What You Can Do

No matter who you are, you have the power to make a valuable contribution to supporting refugees worldwide and we would love you to be involved in our organization in whatever capacity you are able to. RIJ thrives thanks to the efforts of people just like you.

David Hewett (long-time donor and supporter of RIJ), when reflecting on philanthropy, says:
"If you think about it though, as I have, I think you will discover that the only thing that really touches us to our soul is the connection we feel to other people. To our families, friends, a poverty stricken child in Somalia, a 10 year old rape victim, a starving 85 year old man, skin and bones, with fire in his eyes. These are humans, just like us. You and me. We live and breath on the same planet. We are simply lucky.  No more, no less, lucky."

There are many ways to get involved with RIJ and support our cause

Make a donation:
Go to ’Make a Donation’ button in the top left hand corner of this page or transfer to either of the following accounts:


Mizuho Bank
東京営業部 (Tokyo Sales Office) #001
普通口座(Ordinary account)1467187
特定非営利活動法人国際難民支援会

Post office transfer

郵便振替
口座番号 Account no 00160-7-290668
口座名称 Account name
特定非営利活動法人 国際難民支援会

トクヒ)コクサイナンミンシエンカイ

Become a Volunteer

Refugees International Japan thrives and depends on our volunteer team to organize and run our fund-raising activities. Become inspired by helping organize our events and working in an international environment in which you can use your professional skills, all while meeting people committed to a great cause.

Donate an Event

Our corporate partners have raised money for us by naming RIJ as a beneficiary for charitable funds raised at charity drives and scheduled company events, such as annual dinners, through raffles, competitions and personal donations. They also had a lot of fun along the way. Whatever your circumstances, there is something that you are doing that can help us. We will provide as much support as possible to help make the occasion enjoyable and profitable. Please consult us.
Or download our Event Fund-raising pack

Become a Sponsor
There are many different ways in which organizations can provide professional support to specific RIJ events and activities. We can help you to take advantage of your core competencies and set up a corporate community involvement program of mutual benefit and value. Working with you, we will find the best way for you to contribute, whether through financial or in-kind sponsorship, or by making good use of your resources, time, knowledge and influence.

Become a Friend of RIJ
For those who cannot offer the commitment of sponsorship or volunteering, the RIJ Friends programme is another way to contribute. It is a simple and effective way to contribute towards worldwide efforts to assist refugees. In return for your annual fee, we will keep you in touch with all our activities through the RIJ Annual Review, project updates, reports, NGO profiles, events coverage, community activities, and more.

Become an Intern
We welcome applications for internships from college or university students, high school students or adults seeking skills for a new career. An internship with RIJ can provide you with opportunities to gain experience in the field of NGOs, determine if you have an interest in a particular career, create a network of contacts, or gain school credit. Our internships may be part-time or full-time, and typically last 8-12 weeks. Candidates must be flexible and prepared to develop projects independently as well as working with others.

Attend an Event

RIJ hosts a variety of charity events in Tokyo and other areas in Japan throughout the year. We organise black-tie dinners, concerts, sporting events and children’s workshops. Please join us at one of our fundraising events and show your support.

Alternatively, if you would like to host your own event or assist with organising or volunteering, please email info@refugeesinternationaljapan.org. We would love to hear from you!