- Accommodation and food: 0.00 Japanese Yen
- Transportation: 0.00 Japanese Yen
- Activities: 0.00 Japanese Yen
- Hosting organisation support: 6000 Japanese Yen
Description: This project has been organized together with Shirakami Nature School (SNS) since 2006. Shirakami Mountains is one of Japanese valuable preserved natural forests consisting primarily of beech trees, registered as a World Natural Heritage in 1993. SNS has a summer vacation program for children aged 7-12. Children will play and live in the nature to grow their independence, cultivate sensitivity, and learn group cooperation. This is also good opportunity for children to learn about international culture through communication with international volunteers.Volunteers need to be ready to spend 24 hours with children during kids camp except some free times.
Type of Work: the summer program, such as supporting some activities in nature (playing at river, BBQ, trekking in mountain, experience of forestry and agriculture etc.), and showing your culture, performance. Volunteers also help some other needed works such as forest maintenance and cleaning. The contents of work will be changed due to weather, so please be flexible
Study Theme: Volunteers will get knowledge of history and culture of Shirakami.
*Outcome of this workcamp: In 2019, 5 vols. from 2 countries worked well with the local people and created great friendship with the children who requested them to come back next summer again and the local staff also appreciated to them.
Accommodation: Volunteers will stay in shared room of old elementary school. Meals will be cooked by volunteers by turns. Please bring a sleeping bag.
Requirements: Volunteers should love kids and speak/understand some Japanese language. Responsibilities, group cooperativeness and high motivation are necessary Volunteers have experienced the activity with kids are welcome Motivation letter is required.
Approximate Location: The Shirakami Mountains, located in the northern part of Honshu Island, is a huge mountainous area (130,000 hectares on the border between Aomori and Akita Prefectures).Leisure:Enjoy rich nature around accommodation, taking a walk at morning, hot spring, etc.
Notes: Other activities: Enjoy rich nature around accommodation, taking a walk at morning, hot spring, etc.
Terminal: The nearest international airport is Tokyo. From Tokyo to the meeting point in Aomori pref., it takes 7 hours by bullet train or 10 hours by bus. Volunteers need to arrive at the airport in Tokyo (Narita/Haneda) by 19:00 on July. 30th and can leave the airport after 22:00 on Aug. 9th.