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country United States: HOUSE BUILDING RESTORATION VFP-MTV05
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27/01/2020 - 31/12/2020
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WORK: Experienced carpenters, roofers, plumbers, painters and other tradesmen needed for rebuilding homes in the flood-damaged Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans. Unskilled volunteers will be trained by skilled staff. All aspects of home rebuilding will be addressed, from roofing to finish carpentry. 5-day week of full work days. Medium-term volunteers provide free labor to neighborhood residents, so they can return home after Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Isaac. Work can be difficult and it is hot in New Orleans! STUDY THEME: Carpentry, construction, community building.

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ACCOMMODATION: Housing is in dormitory style bunkrooms. No smoking in the house. No drugs allowed. No alcohol allowed in the house or on the property. Vegetarian meals available.

Lage und Freizeit

LOCATION: New Orleans, LA, 2 miles east of the French Quarter. LEISURE ACTIVITIES: Volunteers will have ample opportunity to partake of the abundant cultural offerings of the most unique city in America on weekends and after work hours.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

LOWERNINE.ORG, NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA is a non-political, secular organization dedicated to helping this historic neighborhood recover and return to its former vibrant self. http://www.lowernine.org/

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SPECIAL REMARKS: VFP Motivation Form required. Volunteers must have intermediate spoken and comprehension of English in order to ensure workplace safety. VFP does not provide insurance for volunteers on this project, LowerNine general liability insurance will cover volunteers only while they are working. In case of a natural disaster volunteers will be required to make their own arrangements to evacuate the city. Multiple volunteers serve at all times in this location. EXTRA FEE: All volunteers are asked to contribute a $55/person project fee, which helps to cover expenses associated with project coordination and supervision, as well as materials, fuel, safety equipment, insurance and tool and vehicle maintenance. If you choose to stay in our volunteer house, there is a $150/person/week housing fee to help offset the costs of three meals a day, house utilities and maintenance as well as project expenses. This fee drops to $50/week after 3 weeks, and is eliminated entirely if you stay with us beyond 3 months. The most you would pay ist $1,005 for three months. After that, any additional time with us is free.

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Volunteers must also complete an online registration for logistical information and an educational curriculum to prepare long-term volunteers for service with us.  See https://www.omprakash.org/global/lowernine-org/apply?pid=6090 It takes about 3 hours to complete, and reviews history of New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina, and worksite safety. It does not need to be completed in one sitting, and can be completed in increments over time. It needs to be finished prior to arrival.
Organisation Volunteers for Peace (USA) Alter 18 - 99 Alter
Nächster Flughafen Projekt-Sprache(n) English
country United States: Community Reentry, Social Justice W VFP-MTV04
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1/02/2020 - 31/12/2020
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Volunteers will assist in a variety of tasks including but not limited to: administrative support in the office, helping with fundraising activities, supporting the residential community by helping with planning and participating in house activities and Residential Advisor duties (See below). The type of work and number of hours varies but is usually 4 – 6 hours a day. Volunteers live on site and participate in all house activities including evening meals and all outside activities. Resident Advisor position requires a confident individual who will be on duty evenings and every other weekend. There primary function will be to contact staff if there is an emergency, lock doors at night, assist residents when needed and participate in house functions. Office Assistant will be working with staff on all of the day to day operations of a small non-profit organization. Tasks include: clerical work; student recruiting activities; fund raising activities; general administrative duties; as well as participating in all of the residential group activities. The average work day might consist of approximately 4-6 hours of office work. NOTE: Minimum commitment for this project is 3 months.

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Dismas House operates a “dry house” policy. This means that no recreational drugs or alcohol is tolerated in the house or premises. Volunteers will live together with former prisoners in a lovely Victorian House located in Hartford, Vermont. Volunteers may have to share a room. All meals, shared bedrooms, kitchen, bathrooms, hot showers, linens & towels are provided. Some group activities and sightseeing is included

Lage und Freizeit

We are in close walking distance to great fishing and swimming locations. Volunteer’s have ample time off to travel on their own but are always included in house outings and activities. Previous volunteers have been to Montreal, Boston, New York, to rodeos and climbed mountains as well as toured Vermont’s famous Ben & Jerry’s!

