Detail infomation

updated 2014/11/11

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NICE Long and Middle term voluntary Program 2017

<LI (Lomg & middle term Individual voluntary programs>
Program Place Code Dates Type of project No. of volunteer Available Places Report
Shintoku Hokkaido LI-SH15-1 01/16-04/12 (3months-10 months) AGRI, SOCI  
LI-SH15-2 02/13-05/10 (3months-9 months) AGRI, SOCI  
LI-SH15-3 04/10-07/05 (3months-8 months) AGRI, SOCI  
LI-SH15-4 05/08-08/02 (3months-7 months) AGRI, SOCI  
LI-SH15-5 07/03-09/26 (3months-6 months) AGRI, SOCI  
LI-SH15-6 07/31-10/25 (3months-5 months) AGRI, SOCI  
Yoichi Hokkaido LI-YO15-1 04/10-07/05 (3months-8 months) CONS, AGRI  
LI-YO15-2 05/08-08/02 (3months-7 months) CONS, AGRI  
LI-YO15-3 07/03-09/26 (3months-5 months) CONS, AGRI  
LI-YO15-4 07/31-10/25 (3months-4 months) CONS, AGRI  
LI-YO15-5 09/24-11/15 CONS, AGRI  
Rokkasho Aomori LI-TR15-1 04/10-07/05 (3months-8 months) AGRI, ENVI  
LI-TR15-2 05/08-08/02 (3months-7 months) AGRI, ENVI  
LI-TR15-3 07/03-09/26 (3months-5 months) AGRI, ENVI  
LI-TR15-4 07/31-10/25 (3months-4 months) AGRI, ENVI  
LI-TR15-5 09/24-12/18 AGRI, ENVI  
Fukushima Fukushima LI-FU15-1 01/16-04/12 (3months-1 year) EDUC, RELI  
LI-FU15-2 02/13-05/10 (3months-1 year) EDUC, RELI  
LI-FU15-3 04/10-07/05 (3months-1 year) EDUC, RELI  
LI-FU15-4 05/08-08/02 (3months-1 year) EDUC, RELI  
LI-FU15-5 07/03-09/26 (3months-1 year) EDUC, RELI  
LI-FU15-6 07/31-10/25 (3months-1 year) EDUC, RELI  
LI-FU15-7 09/24-12/18 (3months-1 year) EDUC, RELI  
Samegawa Fukushima LI-SA15-1 02/13-05/10 (3months-1 year) AGRI, KIDS  
LI-SA15-2 04/10-07/05 (3months-1 year) AGRI, KIDS  
LI-SA15-3 05/08-08/02 (3months-1 year) AGRI, KIDS  
LI-SA15-4 07/03-09/26 (3months-1 year) KIDS, AGRI  
LI-SA15-5 07/31-10/25 (3months-1 year) KIDS, AGRI  
LI-SA15-6 09/24-12/18 (3months-1 year) AGRI, KIDS  
Maki Nagano LI-MK15-1 04/10-07/05 (3months-8 months) AGRI, SOCI, HERI  
LI-MK15-2 05/08-08/02 (3months-7 months) AGRI, SOCI, HERI  
LI-MK15-3 07/03-09/26 (3months-5 months) AGRI, SOCI, HERI  
LI-MK15-4 07/31-10/25 (3months-4 months) AGRI, SOCI, HERI  
LI-MK15-5 09/24-12/18 SOCI, AGRI, HERI  
Tateya Nagano LI-TT15-1 04/10-07/05 (3months-8 months) AGRI, SOCI  
LI-TT15-2 05/08-08/02 (3months-7 months) AGRI, SOCI  
LI-TT15-3 07/03-09/26 (3months-5 months) AGRI, SOCI  
LI-TT15-4 07/31-10/25 (3months-4 months) AGRI, SOCI  
LI-TT15-5 09/24-12/18 SOCI, AGRI  
Kamiichi Toyama LI-KA15-1 07/03-08/31 KIDS, HERI  
Nabari Mie LI-NA15-1 01/16-04/12 (3months-1 year) ENVI, AGRI  
LI-NA15-2 02/13-05/10 (3months-1 year) ENVI, AGRI  
LI-NA15-3 04/10-07/05 (3months-1 year) ENVI, AGRI  
LI-NA15-4 05/08-08/02 (3months-1 year) ENVI, AGRI  
LI-NA15-5 07/03-09/26 (3months-1 year) ENVI, AGRI  
LI-NA15-6 07/31-10/25 (3months-1 year) ENVI, AGRI  
LI-NA15-7 09/24-12/18 (3months-1 year) ENVI, AGRI  
Wazuka Kyoto LI-WA15-1 04/10-07/05 (3months-1 year) AGRI, HERI  
LI-WA15-2 05/08-08/02 (3months-1 year) AGRI, HERI  
LI-WA15-3 07/03-09/26 (3months-1 year) AGRI, HERI  
LI-WA15-4 07/31-10/25 (3months-1 year) AGRI, HERI  
LI-WA15-5 09/24-12/18 (3months-1 year) AGRI, HERI  
Iwami-ginzan Shimane LI-IW15-1 01/16-04/12 (3months-1 year) SOCI, ENVI  
LI-IW15-2 02/13-05/10 (3months-1 year) SOCI, ENVI  
LI-IW15-3 04/10-07/05 (3months-1 year) SOCI, ENVI  
LI-IW15-4 05/08-08/02 (3months-1 year) SOCI, ENVI  
LI-IW15-5 07/03-09/26 (3months-1 year) SOCI, ENVI  
LI-IW15-6 07/31-10/25 (3months-1 year) SOCI, ENVI  
LI-IW15-7 09/24-12/18 (3months-1 year) SOCI, ENVI  
Ikata Ehime LI-IK15-1 01/16-04/12 (3months-1 year) AGRI  
LI-IK15-2 02/13-05/10 (3months-1 year) AGRI  
LI-IK15-3 04/10-07/05 (3months-1 year) AGRI, HERI  
LI-IK15-4 05/08-08/02 (3months-1 year) AGRI, HERI  
LI-IK15-5 07/03-09/26 (3months-1 year) AGRI, HERI  
LI-IK15-6 07/31-10/25 (3months-1 year) AGRI, HERI  
LI-IK15-7 09/24-12/18 (3months-1 year) AGRI  
Minamata Kumamoto LI-MI15-1 01/16-04/12 ENVI, AGRI  
LI-MI15-2 09/24-12/18 (3months-7 months) ENVI, AGRI  
Kunigami Okinawa LI-KG15-1 01/16-04/12 (3months-1 year) ENVI, HERI  
LI-KG15-2 02/13-05/10 (3months-1 year) ENVI, HERI  
LI-KG15-3 04/10-07/05 (3months-1 year) ENVI, HERI  
LI-KG15-4 05/08-08/02 (3months-1 year) ENVI, HERI  
LI-KG15-5 07/03-09/26 (3months-1 year) ENVI, HERI  
LI-KG15-6 07/31-10/25 (3months-1 year) ENVI, HERI  
LI-KG15-7 09/24-12/18 (3months-1 year) ENVI, HERI  


