I have been volunteering in one capacity or another my whole life so, once I moved to Japan, it seemed fitting to continue and I have been member of the team since 2012.For IVG I host monthly pub quizzes (at The Footnik in Ebisu and An Solas in Yoyogi), help the team develop and promote events recruit and coordinate event volunteers, Read more
and also organise the children’s event at the annual Scottish Highland Games in Tokyo. This team has become my family in Japan and it’s amazing what we accomplish as a group when we put our minds and hearts into it.
Founder of Tokyo Yamathon Corporate Fundraising director
I work with the team to create, shape and bring to life unique ideas like Tokyo Yamathon and Sea to Summit, with the purpose of raising as much as money as possible for great causes. It’s an unbelievable feeling to be able to do what we do – empowering our participants by giving them, and indeed ourselves a platform to shine and raise a lot of money in the process. Read more
Our team, our participants, our sponsors and supporters; it’s an absolute pleasure working with these real-life superheroes. Together we encourage and push each other to think of new ways of changing the world, one fundraising event at a time. We always welcome new members so, if you are looking for something to get your teeth into with the opportunity to meet some amazing people both personally and professionally, come and join us!
Head of Operations
By day I work as an engineer but, outside of work I am a classical pianist. Working for IVG gives me a lot of opportunities to meet nice people and help each other to achieve many kinds of goals which, to me, is similar to the way of playing music to interact with many people
and share something beautiful.Read more
I believe working with IVG allows me to inspire my creativity and enthusiasm to help harmonise lives all over the world.
Head of Strategy
Since 2012 I have been an IVG member of staff focusing particularly in Yamathon events. With much negotiation with the JR and police departments, I have successfully managed to organise and introduce a half Yamathon in aims to encourage those of all levels of sporting ability. Read more
I had previously worked as an assistant manager in the fashion industry and I am a professional hair and make up artist. I currently work regularly in the school. I always have a strong sense of justice and my experiences have given me good negotiating skills. With my passion, I am able to put effort into achieving goals. I believe strongly that making things clear, concise and simple is the best.
After working for over five years in Investment Banking in India, I realised I am passionate about bringing about positive change in the world, working with a talented group of people who are equally passionate. IVG is exactly the group I was looking for. I was amazed by their infective energy and joined them the very moment I met them. Read more
Among other ways of contributing to the group, I principally help with sponsorship and fund-raising wing of events. It is truly a life-changing experience to witness how the money we have raised through charity events has had such positive effects in people’s life. I urge anyone who feels the same way to join us as participants or volunteers and walk along in this beautiful journey.
I joined IVG five years ago after attending an interesting workshop. Since then, I’ve always been grateful for the opportunity of working with our great team and meeting wonderful people from different countries though IVG. Read more
We have all kinds of activities such as Tokyo Yamathon, Awareness workshop, Pub Quiz and so on. If you are interested in volunteering , please come and join us!
Registrations & Promotions
I began volunteering for the NGO “Habitat for Humanity” when I was in university. After graduation I worked directly for them and still continue to volunteer with them. Read more
I heard about IVG through the Tokyo Yamathon and Sea to Summit events in 2015, and through them met many wonderful people who either organised or volunteered, making differences in people’s lives and inspiring and encouraging others. It was because of them that I joined this team and I am excited to get stuck in!
I took part in the first ever Tokyo Yamathon back in 2010 and, in 2014, when I heard that the event was in need of a photographer, I jumped in and haven’t looked back.Read more
It sometimes feels like we do more for our events than we do for our day jobs but the feeling of accomplishment when everything comes together, with so many people not only enjoying our combined efforts but coming back for more, is unbeatable. IVG has brought me in contact with a whole bunch of fantastic people and projects, both with IVG and other NPOs, and shown me the wonderful community of volunteers that exists in Tokyo. We grow year by year and can’t wait to see where our next goals take us!
Promotions & Social Media
Hello there! My name’s Katherine. I am an energetic, Southern belle from the States. I fell in love with Japan when I studied abroad and decided that when I graduated I would come back. It has been 5 years since I moved here and so far I am still enjoying Tokyo life.Read more
I’ve been wanting to give back to the community for a while, but nothing fit me like IVG did. Being a part of a hard-working group of volunteers that want to change the world is inspiring on many levels. I look forward to the many events we host that give others the opportunity to give back to the community!