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

Hartford Dismas House provides transitional housing and opportunities to men and women getting out of prison so that they can successfully transition back into the community Website: http://dismasofvt.org/

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You must send your arrival details to vfp@vfp.org so we can arrange to meet you. Depending on departure point, volunteers can fly directly to Burlington, Vermont or to Boston, Massachusetts as well as Manchester, New Hampshire. From there volunteers can take a Greyhound or Dartmouth Coach bus to White River Junction VT where they will be met by a Dismas House Staff Member. www.greyhound.com www.dartmouthcoach.com

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Insurance: Volunteers are reminded that Dismas House is a shared living environment therefore it is recommended not to bring valuable items, unless absolutely necessary. Volunteers should ensure that they carry full insurance to cover both themselves (medical) and their possessions, as this is not provided.
Organisation Volunteers for Peace (USA) Alter 21 - 99 Alter
Nächster Flughafen White River Junction Projekt-Sprache(n) Danish
country United States: Community Homestead VFP-MTV/LTV01-20
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1/02/2020 - 13/12/2021
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Volunteers are welcomed and live as part of a household where they help with the running of the home they also enjoy. During the work week they join a team on the land, bakery, food preserving kitchen, construction/woodworking, or crafts, facilitating, learning, and helping the team reach their goal. Weekends and evenings are filled with social and vocational opportunities. The type of volunteer work is matched to the individual’s tastes and strengths to optimize the most fulfilling experience for all. The hours vary and follow a farm-life structure with some early mornings and late nights in the growing season and a creative, co operative, and flexible attitude to social opportunities and travel to best suit everyone. Coworker position requires a motivated person who enjoys being part of a team. Practical idealism, an appreciation of the outdoors, and a wish to make a real difference in the world helps! Previous agricultural experience or experience of people with disabilities is not necessary, but an open mind and a wish to learn definitely is.

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Volunteers live together family- style in homes lead by long term volunteers in the community. Each person has their own bedroom. All meals, and use of amenities (computer, wifi, toiletries, house phone, workshops) is included. We can insure drivers over 21 with a clean driving record to use our vehicles.

Lage und Freizeit

We live in the middle of a conservation area with hiking and biking trails, waterfalls and a pristine river to canoe and kayak. Our friendly small town offers shopping, coffee shops, parks, community theater, swimming pool, gym, basic amenities, and local festivals. Museums, concerts, theaters and events can be accessed an hour away in Minneapolis/St Paul. While there is no public transport, people over 21 with a clear driving record can often drive our vehicles and those who can’t are offered rides and use of bikes for shorter distances. We make it possible for volunteers to camp, visit Chicago, Madison, Milwaukee, (4-7 hours away) and Lake Superior depending on their interest and enjoy connecting them to opportunities see more of the USA in and outside the tourist areas. Year-long volunteers can expect to have about 3 weeks of vacation offered through the year.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

Homestead is a sustainable non-profit living and working with people with developmental challenges. We believe that everyone has value and importance, and can contribute to a purposeful life no matter their abilities. In teams of people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds, we run the farm, bakery, kitchens, gardens and craft groups, look after each other and create a happy home and social life. We live in extended family households within walking distance of the farm and find our high energy, friendly lifestyle fulfilling and welcoming for us all. Website: http://www.communityhomestead.org https://www.facebook.com/communityhomestead/?tn-str=k*F

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You must co ordinate your arrival so we can pick you up from the airport Christine.elmquist@communityhomestead.org.
Organisation Volunteers for Peace (USA) Alter 18 - 99 Alter
Nächster Flughafen Projekt-Sprache(n) English
country United States: Community Reentry, Social Justice W VFP-MTV02
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1/02/2020 - 31/12/2020
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WORK: Volunteers will be working as a Resident Advisor as well as on administrative tasks in small office. Volunteers are also expected to support the residential community by participating in group activities. STUDY THEME: Criminal Justice NOTE: Minimum commitment for this project is 3 months.

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ACCOMMODATION: Shared room in a house, meals & laundry provided. Access to Wi-Fi is also available.

Lage und Freizeit

LOCATION: Winooski, Vermont. Winooski borders Burlington and has a population of ~8,000. There are colleges and universities nearby, the lake and mountains and much to do. Volunteers For Peace is located in Burlington and we welcome the volunteers in our office as well. Dismas has a house in Burlington and Rutland Vermont as well. LEISURE ACTIVITIES: Recreation includes house activities and many festivals and events in area. Volunteers will participate in house outings including baseball games, hikes, camping. Time off for travel may be approved.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

The Dismas House provides housing and opportunities to men and women getting out of prison so that they can successfully transition back into the community. http://dismasofvt.org/

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SPECIAL REMARKS: Volunteers must be 21+, speak fluent English and have basic computer skills. Absolutely NO alcohol or drug use permitted during the stay. VFP Motivation Form and email interview required. VFP does not provide insurance for volunteers on this project! Dismas offers emergency and liability insurance only. Only one international volunteer serves at any time. Volunteers must indicate the dates they are able to serve.