<LW (Lomg & middle term Workcamp>

Program Place Code Dates Type of project No. of vounteer Available Places Report
Kurogi Fukuoka LW-KU15-1 05/11-07/29 AGRI, ENVI, RELI  



<AVS (Asia Voluntray Service>
※Only for Asian!
Detail of AVS is here!

Program Place Code Dates Type of project No. of vounteer Available Places Report
Mashiko Tochigi NICE-AVS15-1 04/20-12/10 ENVI, RELI  
Kurogi Fukuoka NICE-AVS15-2 05/01-11/30(3months-7 months) AGRI, ENVI, RELI  


<JAVS (Japan ASEAN Voluntray Service>
※Only for Asian!
Detail of JAVS is here!

Program Place Code Dates Type of project No. of vounteer Available Places Report
Mashiko Tochigi JAVS/02 01/24-04/22 ENVI, RELI  


After the backgrounds(partners, aims and histories) of the projects;

W: Voluntary work  
S: Study theme
A: Accommodation 
L: Location
T: Terminal (The closest big international airport)
LA: Leisure Activities
SR: Special Remarks(if any)
PF: Participation Fees (if any)

 
[ About Japanese language level ]
Some: Volunteer who can speak greeting, introduce yourselves level in Japanese.
Good: Volunteer who can have daily conversation level in Japanese.

 
* Number of volunteers = the number the host organization needs at the same period.
* The period includes the dates of Preparation/ Evaluation Seminar.

 Detailed project Information (LMTI);

<Shintoku>
NICE-L
I-SH15-1  Shintoku 15-1 (Hokkaido)  01/16-04/12 (or up to 10 months) AGRI, SOCI  2 vols.
NICE-LI-SH15-2  Shintoku 15-2 (Hokkaido)  02/13-05/10 (or up to 9 months) AGRI, SOCI  2 vols.
NICE-LI-SH15-3  Shintoku 15-3 (Hokkaido)  04/10-07/05 (or up to 7 months) AGRI, SOCI  2 vols.
NICE-LI-SH15-4  Shintoku 15-4 (Hokkaido)  05/08-08/02 (or up to 6 months) AGRI, SOCI  2 vols.
NICE-LI-SH15-5  Shintoku 15-5 (Hokkaido)  07/03-09/26 (or up to 5 months) AGRI, SOCI  2 vols.
NICE-LI-SH15-6  Shintoku 15-6 (Hokkaido)  07/31-10/25  AGRI, SOCI  2 vols.
Organized together with Kyodo Gakusha Shintoku Farm, a cooperative community where people with various backgrounds such as mentally disadvantaged, people who are tired of city life, who wants to learn farming, etc. They have five communities in Tokyo, Nagano and Hokkaido and grow animals and vegetables in ecological, organic way with utilizing Bacterium. Their cheese got the 1st prize in the national contest!
W: We will do various types of agricultural works (planting, weeding, cultivating, harvesting, to make organic vegetables taking care of animals, etc.) as well as house work. We will develop the rangeland.
A: Shared room (male and female are separated), cooked as a group by turns (vegetarian is possible!)
L: Agricultural country side, 120 km east of Sapporo. Minus 20 degree in winter and 20 in summer.
T: From Sapporo, 4 hours by express train. From Tokyo, 13 hours by bullet train or 32 hours by ship.
SR: Motivation to learn and speak Japanese language, strong motivation for the host. Skills of agriculture or construction can be useful!
* IMPORTANT!! If you want to finish the project in other period (either shorter or longer), please choose among the following dates and clearly write on your application form; 04/12, 05/10, 07/05, 08/02, 09/26, 10/25, 12/18 (if in 2016, just write your preferable date).
 
<Yoichi>
NICE-LI-YO15-1  Yoichi 15-1  (Hokkaido)  04/10-07/05 (or up to 8 months)  CONS, AGRI  2 vols.
NICE-LI-YO15-2  Yoichi 15-2  (Hokkaido)  05/08-08/02 (or up to 7 months)  CONS, AGRI  2 vols.
NICE-LI-YO15-3  Yoichi 15-3  (Hokkaido)  07/03-09/26 (or up to 5 months)  CONS, AGRI  2 vols.
NICE-LI-YO15-4  Yoichi 15-4  (Hokkaido)  07/31-10/25 (or up to 4 months)  CONS, AGRI  2 vols.
NICE-LI-YO15-5  Yoichi 15-5  (Hokkaido)  09/24-11/15  CONS, AGRI  2 vols.
Organized together with Hokkaido Eco-village Promotion Project (HEPP). HEPP start to promote "living and society for sustainable", to create better environmental and social community model for next generation in Hokkaido since 2012. They want to product which it need our living life (foods, energy, etc.) by themselves as much as possible, and want to share them in local area. They provide various chances to learn comprehensive skill and knowledge. They also want to connect urban area and rural area, producers and consumers and to contribute local revitalization.
W: We will build eco learning houses in this area. So, volunteer do various types of constructional works (cutting woods, driving nails, painting walls etc.). We support carpenters. We organize event which it is self-building workshop. We will do various types of agricultural works too.
A: Shared room (male and female are separated), cooked as a group by turns.
L: Agricultural country side, 60 km Northeast of Sapporo. Minus 10 degree in winter and 20 in summer.
T: From Sapporo, 1 hour by train. From Tokyo, 1.5 hours by airplane and 1.5 hours by train.
SR: Speaking some Japanese! Motivation to learn and speak Japanese language, strong motivation for the host. Skills of construction or agriculture can be useful!
* IMPORTANT!! If you want to finish the project in other period (either shorter or longer), please choose among the following dates and clearly write on your application form; 07/05, 08/02, 09/26, 10/25, 12/18 (if in 2016, just write your preferable date).
 
