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The Nippon Foundation Volunteer Support Center

The Nippon Foundation Volunteer Support Center (also popularly known as “Volasapo”) was established as an organization to carry out operations related to cooperation based on the agreement relating to cooperation in the area of volunteer activities for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games concluded between the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) and the Nippon Foundation.

Our Goals

The Success of The Tokyo 2020
Games through Volunteer Training

To foster momentum for and lead to the success of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) by aggregating the sports volunteers the Nippon Foundation has supported to date along with its expert knowledge, know-how, networks and experience related to disability sports and the understanding of people with disabilities, and cooperating with the volunteer operations run by the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020).

The Fostering of a Volunteer Culture

Our aim is for the fostering of a volunteer culture that will, through the feelings of fulfillment and joy that come from connecting with people, enable the more than 110,000 volunteers who support the games to participate in volunteer activities in various fields in their daily lives even after the end of the Games.

What We Offer

  • Volunteer Training Services

    Training content creation, instructor training, etc.

  • Momentum Fostering Services

    Events, web- and video-based information dissemination

  • Volunteer Culture Fostering Services

    Corporate volunteer study sessions and lectures by Masaya Ninomiya, Consultant of The Nippon Foundation Volunteer Support Center.

  • Research Projects

    Fact-finding surveys of volunteers in the past Olympic & Paralympic Games for legacy-creation

Volasapo Data

  • Date of Establishment

    September 27, 2017

  • Representative

    President Kazutoshi Watanabe (President, Sasakawa Sports Foundation)

  • Address

    3F The Nippon Zaidan Building 1-2-2
    Akasaka Minato-ku Tokyo 107-0052 Japan Google Maps

  • TEL

    03-6229-2615

  • FAX

    03-6229-2616

  • E-mail

    info@volasapo.tokyo