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Skype interview required
Organisation Volunteers for Peace (USA) Alter 21 - 99 Alter
Nächster Flughafen Burlington Projekt-Sprache(n) English
country United States: Community Reentry, Social Justice W VFP-MTV03
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1/02/2020 - 31/12/2020
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WORK: A good deal of participation in various components of fundraising activities, representing Dismas at speaking engagements on college campuses and at civic organizations, working with clothing and food donations and support of the residential community by participating in house group activities. The average daily work commitment expected is up to 5 -6 hours per day, however, the hours are varied and non-traditional, and may include some weekends and evenings. As a resident of the house, volunteers will live as an equal to and with the same expectations as the former prisoner residents: The volunteer is not at Dismas to act in a counseling or other related capacity. STUDY THEME: Reintegration into society from prison. NOTE: Minimum commitment for this project is 3 months.

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ACCOMODATION: Modestly furnished shared room in a large Victorian house; sheets, towels, meals, laundry facilities, internet access provided.

Lage und Freizeit

LOCATION: Rutland is a beautiful small city in the Green Mountains with nearby lakes and streams, population 17,500. Dismas also has houses in Burlington, Winooski and Hartford, Vermont. LEISURE ACTIVITIES: Recreation includes gym and rock climbing memberships with other residents, as well as house group activities (bowling, hiking, camping, fishing, etc.) which are offered. Snow skiing is nearby. Time off for travel may be approved.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

Rutland DISMAS HOUSE provides transitional drug, alcohol and violence free housing opportunity to men and women getting out of prison so they can successfully reconcile with the community before living independently. http://dismasofvt.org/

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SPECIAL REMARKS: Absolutely NO alcohol or drug use permitted during the stay; presence at the evening meal Monday through Friday is required, as is presence at the weekly house meeting one evening during the week; no smoking inside the house; no intimate relationships between residents permitted. Volunteers must be 24+, able to speak and understand a better than basic level of English, and have basic computer skills. A 90-day/3 month commitment is required, but volunteers may choose to stay for up to 3 additional months following the initial 3 month period if invited to do so. VFP MOTIVATION FORM AND TELEPHONE INTERVIEW REQUIRED. VFP does not provide insurance for volunteers on this project! Dismas offers liability insurance only – Volunteers are responsible for their own health/accident/travel insurance. Only one international volunteer serves at any time. Volunteers must indicate the dates they are able to serve.
Organisation Volunteers for Peace (USA) Alter 21 - 99 Alter
Nächster Flughafen Rutland Projekt-Sprache(n) English
country United States: Community Reentry, Social Justice W VFP-MTV01
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1/02/2020 - 31/12/2020
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Volunteers will assist in a variety of tasks including but not limited to: administrative support in the office, helping with fundraising activities, supporting the residential community by helping with planning and participating in house activities and Residential Advisor duties (See below). The type of work and number of hours varies but is usually 4 – 6 hours a day. Volunteers live on site and participate in all house activities including evening meals and all outside activities. Resident Advisor position requires a confident individual who will be on duty evenings and every other weekend. There primary function will be to contact staff if there is an emergency, lock doors at night, assist residents when needed and participate in house functions. Office Assistant will be working with staff on all of the day to day operations of a small non-profit organization. Tasks include: clerical work; student recruiting activities; fund raising activities; general administrative duties; as well as participating in all of the residential group activities. The average work day might consist of approximately 4-6 hours of office work.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

Volunteers will stay in a comfortable, modern dormitory with comfortable beds, well-equipped kitchen, large dining table and common area. Rooms are generous in size and volunteers will most likely share their room with other members of the Volunteers for Peace group. Volunteers will cook meals as a group. Bring some recipes from home to share, and let us know if you have any dietary needs.

Lage und Freizeit

Volunteers will live together with former prisoners in a lovely Victorian House located in Burlington, Vermont. Volunteers may have to share a room. All meals, shared bedrooms, kitchen, bathrooms, hot showers, linens & towels are provided. Some group activities and sightseeing is included. We are in close walking distance to the Historic “Church Street” area where there are shops and activities. There is always something going on in Burlington! Street Fairs, jazz festivals, parades, theater, and many other special events. There is a bike path that goes along the waterfront where you can run, bike, roller blade or just take a quiet walk. Volunteers will have ample time off to travel on their own. Previous volunteers have been to Montreal, Boston, New York, to rodeos and climbed mountains as well as toured Vermont’s famous Ben & Jerry’s!

