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country Japan: Kuromatsunai 1 (Hokkaido) NICE-19-04231
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23/04/2019 - 30/04/2019
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7 volunteers
1 Male / 0 female still needed
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We will mainly help to develop the farm and the biotope by cutting bamboo and other glasses, digging the soils, etc.). We will also help to maintain the nature school (e.g., cutting glasses, prepare the camp site) as well as to help the exchange programs such as “Open School” program where families and adults will enjoy the nature or the local events.

Accomodation and food

Dormitory building of the school (Quite comfortable!). Sleeping bag is not necessary. Lunch will be cooked by volunteers by turns while Breakfast and dinner will be mainly cooked by the host, but the vols. still need to help it.

Location and leisure

South west of Hokkaido island. Full of beautiful nature with national reserve of beech forests, a river and wetland. Main industry is cattle farming.

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This workcamp has been organized together with Buna-no-mori Shizen Gakko (nature school with beech forests) since 2003 (2015 for this work). BSG was started in 1998 to promote ecological education for kids and run various kinds of kids programs. They have started to create an organic, community farm where various kinds of people can gather and heal their bodies and mind. They are planting berries and vegetables and creating biotope along a stream in 20ha of the land and need a lot of voluntary power to develop!

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Other activities: Exchange parties, excursion, etc.

Requirements

High motivation to work for the community farm. Similar types of experience and Japanese speaking skill are welcome!
Organization NICE Age 18 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal The nearest international airport is in Sapporo. From Sapporo to the meeting point, it takes 2 hours by express train. You need to arrive at Shin-Chitose (Sapporo) airport by 06:00 on Apr. 23 and can leave there after 18:00 on Apr. 30). From Tokyo, 13 hours by bullet train or 32 hours by ship. Languages spoken English
country Japan: Kurogi 19-04 (Fukuoka) NICE-LW-KU19-04
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27/04/2019 - 15/07/2019
Additional host fee JPY 12000
4 volunteers
2 Male / 2 female still needed
Agricultural
Environmental
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1) Cultivating rice (Ex. rice planting, cutting grass in terraced rice fields (main work) 2) Helping local farm (green tea, rice and vegetable, etc.), 3) Involve many people who has interesting environmental projects (Ex. to organize environmental class and to support Sansonjuku events).

Accomodation and food

Egao no mori center (It was Kasahara-higashi elementary school until 2004). Volunteers cook for themselves. There may be some pocket money to support additional cost by the group (e.g.. Transportation and meals outside on free days) in some cases.

Location and leisure

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

Project hosted by

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!

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*Other activities : Join the local events, many opportunities to learn the local wisdom, etc. Sightseeing, short trip (hot springs, famous places here). *Participation fee : 12,000 yen per one month (6,000 yen from the 4th month). (*No fee for vols. from the NGOs charging no fee in their LMTV projects to NICE vols.)

Requirements

*Language : English Local host can speak English. Japanese is also welcomed! Japanese speaking skill is not necessary, but high motivation to learn and speak Japanese language is needed. *Other requirement : Respect to the local culture and way of the local organization! Interested in environmental issues and agriculture. Motivation to work hard, open mind, cooperation with others.
Organization NICE Age 18 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal The nearest airport is Fukuoka airport. From the airport to the meeting point, 1 hour by train and 1hours by bus. *Volunteer needs to arrive in Japan on the day before the project starts and can leave Japan after 22:00 on the last day. Languages spoken English
country Japan: Kurogi19-05 (Fukuoka) NICE-LI-KU19-05
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11/05/2019 - 4/08/2019
Additional host fee JPY 12000
2 volunteers
1 Male / 1 female still needed
Agricultural
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1) Cultivating rice (Ex. rice planting, cutting grass in terraced rice fields (main work). 2) Helping local farm (green tea, rice and vegetable, etc.). 3) Involving many people who has interesting environmental projects(Ex. to organize environmental class and to support Sansonjuku events).

Accomodation and food

Egao no mori center (It was Kasahara-higashi elementary school until 2004). Volunteers cook for themselves. There may be some pocket money to support additional cost by the group (e.g.. Transportation and meals outside on free days) in some cases.

