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Kolumbien Kolumbien: Volunteer in a Cloud Forest (WECO2023-MTV9)

Dauer

24/02/2023   -   31/12/2023

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EUR 200 i Die Gebühr wird in zwei Raten gezahlt:

EUR 150 ist die Vermittlungsgebühr, die du an deine Organisation zahlst.
EUR 50 ist die Extra Fee, die du an die Organisation vor Ort zahlst.

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Alter
18 - 65
Maximale Anzahl von Freiwilligen
2
Immer noch Platz für
2
Sprachen
Spanisch
Vegetarisches Essen
Ja
Zugang mit Behinderung
Ja
Nächster Flughafen
Bogota (BOG)
Anreise über
Terminal de Transporte del Sur, Bogotá
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Arbeit

This natural park is a natural reserve that has two lines of volunteering, the first is focused on conservation and its activities are aimed at caring for and protecting the environment, and the second aims at education with children, an alternative school and learning community in the heart of the reserve. As a volunteer you can work in the line that you like the most, having the possibility of working in both lines if you wish. The activities carried out in volunteering are the following:

1. Accompany and assist investigations carried out in the reserve
2. Maintenance of different spots, such as the small lake “laguna”, forest nursery, organic gardens, trails and infrastructure
3. Environmental education
4. Waste and compost management
5. Support in reforestation-restoration work (planting days)
6. Accompany the local, learning community´s activities (accompany walks with the children, starting new projects, accompany learning processes, play...)
7. Language classes with the children (according to the language(s) the volunteer knows)
8. Suggest, develop and carry out new initiatives and projects
9. Other activities according to the skills and abilities of the volunteer and according to the needs of the natural park and community living there

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

The volunteer house is located in the heart of a nature park. It has 2 shared rooms with beds available for 4 people individually and one double bed for a couple. There is also a bathroom, an equipped kitchen, a small living room, terrace and washing machine. The house is not always fully occupied. It may happen that you are the only volunteer, depending on the time of year.

Each volunteer who stays for at least two months is assigned a monthly budget to buy food according to his/her diet; the amount is enough to buy basic food in the local market. The volunteers are responsible for cooking their own meals, this is a perfect space to share recipes and carry out a culinary cultural exchange. Vegetarian food is available.

Lage und Freizeit

This natural park is located in the middle of a cloudy forest in the mountains, therefore it can be cold and rainy, depending on the season of the year. Given its location, the reserve is close to Bogotá (40 min approx.), there you will find many places to enjoy the Colombian culture.
In case you do not want to leave the reserve, we have some activities that you can do in your free time such as:
1. Night walks for wildlife watching (weekends)
2. Trekking inside and outside the park (e.g. visiting other village on trails)
3. Extreme sport and wellness activities: zip line, arborism, tree climbing, music therapy (must be agreed in advance with the areas, the park does not cover the cost of this activity)
4. Horseback riding (must be agreed in advance with the areas, the park does not cover the cost of this activity)
5. Bonfires
6. Birdwatching

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

This project will be carried out in cooperation with a natural park, located near Bogotá, between 2.100m and 2.600m above sea level.

Anreise zum Treffpunkt

In Bogotá. The exact meeting point will be given in the infosheet some weeks before your arrival.

Weitere Infos

Extra fee: 50EUR/month.
(The extra fee can change a bit due to the exchange rates).
The extra fee includes accommodation and some pocket money for food.

The activities require constant contact with nature; this means that the volunteer will be finding himself/herself using physical strength and getting his/her hands dirty to get the job done. It is good to know and understand that you can encounter rain, sun, mud and insects. In addition, to carry out the activities it is necessary to walk the different trails, which have steep slopes. Therefore, volunteers should be in good health and willing to walk the different trails.

The water heater depends on the availability of gas, which is brought down to the hostel from time to time. On some occasions, hot showers might not be available. But in general there is hot water available.

The volunteers’ house has limited Wi-Fi (because there is only satellite internet in this remote area). It may only be used for basic needs, such as communication (some calls, messages, mails) and information (research, press), but not for large downloads, videos, streaming (music or movies), video calls, etc.

Working with the children in the park requires a high level of commitment and empathy. We are not looking for teachers, we are looking for people who understand that children are responsible for their learning process, and who want to accompany them in their explorations and self-directed learning.

Volunteers with physical, intellectual and psychosocial disabilities are welcome but the natural conditions of the park and the terrain may represent a risk or difficulty for the volunteer. This will be discussed during the interview.

Anforderungen

• Good health and physical condition, willing to hike the mountain on steep slopes, and understand the implications of working outdoors.
• Have a real interest in volunteering and not consider it just as a way of doing economic tourism.
• Minimum basic Spanish (English is a plus)
• Tetanus Vaccine (highly recommended)
• Minimum 2 months, maximum 6 months
• All participants must have medical assistance insurance, which covers, among others, situations related to COVID-19.
• The volunteer’s participation is confirmed after the extra fee is paid. The payment must be done at the latest 1 month prior to the project starting via bank transfer / Paypal.
• Interview with our local partner via zoom in Spanish.
• Fill out the following form: https://forms.gle/ruCp9WtsJYA7qWuo6
IMPORTANT: write in the application your preferred dates (from/until when)

Sustainable Development Goals

Life on Land Quality Education
Großbritannien Großbritannien: DULWICH CHRISTMAS WORKCAMP, LONDON (VAP UK-05)

Dauer

10/12/2023   -   20/12/2023

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Deutschland Belgien + more

Gebühr

EUR 337 i Die Gebühr wird in zwei Raten gezahlt:

EUR 150 ist die Vermittlungsgebühr, die du an deine Organisation zahlst.
GBP 160 ist die Extra Fee, die du an die Organisation vor Ort zahlst.

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Alter
18 - 99
Maximale Anzahl von Freiwilligen
5
Immer noch Platz für
2
Sprachen
Englisch
Vegetarisches Essen
Ja
Nächster Flughafen
London (LGW)
Anreise über
London Victoria bus station and London St Pancras train station (Eurostar)

Arbeit

Volunteers will work on different environmental projects. At the London Wildlife Trust completing practical conservation tasks in the beautiful Sydenham and Dulwich Woods, working alongside local volunteers. Work will be physical and it will be cold and possibly wet so please come prepared with waterproof clothing and good boots. London Wildlife Trust is an urban nature conservation charity working to improve London's green spaces for people and wildlife. Volunteers will also be working in nearby Dulwich Park with the local authority parks department.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

South London Scout Centre has bunk beds and central heating but it may be cold and wet. Sleeping bags and working clothes and shoes will be needed. The group will cook meals at the centre.

