In 2017 February I hope to join thousands of Hokkaido people as a volunteer at the Asia Winter Games.
Today I went to a meeting to hear about the volunteer spirit and details of uniform and accreditation cards. I was pleased to hear the speakers talk about the volunteers at the London Olympics as great examples of the power of volunteers to make an event a success.
I've applied to work on an information desk somewhere - Sapporo Dome, downtown, or at one of the venues such as Makomonai, Teine Highland etc.
Several Imagine students are also volunteering and two students at NHK Culture Center, and two of my Japanese friends will be paid assistants for the city team.