About the local hosting organizationOrganized together with the ‘Organization of Green and Water’ (OGW) since 2011. It was founded in 1992. This organization was established to advocate for the importance of the prairie and forest in our ecosystem. They work around Iwami Ginzan, a silver mine, which was registered as a World Heritage site in 2007. The organization wants to care for the forests and prairies. It is important to continue to care for our forests after we have disrupted the ecosystem. Extension of bamboo forests is a serious problem in Japan.
About the volunteer workEmpowering NEET youth (Communication with them, they can get confidence by the experiences of communicating foreign people, to talk, to do activities). Volunteers will do various work to maintain and protect the forests such as cutting bamboos and grasses, burning grasses, etc..
Local accommodationShare the rooms in the house named ‘Yukimi-ru’, it is the center of NEET youth members. Cooked by vols.
About the project locationAbout 250 km northwest of Osaka. Near the Sea of Japan.
RequirementsSpeaking good Japanese! Motivation to learn and speak Japanese language, strong motivation for the host. Interested in nature conservation. Age is until 39 years old.
Extra info about the projectOther activities: Participation in the local events, many opportunities to learn the local wisdom, etc. Sightseeing, short trip (hot springs, famous places here). Participation fee: 12,000 yen per one month (6,000 yen from the 4th month) to be paid on their arrivals. There is no fee for vols. from the NGOs charging no fee in their LMTV projects to NICE vols. Other: Pocket money is 30,000 JPY per month. If you want to end on another day (either shorter or longer), please choose among the following dates and clearly write on your application form; 08/06, 09/23, 10/29, 12/15, 01/14, 04/08, 05/13 Activity blog: http://blog.canpan.info/ohgreen/