Thank you very much for your interest in volunteer position at Human Rights Now. Please see the following descriptions for the specific tasks and responsibilities for each volunteer position, although volunteer activities are not limited to the following. We will contact you as soon as possible upon receiving your applications. Volunteer positions at HRN do not require full-time commitment as the work load varies on a case by case basis.

Translator / Editor / Grammar Checker Volunteer

Translator / Editor (Engligh – Japanese / Japanese – English)
Grammar Checker (English)

Conditions / Requirements:

  • Proficiency in English (a minimum score of 90 on the TOEFL iBT exam).
  • Basic understanding of international human rights law.
  • Experience in both English – Japanese and Japanese – English translation.

Note: For the grammar checker internship position, applicants must originate in an English-speaking country.

Information Technology Volunteers – Tokyo headquarters

HRN is recruiting volunteers who can help us with the development of our website. IT volunteers should be able to work at our Tokyo office for a minimum of 3 hours on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays after 5pm. A high level of computer competency and familiarity working with the internet is strongly desired. Experience of homepage design is preferred.

Videographer Volunteers – New York office

Our New York office is seeking volunteers who can help us with the production and editing of storytelling / short documentary videos to introduce our projects, promote awareness of human rights issues, find donors and raise funds to better assist victims of human rights violations.


  • An academic degree / professional experience in video production
  • A basic understanding of human rights issues

How to Apply

To attend a volunteer information session, please fill out this form.
*Please note that all information sessions are carried out in our Tokyo office, although it is possible for those outside of the Tokyo area to attend via Skype. Please see the form for more details.

To apply, please email deskprobonointern@hrn.or.jp. In the email, please indicate the number of hours that you are available to work, any skills you may possess, and what type of activities you are interested in.