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

The Dismas House provides housing and opportunities to men and women getting out of prison so that they can successfully transition back into the community. http://dismasofvt.org/

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Host Organization: Burlington Dismas House: 96 Buell Street, Burlington, VT, USA
Organisation Volunteers for Peace (USA) Alter 21 - 99 Alter
Nächster Flughafen You must send your arrival details to vfp@vfp.org so we can arrange to meet you. Depending on departure point, volunteers can fly directly to Burlington, Vermont or to New York City and then fly to Burlington. Alternatively volunteers can fly to Montreal (Canada), from where it is less than a two-hour bus ride direct to Burlington, using www.greyhound.com. Volunteers will be met at Burlington airport, by prior arrangement. Projekt-Sprache(n) English
country United States: Camphill Village Minnesota VFP-LTV01
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1/02/2020 - 31/12/2020
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Volunteers will assist in a variety of tasks including but not limited to: Assisting adults with developmental disabilities in their daily living activities in the home and managing crews in workplaces such as gardening, farming, cooking, food preserving, cleaning, woodworking, weaving, baking, or arts. The type of work and number of hours varies but is usually 5 – 10 hours per day. At least 5 hours per day will be spent in the workplace and another 3-5 hours per day in the home. Volunteers live on site and participate in all house activities including meals and all outside activities. Coworker position requires a confident individual who will be active in the homelife with others. This includes adults who have a range of abilities. Their primary function will be to make some common meals at home, clean common spaces, assist housemates when needed and participate in activities within the village. Some housemates may need help with bathing, oral hygiene, and other daily living activities. Coworkers will have workplaces to attend during the day.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

Volunteers (Coworkers) will live together family style in homes within the community. Each person has their own bedroom. All meals, hot showers, toiletries, linens & towels are provided. There is a fleet of vehicles that each person with a driver’s license is welcome to use.

Lage und Freizeit

There is a rich social life within the community. During down time coworkers can be found doing yoga, group workouts, playing pool, canoeing, hiking the land, playing music/ singing, or going to the nearest town to see a movie at the theatre. Community members are able to go to larger cities on their days off. For year long Coworkers 3 weeks of vacation is offered.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

Camphill Village Minnesota (CVM) is a life-sharing, residential community of fifty people, including adults with disabilities. Our lives, work and celebrations are woven into the rhythms of nature found in the rolling hills, sparkling waterways, and prairie grasslands of Central Minnesota. Our community is deeply rooted in the belief that every individual, regardless of limitations, is an independent, spiritual being. Each person is part of the fabric of Community experience and is worthy of recognition, respect

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You must send your arrival details to lindsey@camphillmn.org so we can arrange to meet you.

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1-3 volunteers at a time minimum 1 year No drugs Must be 21 or older Skype interview required Must get background check from host country Must be fluent in English Will take volunteers starting at any time
Organisation Volunteers for Peace (USA) Alter 21 - 99 Alter
Nächster Flughafen You must send your arrival details to lindsey@camphillmn.org so we can arrange to meet you. Projekt-Sprache(n) English
country Estonia: IN DOWN TOWN EST MTV 06
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15/07/2020 - 12/12/2020
Extra-Gebühr EUR 150
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Work in clubVolunteers are expected to support activities of the Listen Twice Conversational Club which lie within the multicultural education and cross-cultural learning activities as well as participate in the school s activities, communicate closely with teens and kids, co-operate with the In Down-Town teachers and staff, become the leaders of social or cultural or applied language and art or media projects for teens.Among the activities volunteers will carry on are:-Conducting the club sessions and being the leader of teenagers cross- or multicultural projects,-Assisting the teens and helping them with ideas for their educational projects within the In Down-Town curriculum framework,-Preparing and conducting the activities in the subject of the students projects, competitions, sub-projects or theme presentations,-Organizing team works, group discussions, excursions, informal study visits, tours, picnics, holiday events, some special events for the school s students, etc.-Developing new club trends and workshops,-Assisting in club s office work as well as in public promotion,-Helping in other required though relevant activities,-When needed assisting the kids during classes.The educational club work in multicultural issues is organized though three main club workshops- Handicrafts Club, Performing Arts Club, Micro Media Club, Adults Club, Special learning projects based on the study topics are held within each of them. Included among the activities for youth there can be amateur drama performances, making quizzes and presentations or debates on history, geography, culture or literature of Estonia and other European countries, producing piece of amateur art or handicraft, visits to different cultural and educational institutions, preparing and participation in other school s projects and events, etc.Volunteers are responsible for direct contacts with teens to provide educational club sessions of the mentioned workshops, evaluate regularly the progress of the project as well as be responsible for the Annual Exhibition Multicultural and Global Issues for Teens . The Conversational Club activities are educational but they are NOT regular language learning classes. The volunteers may only be asked to help building up a multicultural background in the class through games, discussions and group work. Volunteers are also expected to come to the project keeping in mind an idea for their personal projects to be realized within the project work. The personal project of the volunteer may include written set of leaflets, club album, creating a radio club station or a website, organize a drama tour or recording a film involving teenagers into these activities, or others. The personal volunteer s project always depends on the volunteer s interests and skills.

