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Japan Japan: Oi 25 (NICE-24V-0621A)

Dauer

21/06/2024   -   25/06/2024

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EUR 203 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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Alter
18 - 99
Maximale Anzahl von Freiwilligen
10
Immer noch Platz für
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.
Karte

Arbeit

  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.

Weitere Infos

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!

Japan Japan: Oi 26 (NICE-24V-0628A)

Dauer

28/06/2024   -   02/07/2024

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EUR 203 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.

Hinweis: Gesamtgebühr kann je nach Bankzinssatz variieren.
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Alter
18 - 99
Maximale Anzahl von Freiwilligen
10
Immer noch Platz für
4 Male + 3 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.
Karte

Arbeit

  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.

Weitere Infos

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!

Japan Japan: Oi 27 (NICE-24V-0707A)

Dauer

07/07/2024   -   12/07/2024

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Gebühr

EUR 203 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.

Hinweis: Gesamtgebühr kann je nach Bankzinssatz variieren.
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Alter
18 - 99
Maximale Anzahl von Freiwilligen
6
Immer noch Platz für
3 Male + 3 Female
Sprachen
Englisch
Vegetarisches Essen
Ja
Nächster Flughafen
Osaka (KIX)
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 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 2.5 hours. Volunteers need to arrive at the meeting point by 13:00 on 1st day and can leave there after 13:00 on last day.
Karte

Arbeit

  1. Support harvesting and shipping "Sudachi citrus" at its season
    2. Support harvesting and shipping "Shikimi (Japanese star anise)"
    3. Help making brochures or signs for pilgrims from overseas throughout the village.
    4. Cleaning up vacant houses, 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 prefecture.

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.

Anreise zum Treffpunkt

Tokushima station

Weitere Infos

Study theme: Finding ways for sustainability of a depopulated village, Pass down the "osettai" culture to the next generation, Helping senior citizens to host foreigners
Other activities: Welcome party by locals, visiting Kakurin-ji temple.
Other: Video about Kakurin-ji temple https://youtu.be/V2vX5Ik4ASM

Anforderungen

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

9,000 JPY (60 USD by the rate on 2024 Feb. 16th) 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.

Sustainable Development Goals

Zero Hunger Sustainable Cities and Communities
Japan Japan: Aibahama (NICE-24S-0709A)

Dauer

09/07/2024   -   16/07/2024

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Festival
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Gebühr

EUR 203 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.

Hinweis: Gesamtgebühr kann je nach Bankzinssatz variieren.
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Alter
18 - 99
Maximale Anzahl von Freiwilligen
8
Immer noch Platz für
2 Male + 2 Female
Sprachen
Englisch
Nächster Flughafen
Osaka (KIX)
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 there one day before workcamp starts since the bus leaves early. Volunteers need to arrive at the meeting point by 13:00 on 1st day, and can leave there after 13:00 on last day.

Arbeit

  1. Supporting organize water festival. 2) Organizing the Eco station where visitors come to separate garbage in festival. 3) Cleaning up river activity.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

Sharing house(renovated apartment) in Tokushima city. All meals will be prepared by volunteers by turns. Lunch and dinner during the festival will be provided from local. Sleeping bag is necessary.

Lage und Freizeit

Tokushima city, Tokushima pref.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

This project is actively working for SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), organized together with the local NPOs Bizan Daigaku since 2014 for revitalizing the community, and Protecting Shinmachi river who is taking care of local river. The NPO has been cleaning river for more than 20 years and dirty river became clean, so now they are organizing local tour boat services on Shinmachi river to let local people enjoy river. During this workcamp, Tokushima prefecture has one of the most popular festivals called “Awa Odori festival” that more than 1,000,000 visitors come from all over japan (even abroad!). The visitors also enjoy the boats, that needs a lot of help to organize!A summer event “Water Festival is held by a local Non Profit Organization every year in Tokushima. The volunteers will prepare and run an Eco station to help minimize our carbon footprint at the festival and work with local people to make the festival more lively and fun for everyone. During this program, volunteers will clean up river activities on boats.

Anreise zum Treffpunkt

Tokushima station

Weitere Infos

Volunteers will get chance to interact with energetic local people who want to activate the small city.

