read this before volunteering at the shelter!
for participation -Items
to bring and expenses -Typical
flow of a work day
time and withdrawal
because the number of dogs has decreased, most of the care is for
Please read and acknowledge the following.###
Guard Volunteering Rules
-Things to be
done before volunteering-
requesting volunteers that can assist with the care of our rescued
dogs and cats. Nyander Guard's chief activities are rescuing and
caring for disaster area animals. We reject any other objectives.
the natural disaster type "volunteer
activity insurance" at the nearest Social Welfare District
Council. Injuries to your person will be handled as one's own
responsibility, but in cases where you have caused injuries to
others, or cases where you have caused damages to goods, you will be
liable for compensation. We request that you join the insurance
prior to departure. If you do not join by the time you arrive at our
facilities, we may refuse to let you participate in activities, or
we may limit the scope.
schedule and number of accompanying people is decided, please write
an entry on this website's volunteer
application bulletin board. Without making a new entry, please
open the above link and scroll your cursor to the very bottom and
fill in your conditions on the thread titled Re: [Shelter volunteer
volunteers that will carpool, please read these
age 20 in Japan) that wish to volunteer on their own need their
parent or guardian to present a letter of consent to the shelter.
of volunteer) has received permission from parent or guardian
(parent or guardian's name) to participate in volunteer activities
at Animal Rescue Organization Nyander Guard. Participation date,
shelter address, phone number, parent or guardian's name and
official stamp." This type of simple document will suffice.
Additionally, we will allow up to three students to participate
together. *Students high school level and below need to be
accompanied by a parent or guardian.
bring and expenses for volunteers]
mask -Work gloves -Hats for protection in the cold -Rubber gloves
-Apron or work clothes -A day's worth of drinks -Indoor shoes,
slippers, etc. (something to wear inside the shelter) -*For guests
that will stay overnight: sleeping bag or sheets (futon covers are
acceptable) and pillowcases (towels used as replacements are
(*We have futons at the shelter but we do not
have sheets or pillowcases. We can prepare disposable sheets for 100
yen, but there are occasions where we have an insufficient amount,
so please bring sheets, pillow cases, or a sleeping bag if you
meals at the shelter, and we collect money on an individual basis
after self-reporting expenses.
is from 100 yen, lunch is from 300 yen, and dinner is from 400
If possible, please pay in one lump sum.
where we have many people, we go to an outside public bathhouse.
price is from 500 yen. (Due to the consumption tax increase from 5%
to 8%, it is 500 yen.)
that volunteers pay for their own insurance and transportation
of a work day at the shelter]
AM, we wake and everyone individually has breakfast
(7:30 AM in summer)
assembly with all members (explanation of today's work tasks,
precautions/confirmation of plans for participants, etc.)
morning assembly, we begin walking the dogs
AM we finish walking the dogs, and begin feeding the cats and dogs
AM we clean the dog kennels and cat rooms
AM we prepare lunch
the afternoon work (journalizing aid materials, continuing
cleaning work, doing laundry, etc.)
PM we have a meeting, then we walk the dogs again
PM, dinner time
you may be asked to help with DIY work for shelter facility
time and withdrawal for first-time volunteers]
volunteers will register their address, name, and contact
information in a notebook and then receive an explanation from a
before the morning assembly or
around 1:30-2:30 PM, before starting the afternoon work
when we request your arrival.
circumstances make you arrive at a different time, please be aware
of the following precautions.
If you arrive
after 5:00 AM the dogs will become noisy, so if possible we request
that you coordinate your arrival at the shelter to be after 7:00 AM.
If you arrive
in the evening, there is a chance overnight volunteers may not be
present at the shelter because 8:00-9:30 PM is when people are at
the bathhouse. We request that you coordinate your arrival at the
shelter to be between 9:30-11:00 PM. (There is a possibility that
the shelter will be empty until they return.)
withdrawing from the shelter, please inform a staff member of your
about animal care]
In order to
prevent humans from being dragged into a fight between dogs, walk
between the dogs to keep them separated, and in cases where one dog
approaches the other, stay between the dogs as much as possible,
shorten the length of the leash in your hand, and continue on while
holding control over the dog. (Refer to the illustration below)
where dogs get into a fight, there is a dangerous possibility for
humans to get dragged into the fight and injured. In situations
where that kind of accident occurs, please acknowledge that
volunteer insurance will be used.
cloth used in the tableware, blankets, towels, etc. used by the cats
feeding, volunteers will be responsible for cleaning the tableware
used by the animals they are assigned to care for. If blankets and
towels are dirty, we request that you launder them. Additionally,
we ask that you observe the circumstances for your assigned animals
and take responsibility for them.
care for the cats
dogs that need special precautions
cautious and acknowledge that amongst the dogs there are some that
will become scared, bite, or bark if you carelessly approach them.
number 3 and 4, when you arrive at the shelter and register as a
volunteer, the staff member in charge of explanations will tell you
which cat rooms you cannot enter and which dogs to be cautious
with, so please listen and confirm at the time.
If you are
unsure about anything regarding the care of the animals, please
confirm with an on-site staff member.
volunteering, additional questions]
us here. There are cases
where we cannot reply immediately, but we request your patience and
guarantee a response.
awaiting the arrival of many volunteers! Thank you very much.