The Nippon Foundation
Volunteer Support Center


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).
Even after the event, we will keep communicating about the enjoyment of volunteering throughout Japan and create connections among people.


​Development of Field Cast

We have cooperated with the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games by supporting development of about 80,000 volunteers. (Field Cast)

Cooperation with City Cast

Volunteers called “City Cast” are recruited by local governments which will be hosting the competition venues of the Olympics and Paralympics. We assist them to provide training programs for volunteer development.

Conducting 「Engagement Program」(Our original Program)

We have provided a lot of training programs and volunteer opportunities for the working generation who will be volunteer leaders to help them develop skills for business and volunteer work not only during the Olympic and Paralympic games but also after the games.

​Support for Volunteers with disabilities

The concept of Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics is 「Unity in Diversity: “Accepting one another”」It will be a great opportunity to promote that people with disabilities do volunteer. For that, we are working together with related organizations.

Other project

  • A time trial race “KOTSU KOTSU”
    braille blocks
    This is an event in which people are timed running along on two kinds of braille blocks while blindfolded and compete against others.We have been providing this for various events. We are hoping that people have kindness for others in daily lives by having an understanding of people with visual impairment and the braille blocks.
  • An information site about
    Volunteers「Volunteer Guide」
    A website offering further information on volunteer opportunities for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic games has been created including further information on volunteers being recruited by many local government municipalities.
Date of Establishment
September 27, 2017
President Kazutoshi Watanabe (President, Sasakawa Sports Foundation)
3F The Nippon Zaidan Building 1-2-2
Akasaka Minato-ku Tokyo 107-0052 Japan
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