Anforderungen

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

Sustainable Development Goals

Zero Hunger Sustainable Cities and Communities
Japan Japan: Oi 28 (NICE-24V-0714A)

Dauer

14/07/2024   -   19/07/2024

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Gebühr

EUR 203 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.

Hinweis: Gesamtgebühr kann je nach Bankzinssatz variieren.
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Details zum Projekt

Alter
18 - 99
Maximale Anzahl von Freiwilligen
6
Immer noch Platz für
5 Male + 5 Female
Sprachen
Englisch
Vegetarisches Essen
Ja
Nächster Flughafen
Osaka (KIX)
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 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 2.5 hours. Volunteers need to arrive at the meeting point by 13:00 on 1st day and can leave there after 13:00 on last day.
Karte

Arbeit

  1. Support harvesting and shipping Sudachi citrus at its season

    2. Support harvesting and shipping Shikimi (Japanese star anise)

    3. Help making brochures or signs for pilgrims from overseas throughout the village.

    4. Cleaning up vacant houses, 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 prefecture.

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.

Anreise zum Treffpunkt

Tokushima station

Weitere Infos

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

Other activities: Welcome party by locals, visiting Kakurin-ji temple.

Other: Video about Kakurin-ji temple https://youtu.be/V2vX5Ik4ASM

Anforderungen

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

9,000 JPY (60 USD by the rate on 2024 Feb. 16th) 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.

Sustainable Development Goals

Zero Hunger Sustainable Cities and Communities
Japan Japan: Kurogi Youth (NICE-24S-0721A)

Dauer

21/07/2024   -   28/07/2024

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Umwelt
3
Freie
Plätze
full for <18

Gebühr

EUR 262 i Die Gebühr wird in zwei Raten gezahlt:

EUR 150 ist die Vermittlungsgebühr, die du an deine Organisation zahlst.
JPY 19000 ist die Extra Fee, die du an die Organisation vor Ort zahlst.

Hinweis: Gesamtgebühr kann je nach Bankzinssatz variieren.
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Alter
14 - 17
Maximale Anzahl von Freiwilligen
6
Immer noch Platz für
1 Male + 2 Female
Sprachen
Englisch
Nächster Flughafen
Fukuoka (FUK)
Anreise über
The nearest int'l airport is Fukuoka airport. From Tokyo to the meeting point in Fukuoka, it takes 2.5 hours by airplane and 1hour by train. Volunteers need to arrive at Fukuoka airport by 12:00 on 1st day, and can leave there after 13:00 on last day.

Arbeit

  1. Weeding in rice paddies. 2) Planting rakkyo. 3) looking after goats, Clearing bamboo skin.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

Kasahara East Exchange Center 'Egao no Mori' (former primary school that became an exchange center after it was closed). Large rooms for men and women, renovated from former classrooms. Cooking room is the kitchen. There is also a wood-fired boiler. Self-catering, mainly with locally grown produce.

Lage und Freizeit

Southern part of the Fukuoka prefecture. The Yame city is 482.53 km2. There are so many tee trees and terraced paddy fields.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

This project is actively working for SDG 2 (Zero Hunger) and SDGs 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), organized together with Sansonjuku since 2008. This project has been organized with Sansonjuku, founded in 1994, maintaining forest and step rice paddies through the projects which involves people from the city and local. They started 80-days of international workcamp with NICE since 2008 to make the footpath and maintain the forest. But on July 2012, the hardest rain ever attacked around this area. After that it had serious damages by flood. Their aim is to activate the community and sustain the program with young people from the world to conserve this rich nature and revival this area!

Anreise zum Treffpunkt

Tokushima station

Weitere Infos

About local revitalisation.

Anforderungen

Volunteers should be 14-17 years old, highly motivated to work outside. Respect to local people and other participants is needed.

Sustainable Development Goals

Zero Hunger Sustainable Cities and Communities
Japan Japan: Yoshinogawa (NICE-24S-0709A)

Dauer

24/07/2024   -   31/07/2024

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Festival
Umwelt

Gebühr

EUR 203 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.

Hinweis: Gesamtgebühr kann je nach Bankzinssatz variieren.
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Details zum Projekt

Alter
18 - 99
Maximale Anzahl von Freiwilligen
8
Immer noch Platz für
2 Male + 2 Female
Sprachen
Englisch
Nächster Flughafen
Osaka (KIX)
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 there one day before workcamp starts since the bus leaves early. Volunteers need to arrive at the meeting point by 13:00 on 1st day and can leave there after 13:00 on last day.

