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Preparation before volunteering

If you should decide to participate in volunteer efforts in the affected area, please gather information about the area, make thorough preparations, and have a well-thought out plan before making your departure.

Also, please make sure that you submit a "Notification of Volunteer Activity" to Osaka University and take out insurance before engaging in volunteer activity.

Submitting a notification to Osaka University

If you decide to perform volunteer activities in the affected area, please submit a "Notification of Volunteer Activity" before your departure.

Notification of Volunteer Activity

Please send this notification to: Student Affairs staff at your school/graduate school


When performing volunteer activities, please take out insurance that also applies to natural disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis.

Reference: Volunteer Insurance (from the Osaka Social Welfare Council) (link in Japanese)

Other information

Before your departure, please gather information about the areas affected and support in those areas from Kansai, as well as confirming the etiquette involved in volunteer activity.

• Cabinet Office, Government of Japan

Disaster Prevention and Volunteering (Basic information on disaster prevention volunteering) (link in Japanese)

• Japan National Council of Social Welfare

Support for affected areas/disaster volunteer information (link in Japanese)


Student and Career Support Division, Department of Educational and Student Affairs (Suita Student Center)

TEL: 06-6879-7120


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