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country Japan: Wazuka 20-10 (Kyoto) NICE-LI-WA20-10
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2/10/2020 - 18/12/2020
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Volunteers will do natural tea farming in abandoned tea farms with EW. Working at the tea farm is physically hard. After reviving farms, EW will provide it for those who wants to start new tea farms. Volunteers are expected to join local events and weekend-workcamps too.

Accomodation and food

Single room at the volunteer’s house. Cooking by volunteers

Location and leisure

*Location: About 80 km from the center of Osaka. Most of the peninsula was designated as a quasi-national park. It was selected as one of the most beautiful villages in Japan in 2013. A famous landscape known as the Beautiful Tea farms is called Cha-genkyo. *Other activities: Join the local events etc. Sightseeing, short trip (temples, shrines famous places in Nara and Kyoto).

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This project is actively working for SDG2 (Zero Hunger) and SDGS15 (Life on Land). This project has been organized with E-Wasa (EW), a local non-profit organization since 2015. EW, meaning good Japanese tea, was created in 2012 to organize agricultural events, support new tea farmers who live in Wazuka. Short-term volunteer programs, workcamps, have been held every year since 2001 by another local group nearby. One of the tea farmers who was a camp leader of workcamp in Wazuka was fascinated by this place and became a tea farmer here. Then, he established EW for the future of Wazuka. Wazuka is famous for green tea, called Uji-cha, the name of a different area. However, the tea farmers in Wazuka want to promote their tea as Wazuka-cha. Now, Wazuka faces depopulation, lack of workers and an aging society since most of the youth leave the town. As a result, the number of abandoned tea farms increases and the town loses its tradition, life, custom and scenery. EW hopes to host international volunteers to work together to animate the town and revitalize the tea farms.

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*Participation fee: 12,000 yen per month (6,000 yen from the 4th month). *Term: If you want to participate in dates other than the above (either shorter or longer), please choose your start/end date among the following seminar dates. [ 17-19 Apr. / 03-04 Jul. / 02-04 Oct. /18 Dec. ]

Requirements

*Language: English Local host can speak English. Japanese is also welcomed! *Other requirements: High motivation to work hard and interests in tea agriculture. Respect for the local culture and way of the local organization. Open mind and flexibility.

Sustainable Development Goals

Zero Hunger Life on Land
Organization NICE Age 18 - 30 Age
Nearest terminal The nearest airport is Kansai Internation Airport (KIX) in Osaka. From Osaka to the project site, 1 hour and a half by train and bus. *Volunteers are required to arrive in Japan no later than one day before the orientation and leave Japan after 22:00 on the last day. Using Kansai International Airport (KIX) is convenient for access to the orientation and project site. Languages spoken English
country Japan: Gose20-10 (Nara) NICE-LI-GS20-10
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2/10/2020 - 18/12/2020
Additional host fee JPY 12000
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2 volunteers (1Male / 1female still needed)
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Volunteers will engage in the process of organic farming with duties such as cultivating vegetables and rice, weeding, harvesting and packing them for shipment.

Accomodation and food

Volunteers stay at an old Japanese house next to the local host's one. The kitchen and shower are shared with the local host. Volunteers cook by themselves. Smoking is not allowed. A cat and dog are kept around the house.

Location and leisure

*Location: It is located in Gose city, Nara pref. which is about 50 km southeast of Osaka. *Other activities: Join the local events, many opportunities to learn the local wisdom, etc. Sightseeing, short trips (hot springs, temples and shrines).

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This project is actively working for SDG2 (Zero Hunger). This project is co-organized with Sugiura Farm that engages in organic farming for pursuing food safety and environmental-friendly society. The owner of this farm is Mr. Sugiura who is the only one man taking care of 2 hectares of farmland abandoned by local people. The local people became too old to keep working on the farm. Mr. Sugiura cultivates, harvests crops, even makes fertilizer and processes the harvest into products. He is working not only for crops but also for conserving the environment and the beautiful scenery of living fields in the countryside of Japan.

Additional comments

*Participation fee: 12,000 yen per month (6,000 yen from the 4th month). *Term: If you want to participate in dates other than the above (either shorter or longer), please choose your start/end date among the following seminar dates. [ 25-26 Jan. / 17-19 Apr. / 03-05 Jul. / 01-02 Oct. / 18 Dec. ]

Requirements

*Language: English and Japanese The local host speaks English. But also High motivation to learn and speak Japanese language. *Other requirements: High motivation to work hard with simple mountain life in a remote area. Respect for the local culture and way of the local organization. Interests in agriculture.

