Day Of Service 2012
My Little DOS

Hands On Tokyo holds an event once a year, known as Day of Service (DOS), where we organize many projects with the hopes that as many people can participate in volunteering on the same day. We understand that some people are busy on the day we decide to hold DOS on, and this year, for the first time, we came up with “My Little DOS,” particularly aimed for those people.

 In My Little DOS, volunteers can choose a date within the designated time period (noted below) that works with their schedule, and come up with an original volunteer activity that they can perform on that day. It doesn't have many constraints - we leave it up to you to come up with an activity that appeals to you as well as the number of people participating in it - we just want you let us know what volunteer activity you’ve come up with and send us pictures of you performing that activity.



Signing-up for My Little DOS

Possible dates
Between Friday, October 12th and Saturday, October 20th

Let us know your ideas on what you would like to do in your neighborhood or community.


Find elders in your neighborhood who need help with…
Mowing their lawns, watering plants, grocery shopping, walking their dogs, etc.

Helping out at your local hospital or children’s homes
(please contact the institution asking for their permission)

Attending neighborhood elders’ or children’s clubs

Baking for DOS in Tohoku taking place on 10/20 and 10/21
limited for people that can deliver their baked goods to HOT office on 10/19

Cleaning up a neighborhood park

Fundraising for a HOT project of your choosing
(Tohoku or one of our regular projects)

Participating in a volunteer activity coordinated by your local volunteer center

Please remember that these are only a few examples
and that we encourage you to use your originality
to come up with your very own volunteer activity!



Please indicate the following in your e-mail to by October 5th, 2012, the name of the representative, address, telephone number, the number of participants and the activity you have come up with (number of hours).
Once we have received your e-mail, we will send you a DOS 2012 sticker
 and that will be your confirmation.

When you have performed your volunteer activity, we will ask you to complete a simple activity report. If possible, please send us some photos from the activity as well we would love to post them on our website.

We look forward to receiving your applications!