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									CIEE established an office in Tokyo in 1965, and today is active in a great number of
international educational exchange programs. In 1989, CIEE opened an office in the Kyoto
International Community House, a primary base of international exchange in the Kansai area.
Throughout its over 38 year history in Japan, CIEE has developed a wide variety of programs
and services for students and teachers at secondary through university levels and related
constituencies.
Since 1981, CIEE has been working closely with Educational Testing Service (ETS) of the United States
on administration of the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Since the
Computer-based TOEFL test was introduced in October 2000, CIEE has been working on publicity and
promotion of ETS Tests.




1. Outline

CIEE Japan was registered as a partner organization of the Alliance of European Voluntary Service
Organizations in 1995. CIEE Japan has been offering programs and services for the young people who
are 18 years old and older. Each year CIEE Japan organizes international work camps in Japan. Work
camps enable people to experience the joy of working and cooperating with new friends from overseas
these camps are sponsored by each local organization such as welfare centers, universities, individuals
and so on. CIEE Japan International Work camps offer the participants practical tasks which benefit
the local community as well as Japanese cultural experiences. These camps are basically held between
July and the beginning of September when most of Japanese students have their summer vacation.


2. Language
Although the language used among international volunteers and leaders is English, some projects in
Japan involve quite a lot of local volunteers, especially when it is run jointly with their regular
activity/camp. Not like some other countries, it is not so easy to find English-speaking environment in
Japan. Thusly, it will be much better if the volunteers at least try to communicate in Japanese with these
local people.
N.B. In some projects as shown in the project details, basic conversational ability in
Japanese is required.


3. Leader
A Japanese leader who has participated in work camps overseas will act as a coordinator/advisor of
International volunteers and local host-organization as well as a contact person of CIEE.


4. Insurance
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          During the camp, YOU ARE NOT INSURED AGAINST ANY RISKS BY CIEE JAPAN or BY HOST
          ORGANIZATIONS.
          The participants from overseas must be insured by themselves covering the whole period of his /her
          travel.


          5.Travel
          Each volunteer is responsible for arranging their transportation to/from the meeting point of the camp at
          their expenses.


          6. Age
          We accept only volunteers who are over 18 to 30 years old.


          7. Extra fee
          We don’t charge any extra fee for each camp


          8. Motivation letter
          Your motivation letter is needed for all camp programs.




                                                                              CIEEJ15       Kembuchi
                                          CIEEJ01       Neiraku




                                                                              CIEEJ17       Aomori

           CIEEJ011 Echizen ono/ Fukui
                                                                                CIEEJ20       Kunimi-en/Yamanashi
   CIEEJ02 Amanohashidate/ Kyoto
                                                                                CIEEJ08 Minami-shinshu/Nagano

CIEEJ10    Shizenkan’Sahimel’/Shimane                                           CIEEJ09     Higashishirakawa/Gifu

                                                                      CIEEJ06       MSSP/Tokyo

CIEEJ03
   MIEA/Okayama
                                                                    CIEEJ13&14        Izu-oshima#1&2/Tokyo
 CIEEJ04                                    CIEEJ05&19 Tenki-mura #1&2/Shiga
   HiroshimaYMCA
                                          CIEEJ12,21&22         UtanoYH#1,2&3/Kyoto
CIEEJ16 Fureainomori/Yamaguchi
                                        CIEEJ07        Takatsuki-so/Osaka
                                        CIEEJ18       Takatsuki Keiyukai/Osaka
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<SUMMERY> Short Term Workcamps


    Code                     Name/Location                  Dates            Type        Vol.   Page

   CIEEJ 01    Neiraku kyodo gakusya /HOKKAIDO            Jul 8-21      AGRI/ENVI/CUL     3      6

   CIEEJ 02    Amanohashidate/KYOTO                   mid - late Jul     CULT/TOUR        2      7

   CIEEJ 03
               Mimasaka/OKAYAMA                       Jul 20 - Aug 3      ENVI/CULT       6      8
    FULL
   CIEEJ 04
               HiroshimaYMCA/HIROSHIMA                Jul 25-Aug 7        CULT/FEST       5      10
    FULL
                                                      late Jul-early
   CIEEJ 05    Tenki-mura #1/SHIGA                                      KIDS/ENVI/CULT    3      11
                                                            Aug

   CIEEJ 06    MSSP/TOKYO                             Jul 23-Aug 7       KIDS/TEACH       8      13

   CIEEJ 07    Takatsuki-so/OSAKA                         Aug 1-13      ELD/MENT/FEST     2      15

   CIEEJ 08    Minami-shinshu/NAGANO                  2weeks in Aug       KIDS/CULT       1      16

   CIEEJ 09
               Higashishirakawamura/GIFU                  Aug 2-15     CULT/RENO/ENVI    15      18
    FULL
   CIEEJ 10    Shizenkan'Sahimel'/SHIMANE                 Aug 3-16        CULT/ECO        3      19

   CIEEJ 11    Echizen ono/FUKUI                       Aug 5 – 19      AGRI/CULT/TOUR     3      21

   CIEEJ 12    Utano YH #1/KYOTO                          Aug 18-31      CULT/TOUR        1      23

   CIEEJ 13    Izu-oshima #1/TOKYO                        Aug 16-30       MENT/SOCI       4      24

   CIEEJ 14    Izu-oshima #2/TOKYO                        Aug 16-30       MENT/SOCI       4      26

   CIEEJ 15    Kembuchi/HOKKAIDO                          Aug 18-27    MENT/ART/MANU      3      27

   CIEEJ 16
               Fureainomori/YAMAGICHI                     Aug 19-30     AGRI/ENVI/KIDS   12      28
    FULL
   CIEEJ 17    Noheji&Rokunohe/AOMORI                 Aug 19-Sep 1     YOUTH/FEST/CULT    5      30

   CIEEJ 18    Keiyukai/OSAKA                         Aug 20-Sep 1      ELD/MENT/FEST     3      32

                                                      late Aug-early
   CIEEJ 19    Tenki-mura #2/SHIGA                                      KIDS/ENVI/CULT    3      11
                                                            Sep

   CIEEJ 20    Kunimi-en/YAMANASHI                    Aug 28-Sep 3       MENT/CULT        2      33

   CIEEJ 21    Utano YH #2/KYOTO                          Sep 17-30      CULT/TOUR        1      23

   CIEEJ 22    Utano YH #3/KYOTO                          Oct 18-31      CULT/TOUR        1      23



 ※All project is needed motivation letter for your apply.