Sustainable Development Goals

Zero Hunger
Organization NICE Age 18 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal The nearest airport is Kansai international airport. From Osaka to the project site, 2 hours by train. *Volunteers are required to arrive in Japan no later than one day before the orientation and leave Japan after 22:00 on the last day. Using Kansai International Airport (KIX) is convenient for access to the orientation and project site. Languages spoken English , Japanese
country Japan: Ikata20-10 (Ikata) NICE-LI-IK20-10
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2/10/2020 - 18/12/2020
Additional host fee JPY 12000
Agricultural
2 volunteers (1Male / 1female still needed)
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Volunteers will help mandarin farming (It is the main work!! Harvesting, taking care of trees, cutting grass etc., it depends on season! Especially, Nov. to April. is hard!!), support local youth club (If you have chance), and create new activities to animate the town.

Accomodation and food

Share room (male and female are separated) at the volunteer’s house. It is traditional Japanese style house. Volunteers cook by themselves.

Location and leisure

*Location: In the edge of Sata Peninsula, surrounded by the sea, so fishing is also famous. There are only 30 houses in this community. The climate is relatively warm though it can be cold in winter. *Other activities: Join the local events, many opportunities to learn the local wisdom, etc. Sightseeing, short trip (hot springs, famous places here).

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This project is actively working for SDG2 (Zero Hunger). This project has been organized with Kikuya Community Group (KCG), formed by the local young people to think of the future of their small village. Ikata is famous for its main industry of mandarins farming, but has been facing depopulation, lack of workers and aging society since most of young people leave the town. So, the number of abandoned mandarin farms is increasing and the town is losing its tradition, life, custom and scenery. KCG strongly hopes to host vols. to work together to animate the town and revive the farms.

Additional comments

*Participation fee: 12,000 yen per month (6,000 yen from the 4th month). *Term: If you want to participate in dates other than the above (either shorter or longer), please choose your start/end date among the following seminar dates. [ 25-26 Jan. / 17-19 Apr. / 03-05 Jul. / 01-02 Oct. / 18 Dec. ]

Requirements

*Language: English and Japanese. The communication between locals and volunteers will be simple English and Japanese. *Other requirements: High motivation to learn and speak Japanese language, to work hard. Respect for the local cultures and way of the local organization. Interests in agriculture. Be ready that work is for quite a long and hard, especially from Nov. to April.
Organization NICE Age 18 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal The nearest airport is Matsuyama airport. From Matsuyama to the meeting point, 2.5 hours by bus. *But volunteers are required to arrive in Japan no later than one day before the orientation and can leave Japan after 22:00 on the last day. Using Kansai International Airport (KIX) is convenient for the access to the orientation and project site. Languages spoken Japanese , English
country Japan: Shinmachi20-10 (Tokushima) NICE-LI-SM20-10
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2/10/2020 - 18/12/2020
Additional host fee JPY 12000
Educational
Kids
2 volunteers (1Male / 1female still needed)
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Visiting the local primary school and kindergarten and communicating with local students. Volunteer will prepare for some activities and lesson for children. For example, helping their homework, discuss about some game which is related with cultural exchange for them. Joining in some kind of local events which BD organizes.

Accomodation and food

Single room in local apartment house. Shower room in each room. Sometimes volunteers need to share 1 room. Volunteers need to prepare for breakfast by themselves. Lunch and dinner are usually cooked by themselves, sometimes provided from the local. There is wi-fi.

Location and leisure

*Location: Tokushima City, capital of Tokushima Prefecture, has a population of about 260,000. The city is in northern Tokushima Prefecture where the Yoshino River and its tributaries create a delta. *Other activities: Awa Odori Festival on August, Exchange parties, experiencing Japanese culture, etc. Join the local events etc. Sightseeing, short trip (hot springs, famous places here).

Project hosted by

This project is actively working for SDG4 (Quality Education). This project has been organized with NPO, Bizan Daigaku (B.D) since 2019. They organize workcamp with NICE from 2013. They have many types of projects, one of project started that visiting local primary school or kindergarten from this year in Tokushima city. There is a kind of problem that the children who live in countryside face to have few opportunities to communicate with foreign people compared with city because of the lack of number of foreigners. They want to change the situation and activate both of children and the situation of education for cultural exchange through having such local activities with volunteers.