Arbeit

  1. Preparing for Eco station (discussing how it should be done in order to make people bring and separate garbage proactively, and crafting etc.)

    2) Organizing Eco station where visitors come to separate garbage. Washing reusable cups, picking and separating rubbish during/after the festival.

    3) Helping various activities with NPO Bizan Daigaku such as taking care of flowers, activities with children and so on before and after the festival days.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

Sharing house(renovated apartment) in Tokushima city. All meals will be prepared by volunteers by turns. Lunch and dinner during the festival will be provided from local. Sleeping bag is necessary.

Lage und Freizeit

Tokushima city, Tokushima pref.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

This project is actively working for SDG 12 (Responsible Production and Consumption), organized together with NPO, ‘Bizan Daigaku’ since 2015. ”Yoshino gawa” is the name of a river which is the largest river in Shikoku area. The local festival ”Yoshino gawa festival ” is one of the famous festivals in Tokushima which is supported by local people voluntary. More than 20,000 people come to this festival every year, and the amount of garbage is huge. During the event, the local group keeps trying to give visitors awareness about the environment though organizing Eco station where visitors throw away and separate trash.

Anreise zum Treffpunkt

Tokushima station

Weitere Infos

Volunteers will get chance to interact with energetic local people who want to activate the small city.

Anforderungen

Positive attitude to working hard, respect for and communication with Japanese local people

Sustainable Development Goals

Zero Hunger Sustainable Cities and Communities
Japan Japan: Tsuga GR (NICE-24S-0725B)

Dauer

25/07/2024   -   01/08/2024

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2
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Gebühr

EUR 203 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.

Hinweis: Gesamtgebühr kann je nach Bankzinssatz variieren.
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Alter
16 - 99
Maximale Anzahl von Freiwilligen
4
Immer noch Platz für
2
Sprachen
Englisch
Vegetarisches Essen
Ja
Nächster Flughafen
Osaka (OSA)
Anreise über
The nearest int'l airport is Kansai (Osaka). From Osaka to the meeting point in Shimane, it will take 6.5 hours by bus. You are recommended to arrive at Kansai one day before workcamp starts. Hiroshima airport is also available, it takes about 4 hours to the meeting point.
Karte

Arbeit

  1. Weir construction for the traditional fishing method weir fishing on the river.
    2) Environmental improvement around fish weirs for sightseeing weir fishing.
    3) Sharing and exchanging national cultures with local residents, groups and children. etc.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

Accommodation is located near project site. Room facilities (wifi, kitchen, washing machine, bath, toilet, fridge).

Lage und Freizeit

The Gouno River is the largest river in the Chugoku region, flowing from Mt. Asa in Hiroshima Pre.. It flows from Hiroshima Pre. to Shimane Pre., then northwards through the Chugoku Mountains, before changing course in Misato Town and emptying into the Sea of Japan. Tsuga area of Misato, where the activities take place, is in the lower reaches of the river.
Sight seeing like World Heritage Site "Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine", Izumo Taisha shrine.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

Organized with the Yamato Traditional Fishing Weir Preservation Association. The first-class river Enogawa, also known as Chugoku Taro, flows through the Tsuga area of Misato. This is the only area of the Gouno River where a fishing method called fish weir fishing still exists, and the co-organizing organizations are keen to preserve this fish weir fishing for the next generation, so they set up a new preservation association in 2020 .
And as a form of preserving the weirs, they aim to create a tourist weir where people can experience fish weir fishing and river games on the Gouno River. The weirs are involved in a variety of activities. We would like to make the weir a force for continuity by getting more and more people, not only from the local area, but also from outside the town, county and country, to get involved with the weir. This year's project is a joint project with Fukuoka Prefecture. Japanese participants will include seven high school students from Fukuoka Prefecture and NICE staff.

Weitere Infos

Learn about traditional Japanese fishing methods.

Anforderungen

People who can communicate in the community, young and old, men and women, and who are flexible in tackling different activities.

9,000 JPY (55 EUR by the rate on 2023 Nov. 18th) 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.