Location and leisure

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

Project hosted by

Organized together 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!

Additional comments

*Other activities : Join the local events, many opportunities to learn the local wisdom, etc. Sightseeing, short trip (hot springs, famous places here). *Participation fee : 12,000 yen per one month (6,000 yen from the 4th month). (*No fee for vols. from the NGOs charging no fee in their LMTV projects to NICE vols.) *Term : If you want to participate in dates other than the above (either shorter or longer), please choose your start / end date among the following seminar dates. [ 03-04 Aug. / 19-20 Sep. /13 Dec. ]

Requirements

*Language : English Local host can speak English. Japanese speaker is priority. Beginner level of Japanese speaking skill as well as high motivation to learn and speak Japanese language is needed. *Other requirement : Respect to the local culture and way of the local organization! High motivation to work hard and interests in environment issues and local development.
Organization NICE Age 18 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal The nearest airport is Fukuoka airport. *But Volunteer needs to book the flight ticket to Narita or Haneda international airport for joining the orientation / evaluation seminar, also needs to arrive in Japan on the day before the orientation and can leave Japan after 22:00 on the last day. Languages spoken English , Japanese
country Japan: Hirokawa 19-05 (Fukuoka) NICE-LI-HK19-05
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11/05/2019 - 4/08/2019
Additional host fee JPY 12000
1 volunteers
1 Male / 1 female still needed
Kids
Elderly
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Volunteers will playing kids after school and during long vacation. During program, there are spring vacation and summer vacation. KI organize Kids camp. We support it. We also support elderly people who stay in KI. We support their activities (ex. farming and taking a walk etc.). Making a opportunity to communicate Kids and elderly people.

Accomodation and food

Single room in volunteer house where it takes few minutes from KI. Meals are provided in KI (Vegetarian is available!). No smoking in building.

Location and leisure

In a relatively mild climate, originate Hirokawa flows from east to Hosshinzan, have poured into the Chikugo create an elongated basin of the plains in the basin. About 50 km south of Fukuoka city.

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Host organization is "Komorebi no ie", Komorebi means, it is the sunlight leaking from leaves of filtering through leaves. KI's philosophy, the elderly, the young and disabled, all live in the same town. Here, he or she respects and is respected as individual of his or her own personality. Here, he or she will not be bound physically or psychologically. The people live with nature and are co-existent harmoniously. We Komorebi would like to make such a community reality. KI and NICE cooperate from 2017. Vice-president is one of founder of Sansonjuku(NICE-LI-KU19). He would like to do LMTV program his organization. He expect connecting kids and elderly people.

Additional comments

*Other activities : We have chance to join events in Sansonjuku (NICE-LI-KU18). *Participation fee : 12,000 yen per one month (6,000 yen from the 4th month). (*No fee for vols. from the NGOs charging no fee in their LMTV projects to NICE vols.) *Term : If you want to participate in dates other than the above (either shorter or longer), please choose your start / end date among the following seminar dates. [ 11-12 May. / 03-04 Aug. / 19-20 Sep. /13 Dec. ]

Requirements

*Language : Good Japanese Basically no problem for daily conversation (including work) in Japanese. Skype interview is required. Some level of Japanese speaking skill as well as high motivation to learn and speak Japanese language is needed. *Other requirement : ONLY Female. Respect to the local custom and life. Open mind and flexibility.
Organization NICE Age 18 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal The nearest airport is Fukuoka airport. *But Volunteer needs to book the flight ticket to Narita or Haneda international airport for joining the orientation / evaluation seminar, also needs to arrive in Japan on the day before the orientation and can leave Japan after 22:00 on the last day. Languages spoken English , Japanese
country Japan: Awara19-05 (Fukui) NICE-LI-AW19-05
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11/05/2019 - 16/08/2019
Additional host fee JPY 12000
2 volunteers
1 Male / 1 female still needed
Educational
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Volunteers will 1) organizing the workshop or class for children about cross-cultural understanding, 2) organizing English classes for local elder, 3) playing with local student after school and 4) maintaining the shrine forest.

