JELA regularly sends committed Japanese volunteers to serve in the United States, Brazil, India and Cambodia. In the U.S., for example, junior and senior high school students join in an ecumenical workcamp to repair the homes of elderly and needy. Other volunteers serve as teachers in the slums of Brazil, giving hope to children living in poverty. In India, volunteers make artificial limbs for the handicapped, while those in Cambodia help construct primary schools. Through these overseas volunteer missions, participants have the opportunity to improve and grow in their knowledge and faith.

JELA also cooperates with such organizations as Lutheran World Federation and Lutheran World Relief on volunteer service opportunities. Related projects are also introduced on JELA’s Global Child Support page.

While the duration of these volunteer service projects varies from ten days to one year, and each project may have specific age ranges, JELA welcomes any and all volunteers committed to serving those in need.

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