Volunteer Opportunities

Japanese American Community Volunteer Opportunities

Tentative Dates of 2015 Events



January 24, 2015           Kohaku Uta Gassen (Tri-State/Denver Buddhist Temple)


February 7, 2015           Bento Preparation (Simpson United Methodist Church)


February 15, 2015          “Day of Remembrance” Observance at History Colorado Museum (Mile High                                              Japanese American Citizens’ League)


February 23, 2015         “Day of Remembrance” Observance at CU (Mile High Japanese American Citizens’ League)


March 7 – 8, 2015                        Simpson United Methodist Church Doll Festival


March 29, 2015              Brighton Japanese American Association Shrimp and Chow Mein Dinner (Also,                                           preparations on Friday and Saturday before the event)


April or May 2015         Clean up of Riverside Cemetery (Japanese American Association of Colorado)


May 2, 2015                  Simpson United Methodist Church Asian Food Bazaar


May 9, 2015                Japanese American Community Graduation Program Judging of Community                                               Scholarships (volunteer opportunity for high school juniors)


May 16, 2015              Clean up of Fairmount Cemetery (Nisei Veterans’ Heritage Foundation)


May 25, 2015                Memorial Day Service at Fairmount Cemetery sponsored by Nisei Veterans’ Heritage                                    Foundation (formerly Nisei Post 185 American Legion), Simpson United Methodist                                                 Church, Tri-State/Denver Buddhist Temple and other community organizations


June 13, 2015                  Japanese American Community Graduation Program Awards Dinner (volunteer opportunity                                    for high school juniors)


June 27 – 28, 2015           Tri-State/Denver Buddhist Temple Cherry Blossom Festival


July 18, 2015                    Tri-State/Denver Buddhist Temple Obon Service & Obon Odori


July 18 – 19, 2015                        Colorado Dragon Boat Festival (Japanese American Association of Colorado and                                          Mile High Japanese American Citizens League)


August 2, 2015              Japanese American Association of Colorado Picnic


August 8 – 9, 2015        Boulder Asian Aloha Festival (formerly named Boulder Asian Festival) (Mile High                                      Japanese American Citizens League)


August 20, 2015         Preparations for “Go for Broke” Golf Tournament benefiting Japanese American                                          Community Graduation Program at Green Valley Ranch Golf Course (6:00 p.m.)


August 21, 2015         “Go for Broke” Golf Tournament at GreenValley Ranch Golf Course (Japanese                                           American Community Graduation Program)


September 19, 2015      Japanese American Association of Colorado – Nisei Appreciation Luncheon


October 4, 2015             Tri-State/Denver Buddhist Temple Flu Shot Clinic


October 10, 2015            DBT Judo Dojo Shiai (Memorial Tournament) at Tri-State/Denver Buddhist Temple


October 25, 2015           Simpson United Methodist Church Arts and Crafts Showcase


November 7, 2015         Mile High Japanese American Citizens’ League Aki Matsuri


November 2015              Tri State / Denver Buddhist Temple Turkey Bingo


December 19, 2015        Tri-State/Denver Buddhist Temple Young Buddhist Association Mochitsuki


Quarterly                         Japanese American Resource Center of Colorado (JARCC) at                                                                                 Sakura Square Presentations (Look for flyers or contact Board of Directors for information)



Note: Please contact a sponsoring organization regarding specific dates as they may change due to unforeseen circumstances and also for additional activities that may arise where volunteers are needed.



Brighton Japanese American Association

Glenn Tagawa, President

791 Wagon Train Dr., Milliken, CO  80543

Donna Noguchi                       dnnoguchi@msn.com


Japanese American Association of Colorado

Calvin Hada, President (calvinhada@gmail.com)

1215 19th St., Suite A

Denver, CO  80202




Japanese American Community Graduation Program

P.O. Box 13665

Denver, CO  80201-3665


Carrie Furusho             cfurusho33@gmail.com


Japanese American Resource Center of Colorado

P.O. Box 2134

Denver, CO  80201-2134

Mike Shibata                                    mhshibata28@gmail.com


Mile High Chapter Japanese American Citizens League

Harry Budisidharta, President (President@MileHigh JACL.org)

P.O. Box 13061

Denver, CO  80201



Simpson United MethodistChurch

6001 Wolff St.

Arvada, CO80003


Cindy Kondo               buggrwr@aol.com


Tri-State/Denver Buddhist Temple

1947 Lawrence St.

Denver, CO80202



Gary Yamashita                       gary.yamashita@comcast.net