Additional comments

*Participation fee: 12,000 yen per month (6,000 yen from the 4th month). *Term: If you want to participate in dates other than the above (either shorter or longer), please choose your start/end date among the following seminar dates. [ 25-26 Jan. / 17-19 Apr. / 03-05 Jul. / 01-02 Oct. / 18 Dec. ]

Requirements

*Language: English and Japanese. A few locals can speak English. When volunteers communicate with children, mainly language is Japanese. *Other requirements: High motivation to learn and speak Japanese language. Respect for the local cultures and way of the local organization. It's also better if volunteer have experience of taking care of children.

Sustainable Development Goals

Quality Education
Organization NICE Age 18 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal From Osaka to the meeting point, 5 hours by train or 3 hours by bus. *Volunteers are required to arrive in Japan no later than one day before the orientation and can leave Japan after 22:00 on the last day. Using Kansai International Airport (KIX) is convenient for the access to the orientation and project site. Languages spoken English , Japanese
country Japan: Tokushima20-10 (Tokushima) NICE-LI-TK20-10
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2/10/2020 - 18/12/2020
Additional host fee JPY 12000
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2 volunteers (1Male / 1female still needed)
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Maintaining flowerbed (ex. watering, removing grass etc.), and support for local event cleaning up river, shopping street with local people to activate the area and communication with local people. Also volunteers will join local some activities and events.

Accomodation and food

Single room in local apartment house. Shower room in each rooms. Sometimes volunteers need to share 1 room. Volunteers need to prepare for breafast by themselves. Lunch and dinner are usually cooked by themselves, sometimes provied from the local. There is wi-fi.

Location and leisure

*Location: Tokushima City, the capital of Tokushima Prefecture, has a population of about 260,000. The city is in northern Tokushima Prefecture where the Yoshino River and its tributaries create a delta. *Other activities: Awa Odori Festival on August, Exchange parties, experiencing Japanese culture, etc. Join the local events etc. Sightseeing, short trip (hot springs, famous places here).

Project hosted by

This project is actively working for SDG11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities) and SDGS6 (Clean Water and Sanitation). This project has been organized with NPO, Bizan Daigaku (B.D) since 2015. They organize workcamp with NICE from 2013. They have many types of projects, one of the project started “Flower Road Project” from last year in Tokushima city. It made flowerbed along the national road by a local citizen. But it is difficult to do daily maintenance (ex. watering, removing grass etc.) for them. So, they want to keep it with international volunteers. B.D. has also other projects, cleaning up rivers, projects which it cooperates with a shopping street, etc. They want to activate this town though having local events with volunteers.

Additional comments

*Participation fee: 12,000 yen per month (6,000 yen from the 4th month). *Term: If you want to participate in dates other than the above (either shorter or longer), please choose your start/end date among the following seminar dates. [ 25-26 Jan. / 17-19 Apr. / 03-05 Jul. / 01-02 Oct. / 18 Dec. ]

Requirements

*Language: English and Japanese. The local host can speak English. Japanese is also welcomed! *Other requirements: Respect for the local cultures and way of the local organization.

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Cities and Communities Clean Water and Sanitation
Organization NICE Age 18 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal The nearest airport is Kansai international airport. From Osaka to the project site, 5 hours by train or 3 hours by bus. *Volunteers are required to arrive in Japan no later than one day before the orientation and leave Japan after 22:00 on the last day. Using Kansai International Airport (KIX) is convenient for access to the orientation and project site. Languages spoken English
country Japan: Akame20-10 (Mie) NICE-LI-AK20-10
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2/10/2020 - 18/12/2020
Additional host fee JPY 12000
Environmental
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2 volunteers (1Male / 1female still needed)
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Volunteers will work on various types of activity related to forest conservation, agricultural projects in mountainous nature and experiential learning events in nature. The forest conservation will be cutting trees, branches and maintaining the footpaths. For the agricultural work, volunteers will be taking care of the chickens raised by the free-range farming and slaughter old enough chickens for eating by themselves, harvesting and packaging mushrooms. Volunteers are also expected to help to organize some environmental events (e.g., to collect edible wild plants, nature observation) in the mountain.

Accomodation and food

Single room, in a pension named Eco Resort Akame. Volunteers cook by themselves.

Location and leisure

*Location: Kami-Mitani area, Nabari city, Mie prefecture, about 60 km from Osaka. There are famous falls nearby that many hikers visit. *Other activities: Many opportunities to learn the local wisdom. Sightseeing, short trips (hot springs, famous places here).

