About the local hosting organizationOrganized together with some local groups. A giant earthquake occurred in the Tohoku area on the 11th Mar. that caused unprecedented damage. 80% of the houses were damaged in Rikuzen-takata and so many people still have to be living in the temporary houses. We have the special workcamps in Tohoku area for reconstruction work with over 350 vols. (over 3000 vols. x days) including international ones since 2011 Apr. that did great work! But we still need a lot of vol. and plan to continue for 10 years!
About the volunteer workVolunteer may be divided into a few groups, help local fisherman and farmers, people damaged by the tsunami such as reclaim, cutting grass and harvesting. We organize some activities for the kids in the temporary houses (ex. global kids camp), organize events in children house and do anything else needed.
Local accommodationShare room of the old temple (basic!) in Rikuzen-takata. When we go to kids event, we will stay at some volunteer house. Cooked by vols. by turn.
About the project locationSouth east edge of Iwate prefecture (very near from Miyagi). Forestry, agriculture and fishing are used to be the main industry, but were severely damaged and may take several years to be rehabilitated.
RequirementsHigh motivation to work for disaster area and respect to the local culture and way of the local organization! Flexibility to change the work & places by the situations. Motivation letter is required. No person who has carsick.
Extra info about the projectOther activities: Excursion and trekking, joining local events, communicating local people a lot etc. Sightseeing, short trip (hot springs, famous places here).