Lage und Freizeit

Visits to local projects of interest will be organised. There will be a free weekend when there will be a chance to visit London.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

A group of 5 international volunteers plus a local coordinator are invited to spend 10 days in south London. But it won’t feel as if you are in a city: volunteers will stay at a Scout Centre in the midst of woodland with no houses in sight! Dulwich is a pleasant, quiet corner of London.

Anreise zum Treffpunkt

They will be provided in the Info Sheet

Weitere Infos

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE: As this is a short camp volunteers will arrive on Sunday 10th and depart on Wednesday 20th. If you want to visit London or go shopping arrange to arrive earlier or stay after the camp. ///***///

HOSTING FEE: It is expensive to stay in London so we have to charge a hosting fee of £160 GBP for the 10 days. This will pay for the accommodation and a basic budget for food. The fee should be paid upon arrival in cash.

Mexiko Mexiko: AQUEDUCT OF THE HOSPITAL (AMVIAC-19)

Dauer

11/12/2023   -   21/12/2023

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Renovierung
Bauen
Manuelle Tätigkeiten

Gebühr

EUR 336 i Die Gebühr wird in zwei Raten gezahlt:

EUR 150 ist die Vermittlungsgebühr, die du an deine Organisation zahlst.
MXN 3500 ist die Extra Fee, die du an die Organisation vor Ort zahlst.

Hinweis: Gesamtgebühr kann je nach Bankzinssatz variieren.
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Alter
18 - 44
Maximale Anzahl von Freiwilligen
10
Immer noch Platz für
5 Male + 5 Female
Sprachen
Spanisch
Vegetarisches Essen
Ja
Zugang mit Behinderung
Ja
Nächster Flughafen
Ciudad de Mexico (Mexico City) (MEX)
Anreise über
The nearest bus station is in the city of Cuautla, Morelos
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WORK: The volunteers will continue with the masonry work in the upper part of a section of the aqueduct as well as with the construction of the wooden truss using traditional methods that will serve to restore one of the arches of this historical monument, the removal of the joints in poor condition, and their restitution using lime to prepare the mortar with cactus additive (mucilage) to fill the joints. They will also work on facing the stone in some parts of the aqueduct. Awareness activities will be carried out with the local population on the importance of protecting their cultural heritage. In addition, they will organize recreational activities at the end of the day and there will be rest days where they will be able to visit important landmarks in the region.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

ACCOMMODATION: Volunteers will be housed in a house with all services. Volunteers need to bring a sleeping bag. Food will be prepared by the volunteers and sometimes by local families.

Lage und Freizeit

The aqueduct is located in the El Hospital ejido in the municipality of Cuautla, Morelos, a city located 100 km from Mexico City. It is a historic city that was the scene of important moments of Independence and the Mexican Revolution.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

PROJECT: The aqueduct of the ex-hacienda of El Hospital in the city of Cuautla, has been the object of an enhancement by AMVIAC in collaboration with local authorities, national and international civil associations, professional associations and many other actors since 2019. More than 20 volunteer camps have been carried out in this aqueduct with the participation of more than 450 volunteers. The tasks carried out by the volunteers have been in the field of architecture, civil engineering, history, biology, archeology, carpentry, among others. The project's objective is the participation of the local community in this enhancement and to generate a touristic, economic, cultural and social development of the region.

Anreise zum Treffpunkt

HOW TO GET?
By Bus: Take a bus from Mexico City to Cuautla. The price is $157 pesos, it takes two hours and you can check the schedules at the following link: http://www.ado.com.mx. The bus leaves from the Central de Autobuses del Sur or better known as Taxqueña. If you are coming from the south of the country, arrive at the CAPU terminal in Puebla and from there take a Gold bus to Cuautla. If you come from Cuernavaca, take the Estrella Roja bus from Cuautla.
By plane: You can take a bus to Cuautla from Mexico City's Benito Juárez airport, if the times correspond to your arrival time.

Weitere Infos

REQUIREMENTS: Interest in cultural heritage issues and ease of adaptation to the collective dynamics. Bring material from your country or state, as well as some traditional items to show the local people about your culture. Being open to learning and recognizing the values of others and being willing to work in a team and to community life.

PARTICIPATION FEE: $3,500 pesos. Includes lodging, food and some administration expenses

Anforderungen

REQUIREMENTS: Interest in cultural heritage issues and ease of adaptation to collective dynamics. Bring
material from your country or state, as well as some traditional items to show the local people about your
culture. Be open to learn and recognize the values of others and be willing to work in a team and to
community life.

Hong Kong Hong Kong: Community and Marathon in Hong Kong (VTWC23-02)

Dauer

13/12/2023   -   18/12/2023

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Festival
Kinder
Kultur

Gebühr

EUR 150
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Alter
18 - 99
Maximale Anzahl von Freiwilligen
16
Immer noch Platz für
15 Male + 0 Female
Sprachen
Englisch
Vegetarisches Essen
Ja
Nächster Flughafen
Hong Kong (HHP)
Anreise über
 
Karte

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•(1) Support the Streetathon event: Play a supporting role and cheering team in Hong Kong's bustling “RunOurCity” Streetathon events.
• (2) Christmas Party for Primary student: Bring festive joy to students by leading a cherished game/ cultural sharing from your home country
• (3) Showcase Your Culture: Host your unique “Cultural Booth” in a creative market, and share with the public in Hong Kong with stories and culture from your city.
• (4) Explore the community needs of Hong Kong: Connect with local farmers and visit to the underprivilege community of Hong Kong to truly understand their needs and stories.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

Participants will be staying in the “YHA Mei Ho House Youth Hostel”. Mei Ho House is the only surviving Mark I H-shaped resettlement block built in 1954, the hostel provides rooms which are renovated from the original units. The hostel is equipped with nostaigic themed rooms, pet-friendly cafe and a heritage museum to introduce you to the district’s unique culture.

Participants will enjoy breakfast in the café every morning. Lunch and dinner will be arranged based on the location and activity of the day. Participants won't need to cook or wash dishes themselves.

Lage und Freizeit

Our camp is located right in the heart of Hong Kong, making it an excellent base for exploration. When participants have some free time, they can easily wander around the city. They'll get to see everyday life in local communities, marvel at the bright lights during nighttime, and maybe find some cool stuff in the shops. There's a lot to see and do, and this camp gives everyone a chance to experience the best of Hong Kong during their stay.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

This project is actively working for SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-being), SDG 4 (Quality Education) and SDG 1 (No Poverty), organized together with the local charity and NGO partners of VolTra.