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AccommodationIn the specially rented furnished apartments in the residential area of Tallinn. Apartment is shared with other volunteers or school teachers. All facilities are provided. No need for a sleeping bag (unless you want to travel in your free time), bed linens are provided. Accommodation is provided for free and food money will be given by the hosting project by the end of each service month. Monthly card for local transport in Tallinn will be provided as well.

Lage und Freizeit

LocationThe project is located in city centre of Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. More information on www.tallinn.eeLeisure timeThere are a lot of possibilities for leisure time activities as camp takes place in the capital where one can find attractions for all tastes: sightseeing and museums, festivals, concerts, live music, pubs, etc. The camp provides an excellent opportunity to establish contacts with young Estonians and to experience the local life.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

Hosting projectThe Language school In Down-Town is a well-known school in Tallinn, Estonia. In this school both youngsters and adults learn different languages: Estonian, English, French, German and Spanish. Except of language lessons students also have chance to attend Conversational Club Listen Twice , where they can practice their language skills, participate in workshops, communicate with other kids and volunteers. Volunteers work with any kid or teen of Tallinn city who wants to join the club activities on the regular or time-to-time visit basis. However, the majority of club members are the junior students of the NGO Language School In Down-Town who belong to three main target groups- children of 7-10 years old, teens aged 11-16 and young adults. About 100 school children of Tallinn city may attend different club sessions or activities during the week and also on Saturdays. The majority belongs to the Russian-speaking community. Project activities take place in the venue of The Language School In Down-Town .

Treffpunkt

In the school office on arrival date

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It is possible to adapt the dates of stay and its duration to your availability.

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Special requirementsYou have to be really motivated to work with kids. Experience in work with children is an advantage. All interesting ideas of activities for kids, games etc. are welcomed. Please bring some materials, postcards, symbols of your country, posters, maps, music, etc. typical for your country. We expect active volunteers with excellent communication skills, good knowledge of history and culture of their country and ability to present it. Main requirements:- Motivation letter - B2 English level - Age: 20 i 30 years oldPlease note: Before final answer about your participation, project manager of hosting project will have Skype interview with you. Special conditionsProject participation fee is 150 Euro for the whole period of stay.NB It is possible to adapt the project dates to your availability dates however the minimum period of stay is 2 months.

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Quality Education
Organisation ESTYES Alter 19 - 30 Alter
Nächster Flughafen Tallinn Projekt-Sprache(n) English , English
country Japan: Kawaba 20-07 (Gunma) NICE-LI-KW20-07
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17/07/2020 - 31/08/2020
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AC organizes Kids camps every August for 2weeks. It is non-programing kids camps. It means that kids make all programs by themselves during the camp. Volunteers will prepare, manage and support Kids. Volunteers also support AC events, for example, Oze (One of the famous national parks in Japan) nature school, cooking events, etc.

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During the kids camps, volunteers will sleep in a tent with kids. Before/after the camp, volunteers will stay at a mountain house called Yamanoie. All basic facilities are provided. There is wifi there. Cooking by volunteers self. During the kids camps, cook with kids.

Lage und Freizeit

*Location: Mountain area located around 150 km from Tokyo. 81% of the village is occupied by the forest and there are 5 clean rivers that are going through. It is located near Oze national park. *Other activities: Various enjoyable programs with kids, exchange parties, etc.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

This project is actively working for SDGS4 (Quality Education). This project has been organized together with is Aruking-Club (AC). They work on the theme of making a good relationship between nature and human beings. Their aim is to make people know different faces of nature…beautiful nature, strong nature, strict nature, and generous nature, etc. As a bridge between people and nature, they organize a lot of outdoor activities, like 2 weeks summer camp for kids, nature walking, nature watching, outdoor sports, etc.

