5th Grade – Volunteer!

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We need your help!

Without volunteer support, the 5th grade cultural exchange to Japan would not happen. Please consider volunteering to help our students have a fantastic trip.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Chaperone & Homestay Selection Committee Description
    This committee selects the chaperones, assigns students to the different trips itineraries, assigns homestay partners and assigns chaperone groups.
  • Fundraising Committee Description
    The Fundraising Committee helps organize events and opportunities to raise funds that will help reduce the cost of the trip.
  • Performance Committee Description
    Each year the students will perform at each of the host schools. The performance will vary depending on the destination. The Performance Committee is tasked with selecting music, choreographing movements and organizing the performance practices.
  • Cultural Series Committee Description
    The main objective of the Cultural Series is to set a standard of behavior for our students, and to help prepare both students and chaperones for cultural differences, expected behaviors and appropriate problem solving techniques to deal with difficulties. Committee members help organize cultural series meetings for students, parents, and chaperones.
  • Omiyage Committee
    The Omiyage Committee is responsible for purchasing and distributing gifts for students to bring to their host families and school officials.
  • T-shirt Committee Description
    The T-Shirt Committee is responsible for ordering, purchasing, and distributing t-shirts for the group participants.

Sign me up!

If you are interested in one or more of these volunteer opportunities, please complete the 2022 Japan Trip Contact Information Form or email 5gculturalexchange@oyanokai.org directly.


Portland Public Schools does not fund, sponsor, or endorse this travel study program. The District is not responsible for conducting or supervising this trip. Portland Public School employees who participate in travel study programs are not acting in their capacity as District employees and do so at their own risk. Students participating in travel study programs do so at their own risk.