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This project is actively working for SDGS15 (Life on Land). This project has been organized together with a local environmental non-profit organization (NPO) Akame no SATOYAMA wo Sodateru Kai (ASSK) since 1998. Since this area is close to big cities Osaka and Nagoya, there were plans to build a golf field and an incinerator, but local people stopped those plans by the movement called National Trust. ASSK founded the group in 1996 to collect donations to buy and protect lands. Also, ASSK accepts people who want to enjoy nature, and maintains forests, creates a pond for dragonflies, hosts national copse meeting, etc. SATOYAMA needs to be maintained by humans for its biodiversity and water adjustment function. Our ancestors had protected and utilized the forest ecologically and sustainably, which was neglected by modernization. We will try to revive it by voluntary global power!!

Additional comments

*Participation fee: 12,000 yen per month (6,000 yen from the 4th month). *Term: If you want to participate in dates other than the above (either shorter or longer), please choose your start/end date among the following seminar dates. [ 25-26 Jan. / 17-19 Apr. / 03-05 Jul. / 01-02 Oct. / 18 Dec. ]

Requirements

*Language: English and Japanese. The communication between locals and volunteers will be used simple English and Japanese. Some levels of Japanese speaking skills as well as high motivation to learn and speak Japanese language is needed. *Other requirements: High motivation to work hard with simple mountain life in a remote area. Respect for the local culture and way of the local organization. Interests in environmental issues. Open mind and flexibility.

Sustainable Development Goals

Life on Land
Organization NICE Age 18 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal The nearest airport is Kansai international airport. From Osaka to the project site, 1 hour by train. *Volunteers are required to arrive in Japan no later than one day before the orientation and leave Japan after 22:00 on the last day. Using Kansai International Airport (KIX) is convenient for access to the orientation and project site. Languages spoken Japanese
country Japan: Imabari20-10 (Ehime) NICE-LI-IB20-10
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2/10/2020 - 18/12/2020
Additional host fee JPY 12000
Kids
1 volunteers (1Male / 1female still needed)
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Volunteer will take care of children (age 0~3) at the childcare facility where the host works. They will also play with children (age 3~10) by introducing their culture or showing their special skills, like playing the musical instrument or sports, dancing, drawing, cooking. etc.

Accomodation and food

Single room at the volunteer's house or homestay at the local host's house. Volunteers will cook by themselves, but lunch will be provided by the local on working day. Smoking is prohibited. No necessary to bring sleeping bag.

Location and leisure

*Location: Imabari city, Ehime prefecture. About 300 km south west of Osaka. Near Seto Island sea. *Other activities: Join the local events, going out to a park, the river, the sea with children. Cycling in Shimanami road.

Project hosted by

This project is actively working for SDG4 (Quality Education) and SDG10 (Reduced Inequalities). The worksite is the non-registered childcare facility where the host works. In Japan, there is a big issue that the number of children on waiting lists is increasing these days. Because the number of parents who are both working is increasing and they look for some registered childcare facilities to leave their child there. And many registered facilities cancel parent's application because of beyond its capacity. The host works for parents who can't leave their child at such a registered childcare facility with various reasons.

Additional comments

*ONLY female. *Participation fee: 12,000 yen per month (6,000 yen from the 4th month). *Term: If you want to participate in dates other than the above (either shorter or longer), please choose your start/end date among the following seminar dates. [ 25-26 Jan. / 17-19 Apr. / 03-05 Jul. / 01-02 Oct. / 18 Dec. ]

Requirements

*ONLY female. *Language: English and Japanese. Local host can speak English. But Japanese skill is helpful for talking with kids. *Other requirements: High motivation to learn and speak Japanese language, to work with kids. Positive attitude to communicate with children. Only female volunteer.

Sustainable Development Goals

Quality Education
Organization NICE Age 20 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal From Matsuyama to the meeting point, 2 hours by bus. *But volunteers are required to arrive in Japan no later than one day before the orientation and can leave Japan after 22:00 on the last day. Using Kansai International Airport (KIX) is convenient for the access to the orientation and project site. Languages spoken English , Japanese
country Japan: Miyoshi (Tokushima) NICE-20-1004A
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4/10/2020 - 10/10/2020
Additional host fee JPY 6000
Agricultural
6 volunteers (1Male / 2female still needed)
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・Support the harvesting of local region's original cereals and threshing work. ・Maintenance of vegetables and mowing of villages area.

Accomodation and food

Home staying at local community house. All meals will be cooked by volunteers by turns. Sleeping bag is necessary.

Location and leisure

Higashiiya, Miyoshi city, Tokushima pref. Leisure: Welcome party by locals. Study theme: Finding ways for sustainability of a depopulated village, learning about special local area where it is registered as Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems.