 ※ Some project’s date is in the process of scheduling.
 ※ More projects are under constructing...We will promote them to you on E-VET and e-mail as soon
      as It’s all done.



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CIEEJ01.                 Neiraku kyodo gakusya/HOKKAIDO
                             8th - 21st July AGRI/ENVI/CULT
Volunteers:                 3
Host Institution:           Neiraku Kyodo Gakusha
Terminal:                   JR Sapporo Station
Nearest airport:            Shin-Chitose airport


Background:
Obira-cho where the facility stands is a coastal city located in the north part of Hokkaido. It’s a small town
with about 4000 residents. The facility where volunteers will work is 14 km away from the Japan Sea and
25 people are working there. Their duty includes taking care of the swine and hens, cultivation of rice
and vegetables, and selling their products (such as sausages, eggs etc.) to the local people.


Work
Volunteers will help farm work (mainly weeding) and daily routines in the facility. Volunteers are expected
to communicate with people at the facility and with students visiting an elementary school and a junior
high school in the town. They will also participate in the town festival.


Accommodation:
Volunteers will be accommodated in the facility.


Facilities and Fixtures:
Beddings will be provided. There are a washer, a kitchen, a lavatory and a bathroom.


Meals:
Meals will be provided 3 times a day including holidays.


What to bring:
Volunteers need to bring work clothes (which can get dirty), long sleeved T shirts or sweatshirts (it will be
cold in the mornings and evenings), a hat/cap for outdoor work, toiletries, and towels.
Please also bring something to introduce your home country such as game, recipes, ingredients, music
instrument.


Note:
This project is suitable for those who enjoy living in nature and want to experience the country life in
Japan.


Location:
Hokkaido, where the town of Obira is located, is the biggest and northernmost prefecture in Japan. It is
also known as the 21st largest island in the world with abundant nature and a number of national parks.
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Hokkaido attracts millions of tourists from other regions in Japan not only by the vast wilderness the
island possesses but also by its breezy, dry climate in summer and the mountain ranges covered by
beautiful crystal powder in winter. Obira is a quite isolated area and it takes 2.5 hours from Sapporo by
bus.


URL: Neiraiu kyodo gakusya (JAPANESE): http://www.kyodogakusya.or.jp/neiraku/


Remarks:
Volunteers need to go to bed early and rise early!! Work will start around 6:00 am and finish around
5:30 pm. But the work pace is slow. Some of users are inadaptable to society, due to physical and mental
problems and others are enjoying being self-sufficient in a small town.




CIEEJ02.            Amanohashidate/KYOTO
                   Mid – late July         CULT/TOUR
Volunteers:         2
Sponsor:           Kyoto Youth Hostel Association
                   AMANOHASHIDATE Youth Hostel
Airport:           Kansai International Airport
Terminal:          Kitakinki Tango Railway Amanohashidate station


Background:
Kyoto Youth Hostel Association was established in 1968 and since then it has been playing a significant
role in a field of international exchange activities in Kyoto, which is one of the most historic towns in
Japan. In order to help people living in and visiting Kyoto to have better mutual understanding of foreign
cultures, Kyoto Youth Hostel Association hereby welcomes the volunteers from overseas in 2011.


Work:
Volunteer will be in charge of various duties in routine work such as taking care of visitors, cleaning and
organizing guest rooms and the hostel, and providing information in the mornings and early to late
evenings. (Around lunch time and holidays will be free time.)
Volunteer will be expected to join preparation and operation of events which will be held in hostel and to
accompany guests to local traditional events as an escorting staff.


Accommodation:
Volunteers will be accommodated in the hostel.


Facilities and Fixtures:
Beddings will be provided. There are a washer, a kitchen, a lavatory and a bathroom. Internet access is
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available. A small shop is a 10-minute walk away.


Meals:
Meals will be provided three times a day. (When you are out, it will be cancelled.)


What to bring:
Toiletries and clothing which is suitable for the service are necessary. Please bring home countries’
recipes and ingredients. The volunteer is also encouraged to bring something to introduce his/her home
countries’ culture and life. The ocean is nearby. If you bring a swimwear, you can enjoy swimming.


Note:
Participants need to have English skill to communicate with the travelers staying at the hostel.
Also basic Japanese skill is required in order to work with Japanese staff. Volunteers are expected to be
physically strong and open to cultural diversity.


Location:
Amanohashidate, a famous sightseeing spot located in northeastern Kyoto, has been attracting people
for hundreds of years by its very unique landscape. It is also known as one of the top-three best views in
Japan. “Amanohashidate” means “The place where the heaven, ground and sea meet”. The base town
Miyazu is facing its eastern side to Miyazu bay, and is surrounded by abundant nature as well as various
classical architectural heritages from the 16th century. The Youth Hostel is located in the mountains on
the other side of Amanohashidate station. By way of Amanohashidate, the bridge, it will take an hour on
foot.
It takes approximately 2.5 hours to get to Miyazu from Kansai International Airport by train. From Kyoto
station, it will be roughly 2 hours by pubic transportation.


URL: Amanohashidate Youth Hostel(ENGLISH): http://www.hashidate-yh.jp/english.html
        Kitakinki Tango Railway (ENGLISH): http://ktr-tetsudo.jp/english/
        Amanohashidate Tourist Information Center (JAPANESE): http://www.amanohashidate.jp/


Remarks
Volunteers who love natures and Japanese traditional culture are welcome.




CIEEJ03.            Mimasaka/OKAYAMA
                    20th July - 3rd August          ENVI/CULT
Volunteers:         6
Sponsor:            Mimasaka International Exchange Association
Terminal:           Kansai International Airport
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Station:           JR Hayashino Station


Background:
Local sponsor, Mimasaka International Exchange Association(MIEA) was founded in 1998 as an
activity group of Mimasaka citizens. The primary aim of MIEA is to contribute to the internationalization of
Mimasaka city. 119 volunteers from 19 countries have worked here in Mimasaka.