<Rokkasho>
NICE-LI-TR15-1  Rokkasho 15-1  (Aomori)  04/10-07/05 (or up to 8months)  AGRI, ENVI 2 vols.
NICE-LI-TR15-2  Rokkasho 15-2  (Aomori)  05/08-08/02 (or up to 7months)  AGRI, ENVI 2 vols.
NICE-LI-TR15-3  Rokkasho 15-3  (Aomori)  07/03-09/26 (or up to 5months)  AGRI, ENVI 2 vols.
NICE-LI-TR15-4  Rokkasho 15-4  (Aomori)  07/31-10/25 (or up to 4months)  AGRI, ENVI 2 vols.
NICE-LI-TR15-5  Rokkasho 15-5  (Aomori)  09/24-12/18  AGRI, ENVI  2 vols.
Organized together with Tohoku-Ashitanomori(TA) since 2011 (but first time for the long term voluntary program with NICE). TA is a NPO running organic farming and ecological life which isn't depend on fossil fuels. Rokkasho village is known by nuclear fuel processing facility, but TA set up the mission to set up the eco village only. We aim to organic farming and ecological lifestyle through as LMTV, also conservation these mountains to save water, and activate the area.
W: We will do various types of organic agricultural works (planting, weeding, cultivating, harvesting, to make vegetables, etc.). We set up sustainable lifestyle using forest (ex. thinning the forests, pealing woods, utilize thinning etc.).
S: Similar type of eco-village communities in each country. Bring some info..!
A: movable house or TA office. Cooked as a group by turns SB! CV
L: On It is located Tohoku-cho and Rokkasho village. On the pacific side of Aomori prefecture. Rokkasho village is 253.01 km2. There are many traditional summer festivals (ex. Nebuta, Neputa etc.) in Aomori.
T: Tokyo (7 hours by bullet train or 10 hours by bus.
SR: Speaking some Japanese! Motivation to learn and speak Japanese language, strong motivation for the host. Interest in agricultural & exchange with a community. Adaptability to enjoy a simple lifestyle!
* IMPORTANT!! If you want to finish the project in other period (either shorter or longer), please choose among the following dates and clearly write on your application form; 07/05, 08/02, 09/26, 10/25, 12/18 (if in 2016, just write your preferable date).
 
<Fukushima>
NICE-LI-FU15-1  Fukushima 15-1  (Fukushima)  01/16-04/12 (or up to 1 year) EDUC, RELI  1 vol.
NICE-LI-FU15-2  Fukushima 15-2  (Fukushima)  02/13-05/10 (or up to 1 year) EDUC, RELI  1 vol.
NICE-LI-FU15-3  Fukushima 15-3  (Fukushima)  04/10-07/05 (or up to 1 year) EDUC, RELI  1 vol.
NICE-LI-FU15-4  Fukushima 15-4  (Fukushima)  05/08-08/02 (or up to 1 year) EDUC, RELI  1 vol.
NICE-LI-FU15-5  Fukushima 15-5  (Fukushima)  07/03-09/26 (or up to 1 year) EDUC, RELI  1 vol.
NICE-LI-FU15-6  Fukushima 15-6  (Fukushima)  07/31-10/25 (or up to 1 year) EDUC, RELI  1 vol.
NICE-LI-FU15-7  Fukushima 15-7  (Fukushima)  09/24-12/18 (or up to 1 year) EDUC, RELI  1 vol.
Organized together with Fuku-Kan-Net (FKN), a special NPO dedicated to deepening the understanding of South Korean language, culture, economy and history. It also seeks to develop mutual understanding and friendship among Japanese and Korean through exchange activities. From now on, they want to have international exchange more widely especially including Europe and USA. After big earthquake, people in Fukushima got huge damaged by the earthquake and radioactivity and also by harmful rumors still now.
W: We promote international culture through language classes and improve current classes and create new ones. FKN organize community café, Korean events, we support it (to exchange with local people, to widen international perspectives of local people etc.) FKN expects us to cheer up local people who still have mental damaged by earthquake and harmful rumors. We write blog about daily life in Fukushima.
S: International Exchange
A: Single room in volunteer house near FKN office. Volunteers cook for themselves.
L: The capital of the Fukushima prefecture, and the population is 290,000. 65km far from Fukushima nuclear power plant that is far from dangerous!
T: From Tokyo, 5 hours by bus
LA: Participation in the local events; many opportunities to learn the cultures of Japan and Korea.
SR: Strong motivation and flexibility to work for revival of Fukushima. Speaking good Japanese (for Korean vols. they need to speak very good Japanese) since the common language will be Japanese.
* IMPORTANT!! If you want to finish the project in other period (either shorter or longer), please choose among the following dates and clearly write on your application form; 04/12, 05/10, 07/05, 08/02, 09/26, 10/25, 12/18 (if in 2016, just write your preferable date).
 
