Volunteer Administrative Interpreters

An interpretation service made available to foreign residents of the city that face difficulties communicating in Japanese at government offices, public schools, or during home visitations.  

Application Requirements 

◆We are currently recruiting volunteer interpreters for Vietnamese, Nepali, Tagalog, and Thai. 

  1. Aged 18 years and above and living in Kitakyushu City or one of the surrounding municipalities 
  2. Language ability

Those with a foreign language as a mother tongue

English/Chinese/Korean: Japanese ability equivalent to the JLPT N1 level 
Other languages: Japanese ability equivalent to the JLPT N3 level 

Those with Japanese as a mother tongue

Native level ability of the foreign language

Activity details

For more information regarding volunteer administrative interpretation, please refer to the following link.

Volunteering hours

As a general rule, each volunteer interpretation session is capped at 3 hours. 

Reimbursement of expenses

¥2500 paid to cover transportation expenses 

Application Method 

Applicants will be registered as a volunteer administrative interpreter only after being interviewed by the staff in charge.  
Please contact us via telephone if you wish to apply.