Work:
There will be many events and work such as follows:
Welcome party, orientation meeting, river survey, river cleaning (with volunteers), street cleaning (with
local residents from 30s to 60s), Japanese traditional culture experience (with volunteers), International
Exchange Meeting, temple cleaning (with volunteers), farewell party and so on.
Volunteers will also participate in a local festival.
Volunteers are going to interact with local high school students (15-18 y.o) visiting the high school, with
elementary school students (7-10 y.o.) and with a group of babies and their mothers (20-30s),


Volunteers are expected to act actively and cooperatively.


Accommodation:
During this project, each volunteer will be accommodated in a house of local host families.
Volunteers should expect and respect some house rules at each family.


Facilities and Fixtures:
Beddings will be provided. There are a washer, a kitchen, a lavatory and a bathroom.
Please note that volunteers will be staying at a house of host family. So the use of facilities like a washer
and kitchen must be consulted with the family. You may need to do the laundry by yourself or the laundry
will be washed together with other family members’ and asked to help it, etc. Please ready to be flexible.


Meals:
Meals will be provided by the host family.


What to bring:
Clothing need to be suitable for activities, such as T-shirts, pants, and sneakers. Long-sleeved shirts and
a hat/cap are must. In addition to clothing, please bring toiletries, towels and other things you need for
daily life. Rubber boots and rubber gloves are necessary for cleaning work.


Note
At International Exchange Meeting, a booth will be prepared for each country to introduce their country,
region, family and things of your interests. Please bring something which you can display at the booth
(Photos, CD, books, magazines, toys, games, snacks etc.)
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During the program, you will be frequently asked to introduce yourself in interchange events. Please be
prepared.


Location:
MIEA is located in Mimasaka-city in Okayama prefecture. It is famous for beautiful landscape and hot
springs. The most notable sightseeing spot is the birthplace of Musashi Miyamoto (1584~1645), the
strongest swords man handling two swords at the same time. Hayashino Station is located about 1 and
1/2 hours by train (JR Kishin line) from HIMEJI city in Hyogo prefecture. Himeji Castle is one of the
oldest and most beautiful castles in Japan.


URL: MIEA (Japanese) http://analogman.ne.jp/MIEA/
                (English) http://www10.plala.or.jp/COOLMOON/miea/index.htm
Remarks:
Volunteers are expected to learn about Japanese culture and custom in advance. During the camp,
volunteers are expected to transfer by bicycle, so every participant must be able to ride bicycle!!


Home stay
Make a good relationship with your host family. Help your host family with housework as a member of the
family. In advance tell your host family what food you can eat or not Keep phone numbers (home and
mobile phones) of your host family with you all the time. Abstain from going out at night




CIEEJ04.           Hiroshima YMCA/HIROSHIMA
                           25thJuly - 7th      August            CULT/FEST
Volunteers:                5
Host Organization: Hiroshima YMCA
Airport:                   Kansai International Airport or Hiroshima airport
Terminal:                  JR Hiroshima station


Background:
The YMCA is a Christian, voluntary and legally recognized (nonprofit) foundation and an international
organization.
The YMCA has the following basic principles and values in their activities: To respect one’s own life and
values as well as those of others.   To feel and understand the responsibilities of being a citizen and a family
member. To view the world and the earth with an open mind. To appreciate the spirit of volunteering and to
learn leadership skills.   To enhance one’s own health and to encourage healthy lifestyles.             It is an
organization for Caring, Honesty, Responsibility, and Respect.


Work:
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Volunteers will help for general duties of Hiroshima YMCA
Participating in ‘International Youth Peace Seminar’ (Aug 4-6)
Participating in ‘Peace memorial service for atomic-bomb victims’(Aug 6)
Preparing for ‘Lantern Floating for Peace’


Accommodation:
・Between August 4th to 6th (two nights), volunteers will be accommodated in the facilities.
・Besides the above, during this project, each volunteer will be accommodated in a house of a local host
family. Volunteers should expect and respect some house rules at each family.


Facilities and Fixtures:
Beddings will be provided. There are a washer, a small kitchen, a lavatory and a shower room. Internet
access is available at the office. Public phone and a small shop are available nearby when you are
staying at a host family’s house.


Meals:
Meals will be provided.


What to bring:
Please bring clothes which are suitable for activities such as T-shirts, pants, and sneakers. Please bring
toiletries, towels and other items for daily life. For outdoor activities, you may need a hat/cap and
rainwear. Volunteers are requested to introduce their own countries by showing photos and maps,
teaching children’s songs and plays, or introducing recipe.


Location:
Hiroshima YMCA is located in Hiroshima city, which has overcome and recovered from the tragedy of
atomic bombing and now is the biggest city in Chugoku-Shikoku Region.


URL: Hiroshima YMCA(JAPANESE): http://www.hymca.jp/
     Kawa mori bunka koryu center(JAPANESE): http://kawamoribk.com/


Remarks:
Between August 4th to 6th, volunteers will be accommodated in YMCA facilities called ‘Kawa mori Bunka
Koryu center’ with the youth from both Japan and abroad.




CIEEJ05.                   Kusatsu TENKI-MURA #1/SHIGA
                           2weeks in late July- early August                 KIDS/ENVI/CULT
CIEEJ19.                    Kusatsu TENKI-MURA #2/SHIGA
                           2weeks in late August- early September                 KIDS/ENVI/CULT
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Volunteers:                 3
Host organization:          NPO Kodomo Network Center Tenki-mura
Terminal:                   Kansai International Airport/JR Kusatsu Station


Background:
In Japan, children are having fewer chances to communicate with the elder people in the neighborhood
and also they tend to stay home playing video games. TENKIMURA was established in 1987 to
reconsider and improve the environments around children and to support their healthy growth. This
organization has been having many programs and events related with nature activities for children,
aiming at a better local community and providing support for parents to bring up children. Their slogan is
“The earth is a playground!”      Lots of local people are involved in the events as supporters and
TENKIMURA give children precious experiences in nature.