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*Participation fee: 12,000 yen per month.

Anforderungen

*Language: Japanese Basically no problem for daily conversation (including work) in Japanese. Skype interview is required. *Other requirements: Strong motivation to communicate with kids, enjoy a simple life and respect for the local culture and way of the local organization! Experience in kids camps can be useful!

Sustainable Development Goals

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Organisation NICE Alter 18 - 99 Alter
Nächster Flughafen The nearest airport is Narita/Haneda airport in Tokyo. From Tokyo to the project site, about 3 hours by train or 3 hours by bus. *Volunteer needs to arrive in Japan on the day before the orientation and can leave Japan after 22:00 on the last day. Projekt-Sprache(n) Japanese
country Japan: Yasuoka 20-07 (Nagano) NICE-LW-YA20-07
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18/07/2020 - 31/08/2020
Extra-Gebühr JPY 12000
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Volunteers will assist to run various types of 3-10 days of kids summer camps such as playing with kids, managing safety, food, and other stuff, helping kids to cook, preparing and cleaning the places. We will be separated into each program to work with local staff, so don’t expect to be there as a group.

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Tents in the camping site.

Lage und Freizeit

*Location: The south edge of Nagano prefecture and 80% of the village land is forested. 40% of 2,000 inhabitants are aged 65 or more. They have a rich nature and a lot of fruit farms! *Other activities: Various enjoyable programs with kids, exchange parties, etc.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

This project has been organized with Green Wood (GW) since 2007. GW is a local NPO established in 2093 to promote the education of kids by experience in nature. They run a school for students from cities, first aid classes, kids exchange projects in northeast Asia and various types of children’s nature experience camps for community planning. They have many staff members and also short term volunteers (for several days), but need more long term volunteers to run the summer program stably.

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*Participation fee: 12,000 yen per month (6,000 yen from the 4th month).

Anforderungen

*Language: Japanese Basically no problem for daily conversation (including work) in Japanese. Skype interview is required. *Other requirements: High motivation to work with kids and run outdoor activities even in rain. Positive attitude to communicate with kids.
Organisation NICE Alter 18 - 99 Alter
Nächster Flughafen The nearest airport is Narita/Haneda airport in Tokyo. From Tokyo to the meeting point, it takes 2.5 hours by highway bus. *Volunteer needs to arrive in Japan on the day before the orientation and can leave Japan after 22:00 on the last day. Projekt-Sprache(n) Japanese
country Japan: Onuma 20-07 (Hokkaido) NICE-LW-ON20-07
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21/07/2020 - 13/09/2020
Extra-Gebühr JPY 12000
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Volunteers will cut alien trees and planting native trees to create better forests around the lake in a mountain. Also, volunteers will support local farmers, to harvest tomato, potato, etc. Volunteers will join and support some local festivals to cheer up for people who live in around Onuma area. Volunteers also join and support such as international festivals and local festivals in Hakodate city.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

Rental house and apartment house near the lake. Cooked by vols. by turn.

Lage und Freizeit

*Location: South of Hokkaido islands, in a national park near Hakodate city which is famous for romantic view in the night, especially for sweet couples! *Other activities: Excursion, exchange parties, local events, farming experience, school visit, sports, etc. Sightseeing, short trips (hot springs, famous places here).

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

This project has been organized with Milestone 22, a local NGO to promote voluntary service and international exchange. Short term projects have been organized since 2004. Though Onuma lake has been a popular tourism spot for a long time because of its beautiful scenery, it has been polluted by overuse of agricultural chemicals by cattle farming and erosion from abandoned forests with non-native trees. A leader of Fishermen’s Cooperative has bought a forest and wants to revive it to original nature!

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*Participation fee: 12,000 yen per month (6,000 yen from the 4th month).

Anforderungen

*Language: English The local host can speak English. Japanese speaking skill is not necessary, but the high motivation to learn and speak Japanese language is needed. *Other requirements: Interests in environmental issues and agriculture. Respect for the local culture and way of the local organization! Motivation to work hard. Open mind and cooperation with others.
Organisation NICE Alter 18 - 99 Alter
Nächster Flughafen The nearest airport is Hakodate airport in Hokkaido. From Hakodate city, 1 hour by train. From Sapporo city, 3 hours by express train. *Volunteer needs to arrive at Hakodate airport by 12:00 on the 1st day and can leave Hakodate airport after 12:00 on the last day. Projekt-Sprache(n) English , Japanese
country Japan: Kurogi 20-07 (Fukuoka) NICE-LI-KU20-07
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25/07/2020 - 24/09/2020
Extra-Gebühr JPY 12000
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Volunteers will 1) cultivating rice (Ex. rice planting, cutting grass in terraced rice fields (main work), 2) to help local farm (green tea, rice and vegetable, etc.), 3) to involves many people who has interesting environmental projects(Ex. to organize environmental class and to support Sansonjuku events).