Accomodation and food

Volunteers stay in the traditional house. Please bring your sleeping bag. Meals will be cooked by volunteers. There is Wi-Fi, toilet, simple shower room and kitchen.

Location and leisure

About 200 km north east of Osaka. Awara city is an agricultural city and famous for hot spring. It is close to Tojinbo (high cliffs, a natural treasure)

Project hosted by

This project has been organized together with Fukui Hito Machi Kaihatsu Keikaku, founded to making the community space for connecting local people and to renovating the local community. Honjo area in Awara city is famous for Fujino Genkuro, who is benefactor of Lu Xun to learn medical science in Japan. This group try to make international community space in this area and organize cross-cultural understanding programs for children. It is new project from 2016. Local host expect to communicate with local host.

Additional comments

*Other activities : Sightseeing, short trip (hot springs, famous places here), to join local events. *Participation fee : 12,000 yen per one month (6,000 yen from the 4th month). (*No fee for vols. from the NGOs charging no fee in their LMTV projects to NICE vols.)

Requirements

Speaking some Japanese and good English, strong motivation to work with the host, respect to the local custom and life, open mind and flexibility. Experience of communication with kids can be useful!
Organization NICE Age 18 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal The nearest airport is Kansai international airport. *But Volunteer needs to book the flight ticket to Narita or Haneda international airport for joining the orientation / evaluation seminar, also needs to arrive in Japan on the day before the orientation and can leave Japan after 22:00 on the last day. Languages spoken English , Japanese
country Japan: Maki 19-05 (Nagano) NICE-LI-MK 19-05
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11/05/2019 - 28/07/2019
Additional host fee JPY 12000
2 volunteers
1 Male / 1 female still needed
Agricultural
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Volunteer will help their organic farming (weeding in rice and vegetable fields, planting vegetables, taking care of goats and hens, etc.) and also carry the things from the town, renovate the trails, help their house work, etc. Be ready to work for quite a long time (05:30-18:00 with some brakes) and tough.

Accomodation and food

Building a straw roof (traditional house in Japan!) in farm, cooking as a group by turn (Vegetarian is possible!)

Location and leisure

In the deep mountain. Very isolated, but beautiful village near Japanese Northern Alps. About 900 meters above sea level. Something remained here that most of Japanese areas have lost in modernization.

Project hosted by

This project has been organized together with Maki Farm of Kyodo Gakusha (KG) since 2007. KG is a NPO running 5 organic farming communities in Japan where people with various backgrounds such as mentally disadvantaged, those who want to learn farming, etc. in order to change our society from competitive to cooperative. Maki Farm has 5-10 members and is located in a very isolated area (no accessible for cars and we have to walk 4 km in the mountains!), so once it became an abandon village in 1970s. Tateya is one branch of KG.

Additional comments

*Other activities : Sightseeing, short trip (hot springs, famous places here). Trekking. *Participation fee : 12,000 yen per one month (6,000 yen from the 4th month). (*No fee for vols. from the NGOs charging no fee in their LMTV projects to NICE vols.) *Term : If you want to participate in dates other than the above (either shorter or longer), please choose your start / end date among the following seminar dates. [ 11-12 May. / 03-04 Aug. / 19-20 Sep. ]

Requirements

*Language : English and Japanese A few locals can speak English. Beginner level of Japanese speaking skill as well as high motivation to learn and speak Japanese language is needed. *Other requirement : High motivation to work hard to simple mountain life in the isolated area. Respect for the local cultures and way of the local organization. Skills of agriculture or construction can be useful!
Organization NICE Age 18 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal The nearest airport is Narita or Haneda international airport in Tokyo. From Tokyo to the meeting point, 4 hours by express train or 6-8 hours by bus and train. *Volunteer needs to book the flight ticket to Narita or Haneda international airport for joining the orientation / evaluation seminar, also needs to arrive in Japan on the day before the orientation and can leave Japan after 22:00 on the last day. Languages spoken English , Japanese
country Japan: Shintoku 19-05 (Hokkaido) NICE-LI-SH19-05
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11/05/2019 - 28/07/2019
Additional host fee JPY 12000
2 volunteers
1 Male / 1 female still needed
Agricultural
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1) Agricultural works : planting, weeding, cultivating, harvesting, to make organic vegetables, taking care of animals, milk processing, etc.) 2) House works : cooking and cleanings along with members in the community. 3) Handcrafts and textiles : making some handcrafts and textiles for sale to the locals.