Work:
This program consists of two sections. 1: Camp for children, 2: Repair work of Japanese folk houses.
As for 1: The summer camp is program for elementary school children (6years old to 12 years old).
Volunteers will be expected to act as leaders. They will enjoy cooking, playing in the river and other
experiences with children while making sure they will be safe.
As for 2: Volunteers will stay at Japanese old thatched house and participate in repair work of folk
houses. They can experience Japanese old-style life and nature.


Volunteers will have opportunities for International exchange and cultural exchange.


Accommodation:
Volunteers will be staying at the camping site for the first half of the program and will be accommodated
in the office, an old house, for the second half.


Facilities and Fixtures:
Beddings will be provided. There are a washer, a kitchen, a lavatory and a bathroom. A small shop,
public phone, Internet café are available nearby.


Meals:
Volunteers are expected to cook by themselves. Foods stuff (of approx. 500 JPY per meal) will be
provided.
They will have chance to cook with children.
During the camp, they will cook in the camping site. And after the camp, the kitchen in the office will be
used.


What to bring:
Volunteers need to bring a sleeping bag, swimwear, work clothes and something to introduce your
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country such as a game. Clothing need to be suitable for activities, such as T-shirts, pants, and sneakers.
Long-sleeved shirts and a hat/cap are must. In addition to clothing, please bring toiletries, towels and
other things you need for daily life.


Location:
Shiga prefecture is in the middle of Japan and is famous for Lake Biwa, the biggest lake in the country,
which occupies one sixth of the prefecture. Kusatsu City lies south of the lake and has over 110
thousand residents. The city was one of “Sekisho”, ancient checkpoints on Five Main Highways of Edo
period (1615-1867) and used to be busy place with many tourists. It takes about 20 minutes by train to
get to Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan with lots of historical sites, and about 2 hours by express trains
to get to Kansai International Airport.


URL: NPO Children Network Center Tenkimura: http://www.biwako.ne.jp/~nt-tenki/


Remarks:
Japanese skills (intermediate level will be good) would be helpful for communication with kids. This
camp is suitable for nature and children lover. Volunteers who are interested in repairing Japanese old
folk houses and who are powerful and familiar with children are welcomed.




CIEEJ06.                MSSP (Meisei Summer School Project)/ TOKYO
                            23rd July – 7th August KIDS/TEACH
Volunteers:                  8
Host Organization:           Meisei University
Terminal:                    Narita International Airport


Background:
MSSP stands for Meisei Summer School Project, which offers free English classes to junior high school
students and elementary school pupils (age 6 to 12) in the neighborhood of Hino city. Volunteer students
of Meisei University who are interested in teaching English and planning to be English teachers run this
project. Based on the theoretical assumption, they prioritize activity-based teaching rather than the
traditional cramming style. Its philosophy is that English teaching and learning are fun and its aim is to
develop communication ability in English of the participants.


Work:
Volunteers will participate in MSSP.
 - Teach English to junior high school students and elementary school pupils together with Meisei
University students.
 - Create syllabi and teaching materials for the summer school.
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 - Participate in setting of the sites/classrooms, organize opening and closing ceremonies, and perform
other duties to run the summer school.
 - An excursion will be held on the first day of the summer school. And volunteer will be asked to
introduce the culture and game/play of home country.


Accommodation:
Volunteers will be accommodated in a guest house called Geihinkan in Meisei University.


Facilities and Fixtures:
Beddings will be provided. There are a washer, a kitchen, a bathroom and a lavatory. Internet access is
available in the office only..


Meals:
Breakfast and dinner are self-catering. Ingredients will be provided by the University. You may be asked
to go to a store to get ingredients in turns. Vouchers which you can use at University cafeteria will be
provided for lunch. Self catering on holidays.


What to bring:
Each volunteer is encouraged to bring photos and something to introduce the culture of home country.


Note:
You do not have to be a native English speaker to participate in this work camp, but some experiences in
teaching English as a second language are very much appreciated.
※Please note that there are roles and curfews in the accommodation. Volunteers are strongly required
to abide by these rules during the work camp.


Location:
Hino city is located in the western part of Tokyo and it is a quiet peaceful town surrounded by abundant
nature. It will take less than one hour to get to the central Tokyo.


URL:
Meisei University: http://www.meisei-u.ac.jp/
Meisei Summer School Project (ENGLISH): http://homepage2.nifty.com/meisei_summerschool/


Remarks:
Volunteers who are interested in teaching English in Japan, Japanese culture and customs are
welcome. Volunteers are expected to join the whole program and to be able to work together with
students of Meisei University and other international volunteers in order to make the project successful.




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CIEEJ07.             Takatsuki-so/OSAKA
                             1st -13th August ELD/MENT/FEST
Volunteers:                  2 (Same sex only, two females)
Host Institution:            Takatsuki-so, Nursing Home for the aged
Airport:                     Kansai International Airport
Terminal:                    JR Settsu Tonda Station


Background:
Host institution, "Takatsuki-so" is a special nursing home for elderly people, which was founded in 1982
in OSAKA and owned by the local government. There are about 100 elderly people of more than 65
years old accepted in this home, who are physically or mentally disabled and need help for their daily
lives. There is also a day care center and approximately 130 elderly people and 50 handicapped people
come to have "day care service", for example they will take bath and have meals with the help of care
workers. Rehabilitation and recreation programs are also offered here. The staff is also engaged in
visiting-home helper service, taking elders in a bath, helping for meals and their daily lives. There are
approximately 190 uses for the service. They provide comprehensive services and take a centrical
position in the community.


Work:
1. Volunteers will be engaged in helping elderly and physically handicapped people living in the home
with their daily routines. They will also visit elderly people and severely handicapped people living at
home in Takatsuki-city or around and give them support.
2. Volunteers will help club activities and help to organize annual events such as the Bon Festival held
during their stay.


Accommodation:
Volunteers will be accommodated in the Takatsuki-so. The room is Japanese style and used to be a
dormitory for home staff.


Facilities and Fixtures:
Beddings will be provided. There are a washer, a small kitchen, and a shower room. Internet access is
available at the office. Public phone and a small shop are available nearby.


Meals:
All meals will be provided in the home and the participants will have meals with the users and the staff.