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

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

Lage und Freizeit

*Location: Southern part of the Fukuoka prefecture. Yame city is 482.53 km2. There are so many tee trees and terraced paddy fields. *Other activities: Join the local events, many opportunities to learn the local wisdom, etc. Sightseeing, short trips (hot springs, famous places here).

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

This project is actively working for SDG2 (Zero Hunger) and SDGS15 (Life on Land). This project has been organized with Sansonjuku, founded in 1994, maintaining forest and step rice paddies through the projects which involve 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 in July 2012, the hardest rain ever attacked around this area. After that, it had serious damages from a 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 in this area!

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*Participation fee: 12,000 yen per month (6,000 yen from the 4th month). *Term: If you want to participate in dates other than the above (either shorter or longer), please choose your start/end date among the following seminar dates. [ 09-10 May. / 25-26 Jul. / 23-24 Sep. /18 Dec. ]

Anforderungen

*Language: English and Japanese. The local host can speak English. Japanese speaker is preferred. High motivation to learn and speak Japanese language. *Other requirements: Respect for the local culture and way of the local organization! High motivation to work hard and interests in environmental issues and local development.

Sustainable Development Goals

Zero Hunger Life on Land
Organisation NICE Alter 18 - 99 Alter
Nächster Flughafen The nearest airport is Fukuoka airport. *But volunteers are required to arrive in Japan no later than one day before the orientation and leave Japan after 22:00 on the last day. Using Narita/Haneda airport is convenient for access to the orientation and project site. Projekt-Sprache(n) English , Japanese
country Japan: Aratani 20-07 (Ishikawa) NICE-LI-AR20-07
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25/07/2020 - 24/09/2020
Extra-Gebühr JPY 12000
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1) Landscaping/Gardening (digging abandoned field, cutting grasses, removing stones, planting, etc.) and maintaining herb gardens. 2) Supporting work of lacquer products 3) Assistance of café space 4) Cleaning up an old house and removing stuff, etc. Also, do other works for the community.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

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

Lage und Freizeit

*Location: The southwest part of Ishikawa prefecture. Aratani village is surrounded by mountains, so very isolated, but volunteers can enjoy mountain life in a very beautiful/traditional place. *Other activities: Participate in local events and festivals. Lacquer art class. (Depending on the season, volunteers can see fireflies in the garden, pick up chestnuts, play in a river, etc.)

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

This project is actively working for SDG2 (Zero Hunger) and SDGS15 (Life on Land). First cooperation and organize together with Kunsthaus Higashiya Kobo since 2020. Aratani Village has a unique traditional house-style which with red roofs and chimney. In the past, it prospered in the charcoal industry, but depopulation has become a severe problem now. This local host is a world-famous lacquer artist. He restores and creates Japanese lacquerware. To focus on lacquer culture succession, they have planned to renovate traditional houses and to establish a new gallery where people can learn lacquer culture. They also try to maintain the herb garden with sustainable natural farming. The local host expects about revitalizing communities by accepting international volunteers.

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*Participation fee: 12,000 yen per one month (6,000 yen from the 4th month). *Term: If you want to participate in dates other than the above (either shorter or longer), please choose your start/end date among the following seminar dates. [ 09-10 May. / 25-26 Jul. / 23-24 Sep. /18 Dec. ]

Anforderungen

*Language: English, Japanese (and Germany). The local host can speak English and Germany. Japanese speaking skill is not necessary, but a motivation to learn and speak Japanese language is needed. *Other requirements: High motivation to work hard (for gardening) and work patiently and delicately (for lacquer work). Also, enjoy simple mountain life in the isolated area. Respect for the local culture and way of the local organization.