One of the main partner of this bootcamp is RunOurCity, the organizer of the Streetathon campaign. RunOurCity believes RUN can transform lives. They organise STREETATHONS, hong kong ladies run and other themed running events to nurture fun and compassionate running culture in Hong Kong. Since 2013, they have organized running events for almost 140,000 participants, and raised funds for over 30 charities.

Another significant partner of this programme is the SKH St. Joseph's Church & Social Centre. The centre was established in the early 1969 by the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui St. Joseph's Church , to provide services for the Ethnic Minorities, youths and their families of Kam Tin and Pat Heung district. In this bootcamp, they helped to connect the local farmers and the local Primary School “Tung Tak School” for the volunteer service experience.

Anreise zum Treffpunkt

Mei Ho House Youth Hostel (Sham Shui Po)
13 December (Wed) 16:00

Island Island: SEEDS 070. Environment & Photography - Christmas (SEEDS 070.)

Dauer

14/12/2023   -   23/12/2023

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China Tschechien + more

Gebühr

EUR 500 i Die Gebühr wird in zwei Raten gezahlt:

EUR 150 ist die Vermittlungsgebühr, die du an deine Organisation zahlst.
EUR 350 ist die Extra Fee, die du an die Organisation vor Ort zahlst.

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Alter
18 - 99
Maximale Anzahl von Freiwilligen
12
Immer noch Platz für
3 Male + 3 Female
Sprachen
Englisch
Vegetarisches Essen
Ja
Nächster Flughafen
Reykjavik (KEF)
Anreise über
Bus station: Central Reykjavík (BSÍ).

Arbeit

SEEDS’ programme combines learning, sharing, hands-on activities, getting to know Iceland, its culture, having fun, exploring the city and its attractions, as stunning natural attractions in possible excursions. Participants should prepare to share environmental issues from their countries and should be ready to spend time outdoors walking medium distances during activities and sightseeing.
Note this project is a learning/sharing camp and not a standard workcamp. This project has a smaller volunteer work part and puts a bigger emphasis on the personal learning process than on the community impact.
In this project SEEDS will organise a night photography and aurora hunting (Northern Lights) workshop in the city or in the vicinity of Reykjavík. This will take place during late evening and possibly into the night. Northern lights are a natural phenomenon depending on solar activity and meteorological conditions; we cannot guarantee you will see northern lights, but the night photography workshop will be organised anyway.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

SEEDS participants will stay in a house in Reykjavík. The facilities are basic with a kitchen, showers, and a washing machine. Everyone is expected to show consideration for their companions. Participants will sleep in shared rooms or dormitories. Please bring your own sleeping bag.
Volunteers will receive food supplies and will be in charge of cooking and cleaning. Please note the food SEEDS provides will be vegetarian. Do not forget to bring some traditional/typical food, drinks, recipes, music, games or movies from your country for the intercultural evening. Please be aware some items or ingredients may be expensive in Iceland and you will need to buy them yourselves or bring them from your country.

Lage und Freizeit

Reykjavík is a dynamic, modern city which lives in harmony with nature, using renewable energy sources. The world’s northernmost capital bridges the Atlantic, between Europe and North America. Reykjavík is spread across a peninsula with a panoramic view of the mountains and the Atlantic. It is an international city with a lively cosmopolitan cultural scene surrounded by beautiful nature.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

During this camp, participants can share their love for (and learn more about) global & local environmental issues, as well as photography. If you are interested in topics such as climate change, waste management, animal protection and sustainability, and you also love taking photographs or want to develop your photography skills, then this project is for you!
While developing artistic and technical photography skills, you will be focusing on environmental and sustainability issues through non-formal activities such as workshops, discussions, presentations and visits facilitated by SEEDS. One of our aims is to help create more environmentally aware consumers & travellers!
You will visit local projects on environment and conservation. These may include hands-on activities or guided visits. Some examples include outdoor cleanup tasks, a community dinner or a visit to a trash collection centre, a geothermal power plant, a museum or exhibition. Some of these activities are dependent on conditions such as weather, pandemic-related restrictions, as well as availability of our partner organisations.
You will also have time to put the theory about photography into practice, walking around and exploring the city. At the end of the camp, the best photographs from each participant are selected for an online exhibition on SEEDS' social media. Participants should bring their own digital cameras, lenses, tripods and laptops if possible.

Anreise zum Treffpunkt

Meeting time will be 18:00 (6:00 pm) on December 14 at SEEDS’ office in Reykjavík. Participants that cannot arrive on time (later or delayed flights) will be sent information on how to reach the camp on their own.

Weitere Infos

Participation fee EUR 350 (Euros). The fee can either be transferred in advance via bank transfer, or paid in cash on arrival. It includes transportation from the meeting point to the camp (on the first day), the visits available and the night photography workshop & aurora hunting excursion.
Some excursions (e.g. to the Golden Circle, South Shore and/or Reykjanes) can be arranged at discount fares if there is free time after the camp workshops/sessions.
It may be very cold and/or rainy, so we recommend bringing warm and waterproof clothes (underlayers, overcoats, scarves, gloves and hats) and good walking shoes, as some of the activities take place outdoors.

Anforderungen

Some excursions (e.g. to the Golden Circle, South Shore and/or Reykjanes) can be arranged at discount fares if there is free time after the camp workshops/sessions.
It may be very cold and/or rainy, so we recommend bringing warm and waterproof clothes (underlayers, overcoats, scarves, gloves and hats) and good walking shoes, as some of the activities take place outdoors.

Japan Japan: Aizuwakamatsu (NICE-23L-AI14)

Dauer

16/12/2023   -   02/06/2024

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Gebühr

EUR 497 i Die Gebühr wird in zwei Raten gezahlt:

EUR 150 ist die Vermittlungsgebühr, die du an deine Organisation zahlst.
JPY 54000 ist die Extra Fee, die du an die Organisation vor Ort zahlst.

