Basketball Group 1 (Beginners)

Partner: Special Olympics Nippon

 

In this project, you will help young athletes in elementary school with intellectual disabilities (not physical) enjoy the game of basketball. You will help them practice basic basketball skills and help them understand the rules of the game. They enjoy getting a lot of encouragement and cheering while they practice.

 

Time: 12:45 PM to 3:00 PM

Frequency: 2-3 times a month (usually on Sundays and holidays)

Location:  National Olympics Memorial Youth Center (Athletic Building)

3-1 Yoyogi Kamizono-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0052

About a 7-minute walk from Sangubashi Station

About a 10-minute walk from Yoyogi Koen Station Exit 4

OR

Gymnasium at the Tokyo Metropolitan Chubu Sougou Seishin Hoken Fukushi Center
Setagaya-ku Kami-Kitazawa 2-1-7

 

Event Guidelines: Volunteers must be at least 8 years old.

 

Volunteer Voice: I have been participating in this project for a while, and I can see that the athletes are improving. It's great to be a part of that moment when they shout, "I did it!"

  

Basketball Group 2 (Intermediate)

Partner: Special Olympics Nippon

   

In this project, you will help young athletes with intellectual disabilities (not physical) enjoy the game of basketball and practice intermediate basketball skills. The athletes take basketball seriously and are very motivated players. Expect to be challenged and to get a great workout!

 

Time: 2:45 PM to 5:00 PM

Frequency: 2-3 times a month (usually on Sundays and holidays)

Location:  National Olympics Memorial Youth Center (Athletic Building)

3-1 Yoyogi Kamizono-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0052

About a 7-minute walk from Sangubashi Station

About a 10-minute walk from Yoyogi Koen Station Exit 4

OR

Gymnasium at the Tokyo Metropolitan Chubu Sougou Seishin Hoken Fukushi Center
Setagaya-ku Kami-Kitazawa 2-1-7

 

Event Guidelines: Volunteers must be at least 15 years old and must be able to play basketball.

 

Volunteer Voice: I was so amazed that they were such great players. I half expected them to be sour losers, but all of them display such great sportsmanship. I was inspired. I would like to join this project again next week.

 

Bowling at Tamachi

Partner: Special Olympics Nippon

 

In this project, you will bowl a few games with young adults with intellectual disabilities (not physical). The athletes are part of the Special Olympics Nippon Bowling Team and many of them are serious bowlers who bring in their personal ball and shoes. However, you do not need to be a good bowler to participate – just encourage and cheer them on while you play.

 

Time: 9:10 AM to 12:00 PM

Frequency: 2-3 times a month (usually on Saturdays and holidays)

Location:  Tokyo Port Bowl (7F)

1-13-10 Shibaura, Minato-ku, 105-0023

6-minute walk from Tamachi Station (JR Yamanote, Keihin Tohoku Line)

6-minute walk from Mita Station Exit 6 (Toei Mita, Asakusa Line)

 

Event Guidelines: Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.

 

Volunteer Voice: Each time someone got a strike, we all cheered loudly. One athlete scored over 200 points, and my highest score out of 3 games was 71.  He encouraged me, "Don't worry. Just practice.”

 

Motor Development Program

Partner: Special Olympics Nippon

 

In this project, you will help grade-school children with intellectual disabilities (not physical) get physical exercise. You will be paired with a special needs child and assist the child to perform the physical activities which are led by Special Olympics coaches.

 

Time: 12:45 PM to 3:00 PM

Frequency: Twice a month (usually on Saturdays)

Location:  National Olympics Memorial Youth Center (Athletic Building)

3-1 Yoyogi Kamizono-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0052

About a 7-minute walk from Sangubashi Station

About a 10-minute walk from Yoyogi Koen Station Exit 4

Event Guidelines: Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.

 

Volunteer Voice: I never worked with kids with disabilities so it was challenging. Their parents were sitting by the windows, and they made me feel nervous. It was funny because the girl I was partnered with helped me and eased my nervousness. I would like to participate in this again.

 

Tennis For Blind Children

Partner: Tokyo Miracle Stars, Blind Tennis Club

 

In this project, you will practice tennis with the members of Tokyo Miracle Stars, Blind Tennis Club. The members are junior high students to recent graduates with visual impairment. You will pick up balls, serve balls, encourage them, etc. All the students are passionate about tennis and look forward to practicing with you.

 

Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM or 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Frequency: Twice a month (usually 2nd & 4th Saturdays)
Location: Katsushika Blind School
                7-31-5 Horikiri, Katsushika-ku, Tokyo
                12-minute walk from Ayase Station (Chiyoda Line)

Event Guidelines: Volunteers must be at least 15 years old and be able to play tennis.

Volunteer Voice: Blind tennis was a new concept for me, but I really enjoyed the game. I think it is better than real tennis. The little kids were so cute too. I would like to participate in this project again.

 

 

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