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Cities and Communities
Japan Japan: Ozuchi GR (NICE-24S-0729A)

Dauer

29/07/2024   -   05/08/2024

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Gebühr

EUR 203 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.

Hinweis: Gesamtgebühr kann je nach Bankzinssatz variieren.
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Alter
16 - 99
Maximale Anzahl von Freiwilligen
3
Immer noch Platz für
1
Sprachen
Englisch
Nächster Flughafen
Tokyo (TYO)
Anreise über
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 2 pm, Departure time is Last day's 12 pm at Kaga-Onsen station)
Karte

Arbeit

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.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

Renovated house (traditional house!). Simple shower room. Clean toilet. Sleeping bag is needed! Food will be cooked by volunteers. There is a cat. Wi-Fi is available at the base facility, but internet access may be difficult due to the mountainous terrain.

Lage und Freizeit

The southwest part of Ishikawa prefecture. Ozuchi village is surrounded by mountains, so very isolated, but beautiful place. Charcoal making was main industry.
Exchange parties, trekking and hot spring etc.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

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 one person lives 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 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! This year's project is a joint project with Fukuoka Prefecture. Japanese participants will include seven high school students from Fukuoka Prefecture and NICE staff.

Weitere Infos

Revival of the abandon villages. Bring some info.!
Volunteers get knowledge about actions for developing local village. Also the basic knowledge of the Japanese language and local culture.

Anforderungen

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

9,000 JPY (55 EUR by the rate on 2023 Nov. 18th) 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.

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Japan Japan: Tabito 1 (NICE-24S-0731A)

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31/07/2024   -   12/08/2024

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EUR 203 i Die Gebühr wird in zwei Raten gezahlt:

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18 - 99
Maximale Anzahl von Freiwilligen
4
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1
Sprachen
Englisch
Nächster Flughafen
Tokyo (TYO)
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The nearest international airport is Tokyo (NRT or HND) from which it takes 3 hours by bus to the meeting point. Vols. need to arrive at NRT or HND by 07:00 of July. 31st and can leave there after 19:00 on Aug. 12.

Arbeit

  1. Preparation for the of kid's nature camps in the summer. 2) 8/2-4, 8/8-11: Supporting kid's nature camp(ex. Playing with kids, organizing events for kids etc.). 3)8/11 Putting away nature camp (ex. Tidying up the tent, clean up accommodation etc.)

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

Shared room in Tabito Workcamp Village. Sleeping bag is needed! Meals will be cooked by volunteers by turns. Bath is rented at a nearby inn.

Lage und Freizeit

Iwaki city is located in the southern part of Hamadori (near seashore), Fukushima prefecture. It is the second most populous city in the Tohoku region. Tabito Village was merged with Iwaki City in 1966. The Tabito area is located in the southern part of the city and is steep, mountainous and undulating throughout.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

This project is actively working for SDG 4 (Quality Education) and SDGs 15 (Life on Land), organized together with Tabito Satoyama Restoration Committee (TSRC), since 2022. Tabito-cho is an area of Iwaki City with an ageing population, but at the same time it still retains its traditional satoyama landscape. Former NICE staff, her husband who took up as Local Vitalization Cooperator (organized by Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications) in 2019, was fascinated by Tabito area and wanted to pass on the local satoyama nature and culture to the next generation. The TSRC was set up with the involvement of local people. The couple's vision of a 'Tabito Workcamp Village' to enliven the depopulated and ageing town with a workcamp movement was launched. TSRC was planned a short-term workcamp in 2021, but it was cancelled because of COVID-19. In 2022-2023, very short-term workcamp in spring, short-term workcamp in summer and medium- to long-term volunteers were organized, and accepted a university group.

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Tokushima station

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Volunteers will get knowledge about revitalization of the region, life in rural villages.

Anforderungen

Anyone who also has an attitude of concern for the local people and children!

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Zero Hunger Sustainable Cities and Communities
Japan Japan: Tochigi Youth (NICE-24V-0801A)

Dauer

01/08/2024   -   06/08/2024

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14 - 17
Maximale Anzahl von Freiwilligen
6
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2
Sprachen
Englisch
Nächster Flughafen
Tokyo (TYO)
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Volunteers need to arrive at either Narita airport or Haneda airport by 08:00 on 1st day, and can leave the airports after 20:00. on last day. Meeting point is UTSUNOMIYA station (JR line).