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Alter
18 - 99
Maximale Anzahl von Freiwilligen
2
Immer noch Platz für
2
Sprachen
Japanisch
Nächster Flughafen
Tokyo (NRT)
Anreise über
The nearest airport is Tokyo (NRT or HND) from which it takes 5 hours by train and bus to the meeting point in Fukushima pref. Volunteers need to join On Arrival and Evaluation Seminars in Yokohama, so firstly should arrive at Tokyo airport by 08:00 on the starting day and can leave Tokyo airport after 18:00 on the ending day.
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Volunteers will [1] Leaning support in Kodomo Shokudo(Children's cafeterias: It provides such children including those in the low income families with supper for free or at a low price.). Specifically, homework and subject learning is provided to about 15 primary and junior high school students. Volunteers also help with homework and crafts and make lunch and dinner together. [2]Supporting for nature activities (e.g. supporting children, preparing meals, preparing for hands-on learning, etc. It is not main work. It depend on season and timing.).

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

Shared rooms in accommodation owned by the organization. It is different place with activity place. Men and women separated room. Cooking by yourself. Staffs also stay at the facility. No wifi in accommodation(but there is wifi in activity place).

Lage und Freizeit

Aizuwakamatsu city is called Samurai city. It is located in the eastern part of the Aizu region of Fukushima prefecture. It is the central city of Aizu region, surrounded by rich nature, including Mt. Bandai and Lake Inawashiro and blessed with natural scenery. The organization is located in an area with an atmosphere of Taisho era Romanticism. Winter season (Dec.-Mar.) is quite cold, so vols. need to bring warm cloths.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

This project is actively working for SDGs 1 (no poverty) and SDGs 4 (Quality Education), organized together with a local NPO, Terakoya Hojosha that aims to create a diverse learning environment that places children at the center and aims to promote children's participation in society. Their mission is to support 'Children's participation in society' and create a happy future for children. A characteristic of the learning at Terakoya Hojosya is that it attends to children's interests. The aim to create a happy future with children, each and every one of whom is important. In their all projects, it is importance on approving and affirming children and fostering a sense of self-affirmation, which is the children's energy, through their connections with others.

Weitere Infos

  • Study theme
    Volunteers will get knowledge of alternative school, children's social participation, child poverty in Japan.
    - Other activities
    Join the local events, many opportunities to learn the local wisdom, etc. Sightseeing, short trip(hot springs, castle, famous places here).
    - Participation fee
    12,000 JPY (90 USD by the rate on 2022 Dec. 23rd) per month till the 3rd month and 6,000 JPY per month from the 4th month of "NICE Volunteers" fee need to be paid in advance either by Card or PayPal. This is used for the project preparation/ coordination such as the transportation of the camp leaders while the meals and the accommodation are provided by the local host by free.

Anforderungen

Motivation letter is needed! Volunteers need to have some Japanese speaking skill (manage to have basic daily conversation), respect to the local culture and way of the local organization, positive attitude to communicate with children, being Interested alternative school, children's social patriation and child poverty, high motivation to work hard, open mind, cooperation with others.

Japan Japan: Aizuwakamatsu (NICE-23L-AI15)

Dauer

16/12/2023   -   25/08/2024

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Gebühr

EUR 613 i Die Gebühr wird in zwei Raten gezahlt:

EUR 150 ist die Vermittlungsgebühr, die du an deine Organisation zahlst.
JPY 72000 ist die Extra Fee, die du an die Organisation vor Ort zahlst.

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Alter
18 - 99
Maximale Anzahl von Freiwilligen
2
Immer noch Platz für
2
Sprachen
Japanisch
Nächster Flughafen
Tokyo (NRT)
Anreise über
The nearest airport is Tokyo (NRT or HND) from which it takes 5 hours by train and bus to the meeting point in Fukushima pref. Volunteers need to join On Arrival and Evaluation Seminars in Yokohama, so firstly should arrive at Tokyo airport by 08:00 on the starting day and can leave Tokyo airport after 18:00 on the ending day.
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Volunteers will [1] Leaning support in Kodomo Shokudo(Children's cafeterias: It provides such children including those in the low income families with supper for free or at a low price.). Specifically, homework and subject learning is provided to about 15 primary and junior high school students. Volunteers also help with homework and crafts and make lunch and dinner together. [2]Supporting for nature activities (e.g. supporting children, preparing meals, preparing for hands-on learning, etc. It is not main work. It depend on season and timing.).

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

Shared rooms in accommodation owned by the organization. It is different place with activity place. Men and women separated room. Cooking by yourself. Staffs also stay at the facility. No wifi in accommodation(but there is wifi in activity place).

Lage und Freizeit

Aizuwakamatsu city is called Samurai city. It is located in the eastern part of the Aizu region of Fukushima prefecture. It is the central city of Aizu region, surrounded by rich nature, including Mt. Bandai and Lake Inawashiro and blessed with natural scenery. The organization is located in an area with an atmosphere of Taisho era Romanticism. Winter season (Dec.-Mar.) is quite cold, so vols. need to bring warm cloths.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

This project is actively working for SDGs 1 (no poverty) and SDGs 4 (Quality Education), organized together with a local NPO, Terakoya Hojosha that aims to create a diverse learning environment that places children at the center and aims to promote children's participation in society. Their mission is to support 'Children's participation in society' and create a happy future for children. A characteristic of the learning at Terakoya Hojosya is that it attends to children's interests. The aim to create a happy future with children, each and every one of whom is important. In their all projects, it is importance on approving and affirming children and fostering a sense of self-affirmation, which is the children's energy, through their connections with others.

Weitere Infos

  • Study theme
    Volunteers will get knowledge of alternative school, children's social participation, child poverty in Japan.
    - Other activities
    Join the local events, many opportunities to learn the local wisdom, etc. Sightseeing, short trip(hot springs, castle, famous places here).
    - Participation fee
    12,000 JPY (90 USD by the rate on 2022 Dec. 23rd) per month till the 3rd month and 6,000 JPY per month from the 4th month of "NICE Volunteers" fee need to be paid in advance either by Card or PayPal. This is used for the project preparation/ coordination such as the transportation of the camp leaders while the meals and the accommodation are provided by the local host by free.

Anforderungen

Motivation letter is needed! Volunteers need to have some Japanese speaking skill (manage to have basic daily conversation), respect to the local culture and way of the local organization, positive attitude to communicate with children, being Interested alternative school, children's social patriation and child poverty, high motivation to work hard, open mind, cooperation with others.

Japan Japan: Aizuwakamatsu (NICE-23L-AI16)

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16/12/2023   -   17/11/2024

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EUR 728 i Die Gebühr wird in zwei Raten gezahlt:

EUR 150 ist die Vermittlungsgebühr, die du an deine Organisation zahlst.
JPY 90000 ist die Extra Fee, die du an die Organisation vor Ort zahlst.