What to bring:
Please bring indoor shoes, toiletries, clothing suitable for the work, towels and sanitary goods.


Note:
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Basic Japanese skills would be helpful to enjoy the project but it is not must.


Location:
Takatsuki-so is located in Takatsuki-shi, Osaka prefecture. It is easily accessible from down town Osaka,
the second largest city in Japan, and Kyoto, the most famous ancient capital in Japan. Volunteers might
be able to enjoy visiting those cities during their day-offs.


URL: Takatsuki-so (JAPANESE) http://www.tcn.zaq.ne.jp/akbgu100/top.htm


Remarks:
Volunteers are expected to act positively and considerately and communicate with those elderly
people friendly. Who can set a high value on communication and the process of work they do together
with the elderly are disable. If you can practice singing Japanese songs, the elderly people will love to
hear.




CIEEJ08.                     Minami-shinshu kids summer camp/ Nagano
                             2weeks in August                   KIDS/CULT
Volunteers:                  1~2
Sponsor:                     KANKAN Nature Village
Airport:                    Narita International Airport
Station:                     JR Iida station/Igara Bus station


Background:
“Minami Shinshu Kanko Kousha” is established in 2001 to offer special travel experiences which will
deeply impress the visitors in the beautiful natural surroundings in Nagano. They cooperate with the
municipality and local enterprises and offer a genuine experience of nature program. International
volunteers are welcome because inter-cultural experiences will be another interesting part of the
programs both for children and our staff.


Work:
This program is consists of 2 sections, one week each, 1: Kids summer camp, and 2: Pony-trekking
camp as below.
1: Kids summer camp
Volunteers will help preparation and support participants who are from first graders to ninth graders in
various activities and programs, such as fishing, boat, and craft. Other activities are trekking, creating
wood spoons, making mudballs, creating photo frames with natural materials, star gazing, experiencing
drum can bath and making pottery.
2: Pony-trekking camp
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You will be in training programs of pony back riding with children. Through several events (ex. athletic
festival), you will communicate with the children.


Interaction with children at the camp, cultural exchange, itself is the aim of the program.


Accommodation:
During the camping, volunteers will be staying in an old house and at the camping site.


Facilities and fixture:
There are a washer, a kitchen, a lavatory (Japanese style lavatory in an old house), and a shower room.
Beddings will be provided.


Meals:
Self catering. Cooking ingredients will be provided for all meals.


What to bring:
Clothing need to be suitable for activities, such as T-shirts, pants, and sneakers. Long-sleeved shirts and
a hat/cap are must. In addition to clothing, please bring toiletries, towels and other things you need for
daily life. You also need a swimwear or something you can wear when we play with water .


Note:
If you do not like meat and milk, you may have difficulty or you may ask meal staff ahead.


Location:
Minami-Shinshu refers to the southern part of Nagano prefecture, around Iida city area. Surrounded by
the (Japanese) Southern Alps, the landscape retains its rural aspect, with terraces of rice paddies in the
valleys, forested hills, crystal clear streams, and small farming villages. This region is famous for its fresh
and tasty farm products. It takes about 4 hours from Tokyo and 2 hours from Nagoya by Highway Bus.


URL: Minami shinshu kanko kousha (JAPANESE) http://www.mstb.jp/


Remarks:
English speaking staff will be on site. Japanese skill is not required but communication with the children
will be mainly in Japanese. Interaction with children through various activities will be major part of the
program. So volunteers who have interests about Japanese culture, custom and international
communications are strongly welcome! We are waiting for the youth who can voluntarily act and can
join the whole program.




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CIEEJ09.                   HIGASHI SHIRAKAWA-MURA/ GIFU
                            2nd – 15th August          CULT/RENO/ENVI
Volunteers:                  15 (M10/F5)
Host organization:           Higashi Shirakawa-mura Board of Education
Airport :                    Central Japan International Airport
Station:                     JR Higashi Shirakawaguchi station


Background:
Higashi Shirakawa-mura Board of Education offers this program in cooperation with Nagoya University
of Commerce & Business Administration and invites international volunteers to this small village which is
not so famous but has many nice places and attractive things. It is a great opportunity to enjoy Japanese
traditional pastoral scene and life!


Work:
1. Cultural exchange activity with junior high school students: Volunteers will visit a junior high school to
have cultural exchange activity with 9th graders (14-15 y.o). For instance, they will enjoy Japanese
traditional Origami or Calligraphy and play sports together so as to help the students to have
international minds.
2. Helping Kids program for elementary school students: Volunteers will join Kids Canoeing program
along the nearby river and help their activity. The participants will be elementary school students (6 -11
y.o.).
3. Helping events: Volunteers will help local people prepare and organize a summer dancing festival and
other events.
4. Experiencing the local industry, timber industry: Volunteers will experience timber industry such as
tree thinning, pruning and land-cleaning. You will work with people in 30s to 60s.
5. Cleaning cultural facilities: Volunteers will clean up shrines etc. You will work with people in 60s to 80s.
6. Helping NPO Aozora Kenbun Juku: Volunteers will interact with children and staff and work on
maintenance of hiking roads. Volunteers will help camp for children of 6 to 12 y.o. Maintenance of roads
includes thinning and cleaning sidewalks


Accommodation:
Volunteers will be accommodated in the office of Kanda Shrine.


Facilities and Fixtures:
There is no bed and a sleeping bag is necessary. There are a washer, a kitchen, and a shower room.
Library is nearby where you can use Internet and there is also a small shop.


Meals:
Volunteers will be expected to cook by themselves. Food stuff will be provided.


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What to bring:
Please bring a sleeping bag, clothing suitable for activities, such as long sleeved items, pants, a hat/cap,
cotton gloves, and sneakers which can be worn for outdoor work. Towels and a water bottle/canteen are
necessary. Sandals and short pants are not appropriate for the work. If you love fishing, please bring
fishing tackle.


Note:
Basic Japanese knowledge would be helpful for the communication with the villagers.


Location:
Higashi Shirakawa-mura is located in the central part of Japan, near the Hida Mountains which are very
famous for its beautiful scenery among climbers and tourists. Also volunteers may have a chance to visit
"Shirakawago" which is newly registered to The World Heritage. This is the place for nature lovers!


