About SCI Japan

SCI was introduced to Japan in 1950 for the first time. A great number of young people went and participated in work camps as Long Term Volunteers(LTV) in India, Europe and Africa. They brought a wealth of knowledge and experience of SCI back to Japan and in 1958, the first work camp took place in Niijima Island of the Izu Island chain, Japan. The aim of project was to build a nursery there. Ever since, many work camps were held in slum areas and waste lands. In 1964, SCI Japan was approved as SCIʼs official branch by SCI International. We organize work camps and various projects, and receive and send volunteers internationally in cooperation with other branches and partner organizations.

Weekend Workcamp

Weekend work camp is a short term work camp which is held for two days and one night or three days and two nights on weekends or holidays. Give it a try!

International Workcamp

International work camp is the most common camp which is held for two or three weeks.Though the camp, you can understand the project more deeply and obtain strong friendship with other volunteers.

Long Term Volunteer (LTV)

Long Term Volunteering is the project which you participate in more than three months. SCI branches all over the world organise various projects according to their communities’ needs and situations.

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To apply for any International, Long Term Volunteer program and local workcamps, please download the application form and contact us at

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