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18 - 99
Maximale Anzahl von Freiwilligen
2
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2
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Japanisch
Nächster Flughafen
Tokyo (NRT)
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The nearest airport is Tokyo (NRT or HND) from which it takes 5 hours by train and bus to the meeting point in Fukushima pref. Volunteers need to join On Arrival and Evaluation Seminars in Yokohama, so firstly should arrive at Tokyo airport by 08:00 on the starting day and can leave Tokyo airport after 18:00 on the ending day.
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Volunteers will [1] Leaning support in Kodomo Shokudo(Children's cafeterias: It provides such children including those in the low income families with supper for free or at a low price.). Specifically, homework and subject learning is provided to about 15 primary and junior high school students. Volunteers also help with homework and crafts and make lunch and dinner together. [2]Supporting for nature activities (e.g. supporting children, preparing meals, preparing for hands-on learning, etc. It is not main work. It depend on season and timing.).

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

Shared rooms in accommodation owned by the organization. It is different place with activity place. Men and women separated room. Cooking by yourself. Staffs also stay at the facility. No wifi in accommodation(but there is wifi in activity place).

Lage und Freizeit

Aizuwakamatsu city is called Samurai city. It is located in the eastern part of the Aizu region of Fukushima prefecture. It is the central city of Aizu region, surrounded by rich nature, including Mt. Bandai and Lake Inawashiro and blessed with natural scenery. The organization is located in an area with an atmosphere of Taisho era Romanticism. Winter season (Dec.-Mar.) is quite cold, so vols. need to bring warm cloths.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

This project is actively working for SDGs 1 (no poverty) and SDGs 4 (Quality Education), organized together with a local NPO, Terakoya Hojosha that aims to create a diverse learning environment that places children at the center and aims to promote children's participation in society. Their mission is to support 'Children's participation in society' and create a happy future for children. A characteristic of the learning at Terakoya Hojosya is that it attends to children's interests. The aim to create a happy future with children, each and every one of whom is important. In their all projects, it is importance on approving and affirming children and fostering a sense of self-affirmation, which is the children's energy, through their connections with others.

Anforderungen

Motivation letter is needed! Volunteers need to have some Japanese speaking skill (manage to have basic daily conversation), respect to the local culture and way of the local organization, positive attitude to communicate with children, being Interested alternative school, children's social patriation and child poverty, high motivation to work hard, open mind, cooperation with others.

Japan Japan: Aizuwakamatsu (NICE-23L-AI13)

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16/12/2023   -   10/03/2024

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EUR 381 i Die Gebühr wird in zwei Raten gezahlt:

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JPY 36000 ist die Extra Fee, die du an die Organisation vor Ort zahlst.

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18 - 99
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2
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2
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Japanisch
Nächster Flughafen
Tokyo (NRT)
Anreise über
The nearest airport is Tokyo (NRT or HND) from which it takes 5 hours by train and bus to the meeting point in Fukushima pref. Volunteers need to join On Arrival and Evaluation Seminars in Yokohama, so firstly should arrive at Tokyo airport by 08:00 on the starting day and can leave Tokyo airport after 18:00 on the ending day.
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Volunteers will [1] Leaning support in Kodomo Shokudo(Children's cafeterias: It provides such children including those in the low income families with supper for free or at a low price.). Specifically, homework and subject learning is provided to about 15 primary and junior high school students. Volunteers also help with homework and crafts and make lunch and dinner together. [2]Supporting for nature activities (e.g. supporting children, preparing meals, preparing for hands-on learning, etc. It is not main work. It depend on season and timing.).

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

Shared rooms in accommodation owned by the organization. It is different place with activity place. Men and women separated room. Cooking by yourself. Staffs also stay at the facility. No wifi in accommodation(but there is wifi in activity place).

Lage und Freizeit

Aizuwakamatsu city is called Samurai city. It is located in the eastern part of the Aizu region of Fukushima prefecture. It is the central city of Aizu region, surrounded by rich nature, including Mt. Bandai and Lake Inawashiro and blessed with natural scenery. The organization is located in an area with an atmosphere of Taisho era Romanticism. Winter season (Dec.-Mar.) is quite cold, so vols. need to bring warm cloths.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

This project is actively working for SDGs 1 (no poverty) and SDGs 4 (Quality Education), organized together with a local NPO, Terakoya Hojosha that aims to create a diverse learning environment that places children at the center and aims to promote children's participation in society. Their mission is to support 'Children's participation in society' and create a happy future for children. A characteristic of the learning at Terakoya Hojosya is that it attends to children's interests. The aim to create a happy future with children, each and every one of whom is important. In their all projects, it is importance on approving and affirming children and fostering a sense of self-affirmation, which is the children's energy, through their connections with others.

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  • Study theme
    Volunteers will get knowledge of alternative school, children's social participation, child poverty in Japan.
    - Other activities
    Join the local events, many opportunities to learn the local wisdom, etc. Sightseeing, short trip(hot springs, castle, famous places here).
    - Participation fee
    12,000 JPY (90 USD by the rate on 2022 Dec. 23rd) per month till the 3rd month and 6,000 JPY per month from the 4th month of "NICE Volunteers" fee need to be paid in advance either by Card or PayPal. This is used for the project preparation/ coordination such as the transportation of the camp leaders while the meals and the accommodation are provided by the local host by free.

Anforderungen

Motivation letter is needed! Volunteers need to have some Japanese speaking skill (manage to have basic daily conversation), respect to the local culture and way of the local organization, positive attitude to communicate with children, being Interested alternative school, children's social patriation and child poverty, high motivation to work hard, open mind, cooperation with others.

Japan Japan: Yoichi (NICE-24L-YC01)

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16/12/2023   -   28/01/2024

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EUR 381 i Die Gebühr wird in zwei Raten gezahlt:

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JPY 36000 ist die Extra Fee, die du an die Organisation vor Ort zahlst.

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The nearest airport is New Chitose (CTS) in Hokkaido from which it takes 2 hours to the project by train and bus. However, volunteers need to join On Arrival (in Yokohama for YC01, 02 and Osaka for YC03) and Evaluation Seminars (in Yokohama for YC02, 03 and Osaka for YC01), so firstly should arrive at/ leave NRT or HND if the seminar is in Yokohama and KIX if it is in Osaka, by 08:00 on the starting day and can leave there after 18:00 on the ending day.
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Volunteers will work for 20-30 hours a week mainly to 1) Clear the snow and maintain the facilities, 2) Assist to host the school journeys, international tourist groups and the events, 3) Guide the visitors of the guest house and communicate with the local people and 4) Help food production such as miso, picles and wine.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

Single room of HEPP. Cooking with the local and members by turn, vegetarian food is possible. There is limited wifi.

