Mediano/largo plazo
NICE-LI-AK17-8 JAPÓN Kamimitani, Nabari, Mie. ENVI,AGRI 27/10/2017 14/01/2018

Akame 17-8 (Mie) | NICE-LI-AK17-8 | 2017-10-27 - 2018-01-14 | ENVI,AGRI | Age: 18 - 99

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…

Work: Volunteers will do a various working to care of the forest such as cutting trees & branches, maintaining the footpaths etc… Volunteers will take care and harvesting mushrooms and chestnuts. Volunteers 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: Kamimitani, Nabari, Mie.

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

Train/Bus station: From Osaka, 1 hour by train from each. From Tokyo, 4 hours by bullet train and train or 9 hours by bus and train. 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. Skype interview is required.

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 (6,000 yen from the 4th 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. Other: 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