Description: This project has been organized together with aeurooeMoritoaeuro, a local voluntary group in Sado Island, since 2001. They maintain the school forest called aeurooeFurusato-no-mori Parkaeuro in Ogi town, on the southern part of the island. They make it possible for the community to enjoy the forest in every season. They are now trying to focus on caring for the forest in a joint effort with the community. They hope youth and foreign volunteers will mentally and physically help to empower this area.
Type of Work: Volunteer s main works are (1)cutting bushes in the school huge forests by Brush-cutter machine (2)practicing make soba (buckwheat Japanese noodles) every night and selling soba at famous art festival aeurooeEarth Celebrationaeuro during 3 days with local people, and (3) supporting the local small festival aeurooeOgi Matsuriaeuro as player the Japanese drums.(Vols. need to practice to play it)
Accommodation: Cottage in the school forest. Please bring your sleeping bag Everyone sleep together. Volunteers prepare the meals by themselves. Internet cannot be connected in the campsite. There is simple toilet, kitchen and shower room. Please be ready for simple forest life
Requirements: Interest in nature protection and amp; exchange with a community. Adaptability to enjoy a simple forest lifestyle, and hard physical work during day and night
Approximate Location: 300 km northeast of Tokyo. Sado Island is famous for gold and the Japanese crested ibis. Ogi village is in the southern part beside the beach, where you can enjoy fishing and the hot spring (https://goo.gl/maps/wSCq3PyfZT32)