Volunteer Opportunities at the Miyazaki International Christmas Market 2015

It’s the most wonderful time of the year–when KFC just doesn’t cut it and homesickness sets in. Beat that blue Christmas with some volunteering! It’s the perfect way to jingle mingle in the true spirit of the season.

With the help of Sascha Klinger (former Miyazaki City CIR), the folks at Miyazaki City Hall, and your very own MAJET, Miyazaki Municipal University is hosting the 6th Annual Miyazaki International Christmas Market!

Sascha brought the European tradition to Miyazaki six years ago, and each year it gets better! Even if you come as a mere spectator, you can enjoy Christmas treats from around the world, fun workshops, and stage performances.

But there’s an even better way to enjoy it–as a volunteer! We need you to bring smiles to cute kids’ faces as Santas and Santarinas, Gingerbread House Elves, and carolers!

Click here to RSVP now!

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Details for the 6th Annual Miyazaki International Christmas Market

 

Location: Miyazaki Municipal University (MMU)

(close to Miyazaki Prefecture Cultural Park / Miyazaki Shrine)  

Time: Saturday, December 19, 11:00-16:00

 

Volunteer Duty Details

 

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Santa or Santarina

Bring all your genki and dress in Santa/Santarina costumes to hand out treats and interact with the kids!

– prefer pairs (one Santa, one Santarina)

– Santa / Santarina costumes available upon request, or you can bring your own (please let us know if you will need one or not)

– shifts from 11:00-12:30, 12:30-14:00, 14:00-16:00 (one pair at a time, so each Santa is active for about 2 hours)

 

 

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Help Cassie and Jodi teach the kids how to make Candy Houses!

– prefer four elves per shift

– red MAJET volunteer shirts, reindeer headbands, and Santa hats available, or you can bring your own elf costume 

– shifts from 11:00-12:30, 12:30-14:00, 14:00-16:00

 

Cookie Elf

Make cookies!

For the first time this year, MAJET will sell cookies to help fund some of our volunteer projects (like the candy houses, but we’d like to do more in the future!). If you’d like to funnel some of your creativity into baking, help us out by making some plain sugar cookies and/or come to the super fun decorating party at Chelsea’s apartment on Dec. 18 at 6:30 p.m.

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– prefer two elves per shift

– red MAJET volunteer shirts, reindeer headbands, and Santa hats available, or you can bring your own elf costume

– shifts from 11:00-12:30, 12:30-14:00, 14:00-16:00

 

 

Caroler

Around 15:30, take the stage to do some caroling! Bring your voice or another instrument and join in the fun!
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– any number of people

– some reindeer headbands and Santa hats available, but we prefer that you come in your own Christmasy attire

– find Beth for quick rehearsal around 15:00; perform at 15:30

 

 

Conditions for volunteering:

  1. No refund of travel expenses
  2. If you sign up for at least two timeslots, ALT request forms for compensatory holidays are available from the Miyazaki International Association. Please consult your supervisor in advance and then email Beth at miyazakiajet@gmail.com to get a form once permission has been granted.

 

Let’s Volunteer!

If you are interested in this great opportunity to provide Miyazaki’s residents with some holiday fun, please be sure to RSVP here by December 6th!     hyuna_xmasvolunteerPhotos by Edward Teo and Sascha Klinger