Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities of Japanese American Community Events
Tentative Dates for 2016

Jan. 9 – Feb. 20 Chibi No Gakko (Mentors who have previously attended Chibi No Gakko)
(Sat series, except 1/30)

January 30 (Sat) Kohaku Uta Gassen (Tri-State/Denver Buddhist Temple) (Also setup on Friday night)

February 20 (Sat) Japanese American Association of Colorado Lunar New Year Dinner

February 21 (Sun) “Day of Remembrance” Observance at History Colorado Museum (Mile High
Japanese American Citizens League)

February 21 (Sun) Longmont Buddhist Temple Musical Recital Event

March 5-6 (Sat/Sun) Simpson United Methodist Church Doll Festival

April 3 (Sun) Brighton Japanese American Association Shrimp and Chow Mein Dinner (Also preparations on Friday and Saturday before the event)

April 16-17 (Sat-Sun) Japanese American Resource Center of Colorado All Things Japanese Sale

April or May (Sat) Cleanup of Riverside Cemetery (Japanese American Association of Colorado)

May 7 (Sat) Simpson United Methodist Church Asian Food Bazaar

May 14 (Sat) Japanese American Community Graduation Program Judging of Community Scholarships (Volunteer opportunity for high school juniors)

May 21 (Sat) Cleanup of Fairmount Cemetery (Nisei Veterans Heritage Foundation)

May 30 (Mon) Memorial Day Service at Fairmount Cemetery sponsored by Nisei Veterans Heritage Foundation, Simpson United Methodist Church, Tri-State/Denver Buddhist Temple and other community organizations

June 11 (Sat) Japanese American Community Graduation Program Banquet (Volunteer opportunity for high school juniors)

June 18-19 (Sat/Sun) Tri-State/Denver Buddhist Temple Cherry Blossom Festival

July 16 (Sat) Tri-State/Denver Buddhist Temple Obon Service & Obon Odori

July 30-31 (Sat/Sun) Colorado Dragon Boat Festival (Must help Japanese American Association of Colorado or Mile High Japanese American Citizens League or one of performing martial arts or musical groups associated with a participating organization)

August 7 (Sun) Japanese American Association of Colorado Community Picnic

August 13-14 (Sat/Sun) Boulder Asian Festival (Mile High Japanese American Citizens League) (Must help Mile High Japanese American Citizens League or one of performing martial arts or musical groups associated with a participating organization)
August 18 (Thurs) Preparations for “Go for Broke” Golf Tournament at Green Valley Ranch Golf Course (Japanese American Community Graduation Program)

August 19 (Fri) “Go for Broke” Golf Tournament at Green Valley Ranch Golf Course (Japanese American Community Graduation Program)

September 10 (Sat) Tri-State/Denver Buddhist Temple 100th Anniversary Golf Tournament

September 17 (Sat) Japanese American Association of Colorado Nisei Appreciation Luncheon

Sept. 30 – Oct. 2 100th Anniversary Celebration of Tri-State/Denver Buddhist Temple
(Fri/Sat/Sun)

October 8 (Sat) DBT Judo Dojo Albert Tagawa Memorial Shiai (Tournament) at
Tri-State/Denver Buddhist Temple

October 9 (Sun) Tri-State/Denver Buddhist Temple Flu Shot Clinic

October 23 (Sun) Simpson United Methodist Church Arts and Crafts Showcase

October 23 (Sun) Minoru Yasui Centennial Celebration (Mile High Japanese American Citizen League)

November 5-6 Mountain States District Conference hosted by Longmont Buddhist Temple
(Sat/Sun)

November 13 (Sun) Tri-State/Denver Buddhist Temple Turkey Bingo

December 30 (Fri) Tri-State/Denver Buddhist Temple Young Buddhist Association Mochitsuki

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. Updates may also be on an organization’s website.

Brighton Japanese American Association
Diane Dible, President
Donna Noguchi dnnoguchi@msn.com

Japanese American Association of Colorado
1215 19th St., Suite A Denver, CO 80202 303/296-7858
Calvin Hada calvinhada@gmail.com

Japanese American Community Graduation Program
P.O. Box 13665 Denver, CO 80201-3665 www.jacgp.com
Carrie Furusho cfurusho33@gmail.com

Japanese American Resource Center of Colorado
P.O. Box 2134 Denver, CO 80201-2134
Mike Shibata mhshibata28@gmail.com

Longmont Buddhist Temple
Pike Road and South Main Street Longmont, CO 80501
P.O. Box 2083 Longmont, CO 80502 www.longmontbuddhism.org
Jackie Tono jjtonto2@gmail.com

Mile High Chapter Japanese American Citizens League
P.O. Box 13061 Denver, CO 80201
Harry Budisidharta President@MileHighJACL.org

Simpson United Methodist Church
6001 Wolff St. Arvada, CO 80003 303/428-7963
Cindy Kondo buggrwr@aol.com

Tri-State/Denver Buddhist Temple
1947 Lawrence St. Denver, CO 80202 P303/295-1844 www.tsdbt.org
Gary Yamashita gary.yamashita@comcast.net