virtual this year; please contact Kay to see what help she needs

 

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.

 Trips subcommittee 
  • Serve on trips sub-committee*
    Tasks: help prepare itinerary, research, promote trips
    also place to learn how the committee does trips, in anticipation of being a future trip leader
  • All slots are currently open

Indicate interest in being on trip sub-committee

 

 

 Summer 2021 Host visiting high school students from Takayama 
  • Visit co-ordinator / planner* - no volunteer yet
    Tasks: Oversee: site selection; host family arrangements; welcome and or farewell parties
  • Visit co-ordinator / planner* - no volunteer yet
  • Visit co-ordinator / planner* - no volunteer yet
  • Itinerary leader - no volunteer yet
    Tasks: choose locations to visit, arrange tickets / passes, organize drivers
  • Host family organizer - no volunteer yet
    Tasks: find hosts for students, hold orientation session, organize background checks
  • Party organizier - no volunteer yet
    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
    • no volunteer yet
  • Driver - need 5-7 drivers total
    Tasks: perform carpool tasks during visit
    • no volunteer yet

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

 

 2021 High School Student Trip to Japan, June 
  • Committee lead* - currently vacant
    Tasks: plan itinerary; work with travel agency; oversee all phases
  • Trip leader* - no volunteer assigned yet
  • Trip leader* - no volunteer assigned yet
    Tasks for both leaders: lead students to and from Japan and within Japan; handle emergencies and problems
  • Run student orientations: - no volunteer assigned yet
    Tasks: ensure students are prepared and that all paperwork and monies are in in a timely fashion
  • Manage trip site: no volunteer assigned yet
    Task: keep trip site up to date as events change
  • 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
Indicate interest in organizing the welcome back party

 

 

 2021 Fall, Visit to Japan 
  • Co-ordinator / planner* - currently vacant
  • Co-ordinator / planner* - currently vacant
  • Tasks: Choose dates and itinerary; plan trip; promote trip
  • Trip leader* - no volunteer assigned yet
  • 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 

 

Long term high school student exchange

  • Head up project - position currently available
  • Committee member - position currently available

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)

  • Set up / stock suitcase, organize materials / presentations - position currently unassigned
  • Speaker / presenter - position currently unassigned

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)

  • Display case manager - Susan Weller
  • Help with: - position(s) currently available

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)

  • Youth program leader - no volunteer yet

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)

  • Impact recorder - no volunteer yet

Indicate interest in keeping track of econmic impact of committee

 

Hospitality Project: invite visiting Japanese into your life for a short period of time.

  • For a meal (breakfast, brunch, lunch, happy hour, dinner)
  • To share an experience: horseback riding, fishing, skiing, ...

Indicate what you would be interested in doing:

 

Trip alumni coordinator (keep in touch with past travelers)

  • Trip alumni coordinator - position available

Indicate interest in maintaining contact with trip alumni

 

 

Thinking outside the box

 Ideas / events / activities not shown 

Think outside the box

  • No entries yet

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