Accomodation and food

Share the rooms in the facility which Shintoku Farm members live in. Cooking with the members by turn (vegetarian is possible!).

Location and leisure

Agricultural country side, 120 km east of Sapporo. Minus 20 degrees in winter and 20 degrees in summer.

Project hosted by

This project has been organized together with Kyodo Gakusha Shintoku Farm since 1998. Its a cooperative community where people with various backgrounds such as mentally disadvantaged, people who are tired of city life, who wants to learn farming, etc. They have five communities in Tokyo, Nagano and Hokkaido and grow animals and vegetables in ecological, organic way with utilizing Bacterium. Their cheese got the 1st prize in the national contest!

Additional comments

*Other activities : Join the local festivals. Sightseeing (hot springs, famous places in this area). *Participation fee : 12,000 yen per one month (6,000 yen from the 4th month). (*No fee for vols. from the NGOs charging no fee in their LMTV projects to NICE vols.) *Term : If you want to participate in dates other than the above (either shorter or longer), please choose your start / end date among the following seminar dates. [ 16-17 Feb. / 11-12 May. / 03-04 Aug. / 19-20 Sep. /13 Dec. ]

Requirements

*Language : English and Japanese. The communication between locals and volunteers will be used simple English and Japanese.* *Other requirement : Some level of Japanese speaking skill as well as high motivation to learn and speak Japanese language is needed. Skills of agriculture or construction can be useful!
Organization NICE Age 18 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal The nearest airport is New Chitose airport in Hokkaido. *But Volunteer needs to book the flight ticket to Narita or Haneda international airport for joining the orientation / evaluation seminar, also needs to arrive in Japan on the day before the orientation and can leave Japan after 22:00 on the last day. Languages spoken English , Japanese
country Japan: Tateya 19-05 (Nagano) NICE-LI-TT19-05
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11/05/2019 - 28/07/2019
Additional host fee JPY 12000
2 volunteers
1 Male / 1 female still needed
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Volunteer will help their organic farming (weeding in rice and vegetable fields, planting vegetables, taking care of goats and chicken, etc.) and also making miso and soy-sauce, wooden toy, weaving and dyeing cloths etc. Be ready to work for quite a long time (05:30-18:00 with some brakes) and hard.

Accomodation and food

Building for volunteers in the farm, cooking as a group by turn (Vegetarian is possible!)

Location and leisure

Otari village is a small village located in the region of stunning natural beauty in the northern part of Nagano Prefecture, Japan. It is beautiful village near Japanese Northern Alps.

Project hosted by

This project has been organized together with Tateya Farm of Kyodo Gakusha (KG) since 2014. KG is a NPO running 5 organic farming communities in Japan where people with various backgrounds such as mentally disadvantaged, those who want to learn farming, etc. in order to change our society from competitive to cooperative. Tateya Farm has 40 members, they have several backgrounds. LI-MK Maki is one of brunch in KG group.

Additional comments

*Other activities : Sightseeing, short trip (hot springs, famous places here). Trekking. *Participation fee : 12,000 yen per one month (6,000 yen from the 4th month). (*No fee for vols. from the NGOs charging no fee in their LMTV projects to NICE vols.) *Term : If you want to participate in dates other than the above (either shorter or longer), please choose your start / end date among the following seminar dates. [ 11-12 May. / 03-04 Aug. / 19-20 Sep. ]

