Mediano/largo plazo
NICE-LI-IK17-8 JAPÓN Hiraiso, Ikata, Ehime. AGRI 27/10/2017 14/01/2018

Ikata 17-8 (Ehime) | NICE-LI-IK17-8 | 2017-10-27 - 2018-01-14 | AGRI | Age: 18 - 99

Organized together with Kikuya Community Group (KCG), formed by the local young people to think of the future of their small village. Ikata is famous for its main industry of oranges farming, but has been facing depopulation, lack of workers and aging society since most of young people leave the town. So, the number of abandoned orange farms is increasing and the town is losing its tradition, life, custom and scenery. KCG strongly hopes to host vols. to work together to animate the town and revive the farms.

Work: Volunteers will help orange farming (It is the main work!! Harvesting, taking care of trees, cutting grass etc., it depend on season! Especially, Nov. to April. is hard!!), support local youth club (If you have chance), and create new activities to animate the town.

Accomodation and food: Share room (male and female are separated) at the volunteer’s house. It is traditional Japanese style house. Volunteers cook by yourselves.

Location: Hiraiso, Ikata, Ehime.

Location and Leisure: In the edge of Sata Peninsula, surrounded by the sea, so fishing is also famous. There are only 30 houses in this community. The climate is relatively warm though it can be cold in winter.

Train/Bus station: Matsuyama (2.5 hours by bus). From Tokyo, 12-13 hours by highway bus. Volunteer need to arrive at Kansai airport by 08:00 the 1st day, and can leave Japan after 22:00 on last day).

Requirements: Speaking good Japanese, strong motivation to work with the host, respect to the local custom and life, open mind and flexibility. Be ready that work is for quite a long and hard (Especially, Nov. to April.)

Language: jap

Extra Fee: 12000 JPY

Other activities: Participation in 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 to be paid on their arrivals. There is no fee for vols. from the NGOs charging no fee in their LMTV projects to NICE vols. Pocket money is 20,000 JPY per month. If you want to end on another day (either shorter or longer), please choose among the following dates and clearly write on your application form; 12/15, 01/14, 04/08, 05/13. Activity Blog: http://blog.goo.ne.jp/kikuya2009