URL:Higashi Shirakawa-mura Town Office:        http://www.vill.higashishirakawa.lg.jp/¥


Remarks:
Work planned in this program consists of a lot of outdoor work in the forest. Please be prepared for the
outdoor work in terms of clothing and belongings.
Occasionally volunteers have to do their work outside under burning sun. A hat/cap, water bottle and
repellent are also useful. Please put high priority on the work. You will work five hours a day, five days a
week. Please also be reminded that villagers are not familiar with foreign people and you may be looked
at with curiosity.


Schedule is fixed including sight-seeing, free-time and holidays.




CIEEJ10.             Shizenkan ‘Sahimel’/ SHIMANE
                     3rd - 16th August CULT/ECO
Volunteers:          3
Host Organization: The Shimane Nature Museum of Mt.Sanbe ( Sahimel )
Airport :            Kansai International Airport/Iwami Airport
Terminal:            JR Oda-shi Station or Oda station
.
Background:
Shimane International Center was established in order to promote international exchange, cooperation
and deepen interchange with many foreign countries in Shimane Pref.
Since then this center conducts many projects, such as Japanese guidance to foreign residents,
accepting foreign students and offering the place of interchange for citizens and foreigners. Volunteers
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will work for Nature museum which Center is running.


Work:
Volunteers will help indoor and outdoor works in the Nature Museum. Examples are as follows.
- Arranging (classifying) samples, showing visitors exhibits and translating signs or brochures of the
museum.
- Supporting special exhibits and astronomical observation (an example of 2010)
- Supporting interchange events with visitors (mainly young children and elementary school students)


Accommodation:
Volunteers will be accommodated in National Sanbe youth friendship center, next to the museum.


Facilities and Fixtures:
Beddings will be provided. There are a washer, a shower room and a lavatory. Public phone is available
nearby.


Meals:
Breakfast and dinner will be provided in the dining room. For lunch, lunch box will be provided.


What to bring:
Volunteers need to bring clothes which are suitable for the work such as T shirts, pants, sneakers. It will
be cold in the mornings and evenings. So please bring long sleeved items. A hat/cap for outdoor work,
toiletries, towels, soaps and shampoo are necessary.


Note:
One night home stay will be planned.


Location:
Shimane Pref. is located in the west of main land and facing Japanese sea. Endowed with a true
abundance of nature, Shimane's expression changes gracefully with the seasons. And Oda-shi which
Nature museum lies has 40,000 populations. Oda-shi is located in a place of 600 meters above sea level
and surrounded by beautiful nature. Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine, a World Heritage site, is about 40
minutes away by car.
From JR Oda-shi station, it will take 60 min by bus, approximately 2,000 JPY/round trips, to get to the
Nature Museum. For one day sightseeing, you may need about 5,000 JPY.


URL: The Shimane Nature Museum of Mt.Sanbe (JAPANESE) http://nature-sanbe.jp/sahimel/
        National Sambe Youth friendship center (JAPANAESE) http://sanbe.niye.go.jp/


Remarks:
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Japanese skill (Beginners level, ability to understand everyday conversation) would be required
for the work. You are expected to help and show visitors exhibits.
Since there are various duties in Sahimel, volunteers who have interests in many filed and spirits of
 challenge are desirable. Volunteers who love nature and want to experience something different from
 Japanese city life are also welcome.




CIEEJ11.                  Echizenn ono/FUKUI
                           5th – 19th      August         AGRI/CULT/TOUR
Volunteers:                3
Host organization: Echizen ono Nourin Gakusya
                           Furusato workstay, Oku echizen man-maru site
Airport:                   Narita International Airport (domestic line: Komatsu airport)
Terminal:                   JR Echizen ono station


Background
Fukui prefecture focuses on holding work camps, so there are so many small organizations dealing with it. Some of
them have been started to invite volunteers from abroad these days, and tourist from abroad are increasing. This
project will be run in collaboration with campsites and the local government. This is the first time for them to host IVP
this year!


Work
1: Volunteers will help the nature experience activities for children, which will be held in the mountain side of Ono-shi.
The activities will include playing in the river, bathing in the drum can and so on.
2: Volunteers will help the agricultural work such as harvesting, preparing for shipping of leeks and flowers.
3: Volunteers will work on preparation to welcome tourists to Ono- city. Volunteers will check the basic
inbound(acceptance) structures, public notices, signs and maps for foreign visitors. How do they feel finding it? Is it
useful for them? Volunteers are expected to check them and to give them feedbacks. You will check the leisure
venue and several events as well. And you will stay in the Japanese style inn (Ryokan), check its hospitality and
accommodation and so on. Finally you will report the research estimates to Ono-city.
There will be a summer festival between 13th and 15th August. You will be helping the festival too.


Accommodation
Volunteers will be accommodated in the facilities, the house of local peoples and will stay in the Japanese style
inn (Ryokan).


Facilities and Fixtures:
(Note!! This program has some accommodations, so it is depending on the situation.)
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Beddings will be provided. There are a washer, a kitchen, a lavatory and a bathroom. (Depending on the
facilities,) Internet access is available.


Meals:
Depending on the facilities you stay, meals may be provided or volunteers may be asked to cook by
themselves. Please be flexible.


What to bring:
Please bring clothes which are suitable for activities such as T-shirts, pants, and sneakers. Long sleeved
items, long pants, cotton gloves, boots (shoes) for work and a cap/hat and a water bottle/canteen for
outdoor activities are also necessary. Please bring toiletries, towels, swimwear and other items for daily
life. A repellent and sunscreen are recommended.


Note:
Clothes for works (long sleeved item, long pants and boots for the work) are must!


Location
Fukui prefecture is located in the north of Kyoto, and faces Japanese Sea. It is famous for Echizen-gani (a kind of
tasty big crab) and having heavy snow in winter. Ono-city is located at east part of Fukui prefecture and it is the
largest city in Fukui prefecture. Forests occupy 87% of the city.


