New York de Volunteer
Empowering Japanese & American Communities to Become Positive Change-Makers Through Civil Engagement & Global Leadership Development
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About US

NY de Volunteer Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization founded in May 2002.


We believe that everyone has the power to change the world. Every small action leads to bigger accomplishments. We value diversity, and we treat all people with fairness, respect, and compassion with the goal to learn from one another.


We convert goodwill to effective actions and solutions, make a difference for communities accros New York City, and strengthen the US-Japan friendship.


"Volunteer Appreciation Award" by New York City Parks & Recreation Department
"The Counsul General's Commendation" by The Consulate-General of Japan in New York
and many more.

Our Events


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Inter-Cultural Civic Engagement & Gloval Leadership Development

Explore Japanese Culture

Nurture Children to Become "Global Citizens"

Japanese Spa Day

Enrich the lives of senior citizens

Global Leadership Study Tour

Experience + Education + Exchange


About NPO management, leadership and communication, and more!

Corporate Volunteer

Encourage your employees to participate in community service!


Join us at our charity events!



  • 2002

    NYdV was formed

    Many Japanese people living in NYC began to look for opportunities to give back to the community after 9.11.01. New York de Volunteer was formed to mobilize the volunteers and facilitate these "first step" opportunities.

  • 2003

    Incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

    with Noriko Hino as a full-time executive director

  • 2007

    Began "Explore Japanese Culture After School Program"

    Introduced "EJC" to underserved community centers across NYC.

  • 2012

    Began "Global Leadership Program"

    Began accepting interns through "Global Leadership Program."

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Our Amazing Team

Noriko Hino

Executive Director

Kazumi Terada

Board Member

Taka Juba

Board Member

Chiaki Kaneko

Assistant Executive Director




Lets' make the world a better place!

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