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東京2020オリンピック ボランティア

I have participated in BMX as Athletes' Service Team. Our main role as a team was to facilitate the help need it to the athletes by preparing their resting room, make sure that they have enough supplies, and help them if they need information or further assistance. During the first days, I worked mainly preparing the rooms and on the last day, I was directly assisting athletes. I was not able to see the competition from my position but I felt very satisfied because we could directly help athletes through our assistance. I was able to see the job behind the cameras of the Tokyo Olympics and it was very interesting for me. In addition, my volunteers' team was very kind and we worked together to make a nice job. I spent memorable days, not just because of the nice atmosphere also because I was able to provide help to Japan during these pandemic difficult moments. I am grateful to be part of this historical moment and I recommend everyone to be involved of these activities at least once in life.

(Nagasaki University)

東京2020オリンピック ボランティア

【Motivation for volunteering】

I was a 10 years-old kid, specifically in when the Egyptian wrestler "Karam Gaber" won the gold medal "Athens 2004". I still remember how the whole country celebrated him. This was when my dream that one day I can participate in the Olympics has started. Since I came to Japan on September 2018 to study at the graduate school at Nagasaki University, I felt my dream is about to come true. I really feel privileged to be a student in Japan at the time the Olympics is held.


【Volunteering tasks and the feelings while being on duty】

As part of the event services, I was assigned the role of a team leader for the language group. My most memorable day in the volunteer was when the Egyptian soccer team came to the venue to play against Australia. I was in charge of the Egyptian team since they arrived at the stadium, helping them solve some issues with accreditation, guiding them through the stadium and after the game I was in the mixed zone, interpreting for the Egyptian athletes being interviewed by the Japanese media. It was the most wonderful experience, even greater than what I would have imagined. The next day I received a lot of appreciation messages from the interpreting team telling me that I saved the day because they were in a trouble of no one speaking Arabic, I also received a signed T-shirt from the Captain of the Egyptian team. It was the moment when I felt proud the most that I played an important role in the Olympics.


【Impressions after the volunteering】

I feel that volunteering at the Olympics was like the sherry on top of the cake for my volunteering experience, before becoming a member of society from next year.
I consider myself a lucky person, as not so many people get the chance to participate in this once in a life time experience, and being part of something extraordinary. Volunteering in the Olympics was a valuable opportunity, meeting with many people from different age groups, nationalities and cultural backgrounds and working together to spread the smiles amongst the spectators, the athletes and ourselves. This opportunity opened the door for me to gain inspiring experiences and making new friendships that would have never happened if it weren’t for volunteering. I am really excited and proud that I played a role in such a historic event.

*This student's original feedback was revised as above and some texts were omitted to fit the page.(Nagasaki University)

V・ファーレン長崎 前日設営ボランティア 5/4・5/14

日頃からVファーレンのボランティアをされているサポーターの方々と交流ができ、色々な話を聞くことができてとても良い体験ができた。
設営に関しての活動で、内容を理解して主体的に動くことができたと感じた。(長崎総合科学大学)

V・ファーレン長崎 前日設営ボランティア

活動の先のお客さんの様子まで話して貰えたので、とてもいい経験でした!(長崎総合科学大学)

クリスマスカード作り

今回、面識のない子どもや老人ホームの方へのクリスマスカード作りで最初、どう作ったら喜んでくれるか凄く悩みました。
ですが、喜ぶ顔を想像しながら作るのはとても楽しく、悩んだ末にカードの歴史など調べて学ぶことだらけでした。

クリスマスカード作り

感染症を気にせず、家の中で取り組める活動だったので参加しやすかった。
今後も気軽に参加できる活動があれば参加したい。(長崎ウエスレヤン大学)

GP平和さるく

久しぶりに留学生の方と交流して、会話することの難しさを痛感しました!私はプラン②で原爆資料館や活水高校等に行きましたが、その場所に行って学ぶだけでなく、目的地に向かうまでにたくさんの知らない景色や風景にも出会うことができました!新たな長崎の素敵さを発見することができて楽しかったです!!また他大学の方や他学部の方と交流することにより、浦上川は夕方頃になるとボラが跳ねて水面上に現れるなど、自分の知らなかったことも知ることができました!企画してくださりありがとうございました!企画者の方が資料を用意しており、たくさん準備してくれた様子が伝わりました!おつかれさまでした(長崎大学)

GP平和さるく

対面で行えて楽しかったです。留学生と交流出来て楽しかったし、勉強になりました。(長崎大学)

GP平和さるく

久しぶりの対面でのイベントで、留学生を含め初対面の人も多かったですが、さまざまな話ができてとても楽しかったです。
コースやグループ分けなど、事前にしっかり準備してくれていたため、私たち参加者はスムーズに楽しく行動することができました。ありがとうございました。

GP平和さるく

違う国出身の方と一緒に回ることで、新しい発見がたくさんありました。

(意見:じっくり話し合うって言うような場を設けたらいいじゃないかと思います。)(長崎大学)