Description: Organized together with Shizentaiken Ozuchi Mura since 2013, founded by local people to keep the original landscape. There were 140 inhabitants with 20 houses in 1916, but now only 2 people live there Still 10 houses remained and the area was designated as Nation s Preservation District for Groups of Historic Buildings. We will try to improve the situation of the village by young voluntary power. Since 2016, Ozuchi village and NICE have started Weekend Workcamp , and more than 400 people do volunteering here per year and they love this village Local host hope to pass this village down the next generations
Type of Work: Main work is organizing and preparing for English kids camp. For example, playing international games, cooking international meals and speaking with children. From 6 to 18 years old children/students enjoy international days in the beautiful nature. Volunteer prepare though online for this program before coming here. We possibly also support agriculture and do some other work for the community.
Study Theme: Best practice to revive depopulated areas in each country and their networking. Bring some info! Volunteers get knowledge about actions for developing local village.
Accommodation: Renovated house (traditional house). Simple shower room. Clean toilet. Winter Sleeping bag is needed Food will be cooked by volunteers. Wi-Fi and internet are nothing. There is a cat.
Requirements: High motivation to work hard, simple life in the isolated mountain area and respect to the local culture. KIDS FRIENDLY mind is necessary
Approximate Location: The southwest part of Ishikawa prefecture. Ozuchi village is far from 20 minute from Kaga-onsen station. And surrounded by mountains, you can enjoy rich nature. Leisure:Exchange parties with local people, enjoy Japanese hot spring etc.
Notes: You also can enjoy the SNOW! From 19th to 23rd Mar., International Family camp members join together. (4 Families) The presentation made by the volunteer for the IVS contest in Japan; https://www.nice1.gr.jp/files/user/IC-Ozuchi-17.pdf