URL      Echizen ono Nourin Gakusya (JAPANESE): http://www.ono-gakusya.jp/
Furusato workstay (JAPANESE): http://www.fukui-ecogreen.org/
Oku echizen man-maru site (JAPANESE): http://www.okuetu-manmaru.com/furusatowa-kusutei.htm


Remarks:
This program is aiming to help preparation of inbound (acceptance) structure, so volunteers who are
Asian or English speakers will be appreciated. Volunteers who have interests about Japanese culture,
custom and international communications are strongly welcome! We are waiting for the youth who
can voluntarily act and can join the whole program. There are various duties with various
groups/organization. You need to follow the schedule. Be punctual!




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CIEEJ12. Utano YH #1 /KYOTO                                18th- 31th August          CULT/TOUR


CIEEJ21. Utano YH #2 /KYOTO                                17th – 30th September          CULT/TOUR


CIEEJ22. Utano YH #3 /KYOTO                                18th- 31th October         CULT/TOUR

Volunteers:                    1
Host Organization:             Kyoto Utano Youth Hostel
Airport     :                  Kansai International Airport
Terminal:                      JR Kyoto Station
.
Background:
The Utano Youth Hostel in Kyoto encourages travelers to do enjoy their stay in Kyoto, which is also a
great place to make new friends. Well-known for its casual, friendly atmosphere, Utano YH is the perfect
stopping place for foreign travelers who love nature, people and Kyoto. The hostel was renewed in 2008
and awarded for the “Most comfortable Hostel in the world 2009” by International Youth Hostel
Federation.


Work:
Volunteer will be in charge of various duties in routine work such as bed making, cleaning and providing
meals (breakfast and supper).
Volunteer will be expected to join preparation and operation of events which will be held in hostel, to
support programs for children, and to accompany guests to local traditional events as an escorting staff.


Accommodation:
Volunteer will be accommodated in the hostel.


Facilities and Fixtures:
Beddings will be provided. There are a washer, a kitchen, a lavatory, a bathroom, staff bicycle and free
Wi-Fi. Internet access is also available for JPY 100/20 min.


Meals:
Meals will be provided three times a day. (When you are out, it will be cancelled.)


What to bring:
Toiletries and clothing which is suitable for the service are necessary. Please bring home countries’
recipes and ingredients. The volunteer is also encouraged to bring something to introduce his/her home
countries’ culture and life.


Note:
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Volunteer needs to have Basic Japanese and English skill to communicate with the staffs and travelers
staying at the hostel. They are expected to be physically strong and open to cultural diversity.


Location:
Located in northwest Kyoto, Utano YH is surrounded by beautiful nature. There are many sightseeing
spots nearby, such as Kinkakuji (Temple of the Golden Pavilion) and Ryoan-ji temple (both recognized
as World Cultural Heritage Sites). It takes approximately 2.5 hours to get to Utano youth hostel from
Kansai International Airport by train and bus


Remarks :
While sightseeing programs and events which guests can experience local culture are popular, we are
trying to enrich early to late evening events in the hostel. Volunteer can show his/her presence at the
events. Volunteer needs to be open-minded enough to enjoy interaction with guests from all over
the world and to enjoy learning Japanese culture and custom. Please note that there can be other
volunteers joined through other programs.


URL:Kyoto youth hostel (ENGLISH): http://yh-kyoto.or.jp/utano/
     Kyoto City Web (ENGLISH): http://www.city.kyoto.jp/koho/eng/index.html




CIEEJ13.               Izu-oshima#1/TOKYO
                      16th -30th August         MENT/SOCI
Volunteers:            4
Host Institution: Musashino-kai Oshima Meguminosono
Airport:               Narita International Airport
Terminal:              Takeshiba       Passenger         Boat   Terminal      (JR    Hamamatsu-cho
Station)


Background:
Host institution, "Musashino-kai" administers many facilities for the retarded people, elderly people and
orphans. They are accepting people who are physically or mentally retarded and need help for their daily
lives. For example they will take bath and have meals with help of care workers. Rehabilitation and
recreation programs are also offered. The staffs are also engaged in visiting-home helper service, giving
retarded people a bath, helping for meals and their daily lives. There are 2 facilities, Oshima
meguminosono and Oshima meguminosono#2 in Oshima island and approximately 80 mentally
retarded people are living with support.


Work:
Volunteers will be engaged in maintenance of facilities cleaning and in helping mentally retarded people
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living in the home with their daily routines, such as taking a bath, eating meals and exercising.
Volunteers will also work on activities such as ceramic arts and crafts and communicate with the people
in the home.


Accommodation:
Volunteers will be accommodated in the dormitory.


Facilities and Fixtures:
Beddings will be provided. There are a washer, a kitchen, a lavatory and a bathroom. A TV, an air
conditioner and a refrigerator are furnished.


Meals:
All meals will be provided in the dormitory.


What to bring:
Volunteers are encouraged to bring work clothes (long sleeve shirts and long pants), indoor shoes, a
hat/cap and a swimwear to be worn when you help bath.


Note:
Volunteers with broad-mildness, friendliness and smile for users are welcome. Basic Japanese skill
would be helpful to communicate with people.


Location:
Oshima is located in the place of 1 hour 45 minutes by high speed boat from Takeshiba or 30 minutes
flight from Haneda Airport. The island is surrounded by beautiful sea and mountains and very popular
among snorkelers and divers.


URL:
Izu Oshima Turist Information: http://www.town.oshima.tokyo.jp/english/index.html
Oshima meguminosono: http://www.oshima-megumi.jp/
Tokai Kisen Co. Ltd.: http://www.tokaikisen.co.jp/english/


Remarks
PLEASE REALIZE it is the facility for MENTALY RETARDED PEOPLE.
Volunteers who learned about welfare or social security or who have experiences of similar activities are
desirable. Volunteers need to understand about mentally retarded people (autism disorder, Down
syndrome etc) or developmentally disable people and to have knowledge of basic support.


* jargon words editorial supervision by Meguminosono


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CIEEJ14.              Izu-oshima#2/TOKYO
                        16th -30th August        MENT/SOCI
Volunteers:            4
Host Institution: Musashino-kai Oshima Meguminosono #2
Airport:               Narita International Airport
Terminal:              Takeshiba       Passenger         Boat     Terminal(JR        Hamamatsu-cho
Station)


Background:
Host institution, "Musashino-kai" administers many facilities for the retarded people, elderly people and
orphans. They are accepting people who are physically or mentally retarded and need help for their daily
lives. For example they will take bath and have meals with the help of care workers. Rehabilitation and
recreation programs are also offered here. The staffs are also engaged in visiting-home helper service,
giving retarded people in a bath, helping for meals and their daily lives. There are 2 facilities, Oshima
meguminosono and Oshima meguminosono#2 in Oshima island and approximately 80 mentally
retarded people are living with support.