Lage und Freizeit

Located next to the city of Otaru, Yoichi is a place where one can fully enjoy Hokkaido tourism, from history and nature tourism to fruit fields and fresh seafood. There is the famous Nikka Whiskey factory. Joining the local festivals, exchange with local people, short trip (hot springs, famous places)

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

This project is actively working for SDGs 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities) and SDGS15 (Life on Land), organized together with Hokkaido Eco-village Promotion Project (HEPP) since 2015. They started to promote sustainability of our lifestyle and community, to create better environmental and social model for next generation in Hokkaido since 2012. They want to produce necessities that are needed for our daily life (foods, energy, etc.) by themselves as much as they can, and want to share them to the local area. They provide various chances to learn comprehensive skill and knowledge about sustainable development by organizing training programs and events for the local adults and kids. They also aim at connecting urban area and rural area, producers and consumers and to contribute local revitalization. They restarted to welcome the international volunteers from 2022 summer and 2 vols. from UK did nice job for one month!
*Outcome of this project: In 2023, 6 mid term vols. from UK greatly contributed for one month to their farming and other activities as well as the mental empowerment of the host!

Weitere Infos

Theory and various practices of the sustainable living style

Anforderungen

Motivation letter is needed. Good level of speaking for the daily conversations of English or Japanese is needed. Skills of driving a car (valid in Japan), maintenance of the agricultural machines, experience of work in the tourism/ hotels are not needed, but useful! Having work experience is desirable. Strong physical health, open mind to actively exchange with others, good cooking skills, PC skills and loving team work/ collective life are also welcomed!

Japan Japan: Yoichi (NICE-24L-YC02)

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16/12/2023   -   10/03/2024

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EUR 497 i Die Gebühr wird in zwei Raten gezahlt:

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JPY 54000 ist die Extra Fee, die du an die Organisation vor Ort zahlst.

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2
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Englisch
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The nearest airport is New Chitose (CTS) in Hokkaido from which it takes 2 hours to the project by train and bus. However, volunteers need to join On Arrival (in Yokohama for YC01, 02 and Osaka for YC03) and Evaluation Seminars (in Yokohama for YC02, 03 and Osaka for YC01), so firstly should arrive at/ leave NRT or HND if the seminar is in Yokohama and KIX if it is in Osaka, by 08:00 on the starting day and can leave there after 18:00 on the ending day.
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Arbeit

Volunteers will work for 20-30 hours a week mainly to 1) Clear the snow and maintain the facilities, 2) Assist to host the school journeys, international tourist groups and the events, 3) Guide the visitors of the guest house and communicate with the local people and 4) Help food production such as miso, picles and wine.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

Single room of HEPP. Cooking with the local and members by turn, vegetarian food is possible. There is limited wifi.

Lage und Freizeit

Located next to the city of Otaru, Yoichi is a place where one can fully enjoy Hokkaido tourism, from history and nature tourism to fruit fields and fresh seafood. There is the famous Nikka Whiskey factory. Joining the local festivals, exchange with local people, short trip (hot springs, famous places)

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

This project is actively working for SDGs 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities) and SDGS15 (Life on Land), organized together with Hokkaido Eco-village Promotion Project (HEPP) since 2015. They started to promote sustainability of our lifestyle and community, to create better environmental and social model for next generation in Hokkaido since 2012. They want to produce necessities that are needed for our daily life (foods, energy, etc.) by themselves as much as they can, and want to share them to the local area. They provide various chances to learn comprehensive skill and knowledge about sustainable development by organizing training programs and events for the local adults and kids. They also aim at connecting urban area and rural area, producers and consumers and to contribute local revitalization. They restarted to welcome the international volunteers from 2022 summer and 2 vols. from UK did nice job for one month!
*Outcome of this project: In 2023, 6 mid term vols. from UK greatly contributed for one month to their farming and other activities as well as the mental empowerment of the host!

Weitere Infos

Theory and various practices of the sustainable living style

Anforderungen

Motivation letter is needed. Good level of speaking for the daily conversations of English or Japanese is needed. Skills of driving a car (valid in Japan), maintenance of the agricultural machines, experience of work in the tourism/ hotels are not needed, but useful! Having work experience is desirable. Strong physical health, open mind to actively exchange with others, good cooking skills, PC skills and loving team work/ collective life are also welcomed!

Island Island: SEEDS 071. Environment & Photography - New Years' (SEEDS 071.)

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27/12/2023   -   05/01/2024

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Spanien Dänemark Deutschland Kolumbien + more

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EUR 550 i Die Gebühr wird in zwei Raten gezahlt:

EUR 150 ist die Vermittlungsgebühr, die du an deine Organisation zahlst.
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18 - 99
Maximale Anzahl von Freiwilligen
12
Immer noch Platz für
2
Sprachen
Englisch
Vegetarisches Essen
Ja
Nächster Flughafen
Reykjavik (KEF)
Anreise über
Bus station Reykjavík (BSI)

Arbeit

SEEDS’ programme combines learning, sharing, hands-on activities, getting to know Iceland, its culture, having fun, exploring the city and its attractions, as stunning natural attractions in possible excursions. Participants should be ready to spend time outdoors walking medium distances during activities and sightseeing. Note this project is a learning/sharing camp and not a standard workcamp. This project has a smaller volunteer work part and puts a bigger emphasis on the personal learning process than on the community impact.
SEEDS will organise a night photography and aurora hunting workshop in the city or in the vicinity of Reykjavík. Northern lights are a natural phenomenon depending on solar activity and meteorological conditions; we cannot guarantee you will see northern lights, but the night photography workshop will be organised anyway.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

SEEDS participants will stay in a house in Reykjavík. The facilities are basic with a kitchen, showers, and a washing machine. Everyone is expected to show consideration for their companions. Participants will sleep in shared rooms or dormitories. Please bring your own sleeping bag.
Volunteers will receive food supplies and will be in charge of cooking and cleaning. Please note the food SEEDS provides will be vegetarian. Do not forget to bring some traditional/typical food, drinks, recipes, music, games or movies from your country for the intercultural evening. Please be aware some items or ingredients may be expensive in Iceland and you will need to buy them yourselves or bring them from your country.