<Samegawa>
NICE-LI-SA15-1  Samegawa 15-1 (Fukushima)  02/13-05/10 (or up to 1 year) AGRI, KIDS  2 vols.
NICE-LI-SA15-2  Samegawa 15-2 (Fukushima)  04/10-07/05 (or up to 1 year) AGRI, KIDS  2 vols.
NICE-LI-SA15-3  Samegawa 15-3 (Fukushima)  05/08-08/02 (or up to 1 year) AGRI, KIDS  2 vols.
NICE-LI-SA15-4  Samegawa 15-4 (Fukushima)  07/03-09/26 (or up to 1 year) KIDS, AGRI  2 vols.
NICE-LI-SA15-5  Samegawa 15-5 (Fukushima)  07/31-10/25 (or up to 1 year) KIDS, AGRI  2 vols.
NICE-LI-SA15-6  Samegawa 15-6 (Fukushima)  09/24-12/18 (or up to 1 year) AGRI, KIDS  2 vols.
Organized together with Abukuma Nature School Network (ANSN). Their theme is learning from soil and nature, and live together. Many children in Fukushima are forced to stay indoors for the fear of health risks from radioactivity having been released in the air by the nuclear disaster since March 2011. ANSN started to organize kids camp for in Fukushima. It called “Fukushima Kids (FK)”. He became chairperson of the Executive committee it. They got support from various famous people. FK bring about more than 40 elementary, junior high or high school students at a time to areas with lower radiation levels, to conduct a series of camps during vacations (some 5-day camps in summer and winter) and weekends.
W: We will do some farm and forest work such as planting rice, cutting the grasses, sowing seeds and harvesting in the land of ANSN. ANSN organize many events on weekend. We will help to accept smoothly people from kids to adults, family. We help and enjoy with them. We will support to organize Fukushima kids program, during summer season. We will support the above events with ANSN.
A: Single room of the nature school. Volunteers cook with local host, if more than 3 volunteers together, cooking by themselves. During kid camp, we will stay with kids (But it depend on case!)
L: Small village in the forest area, the population is about 5,000, surrounded by rich nature. The temperature in winter can be minus 5-10 though the inside buildings are warm enough! 75km far from Fukushima nuclear power plant.
T: From Tokyo, 2.5 hours by bus and 45 minutes by car.
LA: Participation in the local events, many opportunities to learn the local wisdom, etc.
SR: Speaking some Japanese, strong motivation to work with the host and live in the remote area with a lot of nature, respect to the local custom and life, flexibility, friendliness, positive mind and those who likes children. Interest in revival Fukushima. Experience of similar types of work is welcome!
* IMPORTANT!! If you want to finish in other period (either shorter or longer), please choose among the following dates and clearly write on your application form; 04/12, 05/10, 07/05, 08/02, 09/26, 10/25, 12/18 (if in 2016, just write your preferable date).
 
<Maki>
NICE-LI-MK15-1  Maki 15-1 (Nagano)  04/10-07/05 (or up to 8 months) AGRI, SOCI, HERI  2 vols.
NICE-LI-MK15-2  Maki 15-2 (Nagano)  05/08-08/02 (or up to 7 months) AGRI, SOCI, HERI  2 vols.
NICE-LI-MK15-3  Maki 15-3 (Nagano)  07/03-09/26 (or up to 5 months) AGRI, SOCI, HERI  2 vols.
NICE-LI-MK15-4  Maki 15-4 (Nagano)  07/31-10/25 (or up to 4 months) AGRI, SOCI, HERI  2 vols.
NICE-LI-MK15-5  Maki 15-5 (Nagano)  09/24-12/18  SOCI, AGRI, HERI  2 vols.
Organized together with Maki Farm of Kyodo Gakusha (KG). KG is a NPO running 5 organic farming communities in Japan where people with various backgrounds such as mentally disadvantaged, those who want to learn farming, etc. in order to change our society from competitive to cooperative. Maki Farm has 5-10 members and is located in a very isolated area (no accessible for cars and we have to walk 4 km in the mountains!), so once it became an abandon village in 1970s. Tateya is one of brunch in KG group.
W: We will help their organic farming (weeding in rice and vegetable fields, planting vegetables, taking care of goats and hens, etc.) and also carry the things from the town, renovate the trails, help their house work, etc. Be ready to work for quite a long time (05:30-18:00 with some brakes) and hard.
A: Building for volunteers in the farm, cooking as a group by turn (Vegetarian is possible!)
L: In the deep mountain. Very isolated, but beautiful village near “Japanese Northern Alps”. About 900 meters asl. There are something remained here that most of Japanese areas have lost in modernization.
T: From Tokyo, 4 hours by express train or 6-8 hours by bus and train
SR: Speaking some Japanese (common language will be Japanese) and strong motivation to work and enjoy simple life in the isolated area and respect to the local culture and way of the local organization! Skills of agriculture or construction can be useful!
* IMPORTANT!! If you want to finish the project in other period (either shorter or longer), please choose among the following dates and clearly write on your application form; 07/05, 08/02, 09/26, 10/25, 12/18 (if in 2016, just write your preferable date).
 
