JASP members and the community are invited to help shape the programs and activities organized by the Society each year by becoming active volunteers. We also have internship opportunities for students. Please see the areas below for more information and fill out the form to sign up. Your participation is welcomed!
High school students from the tristate area compete each March at the annual Japanese Speech Contest at the University of Pittsburgh. Volunteers are needed for registration, to escort students to judging, and staff the activity tables.
The Annual Dinner occurs every fall and it serves as a great networking event with the JASP's corporate members. Volunteers are needed before the event to help with invitations and silent auction donations, and the night of the dinner for set up, registration, and raffle ticket sales.
This annual event brings together many prominent local businessmen and women though golf and is the JASP's major fundraiser. Volunteers are needed before the event to help with invitations, sponsorships, and raffle donations, and the day of the event for set up, registration, and raffle ticket sales.
Throughout the year we need volunteers in the office to help with tasks such as event mailings and preparation, poster design, filing and shredding, research, and Japan in the Schools artifact maintenance, repair and organization. Office volunteering can be tailored to your skills and schedule during business hours.
The JASP accepts interns for fall, spring, and summer. Internships can be tailored to meet the educational, professional, and personal interests of the student, for 10 or more hours per week. Please email us with your resume and cover letter describing your experience, as well as your educational and professional goals.
*As of 2015, all school volunteers are required to have background checks.