Yokohama Senior Volunteer Points) (よこはまシニアボランティアポイント)

Implemented by: 
Health and Social Welfare Bureau, Yokohama City Municipal Government
Type of Implementer(s): 
Local government
Relevant MIPAA Issues: 
I-1 (Active participation in society and development)
III-4 (Images of ageing)

Senior residents (65 years old and above) of Yokohama City may register as volunteers to help at elderly nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, day care centers, hospitals, clinics, etc. When they volunteer, they earn points, which they can accumulate and convert to cash at the end of the year. There are over 9,000 volunteers registered.