<Tateya>
NICE-LI-TT15-1  Tateya 15-1  (Nagano)  04/10-07/05 (or up to 8 months)  AGRI, SOCI  2 vols.
NICE-LI-TT15-2  Tateya 15-2  (Nagano)  05/08-08/02 (or up to 7 months)  AGRI, SOCI  2 vols.
NICE-LI-TT15-3  Tateya 15-3  (Nagano)  07/03-09/26 (or up to 5 months)  AGRI, SOCI  2 vols.
NICE-LI-TT15-4  Tateya 15-4  (Nagano)  07/31-10/25 (or up to 4 months)  AGRI, SOCI  2 vols.
NICE-LI-TT15-5  Tateya 15-5  (Nagano)  09/24-12/18  SOCI, AGRI  2 vols.
Organized together with Tateya Farm of Kyodo Gakusha (KG). KG is a NPO running 5 organic farming communities in Japan where people with various backgrounds such as mentally disadvantaged, those who want to learn farming, etc. in order to change our society from competitive to cooperative. Tateya Farm has 40 members, they have several backgrounds. LI-MK Maki is one of brunch in KG group.
W: We will help their organic farming (weeding in rice and vegetable fields, planting vegetables, taking care of goats and chicken, etc.) and also making miso and soy-sauce, wooden toy, weaving and dyeing cloths etc. Be ready to work for quite a long time (05:30-18:00 with some brakes) and hard.
A: Building for volunteers in the farm, cooking as a group by turn (Vegetarian is possible!)
L: Otari village is a small village located in the region of stunning natural beauty in the northern part of Nagano Prefecture, Japan. It is beautiful village near “Japanese Northern Alps”.
T: From Tokyo, 4 hours by express train or 6-8 hours by bus and train
SR: Speaking some Japanese (common language will be Japanese) and strong motivation to work and enjoy simple life in the isolated area and respect to the local culture and way of the local organization! Skills of agriculture or construction can be useful!
* IMPORTANT!! If you want to finish the project in other period (either shorter or longer), please choose among the following dates and clearly write on your application form; 07/05, 08/02, 09/26, 10/25, 12/18 (if in 2016, just write your preferable date).
 
<Kamiichi>
NICE-LI-KA15-1  Kamiichi 15-1  (Toyama)  07/03-08/31  KIDS, HERI  2 vols.
Organized together with “Aso Aso Nature School (AANS)”, a local NPO created in 2005 for “Joying and learning for what?” “Creating slow time & space for communicating with nature without constraint”. There are rich natural and farming culture, they were continued in project site. AANS organize Kids camps there for joying nature and learning from these cultures all season. We support these activities on summer season. We deal with regional contribution activities in this area through the nature camps.
W: Local host organize many Kids camps during July to August. We will manage and support these Kids camps. If you want, you organize these camps as camp leader. Hard!! We will organize some events for kids on weekend. We will plan it with local host.
A: Single room in traditional old style Japanese house, cooking as a group by turn. During kid camp, we will stay with kids (But it depend on case!).
L: Mountain area in the forest, but rich nature. It is close to Mt. Tsurugi-dake, it is an altitude of 2,999 meters. It include “Japanese Northern Alps”. About 15km from east of Toyama city.
T: From Tokyo, about 4 hours by express train or 6-8 hours by bus and train
SR: Speaking good Japanese (common language will be Japanese) and strong motivation to exchange with kids, enjoy simple life in the isolated area and respect to the local culture and way of the local organization! Experience of kid camp can be useful! There are many insects during this season!!
 
<Nabari>
NICE-LI-NA15-1  Nabari 15-1  (Mie)  01/16-04/12 (or up to 1 year)  ENVI, AGRI  2 vols.
NICE-LI-NA15-2  Nabari 15-2  (Mie)  02/13-05/10 (or up to 1 year)  ENVI, AGRI  2 vols.
NICE-LI-NA15-3  Nabari 15-3  (Mie)  04/10-07/05 (or up to 1 year)  ENVI, AGRI  2 vols.
NICE-LI-NA15-4  Nabari 15-4  (Mie)  05/08-08/02 (or up to 1 year)  ENVI, AGRI  2 vols.
NICE-LI-NA15-5  Nabari 15-5  (Mie)  07/03-09/26 (or up to 1 year)  ENVI, AGRI  2 vols.
NICE-LI-NA15-6  Nabari 15-6  (Mie)  07/31-10/25 (or up to 1 year)  ENVI, AGRI  2 vols.
NICE-LI-NA15-7  Nabari 15-7  (Mie)  09/24-12/18 (or up to 1 year)  ENVI, AGRI  2 vols.
Organized together with is ‘Akame no Satoyama wo Sodateru Kai’(ASSK), a local environmental NPO, since 1998. In an area between Osaka and Nagoya, there were plans for a golf course and disposal of industrial garbage, but the local community has stopped them with the ‘Woods Trust’ movement. The group was formed in 1996 to collect donations to buy and protect the land, to build an eco-resort to enjoy nature, to maintain forests, to create a pond for dragonflies, etc…
W: We will do a various work to care of the forest such as cutting trees & branches, maintaining the footpaths, etc… We will also support to organize some environmental events (e.g., to collect edible wild plants, nature observation) in their field and to take care and harvest mushrooms.
S: Local participation to protect nature. Bring some info.!
A: Single room, in the pension named ‘Eco Resort Akame’. Volunteers cook for themselves.
L: About 60 km east of Osaka. There are famous falls nearby that many hikers visit. The climate in this season is relatively cold; so don't forget to bring warm clothes.
T: From Osaka, 1 hour by train from each. From Tokyo, 4 hours by bullet train and 10 hours by bus
LA: Excursion, exchange parties, visiting schools, exchange with elderly people of the eco-resort, etc…
SR: Speaking some Japanese, strong motivation to work with the host, respect to the local custom and life, open mind and flexibility.
* IMPORTANT!! If you want to finish the project in other period (either shorter or longer), please choose among the following dates and clearly write on your application form; 04/12, 05/10, 07/05, 08/02, 09/26, 10/25, 12/18 (if in 2016, just write your preferable date).
 