Requirements

*Language : English and Japanese Those who can manage to speak some of basic daily conversation in Japanese. Some level of Japanese speaking skill as well as high motivation to learn and speak Japanese language is needed. *Other requirement : High motivation to work hard to simple mountain life in the isolated area. Respect for the local cultures and way of the local organization. Interests in agriculture and cooperation with others.
Organization NICE Age 18 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal The nearest airport is Narita or Haneda international airport in Tokyo. From Tokyo to the meeting point, 4 hours by express train or 6-8 hours by bus and train. *Volunteer needs to book the flight ticket to Narita or Haneda international airport for joining the orientation / evaluation seminar, also needs to arrive in Japan on the day before the orientation and can leave Japan after 22:00 on the last day. Languages spoken English , Japanese
country Japan: Tateya VS NICE-19-VS05211
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21/05/2019 - 25/05/2019
Additional host fee JPY 10000
7 volunteers
1 Male / 2 female still needed
Agricultural
Manual Work
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Volunteers will help their organic farm (mainly planting rice and possibly also taking care of the animals such as cows) and their house work especially cooking. Be ready to work for quite a long time (05:30-18:00 with some brakes) and hard.

Accomodation and food

Building for the volunteers and a few members, 5 min. walk from the farm. Meals will be cooked by volunteers together with the community people by turns. Sleeping bag is not necessary.

Location and leisure

Otari village is a small village located in the region of stunning natural beauty in the northern part of Nagano Prefecture, Japan. It is beautiful village near Japanese Northern Alps.

Project hosted by

This workcamp has been organized with Kyodo Gakusha since 2015, a cooperative community where about people with various backgrounds such as mentally disadvantaged, people who are tired of city life, who wants to learn farming, just want to live in the nature, etc. They have 5 communities in Tokyo, Nagano and Hokkaido and grow animals and vegetables in ecological, organic way with utilizing bacterium and charcoal. Tateya Farm has 40 members and NICE started LMTV projects here since 2014. NICE also organizes workcamps and LMTV projects in Maki and Shintoku farms of Kyodo Gakusha.

Additional comments

Other activities: Exchange program, etc. Volunteers can enjoy sightseeing in Hakuba on the departure day.

Requirements

Good Japanese language is not necessary, but still welcomed. Volunteers need to be physically strong and flexible to respect the way of the local host. Motivation letter is needed!
Organization NICE Age 18 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal The nearest international airport is in Tokyo. From Tokyo to the meeting point near the project, it takes 5 hours by express bus. Volunteers need to arrive at the airport in Tokyo (Narita or Haneda) by 06:00 on May 21 and can leave there after 24:00 on May 25. Languages spoken English
country Japan: Maki 1 (Nagano) NICE-19-05221
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22/05/2019 - 2/06/2019
Additional host fee 0
8 volunteers
1 Male / 1 female still needed
Agricultural
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We will help their organic farming (weeding in rice and vegetable fields, planting vegetables, taking care of goats and chicken) and also carry the things from the town, renovate the trails, help their house work, etc. Be ready to work for quite a long time (05:30-18:00 with some brakes) and hard.

Accomodation and food

Building for volunteers in the farm. Very beautiful cultural heritage! Meals will be cooked by volunteers by turns. Sleeping bag is necessary.

Location and leisure

Very isolated, but beautiful place near “Japanese Northern Alps”. About 900 meters asl. There are something remained here that most of Japanese areas have lost in modernization.

Project hosted by

This workcamp has been organized together with Maki Farm of Kyodo Gakusha (KG) since 2000. KG is a NPO running 5 organic farming communities in Japan where people with various backgrounds such as mentally disadvantaged, those who want to learn farming, etc. in order to change our society from competitive to cooperative. Maki Farm has 5-10 members and is located in a very isolated area (not accessible for cars and we have to walk 4 km in the mountains), so once it became an abandon village in 1970s.

Additional comments

Other activities: Visit to the elementary school, football and baseball (optional), exchange party, etc.

