- chantiers 1-3 semaines
Organic farming in the wonderful community with challenged people in beautiful nature.
- Code : NICE-17-119
- Dispo : 1M / 1F (Total Part 6)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / JAP
- Age : 18 - 99
NICE – NGO/ NPO to organize workcamps and other voluntary service projects mainly in Japan – Founder &Treasurer of NVDA/ Member of CCIVS and ALLIANCE/ Partner of SCI – Enjoying to create a new global age by mentally young people! — This workcamp has been organized together with Tateya Farm of Kyodo Gakusha (KG) since 2015. 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 about 40 members and NICE started LMTV projects here since 2014. NICE also organizes workcamps and LMTV projects in Maki and Shintoku that are branches of KG group.
Volunteers will help their organic farm (harvesting/ threshing rice, planting vegetables, taking care of animals, etc.) and their house work. Volunteers will also carry the things in the mountain to the Maki farm and harvest rice there. Be ready to work for quite a long time (05:30-18:00 with some brakes) and hard. — Study Theme : Similar type of communities in each country and their networking. Bring some info.! — Please see the presentation of the camp leader for the IVS contest in Japan 2015 https://www.slideshare.net/nice-workcamp/e4-54764427 (only Japanese for the moment, but you can at least enjoy the pictures!)
Building for volunteers in the farm. Meals will be cooked by volunteers by turns. Sleeing bag is necessary.
Exchange party, etc. — 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”.
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! — The nearest international airport is in Tokyo. From Tokyo to the meeting point near the project, it takes 4 hours by express train or 6-8 hours by bus and train. Volunteers need to arrive at the airport in Tokyo (Narita or Haneda) by 04:00 on Sep. 18th and can leave there after 24:00 on Sep. 30th.