<Wazuka>
NICE-LI-WA15-1  Wazuka 15-1  (Kyoto)  04/10-07/05 (or up to 1 year)  AGRI, HERI  2 vols.
NICE-LI-WA15-2  Wazuka 15-2  (Kyoto)  05/08-08/02 (or up to 1 year)  AGRI, HERI  2 vols.
NICE-LI-WA15-3  Wazuka 15-3  (Kyoto)  07/03-09/26 (or up to 1 year)  AGRI, HERI  2 vols.
NICE-LI-WA15-4  Wazuka 15-4  (Kyoto)  07/31-10/25 (or up to 1 year)  AGRI, HERI  2 vols.
NICE-LI-WA15-5  Wazuka 15-5  (Kyoto)  09/24-12/18 (or up to 1 year)  AGRI, HERI  2 vols.
Organized together with E-Wasa (EW) from 2015. It means good Japanese tea and is a local NPO created in 2012 to organize agricultural events, support people who live in Wazuka as new tea farmers. Short term workcamps are hosted every year since 2001 by other local group. One of tea farmers who was camp leader in the workcamp in Wazuka was fascinated, so became a tea farmer here. Then, he established EW for future of Wazuka. Wazuka is famous for green tea (called Uji-cha, but they want to PR as Wazuka-cha), but has been facing depopulation, lack of workers and aging society since most of youth leave the town. So, the number of abandoned tea farms are increasing and the town is losing its tradition, life, custom and scenery. EW hopes to host vols. to work together to animate the town and revive the tea farms.
W: We will do natural tea farming in abandoned tea farms with EA. After reviving farms, EA will provide it for new tea farmer who want to start as new tea farmer. We will join the local events, weekend workcamp too.
S: About natural faring. Bring some info.!
A: Single room at the volunteer’s house.. Volunteers cook for themselves.
L: About 80 km from the center of Osaka. Most of the peninsula was designated as a quasi-national park.
T: From Osaka/Kyoto: 1 hour and a half by train and bus. It is located near Nara. From Tokyo: 2 hours by bullet train then 1 hour and half by train and bus.
LA: It was selected as “one pf the most beautiful villages in Japan” 2013. A famous landscape known as the "Beautiful Tea farms" It is called “Chagenkyo”.
SR: Speaking some Japanese, strong motivation to work with the host, respect of the local customs and life, open mind and flexibility.
* IMPORTANT!! If you want to finish the project in other period (either shorter or longer), please choose among the following dates and clearly write on your application form; 07/05, 08/02, 09/26, 10/25, 12/18 (if in 2016, just write your preferable date).
 
<Iwami-ginzan>
NICE-LI-IW15-1  Iwami-ginzan 15-1  (Shimane)  01/16-04/12 (or up to 1 year) SOCI, ENVI  2 vols.
NICE-LI-IW15-2  Iwami-ginzan 15-2  (Shimane)  02/13-05/10 (or up to 1 year) SOCI, ENVI  2 vols.
NICE-LI-IW15-3  Iwami-ginzan 15-3  (Shimane)  04/10-07/05 (or up to 1 year) SOCI, ENVI  2 vols.
NICE-LI-IW15-4  Iwami-ginzan 15-4  (Shimane)  05/08-08/02 (or up to 1 year) SOCI, ENVI  2 vols.
NICE-LI-IW15-5  Iwami-ginzan 15-5  (Shimane)  07/03-09/26 (or up to 1 year) SOCI, ENVI  2 vols.
NICE-LI-IW15-6  Iwami-ginzan 15-6  (Shimane)  07/31-10/25 (or up to 1 year) SOCI, ENVI  2 vols.
NICE-LI-IW15-7  Iwami-ginzan 15-7  (Shimane)  09/24-12/18 (or up to 1 year) SOCI, ENVI  2 vols.
Organized 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.
W: Empowering NEET youth (Communication with them, they can get confidence by the experiences of communicating foreign people, to talk, to do activities). We will do various work to maintain and protect the forests such as cutting bamboos and grasses, burning grasses, etc…
S: Similar kinds of forest care, protection and youth empowerment in each country. Bring some info.
A: Share the rooms in the house named ‘Yukimi-ru’, it is the center of NEET youth members. Cooked by vols. Pocket money is 30,000 yen per month.
L: About 250 km northwest of Osaka. Near the Sea of Japan.
T: From Osaka, 9 hours by train. From Tokyo, 6 hours by bullet train or 12 hours by midnight bus.
LA: Visiting school, exchange parties.
SR: Speaking good Japanese! Motivation to learn and speak Japanese language, strong motivation for the host. Interested in nature conservation.
* IMPORTANT!! If you want to finish the project in other period (either shorter or longer), please choose among the following dates and clearly write on your application form; 04/12, 05/10, 07/05, 08/02, 09/26, 10/25, 12/18 (if in 2016, just write your preferable date).
 
<Ikata>
NICE-LI-IK15-1  Ikata 15-1  (Ehime)  01/16-04/12 (or up to 1 year)  AGRI  2 vols.
NICE-LI-IK15-2  Ikata 15-2  (Ehime)  02/13-05/10 (or up to 1 year)  AGRI  2 vols.
NICE-LI-IK15-3  Ikata 15-3  (Ehime)  04/10-07/05 (or up to 1 year)  AGRI, HERI  2 vols.
NICE-LI-IK15-4  Ikata 15-4  (Ehime)  05/08-08/02 (or up to 1 year)  AGRI, HERI  2 vols.
NICE-LI-IK15-5  Ikata 15-5  (Ehime)  07/03-09/26 (or up to 1 year)  AGRI, HERI  2 vols.
NICE-LI-IK15-6  Ikata 15-6  (Ehime)  07/31-10/25 (or up to 1 year)  AGRI, HERI  2 vols.
NICE-LI-IK15-7  Ikata 15-7  (Ehime)  09/24-12/18 (or up to 1 year)  AGRI  2 vols.
Organized together with Kikuya Community Group (KCG), formed by the local young people to think of the future of their small village. Ikata is famous for its main industry of oranges farming, but has been facing depopulation, lack of workers and aging society since most of young people leave the town. So, the number of abandoned orange farms is increasing and the town is losing its tradition, life, custom and scenery. KCG strongly hopes to host vols. to work together to animate the town and revive the farms.
W: We will help orange farming (It is the main work!! Harvesting, taking care of trees, cutting grass etc., it depend on season! Especially, Nov. to April. is hard!!), support local youth club (If you have chance), and create new activities to animate the town.
A: Share room at the volunteer’s house. Yu’ll cook for themselves. Pocket money is 20,000 yen per month.
L: In the edge of Sata Peninsula, surrounded by the sea, so fishing is also famous. There are only 30 houses in this community. The climate is relatively warm though it can be cold in winter.
T: Matsuyama (2.5 hours by bus). From Tokyo, 12-13 hours by highway bus.
LA: Participation in the local events, exchange with the local groups, etc.
SR: Speaking good Japanese, strong motivation to work with the host, respect to the local custom and life, open mind and flexibility. Be ready that work is for quite a long and hard (Especially, Nov. to April.)
* IMPORTANT!! If you want to finish the project in other period (either shorter or longer), please choose among the following dates and clearly write on your application form; 04/12, 05/10, 07/05, 08/02, 09/26, 10/25, 12/18 (if in 2016, just write your preferable date).
 
