22.08. - 31.08.2018
Host organization offers outdoor activities for both adults
and children, which include making woodwork, basket wares, building
wooden houses and painting, etc. in an environment abundant in nature as
big as 20 hectares. Staff in this organization are all senior Japanese
volunteers and they work with a philosophy of “A forest sustains people,
people sustain a forest”. During summer, many children and families
visit this place and join the program of various outdoor activities.
This summer they plan a 2-Day event that they expect 150-200 visitors.
CIEE Japan started this STV back in 2008 and it will be 10th anniversary
in this summer.
Fureai-no-Mori Nandemo Kobo official homepage: http://furemori.info/
Fureai-no-Mori Nandemo Kobo official facebook:
Help outdoor activities and preparation for events for
children and families.
- help children, families and elders with cooking (pizza, udon and somen
noodles etc), making crafts, and so on. Age of participants will range
from 5 to 80 years old.
- Attend cultural exchange lesson with local elementary school students
(such as singing English songs and Q&A time)
- Maintenance of Fureai-no-Mori (mori means forest in Japanese) forest
park and some facilities.
-communicate and exchange ideas with local students
※Since there are many outdoor activities, work may differ if it rains.
A traditional Japanese house
Japanese TATAMI room with futon mattress, washer, kitchen, Western
lavatory, shower. No internet access, Convenience store and supermarket
is 5 minutes by car.
Volunteers take turns and cook by themselves. Volunteers are asked to go
to the store and do groceries.
Not available for vegetarian and people who have food allergy.
- A volunteer who enjoys cooking. All foods should be prepared by volunteers.
- Volunteers need to be a self-starter. Those who are open-minded and eager to learn Japanese language and culture are welcome
- There is no internet around this area. Bring pocket wifi if you are in need.
- A motivation letter (more than 5 sentences long) is required. Please include your interest, motivation, experience and strength of yourself in English or Japanese.
Clothing suitable for outdoor activities, volunteers will take care of children in the river too (swimwear, shorts pants, T-shirts, sneakers are must) Slippers and sandals are prohibited. Seasonings and some recipes from your country (Please be ready to introduce your home country cuisine to local Japanese people and other international volunteer members), pictures and materials or something you can introduce your hometown, culture, language etc.
Adresa: Tokuyama,YAMAGUCHI, , Japan
Letisko: Kansai International Airport (INTERNATIONAL) Yamaguchi Ube Airport (DOMESTIC), Autobusová/Vlaková zastávka: JR Tokuyama Station
GPS: 34.065682, 131.8140153
Shunan-city is located in south-eastern part
of Yamaguchi Pref., between the beautiful Seto Inland Sea and hillside.
It takes four and a half hours from Tokyo by Shinkansen or one and a
half from Yamaguchi Ube Airport by train. During the day-offs,
volunteers may participate in a traditional summer “MIKOSHI (portable
shrine)” festival with local children. A volunteer needs at least 10,000
JPY in cash if she/he wants to go sightseeing on free-day.
Táto aktivita nemôže byť pridaná do tvojej tašky. Môže byť plná, uzavretá, alebo nie je určená pre teba. Tiež sa musíš prihlásiť.