Requirements

Good Japanese language is not necessary, but still welcomed. You need to be physically strong and flexible to respect the way of the local host. Motivation letter is needed!
Organization NICE Age 18 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal The nearest international airport is in Tokyo. From Tokyo to the meeting point, It takes 4 hours by express train or 6-8 hours by bus and train. You need to arrive at Narita/Haneda airport by 04:00 a.m. on May 22nd and can leave there after 24:00 on Jun. 2nd. Languages spoken English
country Japan: HELPING CREATIVE ACTIVITIES FOR HAN CIEEJ1923
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1/07/2019 - 31/07/2019
Additional host fee 0
3 volunteers
1 Male / 2 female still needed
Disabilities
Art
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- Give assistance to their productive activities (woodwork, ceramic art and fabric crafts) - Join recreational activities (painting craft and playing music) - Help daily routines (serving meals and cleaning work materials) - Join BON (Japanese summer dance) festival

Accomodation and food

Volunteers will stay in a guest house of the center. Facilities: Japanese style bedroom (bedding is provided), kitchen, toilet (Western/Japanese), bathroom with a bathtub, laundry machine. Meals are provided. Individual request (vegetarian food, food allergy and any other food restrictions) can’t be accepted.

Location and leisure

Hokkaido is the biggest and northernmost part of four main islands in Japan. It is also known as the 21st largest island in the world with abundant nature and a number of national parks. Kembuchi is a small town with the population of 4000, located in north central part of Hokkaido. It is surrounded by fresh-aired atmosphere. You can enjoy a lot of beautiful stars at night. On weekend, you may be able to go to the local hot springs and some landmarks in the area. Kembuchi town (JAPANESE) http://www.town.kembuchi.hokkaido.jp/ Sapporo is the largest city in Hokkaido and known as the venue of the Winter Olympic Games in 1972. There are more towns in Hokkaido where tourists enjoy their time, seeing beautiful nature and have fresh sea foods. If you like sushi, it is a big chance to try real Japanese sushi. A volunteer needs at least 20,000 JPY in cash if she/he wants to go sightseeing on free-day. Sapporo city official web site (English): http://www.welcome.city.sapporo.jp/english/index.html

Project hosted by

*The actual project term is 1 July to 30 July Kembuchi Nishihara Gakuen is a special school for people with intellectual handicap founded in 1980 as a place where everyone gets together and live peacefully. The school has workshops for productive or creative activities so that they would have better links with the local society through the skills they acquired. Occasionally, their art works are exhibited inside of Kembuchi station. They get good reputation from tourists around the world. The partnership with CIEE has been lasting since 1998.

Meeting point

Kenbuchi Station/3-4 PM, 1 July

Additional comments

- Please be patient when talking to the residents of the school. Smooth oral communication is sometimes difficult for them. - Prepare for presentation of your home country and bring ideas of activities to enjoy with residents. - Should bring: clothes for volunteering (long sleeved shirts, long pants) and indoor shoes to wear inside of the school building. - Please pay attention on what you wear when you work as a volunteer. Short skirt, shirt pants, sleeveless shirt, and other clothes which are too tight, transparent, too short, showing your underwear or private body are NOT ALLOWED.

Requirements

Female only (due to the school facility) - understanding of handicapped people and have positive attitudes to do activities with them - Interests and understanding of Japanese culture and social manner. - Must submit a motivation letter or description of motivation in the application form. Please include your self-introduction, interests on the project, experience, motivation in English or Japanese (if possible). - Submit a confirmation slip (Travel information) online after your application is accepted by CIEE Japan.
Organization CIEE Japan Age 18 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal Asashikawa Airprot (domestic) Train Station: Kenbuchi Station (Soya Honsen Line) Languages spoken English , Japanese
country Japan: Shinmachi 19-07 (Shinmachi) NICE-LI-SM19-07
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6/07/2019 - 29/09/2019
Additional host fee JPY 12000
2 volunteers
1 Male / 1 female still needed
Kids
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Visiting the local primary school and kindergarten and communicating with local students. Volunteer will prepare for some activities and lesson for children. For example, helping their homework, discuss about some game which is related with cultural exchange for them.

Accomodation and food

Single room in local apartment house or home stay. Breakfast in café or accommodation, lunch with local people, dinner with local host.

Location and leisure

Tokushima City, capital of Tokushima Prefecture, has a population of about 260,000. The city is in northern Tokushima Prefecture where the Yoshino River and its tributaries create a delta.