<Minamata>
NICE-LI-MI15-1  Minamata 15-1 (Kumamoto)  01/16-04/12  ENVI, AGRI  3 vols.
NICE-LI-MI15-2  Minamata 15-2 (Kumamoto)  09/24-12/18 (or up to 8 months)  ENVI, AGRI 3 vols.
Organized together with Shokubutsu Shigen No Chikara’ (Power of Natural Resource), a local NPO to recover natural ecosystem cycles by promoting the regeneration and rebirth of land & sea forests. It’s been hosting short term international workcamps almost every year since 92 that has made a significant impacts to create a forest on the reclaimed land. They will continue forest reconstruction, environmental education, agricultural work and development work of the regional cultural activities. Minamata had experienced the unique industrial pollution in the world(It is called Minamata disease).So, they want to make natural ecosystem cycles here for global environment.
W: Aim is to make cyclical environmental preservation within the affected areas. We will maintain bamboo forest (cutting bamboo trees etc.), make bamboo charcoals. We will support local farmers (harvesting, taking care of vegetables etc.).
A: Shared the room in local House. Volunteers cook for themselves.
L: Southern part of Kumamoto prefecture in Kyushu, one of the four main islands of Japan. It faces a beautiful semi-closed sea called Shiranui-kai and has some gorgeous natural scenery.
T: From Osaka, 3 hours by airplane and bus. From Tokyo, 4 hours by airplane and bus.
LA: Agricultural Assistance Program (Harvesting paper mulberry trees, citrus fruits, onions, etc.). Ocean life investigation, Environmental education etc.
SR: Speaking some Japanese! Motivation to learn and speak Japanese language, strong motivation for the host.
 
<Kunigami>
NICE-LI-KG15-1  Kunigami 15-1  (Okinawa)  01/16-04/12 (or up to 1 year)  ENVI, HERI  3 vols.
NICE-LI-KG15-2  Kunigami 15-2  (Okinawa)  02/13-05/10 (or up to 1 year)  ENVI, HERI  3 vols.
NICE-LI-KG15-3  Kunigami 15-3  (Okinawa)  04/10-07/05(or up to 1 year)  ENVI, HERI  3 vols.
NICE-LI-KG15-4  Kunigami 15-4  (Okinawa)  05/08-08/02 (or up to 1 year)  ENVI, HERI  3 vols.
NICE-LI-KG15-5  Kunigami 15-5  (Okinawa)  07/03-09/26 (or up to 1 year)  ENVI, HERI  3 vols.
NICE-LI-KG15-6  Kunigami 15-6  (Okinawa)  07/31-10/25 (or up to 1 year)  ENVI, HERI  3 vols.
NICE-LI-KG15-7  Kunigami 15-7  (Okinawa)  09/24-12/18 (or up to 1 year)  ENVI, HERI  3 vols.
Organized together with Yanbaru Regional Activation Supporting Center (YRASC) from 2014 .YRASC is a local NPO to conserve rare and endangered species from 2001 in Kunigami village. Around Yanbaru area is designated as game reserve. Especially there are many Okinawa rails (special birds in Yanbaru area). YRASC want to conserve these spices with young generations from all over the world. They also aim for registered as a World Natural Heritage Site, Yanbaru area future.
W: We will conserve rare and endangered species (especially, Okinawa rails, sea turtles etc.) with local host. We will maintain national park and wilderness area. We will promote ecotourism about this area too.
A: Traditional local house (it was Japanese inn before). You will have your own room. All basic facilities are provided. Cooking as a group by turn.
L: Kunigami is a small village in north of Okinawa main island. It is currently a well-known, popular ecotourism destination nationwide because of its pristine subtropical rainforest habitat not found on the mainland Japan. Okinawa islands are called Oriental Galapagos.
T: From Tokyo, 3 hours half by airplane and 3 hours by bus. There are cheap frights (LCC) from Tokyo, Osaka and Fukuoka now. You can go to Okinawa island easily now.
SR: Speaking good Japanese (common language will be Japanese) and strong motivation to work, speaking Japanese language and respect to the local culture and way of the local organization!
* IMPORTANT!! If you want to finish the project in other period (either shorter or longer), please choose among the following dates and clearly write on your application form; 04/12, 05/10, 07/05, 08/02, 09/26, 10/25, 12/18 (if in 2016, just write your preferable date).
 
 
  Detailed project Information (LW) 

NICE-LW-KU15-1  Kurogi 15-1 (Fukuoka)  05/11-07/29  AGRI, ENVI, RELI  6 vols. (3 int.)
Organized together with Sansonjuku, founded in 1994, maintaining forest and step rice paddies through the projects which involves people from the city and local. They started 80-days of international workcamp with NICE since 2008 to make the footpath and maintain the forest. But on July 2012, the hardest rain ever attacked around this area. After that it had serious damages by flood. Their aim is to activate the community and sustain the program with young people from the world to conserve this rich nature and revival this area!