Project hosted by

This project is actively working for SDG 2 (Zero Hunger), organized together with the local NPOs since 2019. In Miyoshi City, Iya area, many local region’s original cereals have been made using steep slope land since long time ago. However, due to the declining birthrate and the aging of the population, 3 years ago, it was almost impossible for the region to keep growing original cereals. Therefore, local volunteers gathered to inherit cultivation technology from seniors. Union members are 12 people from in their 50s to 80s. Mainly, they work for cultivating of original cereals in the fields of their homes and communal fields. However, cultivation and harvesting of original cereals are on fields of steep slopes, where are difficult to mechanize and it is a time-consuming task for them. In order to protect the conservation of native species and the livelihood of Iya, the power of everyone is necessary. *Outcome of this workcamp: In 2019, 5 vols. from 4 countries did a good job! Local people gradually realize how important not only protecting the native species by themselves but also telling their action to people who are from another area to protect it to the next generation.

Additional comments

Video about campsite https://youtu.be/eZmWIPXZM0g

Requirements

Positive attitude, a willingness to work hard and communicate with local people!

Sustainable Development Goals

Zero Hunger
Organization NICE Age 18 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal The nearest int'l airport is Kansai (Osaka). From Osaka to the meeting point in Tokushima, it takes 3 hours by highway bus. Volunteers are recommended to arrive there one day before workcamp starts since the bus leaves early. Volunteers need to take local train from the meeting point to the campsite about 2 hours. Volunteers need to arrive at the meeting point by 13:00 on 4th and can leave there after 13:00 on 10th. Languages spoken English
country Japan: Ozuchi VS6(Ishikawa) NICE-20-V1010A
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10/10/2020 - 12/10/2020
Additional host fee JPY 12000
Agricultural
Manual Work
13 volunteers (1Male / 2female still needed)
Agricultural
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We will do various work to activate the area and success their culture. Main work may be one of (1) maintaining rice and vegetables’ fields for sustainable life (2) communicating with local people. And do some other work for the community.

Accomodation and food

Renovated house (traditional house!). Simple shower room. Clean toilet. Sleeping bag is needed! Food will be cooked by volunteers. Wi-Fi and internet are nothing. There is a cat.

Location and leisure

The southwest part of Ishikawa prefecture. Ozuchi village is surrounded by mountains, so very isolated, but beautiful place. Charcoal making was main industry. Leisure:Exchange parties with local people, trekking and hot spring etc. Study theme: Revival of the abandon villages. Bring some info.!

Project hosted by

This project is actively working for SDG 2 (Zero Hunger) and SDGs 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), organized together with Shizentaiken Ozuchi Mura since 2013, founded by local people to keep the original landscape. There were 140 inhabitants with 20 houses in 1916, but now only 2 people live there! Still 10 houses remained and the area was designated as Nation's Preservation District for Groups of Historic Buildings. We will try to improve the situation of the village by young voluntary power. Since 2016, Ozuchi village and NICE have started weekend workcamps and over 400 vols. joined here per year and love this village! Local host hope to pass this village down the next generations! *Outcome of this workcamp: This village had become abandoned, but one of the former villagers was maintaining the terraced rice fields alone from his home in the town. But through the workcamps working together with him, he has gotten so empowered that he started living there again with his old mother since 2018! Please see the presentation made by the volunteer for the IVS contest in Japan; https://www.slideshare.net/nice-workcamp/2017e2 (only Japanese for the moment, but you can at least enjoy the pictures!)

Additional comments

Volunteers get knowledge about actions for developing local village. Also the basic knowledge of the Japanese language and local culture.

Requirements

High motivation to work hard and simple life in the isolated area and respect to the local culture and way of the local organization!

Sustainable Development Goals

Zero Hunger Sustainable Cities and Communities
Organization NICE Age 16 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal Nearest Domestic terminal is Komatsu. International airport is Osaka (Kansai) or Tokyo (Haneda/ Narita). From Osaka, 4 hours by express train. From Tokyo, 5 hours by express train/ 8 hours by night bus (Meeting time is First day's 11:00am, Departure time is Last day's 3:00pm at Kaga-Onsen station) Languages spoken English
country Japan: Maki (Nagano) NICE-20-1014A
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14/10/2020 - 25/10/2020
Additional host fee JPY 6000
Agricultural
Manual Work
8 volunteers (2Male / 1female still needed)
Agricultural
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Volunteers will help their organic farm by cutting thatch, threshing rice, selecting beans, taking care of goats and chicken and also carry the things from the town, renovate the trails, help their house works especially cooking, etc. Be ready to work for quite a long time (05:30-18:00 with some brakes) and hard.

