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NICE West Office | NICE-23L-TN13 | 2023-11-04 - 2024-01-28 | ENVI | Age: 18 - 99
This project is actively working for SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities) and SDGs 15 (Life on Land), self-organized by NICE for the first time. In 2011-13, the old couple (Kuroda san) kindly rent a traditional house in their land by free to NICE for it office in Osaka, through the connection of the environmental group in this city with which NICE has been co-organizing workcamps to protect satoyama forests since 1999. A staff and a few LTVs lived there to do the daily work and also to maintain the bamboo forest next to the house. Then, the office was moved to Osaka city and the husband passed away, but this year, the wife decided to donate it to NICE to be used as its office again with expectation to create space for local people incl. elders to gather and enjoy exchange. Therefore, NICE decided to recruit long term residents. Together with NICE, let s work on activities to liven up the community with free and colorful ideas.
Work: Volunteers will mainly 1) help the work of NICE in the western part of Japan, 2) maintain the bamboo forest next to the house as well as the satoyama forests where NICE often organizes weekend/ short term workcamps, 3) renovate the house and organize various types of gathering for the local people (e.g., just chatting with tea, taking care of small kids to support the parents, organizing international culture/ language classes). Examples of 1) are Public Relations (Creating short movies of workcamps and spread through SNS and mass media, Organizing promotion events, etc.). Organizing the projects (weekend workcamps, etc.), Coordinating the workcamps in the western part of Japan as a camp leader together with NICE and the local hosts, Hosting the training seminars of NICE volunteers, etc.
Accomodation and food: Several rooms of NICE House West. Meals will be cooked by volunteers by turns.
Location and Leisure: Tondabayashi city is located in Osaka prefecture, 60km south of Osaka city. The house is surrounded by many old houses and a bamboo forest.
Train/Bus station: The nearest airport is Osaka (KIX). It will take about 1.5 hours by train to the accommodation. On Arrival/ Evaluation Seminars will be most likely held in this project place, so vols. should arrive at KIX by 08:00 on the starting day and can leave KIX after 18:00 on the ending day.
Requirements: Good English or Japanese speaking skill (can have daily conversation well). High motivation to learn and speak Japanese language and to work hard with enjoying the simple and collective life. Respect for the local culture and way of the local organization. High interests in environment and community issues as well as the management of International Voluntary Service NGO. Open mind and flexibility.
Extra Fee: 12000 JPY
- Study theme Volunteers will get knowledge of conservation work in a forest, management of Non-Profitable Organization in Japan. - Other activities Exchange parties, experiencing Japanese culture, home stay, etc. - Participation fee 12,000 JPY (90 USD by the rate on 2022 Dec. 23rd) per month till the 3rd month and 6,000 JPY per month from the 4th month of "NICE Volunteers" fee need to be paid in advance either by Card or PayPal. This is used for the project preparation/ coordination such as the transportation of the camp leaders while the meals and the accommodation are provided by the local host by free. - Other The first/ last 2 days are On Arrival/ Evaluation Seminars in Yokohama. HEPP website=http://ecovillage.greenwebs.net/english.html
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