Sustainable Development Goals

Zero Hunger Life on Land
Organisation NICE Alter 18 - 99 Alter
Nächster Flughafen The nearest airport is Narita/Haneda airport in Tokyo. From Tokyo to the project site, it takes 5 hours by express train/ 8 hours by night bus. *Volunteer needs to arrive in Japan on the day before the orientation and can leave Japan after 22:00 on the last day. Projekt-Sprache(n) English
country Japan: Samegawa 20-07 (Fukushima) NICE-LI-SA20-07
Bewertungen
25/07/2020 - 24/09/2020
Extra-Gebühr JPY 12000
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Volunteers will do some farming such as planting rice, cutting the grasses, sowing seeds and harvesting in the land of ANSN. ANSN organizes many events on weekends. Volunteers will help to accept smoothly people from kids to adults, family. Volunteers will support and enjoy with them. Especially at the end of July to the end of August, ANSN organizes many kids camp programs.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

A private room of the nature school. Meals will be provided by the local host. During kid camp, Volunteers will stay with kids.

Lage und Freizeit

*Location: Small village in the forest area, the population is about 5,000, surrounded by rich nature. The temperature in winter can be minus 5-10 though the inside buildings are warm enough! 75km far from Fukushima nuclear power plant. *Other activities: Participation in local events, many opportunities to learn the local wisdom, etc. Sightseeing, short trips (hot springs, famous places around the project site).

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

This project is actively working for SDG2 (Zero Hunger) and SDGS4 (Quality Education). This project has been organized together with the Abukuma Nature School Network (ANSN) since 2006. Their theme is learning from soil and nature, living together. Many children in Fukushima are forced to stay indoors for fear of health risks from radioactivity, having been released in the air by the nuclear disaster since March 2011. ANSN started to organize kid camps for kids in Fukushima. The kid camps are called Fukushima Kids (FK). FK bring about more than 40 elementary, junior high or high school students at a time to areas with lower radiation levels, to conduct a series of camps during vacations (some 5-day camps in summer and winter) and weekends.

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*Participation fee: 12,000 yen per one month (6,000 yen from the 4th month). *Term: If you want to participate in dates other than the above (either shorter or longer), please choose your start/end date among the following seminar dates. [ 15-16 Feb. / 09-10 May. / 25-26 Jul. / 23-24 Sep. /18 Dec. ]

Anforderungen

*Language: English and Japanese. Some levels of Japanese speaking skills as well as high motivation to learn and speak Japanese language is needed. *Other requirements: Strong motivation to work with the host and live in the remote area with a lot of nature, respect to the local custom and life, flexibility, positive mind and those who like children.

Sustainable Development Goals

Quality Education Zero Hunger
Organisation NICE Alter 18 - 99 Alter
Nächster Flughafen The nearest airport is Narita/Haneda airport in Tokyo. From Tokyo to the meeting point, it takes 2.5 hours by highway bus. *Volunteer needs to arrive in Japan on the day before the orientation and can leave Japan after 22:00 on the last day. Projekt-Sprache(n) Japanese , English
country Japan: Shintoku 20-07 (Hokkaido) NICE-LI-SH20-07
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25/07/2020 - 24/09/2020
Extra-Gebühr JPY 12000
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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.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

A Shared room in the facility which Shintoku Farm members live in. Cooking with the members by turn (vegetarian is possible!).

Lage und Freizeit

*Location: Agricultural countryside, 120 km east of Sapporo. Minus 20 degrees in winter and 20 degrees in summer. *Other activities: Join the local festivals. Sightseeing (hot springs, famous places in this area).

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

This project is actively working for SDG2 (Zero Hunger) and SDGS10 (Reduced Inequalities). This project has been organized together with Kyodo Gakusha Shintoku Farm since 1998. It's a cooperative community where people with various backgrounds such as mentally disadvantaged, people who are tired of city life, who want to learn agriculture, etc. They have five communities in Tokyo, Nagano and Hokkaido and grow animals and vegetables ecologically, organic way with utilizing Bacterium. Their cheese got the 1st prize in the national contest!

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*Participation fee: 12,000 yen per one month (6,000 yen from the 4th month). *Term: If you want to participate in dates other than the above (either shorter or longer), please choose your start/end date among the following seminar dates. [ 15-16 Feb. / 09-10 May. / 25-26 Jul. / 23-24 Sep. /18 Dec. ]

Anforderungen

*Language: English and Japanese. The communication between locals and volunteers will be used simple English and Japanese. *Other requirements: Some level of Japanese speaking skill as well as high motivation to learn and speak Japanese language is needed. Skills in agriculture or construction can be useful!

Sustainable Development Goals

Zero Hunger Reduced Inequalities
Organisation NICE Alter 18 - 99 Alter
Nächster Flughafen 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. Projekt-Sprache(n) Japanese , English
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