W: We will 1) cultivating rice (Ex. rice planting, cutting grass in terraced rice fields (main work), 2) to help local farm (green tea, rice and vegetable, etc.), 3) to involves many people who has interesting environmental projects(Ex. to organize environmental class and to support Sansonjuku events).
A: Egao no mori center (It was Kasahara-higashi elementary school until 2004). Volunteers cook for themselves. There may be some pocket money to support additional cost by the group (e.g..transportation and meals outside on free days) in some cases.
L: Southern part of the Fukuoka prefecture. The Yame city is 482.53 km2. There are so many tee trees and terraced paddy fields.
T: Fukuoka airport (1 hour by train and 1hours by bus). From Tokyo to Fukuoka airport, 1.5 hours by airplane or from Tokyo to Hakata station, 5.5 hours by bullet train.
SR: Motivation to learn and speak Japanese language!! Respect to the local culture and way of the local organization! Interested in environmental issues and agriculture. Motivation to work hard, open mind, cooperation with others.

 Detailed project Information (AVS) 
 
NICE-AVS/15-1  Mashiko 15-1  (Tochigi)  04/20-12/04  ENVI, RELI  5 vols. (2 Asian!)
Organized together with Tochigi Conservation Corps (TCC). Conservation Corps is long term workcamp programs in USA where 10-20 youth work for local development and environment. About 25,000 vols. join every year. To create similar programs in Japan, TCC was created in 2009 by the leader who was a LMTV coordinator of NICE. Because there are few children who are able to play and grown up in nature, TCC creates a children’s forest in which local community residents can play.
W: We will 1) maintain/ upgrade the children's forest 2) maintain bamboo forest 3) involve many people who has interesting environmental projects (Ex. to organize weekend workcamp) 4) revive the forest in disaster area in Iwaki city, Fukushima that got huge damaged by Tsunami.
A: Single room in very big beautiful house, it called Meizai-an. Volunteers cook for themselves. All basic facilities are provided. There may be some pocket money to support additional cost by the group (e.g.,transportation and meals outside on free days) in some cases.
L: Mashiko town is located in the east part of Tochigi prefecture and famous for potter, so the atmosphere of the town is artistic with some cultural heritages. The population of the town is about 25,000.
T: From Tokyo, 3-4 hours by train and then, 40 min. from Utsunomiya city by car
LA: We have opportunities learning leadership, NPO management, group work, that would be useful for your future. Joining the local festivals. Sightseeing, short trip (hot springs, famous places here)
SR: ONLY Asian. 04/20-07/10 or 09/14-12/04 is the basic period to join, but if you can and want to join for the full period, it may be possible, so let us know! Interests in Environment and local development. Liking to work outside. Flexibility and cooperation are required. Speaking some or good Japanese. You need to get special guidance and applications form before you will apply, so send inquiry to us!
 
NICE-AVS/15-2  Kurogi 15-2 (Fukuoka)  05/01-11/30 (3-7 months) AGRI, EVVI, RELI  3vols.(2 int.)
Organized together with Sansonjuku, founded in 1994, maintaining forest and step rice paddies through the projects which involves people from the city and local. They started 80-days international workcamp with NICE since 2008 to make footpath and maintain forests. But on July 2012, the hardest rain ever attacked around this area. After that it had serious damages by flood. Their aim is to activate the community and sustain the program with young people from the world to conserve this rich nature and revival this area!
W: We will 1) help local farms who had damaged by the hardest rain (rice, tea and vegetable etc.), 2) lead international workcamp and LMTV program as coordinator, 3) support local host events.
A: Egao no mori center (It was Kasahara-higashi elementary school until 2004). Volunteers cook for themselves. There may be some pocket money to support additional cost by the group (e.g.,transportation and meals outside on free days) in some cases.
L: Southern part of the Fukuoka prefecture. The Yame city is 482.53 km2. There are so many tee trees and terraced paddy fields.
T: Fukuoka airport (1 hour by train and 1hours by bus). From Tokyo to Fukuoka airport, 1.5 hours by airplane or from Tokyo to Hakata station, 5.5 hours by bullet train.
SR: ONLY Asian. We will specially welcome full participation, but 05/01-07/31 or 09/01-11/30 are also welcomed! Speaking some Japanese and good English! Motivation to learn and speak Japanese language!! Experience of workcamp or LMTV project. Interested in environmental issues and agriculture. Motivation to work hard, open mind, cooperation with others. You need to get special guidance and applications form before you will apply, so send inquiry to us!
 

  Detailed project Information (JAVS) 

JAVS/02  Mashiko 15-1  (Tochigi)  02/01-04/15  ENVI, RELI  3 vols. (2 Asian!)

Organized together with Tochigi Conservation Corp (TCC). Conservation Corps is long term workcamp programs in USA where 10-20 youth work for local development and environment. About 25,000 vols. join every year. To create similar programs in Japan, TCC was created in 2009 by the leader who was a LMTV coordinator of NICE. Because there are few children who are able to play and grown up in nature, TCC creates a children’s forest in which local community residents can play.
W: We will 1) maintain/ upgrade the children's forest 2) to maintain bamboo forest 3) to involve many people who has interesting environmental projects (Ex. to organize weekend workcamp) 4) revive the forest in disaster area in Iwaki city that got huge damaged by Tsunami.
A: Meizai-an, very big beautiful house. You will have your own room. Volunteers cook for themselves. All basic facilities are provided. There may be some pocket money to support additional cost by the group (e.g.,transportation and meals outside on free days) in some cases.
L: Mashiko town is located in the east part of Tochigi prefecture and famous for potter, so the atmosphere of the town is artistic with some cultural heritages. The population of the town is about 25,000.
T: From Tokyo, 3-4 hours by train and then, 40 min. from Utsunomiya city by car
LA: We will have time learning leadership, NPO management, group work, that would be useful for your future. Joining the local festivals. Sightseeing, short trip (hot springs, famous places in this prefecture)
SR: ONLY Japanese & ASEAN nationalities. Interests in environment, local development and working outside. Flexibility & cooperation are required. Speaking some Japanese (we use Japanese mainly). You need to get special guidance and applications form before you will apply, so send inquiry to us!