About the local hosting organizationJapan Cat Network is a Japanese organization founded by two American expats, who have been living in Japan, teaching English, and helping cats since 1993. They started the group after having had success helping the cats in their own community through Trap, Neuter, Return programs (TNR), a method of population control in which stray cats are trapped for neutering and returned to the location. They are now managing a shelter for cats and dogs left alone after the different natural disasters touching Japan the last few years
About the volunteer workThe basic timetable of the workcamps is about 20-24 hours of work per week, generally from Monday to Friday, but the necessities of the project can bring the volunteers to work some more (rarely less). The work will mainly be composed of activities such as walking dogs, cat care, cleaning, shelter maintenance and building animal facilities.
Local accommodationVolunteers will live in the shelter. The shelter is composed of 3 bedrooms shared with cats, 1 bedroom cat-free, 1 living room and 1 bathroom. in general, the volunteers would then have to spend their night time with cats. Considering the sensitiveness of the members of the Japan Cat Network to the animal condition, the food provided will be vegetarian. However, meat-eaters can buy their own meat at local shops near to the shelter without any issues.
Extra info about the projectIf minors apply for this project, they need to be accompagnied by an adult / Fees : 15 USD PER DAY !!!