What kind of skills do Volunteers have? What kind of needs can they work on?
All volunteers have experience working in the professional environments of Japanese corporates with the average of 5 to 10 years. Their professional skills and experiences range from sales/marketing to engineering and consulting. Using their expertise, the volunteers work on projects such as product development, operational improvement and research at Partner Organization. Please see “Case Stories” and “Statistics of our past 100 volunteers” for more details.
What is the cost for Partner Organization?
As stated in the previous section, “Required Assistance from Partner Organization,” all cost related to the program will be covered by Partner Corporates and/or the Volunteers in general. However, we kindly ask for your time and cooperation, especially during the Volunteer’s stay.
Is there required qualification to become Partner Organization (such as organization size and location)?
We hope to work with organizations that accord with Cross Fields vision and the purpose of our activities, and there is no specific requirements in general. However, we take into consideration the working environment and living condition if the volunteer is dispatched to an organization from the safety perspective. Cross Fields will visit the organization at least once before the actual dispatch to check the necessary points.
Can Partner Organization get in direct contact with the volunteer prior to his/her dispatch period?
Cross Fields organizes one video conference with the Partner Organization before his/her dispatch to introduce him/her and discuss the expected Scope of Work.
How is the matching processed between organization and volunteer?
Once Cross Fields identifies the skill sets and expertise of a volunteer, we will contact organizations with needs (Scope of Work) that matches those skills. If organizations are interested, we will discuss the possible placement in more detail.
How long will it take to receive a volunteer? Is it 100 % guaranteed that we will receive a volunteer?
Cross Fields will be able to dispatch a volunteer when we identify those whose skills match organization needs (Scope of Work). Therefore, it might take a month, or a successful match might not be possible. As we strive to make the best possible match for all parties involved by taking into consideration the contribution to the Partner Organization, the personal growth of Volunteers and the impact to Partner Corporates, we cannot promise with 100% certainty the placement of the volunteer. We apologize and thank you for your understanding as we strive to make more matches possible between organizations and corporates for greater impact in order to address social issues.