Accomodation and food

Building for the volunteers in the farm. Very beautiful cultural heritage! Meals will be cooked by volunteers together with the community people by turns. Sleeping bag is not necessary.

Location and leisure

Very isolated, but beautiful place near “Japanese Northern Alps”. About 900 meters asl. There is something remained here that most of Japanese areas have lost in modernization. Leisure: Exchange program, Excursion on a free day (possibly to Hakuba, a famous tourism spot), etc. Study theme: Similar type of communities in each country and their networking

Project hosted by

This project is actively working for SDG 2 (Zero Hunger) and SDGs 10 (Reduced Inequalities), organized together with Kyodo Gakusha since 2000, a cooperative community where about people with various backgrounds such as mentally disadvantaged, people who are tired of city life, who wants to learn farming, just want to live in the nature, etc. They have 5 communities in Tokyo, Nagano and Hokkaido and grow animals and vegetables in ecological, organic way with utilizing bacterium and charcoal. Maki Farm has about 10 members (including 2 families with small children!) and is in a very isolated area (not accessible for cars and we have to walk 4 km in the mountains), so once it became an abandon village in 1970s and revived by the community. *Outcome of this workcamp: In 2019, 7 vols. from 4 countries greatly contributed to their farming and caring animals that was difficult to finish by the time they needed without volunteers! There was also nice exchange between Community people and vols. Please see https://www.slideshare.net/nice-workcamp/e4-54764427 for the long-term goal of this project as Local SDGs at (only Japanese for the moment, but you can at least enjoy the pictures!)

Additional comments

The popular documentary film for this place was broadcasted in 2015 at arayashiki-movie.jp/en/.

Requirements

Good Japanese language is not necessary, but still welcomed. Volunteers need to be physically strong and flexible to respect the way of the local host. Motivation letter is needed!

Sustainable Development Goals

Zero Hunger Reduced Inequalities
Organization NICE Age 18 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal The nearest international airport is Tokyo. From Tokyo to the meeting point near the project, it takes 5 hours by express bus. Volunteers need to arrive at the airport in Tokyo (Narita or Haneda) by 04:00 on Oct. 14 and can leave there after 24:00 on Oct. 25. Languages spoken English
country Japan: Imajo 20-11 (Fukui) NICE-LI-IJ20-11
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17/10/2020 - 30/11/2020
Additional host fee JPY 12000
Agricultural
2 volunteers (1Male / 1female still needed)
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1) Supporting to make Dried persimmon (harvesting, peeling and drying) 2) Discussing with local people about NEW idea of dried persimmon for activation 3) Organizing the event for local. Also, do other works for the community

Accomodation and food

Renovated house (traditional Japanese house!). Simple shower room. Clean toilet. Not need a sleeping bag. Cooking meals by volunteers self. Wi-Fi can connect basically. Some mobile are not available.

Location and leisure

*Location: The southwest part of Fukui prefecture. Minamiechizen, Imajo area is countryside, so sometimes feel isolated, but you can enjoy local life in a very beautiful/traditional place. Dried persimmon is main industry in this area. *Other activities: Exchange parties with local people, nature life, visit a local festival and hot spring, etc.

Project hosted by

This project is actively working for SDG2 (Zero Hunger). This project has been organized together with Plus times, it is founded by local people to improve their community culture. In this area, there is a depopulation problem, especially young people. Local people hope to continue their special culture/products (ex.dried persimmon, beautiful forest, festival and so on) This group tries to [1] revival the special, product, [2] organizing local event, [3] promotion about this area with young voluntary power and new idea.

Additional comments

*Participation fee: 12,000 yen per one month

Requirements

*Language: English and Japanese. The communication between locals and volunteers will be used simple English and Japanese. Some levels of Japanese speaking skills as well as high motivation to learn and speak Japanese language is needed. *Other requirements: High motivation to work hard and simple mountain life in the isolated area. Also, respect for the local culture and way of the local organization.