Arbeit

Volunteers will do manual work such as weeding, cutting undesirable trees/ bamboos which disturb soil conservation function and bio-diversity. Working fields may vary due to local conditions. Each forest is expected to be a place for a place for relaxation for mentally challenged people, a habitat for Sashiba (eagles in danger of extinction) and so on. Also, volunteers will help ourdoor activities with children.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

Shared rooms, separated by gender. Meals will be cooked by volunteers in turn. All basic facilities are provided.

Lage und Freizeit

Mashiko-machi, Haga-gun, Tochigi Prefecture is near Utsunomiya-City, 3 hours from the central of Tokyo by train. Volunteers can enjoy beautiful nature and local culture like Mashiko-yaki (traditional ceramics).

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

This project is actively working for SDG 13 (Climate Action ) and SDGs 15 (Life on Land), organized together with Tochigi Conservation Corps (TCC). TCC was established in 2009 with inspiration of Conservation Corps in the U.S.A., which is a complex of long term workcamp for environment and leadership training. TCC work on forest preservation for bio-diversity, maintenance of abandoned farmland and cultivation of human resources for next generation. Furthermore, TCC aims to utilize forests as a social place by combining with other fields like welfare, children, education and so on. In 2017, TCC got the first prize in one of the biggest awards for inclusive society.

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Tokushima station

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Forest conservation.

Anforderungen

Volunteers should be 14-17 years old, highly motivated to work outside. Respect to local people and other participants is needed.

Sustainable Development Goals

Zero Hunger Sustainable Cities and Communities
Japan Japan: Kumano (NICE-24S-0802A)

Dauer

02/08/2024   -   12/08/2024

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Gebühr

EUR 203 i Die Gebühr wird in zwei Raten gezahlt:

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18 - 99
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4
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Englisch
Nächster Flughafen
Osaka (KIX)
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The nearest airport is Nagoya (Chubu Centrair) or Osaka (Kansai). To the meeting point, it will take about 4.5 hours by train from Chubu and 6 hours from Kansai. Volunteers are recommended to arrive at the airport one day before workcamp starts.) To the meeting point, it will take about 4.5 hours by train from Chubu and 6 hours from Kansai. Volunteers are recommended to arrive at the airport one day before workcamp starts.
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Arbeit

Maintenance at the national historic site (Akagi Castle ruins). Cleaning of ditches and maintenance of turn mirrors in the area. Re-repair of public toilets that have been maintained in previous work camps. Think about what can be done to boost the future of depopulated and ageing areas.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

Community center. Bring your sleeping bag. Meals will be cooked by volunteers by turns.

Lage und Freizeit

Nishiyama area, Kumano city, Mie prefecture. It is more than 200 km far both from Osaka and Nagoya.
Sightseeing along the Kumano Kodo, hot springs, BBQ, discussions, etc.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

This project is actively working for SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), organized together with Association for Promotion of Regional Development in Nishiyama area, Kumano city where is depopulated in Mie prefecture since 2017. There are about 220 residents whose 73% is over 65 years old in Nishiyama area where volunteers will mainly stay. One youth who had joined an international workcamp in the past, has started organizing weekend workcamps since 2011 in Nishiyama area. 5 years later, local people have been getting open-minded to youths from outside of the area. Since the local people are getting too old to maintain public places such as parks or ruins of a castle, they need hands from international volunteers! Last year, more local elderly people got involved in the camp because the volunteers actively helped the work a lot and practiced traditional Japanese dance together. This year, local high school students may be invited to join a part of the camp.
*Outcome of this workcamp: Please see the long term goal of this project as Local SDGs at https://www.slideshare.net/nice-workcamp/2019-wp5 (only Japanese for the moment, but you can at least enjoy the pictures!). The local people and vols. sometimes cry on the last days. In 2019, 7 vols. from 4 countries worked well.

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Volunteers will learn and feel about situation of seriously depopulated area in Japan.

Anforderungen

Positive attitude to enjoy rural, remoted area. Open mind to respect and communicate with local people.

9,000 JPY (55 EUR by the rate on 2023 Nov. 18th) 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.