Lage und Freizeit

Reykjavík is a dynamic, modern city which lives in harmony with nature, using renewable energy sources. The world’s northernmost capital bridges the Atlantic, between Europe and North America. Reykjavík is spread across a peninsula with a panoramic view of the mountains and the Atlantic. It is an international city with a lively cosmopolitan cultural scene surrounded by beautiful nature. Celebrate the New Year in a vibrant city with new friends from around the world. Watch the large fireworks display illuminate the sky, celebrate around a bonfire and party into the night.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

During this camp, participants can share their love for (and learn more about) global & local environmental issues, as well as photography. If you are interested in topics such as climate change, waste management and sustainability, and you also love taking photographs, then this project is for you!
While developing artistic and technical photography skills, you will be focusing on environmental and sustainability issues through non-formal activities such as workshops, discussions, presentations and visits facilitated by SEEDS. One of our aims is to help create more environmentally aware consumers & travellers!
You will visit local projects on environment and conservation. These may include hands-on activities or guided visits. Some examples include outdoor cleanup tasks, a community dinner or a visit to a trash collection centre, a geothermal power plant, a museum or exhibition. Some of these activities are dependent on conditions such as weather, pandemic-related restrictions, as well as availability of our partner organisations.
You will also have time to put the theory about photography into practice, walking around and exploring the city. At the end of the camp, the best photographs from each participant are selected for an online exhibition on SEEDS' social media. Participants should bring their own digital cameras, lenses, tripods and laptops if possible.

Anreise zum Treffpunkt

Meeting time will be 18:00 (6:00 pm) on December 27 at SEEDS’ office in Reykjavík. Participants that cannot arrive on time (later or delayed flights) will be sent information on how to reach the camp on their own.

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Participation fee EUR 400 (Euros). The fee can either be transferred in advance via bank transfer, or paid in cash on arrival. It includes transportation from the meeting point to the camp (on the first day), the visits available and the night photography workshop & aurora hunting excursion. Some excursions (e.g. to the Golden Circle, South Shore, Reykjanes and/or Snæfellsnes Peninsula) can be arranged at discount fares if there is free time after the camp workshops/sessions.
It may be very cold and/or rainy, so we recommend bringing warm and waterproof clothes (underlayers, overcoats, scarves, gloves and hats) and good walking shoes, as some of the activities take place outdoors.

Anforderungen

Participation fee EUR 400 (Euros). The fee can either be transferred in advance via bank transfer, or paid in cash on arrival. It includes transportation from the meeting point to the camp (on the first day), the visits available and the night photography workshop & aurora hunting excursion. Some excursions (e.g. to the Golden Circle, South Shore and/or Reykjanes) can be arranged at discount fares if there is free time after the camp workshops/sessions.
It may be very cold and/or rainy, so we recommend bringing warm and waterproof clothes (underlayers, overcoats, scarves, gloves and hats) and good walking shoes, as some of the activities take place outdoors.

Malaysia Malaysia: Golden Age LM (NICE-24L-GA)

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01/01/2024   -   31/12/2024

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EUR 474 i Die Gebühr wird in zwei Raten gezahlt:

EUR 150 ist die Vermittlungsgebühr, die du an deine Organisation zahlst.
USD 350 ist die Extra Fee, die du an die Organisation vor Ort zahlst.

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2
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2
Sprachen
Englisch
Nächster Flughafen
 
Anreise über
Kuala Lumpur - Volunteers will meet at the nearest train station and need to arrive at the airport by 14:00 on the first day and can leave the airport after the noon on the last day.
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Volunteers will help in arranging extra activities for the senior citizens, such as art, craft, painting, gardening, storytelling, music and movement activities. Other than that, volunteers could help the nursing care helpers to cook and take part in daily cleaning routines. Some of the days, bring the senior citizens for an evening walk if weather permits. Otherwise lots of, indoor activities could be conduct.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

Bernice Home. Three meals will be provided. Sleeping bag is necessary. There is open space with attach bathroom/toilet. Volunteers will use the space as their accommodation and sleep by using sleeping bag.

Lage und Freizeit

The home is located in Jalan Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur. https://goo.gl/maps/84vfEaSMEaBL2b4x8 Create a herb garden or vegetable garden for the elderly people. Visit around Kuala Lumpur city, and the cultural heritage of Malaysia, cultural exchange events.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

This project is actively working for SDGs 10 (Reduced Inequalities), organized together with Malaysian Organization of Volunteer Exchange (MOVE) since 2019 in this place. MOVE is a workcamp NGO founded in 2006. Bernice Home was found by a lady by the name of Bernice. She started this home for senior citizens who need quality home care services to seniors with limited mobility or dementia and hence social interaction. She started this home in 2000 and the second home in 2018. The founder belief ÔÇ£life shouldnÔÇÖt end when you are old, it should be full of happy memories regardless of the age. The founder wants to keep the seniors active and engaged through physical, mental and social activities, all in the comfort of their home.The workcamp was revived in 2023 and 2 STVs from Japan + 1 MTV from Czech did great work, so they have decided to host the workcamp again!

Weitere Infos

Situation of senior citizens and elderly home in each country. Local SDGs (2030 goals) of Bernice Home

Anforderungen

Bring along your expertise, such as singing, dancing, arts and craft and most important your caring heart to engage with these old people.

Japan Japan: Oi 1 (NICE-24V-0105A)

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05/01/2024   -   09/01/2024

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EUR 208 i Die Gebühr wird in zwei Raten gezahlt:

EUR 150 ist die Vermittlungsgebühr, die du an deine Organisation zahlst.
JPY 9000 ist die Extra Fee, die du an die Organisation vor Ort zahlst.