Sustainable Development Goals

Zero Hunger
Organization NICE Age 18 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal The nearest airport is Komatsu airport. But it has only a domestic terminal, so volunteers need to arrive at Narita/Haneda international airport in Tokyo. From Tokyo to the project site, it takes 5 hours by express train/ 8 hours by night bus. *Volunteer needs to arrive in Japan on the day before the first day and can leave Japan after 22:00 on the last day. Languages spoken Japanese , English
country Japan: Yumefukuro M3 (Kumamoto) NICE-SCC-20-3
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25/10/2020 - 6/12/2020
Additional host fee JPY 18000
Environmental
Agricultural
5 volunteers (3Male / 2female still needed)
Environmental
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1. Trimming bamboo trees that can increase the whole amount to fix carbon in the forest. 2. Making bamboo charcoal from ones cut in the Work 1 to be used as fuel instead of oil. 3. Other work such as harvesting paper mulberry trees, citrus fruits, onions, helping to run marine environmental education for middle school students and ocean life investigation. * Working time will be normally 7–8 hours per day and 5 days a week.

Accomodation and food

2 floors house rent for the volunteers (1-2 persons per room besides the short term workcamps period). Kitchen, toilet, wifi and bath are equipped. Volunteers need to cook by yourselves.

Location and leisure

*Location: Southern part of Kumamoto prefecture in Kyushu, one of the four main islands of Japan. It faces a beautiful semi-closed sea called Shiranui-kai and has some gorgeous natural scenery. *Other activities: Join the local events etc. Sightseeing, short trip (hot springs, famous places here). There may be about 1 week holiday before or after the second short term workcamp.

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This project is actively working for SDG13 (Climate Action) and SDGS15 (Life on Land). This project has been organized with Shokubutsu Shigen No Chikara (Power of Natural Resource), a local NPO. It’s been hosting short term workcamps every year since 1992 that has made various kinds of great impacts to create a forest on the reclaimed land, etc. Minamata had experienced the terrible industrial pollution called Minamata disease though it si completely safe and clean now. Since 2016, the project has been organized also as a part of SCC (Stop Climate Change) projects initiated by NICE with NVDA (Asian network) and partner NGOs in 3 other countries (Cambodia, Indonesia and India). As well as many other parts of Japan, bamboo trees, originally brought from China by human being, have been severely spreading and damaging the other trees and eco-system. Another work is to revitalize the marine environment. The beaches have a lot of rubbish, but when it’s clean, there is a lot of sea food such as oysters and sea urchins. Rehabilitation of seaweed forests is taking place since a few years ago. There will be also two short term workcamps in 09/20-10/03 and 10/25-11/07 to work and live together with this mid term workcamp. Last year, 4 LMTVs from 4 countries and 6 STVs from 5 countries, together with local people, maintained 1ha of bamboo forest, made 541 kg of charcoal and reduced 1.1 ton of CO2 emission.

Additional comments

*Participation fee: 18,000 yen.

Requirements

*Language: English  The local host can speak some English. Japanese is also welcomed! *Other requirements: High motivation to the climate change and other environmental issues and actions, as well as respect to the local culture and way of the local organization are necessary!

Sustainable Development Goals

Climate Action Life on Land
Organization NICE Age 18 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal The nearest airport is Kagoshima airport. Volunteer needs to arrive there by 11:00 on the first day and can leave there after 20:00 on the last day. Languages spoken English
country Japan: Ozuchi VS7(Ishikawa) NICE-20-V1121A
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21/11/2020 - 23/11/2020
Additional host fee JPY 12000
Agricultural
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13 volunteers (1Male / 2female still needed)
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Work

We will do various work to activate the area and success their culture. Main work may be one of (1) maintaining rice and vegetables’ fields for sustainable life (2) communicating with local people. And do some other work for the community.

Accomodation and food

Renovated house (traditional house!). Simple shower room. Clean toilet. Sleeping bag is needed! Food will be cooked by volunteers. Wi-Fi and internet are nothing. There is a cat.

Location and leisure

The southwest part of Ishikawa prefecture. Ozuchi village is surrounded by mountains, so very isolated, but beautiful place. Charcoal making was main industry. Leisure:Exchange parties with local people, trekking and hot spring etc. Study theme: Revival of the abandon villages. Bring some info.!

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Organized together with Shizentaiken Ozuchi Mura since 2013, founded by local people to keep the original landscape. There were 140 inhabitants with 20 houses in 1916, but now only 2 people live there! Still 10 houses remained and the area was designated as Nation's Preservation District for Groups of Historic Buildings. We will try to improve the situation of the village by young voluntary power. Since 2016, Ozuchi village and NICE have started 'Weekend Workcamp', and more than 400 people do volunteering here per year and they love this village! Local host hope to pass this village down the next generations!

Additional comments

Volunteers get knowledge about actions for developing local village. Also the basic knowledge of the Japanese language and local culture.

Requirements

High motivation to work hard and simple life in the isolated area and respect to the local culture and way of the local organization!