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Sustainable Cities and Communities
Japan Japan: Gose 2 (NICE-24S-0803A)

Dauer

03/08/2024   -   12/08/2024

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16 - 99
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6
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1 Male + 2 Female
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Englisch
Nächster Flughafen
Osaka (KIX)
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Using Kansai International Airport (KIX) is convenient for the access to the project site. From KIX to project site about 2 hours by train.

Arbeit

Volunteers will engage in the process of organic farming with duties such as cultivating vegetables and rice, weeding, harvesting and packing them for shipment.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

Volunteers stay at an old Japanese house next to the local host's. Living volunteer house with 1 male staff. Volunteer can separate room with him. The kitchen and shower are shared with them. Volunteers cook by themselves. Smoking is not allowed. A cat and dog is kept around the house.

Lage und Freizeit

It is located in Gose city, Nara pref. which is about 50 km southeast of Osaka.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

This project is actively working for SDG2 (Zero Hunger) and SDGS15 (Life on Land). This project is co-organized with Sugiura Farm that engages in organic farming for pursuing food safety and an environmental-friendly society. The owner of this farm is Mr. Sugiura, who is the only a 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.

*Outcome of this workcamp: International vols. gradually have become familiar with local people and community thanks to local host's effort. They not only worked at the farm but also joined local festival as a staff and went to language school to study Japanese. They are required to make good relationship with local and create valuable changes in the community.

Anreise zum Treffpunkt

Tokushima station

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Volunteers will acquire the knowledge of organic farming.

Anforderungen

High motivation to learn and speak Japanese language, 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 Sustainable Cities and Communities
Japan Japan: Oi GR (NICE-24S-0805A)

Dauer

05/08/2024   -   11/08/2024

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18 - 99
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4
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1 Male + 2 Female
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Osaka (KIX)
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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 2.5 hours. Volunteers need to arrive at the meeting point by 13:00 on 1st day and can leave there after 13:00 on last day.
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Arbeit

  1. Support harvesting and shipping Sudachi citrus at its season
    2. Support harvesting and shipping Shikimi (Japanese star anise)
    3. Help making brochures or signs for pilgrims from overseas throughout the village

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.
Welcome party by locals, 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. This year's project is a joint project with Fukuoka Prefecture. Japanese participants will include seven high school students from Fukuoka Prefecture and NICE staff.

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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!
9,000 JPY (60 USD by the rate on 2024 Feb. 16th) 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.

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Zero Hunger Sustainable Cities and Communities
Japan Japan: Hanawa (NICE-24S-0804A)

Dauer

06/08/2024   -   17/08/2024

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13
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Englisch
Nächster Flughafen
Tokyo (TYO)
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The nearest international airport is Tokyo (Narita/Haneda). From Tokyo to the meeting point, it takes 7 hours by train. Volunteers need to arrive at the airport in Tokyo (Narita/Haneda) by 07:00 AM on the first day and can leave the airport after 22:00 PM on the last day.

Arbeit

Volunteers will mainly help and join the festival by making four big lanterns TORO (2 x 2 meters) and hundreds of small lanterns together with local students. Volunteers can design your own large TORO in a group and will float it down a river in the festival.

It will be physically demanding work.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

Volunteers will stay local community building. It will be very simple life style and a Japanese style. Room is shared with every volunteer. Meals are cooked by volunteers by turns. Sleeping bag is necessary.

Lage und Freizeit

Small town in the southern part of Fukushima. the population is about 8,300.

The town is famous for beautiful flower named Dahlia in Aug. to Oct.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

This project has been organized together with a local NGO for community development named KOBOSHA since 1996. Volunteers will join the summer festival called TORO NAGASHI that is a memorial service for ancestors by making lanterns named TORO and floating them down a river. Volunteers will make large TORO (2 x 2 meters) for the festival in this workcamp. Project aims to mobilize the local community with workcampers. Through this workcamp, the local community will be much more activated, redeveloping pride for their community!

Anreise zum Treffpunkt

Tokushima station

Weitere Infos

Activate the isolated community with suffer from depopulation through the festival and good practices in your country

Anforderungen

Interest in Japanese culture and respect for local culture. Adaptability to simple living condition and positive attitude to work with locals!

Sustainable Development Goals

Zero Hunger Sustainable Cities and Communities