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18 - 99
Maximale Anzahl von Freiwilligen
10
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5 Male + 5 Female
Sprachen
Englisch
Nächster Flughafen
 
Anreise über
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 at Japan one or more days before the workcamp starts and leave Japan one or more days after the end. Volunteers need to take a local train from the meeting point to the campsite about 2.5 hours. Volunteers need to arrive at the meeting point at 14:00 on 1st day and can leave project site around 13:00 on last day.
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  1. Supporting for harvesting and shipping during the peak of the Japanese star anise (shikimi) harvest season. 2) Supporting for harvesting and shipping of sudachi (Japanese citrus fruit) at the peak of harvest season. 3) Supporting for activities such as writing English guides in various places in the town for foreign pilgrims. 4) Cleaning of vacant houses, support for carrying out furniture, pruning of cedar cypress branches in abandoned mountain forests, picking up plastic rubbish from the sea and river, and utilization of vacant houses. 5) Maintenance of Asagimadara flying sites, maintenance of firefly flying sites, etc.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

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

Lage und Freizeit

Oi-cho, Anan city, Tokushima pref. Visiting Kakurin-ji temple.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

This project is actively working for SDG 2 (Zero Hunger) and SDGs 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), organized together with the local group since 2019. This village has been welcoming Ohenro (pilgrims) who visit 88 temples in Shikoku since long time ago. The pilgrims walk through this village before visiting Kakurin-ji temple; the 20th temple out of 88 temples of the Shikoku Ohenro Pilgrimage. However, there are problems which should be solved such as aging and depopulation of the community these days, and locals haven't been able to find solutions for those problems. On the other hand, since more and more people from overseas visit for the Shikoku Ohenro Pilgrimage locals are trying to find new ways for omotenashi (hospitality). Volunteers who have been working on the project have come up with ideas for the reuse of vacant and abandoned land. Local host Oi have finally decided that they can freely renovate and modify the vacant houses. Moreover, the site is in a good location, with mountains, a river and fields. It is up to the volunteers from now on to decide how to develop the project. The aim is for the volunteer members to clean up the abandoned houses and village landscape and transform it into a village that people will want to visit to take photos, as it used to be a village where people came and went since ancient times.

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Finding ways for sustainability of a depopulated village, Pass down the osettai culture to the next generation, Helping senior citizens to host foreigners

Anforderungen

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

Island Island: SEEDS 001. Environment & Photography in the New Year (SEEDS 001.)

Dauer

06/01/2024   -   15/01/2024

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EUR 500 i Die Gebühr wird in zwei Raten gezahlt:

EUR 150 ist die Vermittlungsgebühr, die du an deine Organisation zahlst.
EUR 350 ist die Extra Fee, die du an die Organisation vor Ort zahlst.

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18 - 99
Maximale Anzahl von Freiwilligen
12
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6 Male + 6 Female
Sprachen
Englisch
Vegetarisches Essen
Ja
Nächster Flughafen
Reykjavik (KEF)
Anreise über
Closest international Airport: Keflavík/Reykjavík (KEF). Bus station: Central Reykjavík (BSÍ).

Arbeit

During this camp, participants can share their love for (and learn more about) global & local environmental issues, as well as photography. If you are interested in topics such as climate change, waste management, animal protection and sustainability, and you also love taking photographs or want to develop your photography skills, then this project is for you!
While developing artistic and technical photography skills, you will be focusing on environmental and sustainability issues through non-formal activities such as workshops, discussions, presentations and visits facilitated by SEEDS. One of our aims is to help create more environmentally aware consumers & travellers!
You will visit local projects on environment and conservation. These may include hands-on activities or guided visits. Some examples include outdoor cleanup tasks, a geothermal power plant, a local fauna and/or flora exhibition or an outdoor Icelandic culture museum. Some of these activities are dependent on conditions such as weather, as well as availability or restrictions of our partner organisations.
You will also have time to put the theory about photography into practice, walking around and exploring the city. At the end of the camp, the best photographs from each participant are selected for an online exhibition on SEEDS' social media. Participants should bring their own digital cameras, lenses, tripods and laptops if possible.
SEEDS’ programme combines learning, sharing, hands-on activities, getting to know Iceland, its culture, having fun, exploring the city and its attractions, as stunning natural attractions in possible excursions. Participants should prepare to share environmental issues from their countries and should be ready to spend time outdoors walking medium distances during activities and sightseeing.
Note this project is a learning/sharing camp and not a standard workcamp. This project has a smaller volunteer work part and puts a bigger emphasis on the personal learning process than on the community impact.
In this project SEEDS will organise a night photography and aurora hunting (Northern Lights) workshop in the city or in the vicinity of Reykjavík. This will take place during late evening and possibly into the night. Northern lights are a natural phenomenon depending on solar activity and meteorological conditions; we cannot guarantee you will see northern lights, but the night photography workshop will be organised anyway.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

SEEDS participants will stay in a house in Reykjavík. The facilities are basic with a kitchen, showers, and a washing machine. Everyone is expected to show consideration for their companions. Participants will sleep in shared rooms or dormitories. Please bring your own sleeping bag.
Volunteers will receive food supplies and will be in charge of cooking and cleaning. Please note the food SEEDS provides will be vegetarian. Do not forget to bring some traditional/typical food, drinks, recipes, music, games or movies from your country for the intercultural evening. Please be aware some items or ingredients may be expensive in Iceland and you will need to buy them yourselves or bring them from your country.

Lage und Freizeit

Reykjavík is a dynamic, modern city which lives in harmony with nature, using renewable energy sources. The world’s northernmost capital bridges the Atlantic, between Europe and North America. Reykjavík is spread across a peninsula with a panoramic view of the mountains and the Atlantic. It is an international city with a lively cosmopolitan cultural scene surrounded by beautiful nature.
Closest international Airport: Keflavík/Reykjavík (KEF). Bus station: Central Reykjavík (BSÍ).

Anreise zum Treffpunkt

Meeting time will be 18:00 (6:00 pm) on January 6 at SEEDS’ office in Reykjavík. Participants that cannot arrive on time (later or delayed flights) will be sent information on how to reach the camp on their own.

Weitere Infos

Participation fee EUR 350 (Euros). The fee can either be transferred in advance via bank transfer, or paid in cash on arrival. It includes transportation from the meeting point to the camp (on the first day), the visits available and the night photography workshop & aurora hunting outing.

Anforderungen

English will be the language in the camp; intermediate conversational skills are needed.
Participation fee EUR 350 (Euros). The fee can either be transferred in advance via bank transfer, or paid in cash on arrival. It includes transportation from the meeting point to the camp (on the first day), the visits available and the night photography workshop & aurora hunting outing.
Meeting time will be 18:00 (6:00 pm) on January 6 at SEEDS’ office in Reykjavík. Participants that cannot arrive on time (later or delayed flights) will be sent information on how to reach the camp on their own.
Some excursions (e.g. to the Golden Circle, Reykjanes Peninsula, Hot River hike and/or South Shore) can be arranged at discount fares if there is free time after the camp workshops/sessions.
It may be very cold and/or rainy, so we recommend bringing warm and waterproof clothes (underlayers, overcoats, scarves, gloves and hats) and good walking shoes, as some of the activities take place outdoors.