Sustainable Development Goals

Zero Hunger Sustainable Cities and Communities
Organization NICE Age 16 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal Nearest Domestic terminal is Komatsu. International airport is Osaka (Kansai) or Tokyo (Haneda/ Narita). From Osaka, 4 hours by express train. From Tokyo, 5 hours by express train/ 8 hours by night bus (Meeting time is First day's 11:00am, Departure time is Last day's 3:00pm at Kaga-Onsen station) Languages spoken English
country Japan: Awara VS2(Fukui) NICE-20-V1218A
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4/12/2020 - 7/12/2020
Additional host fee JPY 12000
Kids
Manual Work
7 volunteers (1Male / 2female still needed)
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Volunteers will organize and support the English activity for children about cross-cultural understanding. Play together with local children. They will also help the local evant in October.

Accomodation and food

Volunteers stay in the traditional house. Please bring your sleeping bag. Meals will be cooked by volunteers by turns. We have wi-fi, toilet, simple shower room and kitchen.

Location and leisure

About 200 km north east of Osaka. Awara city is an agricultural city and famous for hot spring. It is close to Tojinbo (high cliffs, a natural treasure) Leisure: Sightseeing, short trip (hot springs, famous places here), to join local events. Study theme: Volunteers will get knowledge of good ways of interaction with kids.

Project hosted by

This project is actively working for SDG 4 (Quality Education), organized together with Fukui Hito Machi Kaihatsu Keikaku, founded to making the community space for connecting local people and to renovating the local community. Honjo area in Awara city is famous for Fujino Genkuro, who is benefactor of Luxun to learn medical science in Japan. This group try to make international community space in this area and organize cross-cultural understanding programs for children. It is new project from 2016. Local host expect to communicate with local host. *Outcome of this workcamp: They expect to have new, global wind to activate the area!

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*KIDS FRIENDLY is important!

Requirements

Strong motivation for work with children, respect to the local custom and life, open mind and flexibility. Experience of communication with kids can be useful!

Sustainable Development Goals

Quality Education
Organization NICE Age 18 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal The closest international airport is Osaka,Kansai (3.5 hours by express train). From Tokyo (Narita/Haneda), 4 hours by bullet train/ 8 hours by highway bus. You need to arrive Japan by one day before of first day and can leave campsite on last day's noon). Languages spoken English
country Japan: Kamojima 3 (Tokushima) NICE-20-1218B
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18/12/2020 - 28/12/2020
Additional host fee JPY 6000
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6 volunteers (1Male / 0female still needed)
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Work

1. Organize a Christmas party at Kamojima children center with children 2. Visit houses for children on December 24th with (as) Santa Claus! 3. Make rice cake, mochi pounding with children.

Accomodation and food

Home staying at local house. All meals will be cooked by volunteers by turns. Sleeping bag is NOT necessary.

Location and leisure

Kamojima, Yoshinogawa-city, Tokushima pref. Leisure: Welcome party by locals Study theme: Help children learning and gaining their experiences through teamwork. Experience international exchange while working with children.

Project hosted by

This project is actively working for SDG 4 (Quality Education), organized together with the local organization since 2019. Tokushima, where the longest river; Yoshino river in Shikoku island flows. The river used to flood often and make rich soil a long time ago but now it flows calmly. Kamojima children center (Kamojima Jido-kan) is located in Yoshinogawa city named after Yoshino river. The children center is where local children from 0 to 18 years old enjoy learning together and they can spend time for free. We would like to give children a various experiences regardless of their financial situations. We have children with a wide range of ages, we support them to help each other regardless of ages or experiences in order to grow up. We hope more people to get to know about us, Kamojima Jido-kan! *Outcome of this workcamp; some local junior high and high school students made a good relationship with previous volunteers who joined in the same workcamp in the last summer, and they were interested in volunteering and supported volunteers' work as a local volunteer.

Additional comments

Video introducing kamojima jido-kan https://youtu.be/zhP47N8d9fc

Requirements

Positive attitude, a willingness to work hard and communicate with Japanese local people, have fun with kids! Motivation letter is needed.

Sustainable Development Goals

Quality Education
Organization NICE Age 18 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal The nearest int'l airport is Kansai (Osaka). From Osaka to the meeting point in Tokushima, it takes 3 hours by highway bus. Volunteers are recommended to arrive there one day before workcamp starts since the bus leaves early. Volunteers need to arrive at the meeting point by 13:00 on 18th and can leave there after 13:00 on 28th. Volunteers need to take a local train from the meeting point to the campsite, it'll take 1 hour. Languages spoken English
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