Description: Organized together with local community center in Ino area. Ino area is very remoted area in Shimane and faces the problem of depopulation. Local group is trying to reactivate this area by inviting people from another area of Japan and even from another countries. Especially kids here don't have enough experience of international interests, which local group think it's important for kids' growth. During this workcamp, volunteers are expected to make this area fun! And also, local group is trying to turn mountain area to place where people can have a fun each other. To achieve the goal, they keep maintaining the nature of mountain and forest. Volunteers are also required to support these activities.
Type of Work: Volunteers will organize some camp program which means staying at local elementary school overnight for kids and their parents to provide an opportunity having international interests. And they will do some various kind of works to maintain the nature of forest and mountain. For example, cutting down trees and grass, lopping off dead branches.
Study Theme: Volunteers will get knowledge of good ways of interaction with kids.
Accommodation: Local empty house. Local people might prepare beds for you, but you are recommended to bring your own sleeping bag in case. Meals will be cooked by volunteers by turns.
Language: English (Japanese is also welcomed!)
Requirements: Positive attitude to communicate with kids, love nature.
Approximate Location: Ino area, Izumo city in Shimane prefecture
Notes: Other activities: Izumo shrine, cultural exchange