Project hosted by

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

Additional comments

*Other activities : Awa Odori Festival on August, Exchange parties, experiencing Japanese culture, etc. Join the local events etc. Sightseeing, short trip (hot springs, famous places here). *Participation fee : 12,000 yen per one month (6,000 yen from the 4th month). (*No fee for vols. from the NGOs charging no fee in their LMTV projects to NICE vols.) *Term : If you want to participate in dates other than the above (either shorter or longer), please choose your start / end date among the following seminar dates. [ 06-07 Jul. / 03-04 Aug. / 28-29 Sep. /13 Dec. ]

Requirements

*Language : English and Japanese A few locals can speak English. Beginner level of Japanese speaking skill as well as high motivation to learn and speak Japanese language is needed. *Other requirement : Respect for the local cultures and way of the local organization. It's also better if volunteer have experience of taking care of children.
Organization NICE Age 18 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal The nearest airport is Kansai airport. From Osaka to the meeting point, 5 hours by train and 3 hours by bus. *Volunteer needs to book the flight ticket to Kansai international airport for joining the orientation / evaluation seminar, also needs to arrive in Japan on the day before the orientation and can leave Japan after 22:00 on the last day. Languages spoken English , Japanese
country Japan: Akame 19-07 (Mie) NICE-LI-AK19-07
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6/07/2019 - 29/09/2019
Additional host fee JPY 12000
2 volunteers
1 Male / 1 female still needed
Environmental
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Voluteer will do a various working to care of the forest such as cutting trees & branches, maintaining the footpaths etc.… We will take care and harvesting mushrooms and chestnuts. We also support to organize some environmental events (e.g., to collect edible wild plants, nature observation) in their field.

Accomodation and food

Single room, in the pension named ‘Eco Resort Akame’. Volunteers cook by themselves.

Location and leisure

About 60 km east of Osaka. There are famous falls nearby that many hikers visit.

Project hosted by

Organized together with is ‘Akame no SATOYAMA wo Sodateru Kai’ (ASSK), a local environmental NPO, since 1998. In an area between Osaka and Nagoya, there were plans for a golf course and disposal of industrial garbage, but the local community has stopped them with the ‘Woods Trust’ movement. The group was formed in 1996 to collect donations to buy and protect the land, to build an eco-resort to enjoy nature, to maintain forests, to create a pond for dragonflies, etc.

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*Other activities : Join the local events, many opportunities to learn the local wisdom, etc. Sightseeing, short trip (hot springs, famous places here). *Participation fee : 12,000 yen per one month (6,000 yen from the 4th month). (*No fee for vols. from the NGOs charging no fee in their LMTV projects to NICE vols.) *Term : If you want to participate in dates other than the above (either shorter or longer), please choose your start / end date among the following seminar dates. [ 06-07 Jul. / 03-04 Aug. / 28-29 Sep. /13 Dec. ]

Requirements

*Language :English and Japanese. The communication between locals and volunteers will be used simple English and Japanese. Some level of Japanese speaking skill as well as high motivation to learn and speak Japanese language is needed. *Other requirement : High motivation work hard to simple mountain life in the isolated area. Respect for the local cultures and way of the local organization. Interests in environment issues. Open mind and flexibility.
Organization NICE Age 18 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal The nearest airport is Kansai airport. From Osaka to the project site, 1 hour by train. *Volunteer needs to book the flight ticket to Kansai international airport for joining the orientation / evaluation seminar, also needs to arrive in Japan on the day before the orientation and can leave Japan after 22:00 on the last day. Languages spoken English , Japanese
country Japan: Aibahama19-07 (Tokushima) NICE-LI-AI19-07
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6/07/2019 - 29/09/2019
Additional host fee JPY 12000
2 volunteers
1 Male / 1 female still needed
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Maintaining flowerbed (ex. watering, removing grass etc.), and support for local event “cleaning up river”, “shopping street” with local people to activate the area and communication with local people. Also volunteers will join local some activities and events.

Accomodation and food

Single room in local apartment house or home stay. Breakfast in café, lunch with local people, dinner with local host.

Location and leisure

Tokushima City, capital of Tokushima Prefecture, has a population of about 260,000. The city is in northern Tokushima Prefecture where the Yoshino River and its tributaries create a delta.

Project hosted by

Organized together with NPO, ‘Bizan Daigaku(B.D)’. They organize workcamp with NICE from 2013. They have many types of projects, one of project started “Flower Road Project” from last year in Tokushima city. It made flowerbed along the national road by local citizen. But it is difficult to do daily maintenance (ex. watering, removing grass etc.) for them. So, they want to keep it with international volunteers. B.D. has also other projects, cleaning up river, project which it cooperate with shopping street, etc. They want to activate this town though having local events with volunteers.

Additional comments

*Other activities : Awa Odori Festival on August, Exchange parties, experiencing Japanese culture, etc. Join the local events etc. Sightseeing, short trip (hot springs, famous places here). *Participation fee : 12,000 yen per one month (6,000 yen from the 4th month). (*No fee for vols. from the NGOs charging no fee in their LMTV projects to NICE vols.) *Term : If you want to participate in dates other than the above (either shorter or longer), please choose your start / end date among the following seminar dates. [ 06-07 Jul. / 03-04 Aug. / 28-29 Sep. /13 Dec. ]

Requirements

*Language : English and Japanese A few locals can speak English. Beginner level of Japanese speaking skill as well as high motivation to learn and speak Japanese language is needed. *Other requirement : Respect for the local cultures and way of the local organization.
Organization NICE Age 18 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal The nearestr airport is Kansai airport. From Osaka to the meeting point, 5 hours by train and 3 hours by bus. *Volunteer needs to book the flight ticket to Kansai international airport for joining the orientation / evaluation seminar, also needs to arrive in Japan on the day before the orientation and can leave Japan after 22:00 on the last day. Languages spoken English , Japanese
country Japan: Oda-Yukimiru 19-07 (Shimane) NICE-LI-OY19-07
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6/07/2019 - 29/09/2019
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2 volunteers
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Empowering NEET youth (Communication with them, they can get confidence by the experiences of communicating foreign people, to talk, to do activities). We will do various work to maintain and protect the forests such as cutting bamboos and grasses, burning grasses, etc. Activity blog: http://blog.canpan.info/ohgreen/

Accomodation and food

Share the rooms in the house named ‘Yukimi-ru’, it is the center of NEET youth members. Cooked by vols.

Location and leisure

About 250 km northwest of Osaka. Near the Sea of Japan.

Project hosted by

Organized together with the ‘Organization of Green and Water’ (OGW) since 2011. It was founded in 1992. This organization was established to advocate for the importance of the prairie and forest in our ecosystem. They work around Iwami Ginzan, a silver mine, which was registered as a World Heritage site in 2007. The organization wants to care for the forests and prairies. It is important to continue to care for our forests after we have disrupted the ecosystem. Extension of bamboo forests is a serious problem in Japan.

Additional comments

*Other activities : Join the local events, many opportunities to learn the local wisdom, etc. Sightseeing, short trip (hot springs, famous places here). *Participation fee : 12,000 yen per one month (6,000 yen from the 4th month). (*No fee for vols. from the NGOs charging no fee in their LMTV projects to NICE vols.) *Term : If you want to participate in dates other than the above (either shorter or longer), please choose your start / end date among the following seminar dates. [ 06-07 Jul. / 03-04 Aug. / 28-29 Sep. /13 Dec. ]

Requirements

*Language :Good Japanese Basically no problem for daily conversation (including work) in Japanese. Skype interview is required. Good level of Japanese speaking skill as well as high motivation to learn and speak Japanese language is needed. *Other requirement : Respect for the local cultures and way of the local organization. Open mind and flexibility, cooperation with others. Age is until 39 years old.
Organization NICE Age 18 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal The nearest airport is Kansai airport. From Osaka to the project site, 1 hour by train. *Volunteer needs to book the flight ticket to Kansai international airport for joining the orientation / evaluation seminar, also needs to arrive in Japan on the day before the orientation and can leave Japan after 22:00 on the last day. Languages spoken English , Japanese
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