Work:
Volunteers will be helping the support facility for the mentally retarded people with their daily routines,
such as taking a bath, eating meals and exercising. Volunteers will also work on activities such as
ceramic arts, making salts, crafts and gardening and communicate with the people in the home.


Accommodation:
Volunteers will be accommodated in the dormitory.


Facilities and Fixtures:
Beddings will be provided. There are a washer, a kitchen, a lavatory and a bathroom.


Meals:
All meals will be provided.


What to bring:
Volunteers are encouraged to bring work clothes (long sleeved shirts and long pants), indoor shoes, a
hat/cap and a swimwear to be worn when you help bath.


Note:
Volunteers with broad-mildness, friendliness and smile for users are welcome. Basic Japanese skill
would be helpful to communicate with people.
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Location:
Oshima is located in the place of 1 hour 45 minutes by high speed boat from Takeshiba or 30 minutes
flight from Haneda Airport. The island is surrounded by beautiful sea and mountains and very popular
among snorkelers and divers.


Izu Oshima Turist Information: http://www.town.oshima.tokyo.jp/english/index.html
Oshima meguminosono: http://www.oshima-megumi.jp/
Tokai Kisen Co. Ltd.: http://www.tokaikisen.co.jp/english/


Remarks
PLEASE REALIZE it is the facility for MENTALY RETARDED PEOPLE.
Volunteers who learned about welfare or social security or who have experiences of similar activities are
desirable. Volunteers need to understand about mentally retarded people (autism disorder, Down
syndrome etc) or developmentally disable people and to have knowledge of basic support.


*Jargon words editorial supervision by Meguminosono




CIEEJ15.                    Kembuchi/ HOKKAIDO
                            18th- 27th August MENT/ART/MANU
Volunteers:                 3 (Female only)
Host Organization:           Kembuchi Nishihara Gakuen
Airport:                     Shin-chitose Airport
Station                      JR Kembuchi station


Background:
Kembuchi Nishihara Gakuen is a school for mentally challenged people founded in 1980 as "a place
where everyone gets together". This school has workshops for productive or creative activities such as
processing agricultural products, ceramic art, woodwork, and fabric craft and so on in order to support
those people to have better link with the local society.


Work:
 - Volunteers will help mentally challenged people in their works producing woodwork, ceramic art or
 fabric crafts and enjoy these activities together.
 - Volunteers are expected to join in their creative activities, such as painting, craft and music as well as
 recreational activities.
 - Volunteers will also help the school staff in various duties to carry on daily routines such as serving
 meals, cleanings, and neatly organizing rooms and drawers.
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Accommodation:
Volunteers will be accommodated in the guesthouse.


Facilities and Fixtures:
There are washer, a shared kitchen, a lavatory (only Japanese style for male) and a shower room in the
building. Internet access is available only in the main office. A small post office, shop(s), and of course
nature is nearby. Beddings will be provided.


Meals:
Meals will be provided 3 times a day at no cost. Volunteers will have meals with the students.


What to bring:
Participants are encouraged to bring work clothes including something warm since the weather can be
cold in the mornings and evenings even during the summer time.


Location:
Hokkaido, where the town of Kembuchi is located, is the biggest and northernmost part in Japan. It is
also known as the 21st largest island in the world with abundant nature and a number of national parks.
Hokkaido attracts millions of tourists from other regions in Japan not only by the vast wilderness the
island possesses but also by its breezy, dry climate in summer and the mountain ranges covered by
beautiful crystal powder in winter. Kembuchi is a small town with the population of 4000 located in north
central part of the prefecture. The nearest airport is Shin-chitose, and from there it roughly takes 2 hour
and a half to get to the town by public transportation. Volunteers may fly over there via either Narita or
Kansai International Airport. Direct flights from Korea to Sin-chitose are also available.


Remarks:
The students may have problem in talking. Therefore volunteers are expected to act friendly through
various activities. The important point is to enjoy work or creative activities and spend time together in
friendly manner. Bringing some items volunteers and the students can enjoy together beyond language
barriers such as music, paintings, exercises, dance and game will be additional.
Volunteers with strong interest in Japanese culture and welfare are welcome.


URL: Kembuchi town (JAPANESE) http://www.town.kembuchi.hokkaido.jp/




CIEEJ16.                        Fureai no mori /Yamaguchi
                               19th - 30th August         AGRI/ENVI/KIDS
Volunteers:                    12
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Host Organization:              Interaction Forest “Nandemo Kobo”
Airport:                        Yamaguchi Ube Airport
Terminal:                       JR Tokuyama Station


Background:
Host organization is offering outdoor activities, such as making wood work craft, basket wares, wooden
house and painting for both adult and children in abundant nature.
All staffs in organization are volunteers and working based on a concept “Forest brings up a person, A
person brings up forest”.
During summer, many children and families visit this place and experience various outdoor activities.


Work:
This program consists of 3 sections, 1: Helping activities for three generations, 2: Internationlal
exchange with local students, 3: Maintenance of the Fureai no mori, the facilities.
As for 1: Helping activities for children, families and elders such as cooking( Pizza, udon and noodles
and so on), craft and plays etc. Age of participants will be 5-80 y.o. (Planned for three to four days)
As for 2: International exchange with local students: Please introduce your country. The local people will
introduce about the area and traditional culture. Volunteers will participate in Japanese traditional
summer events, Matsuri, with students. (Planned for two days)
As for 3: Maintenance of Fureai no mori (mori means forest in English): Volunteers will help maintenance
of forest park and some facilities. (Planned for one to two days)


Accommodation:
Volunteers will be accommodated in the facilities.


Facilities and Fixtures:
A sleeping bag is necessary. There are a washer, a kitchen, a lavatory and a bathroom. Public phone
and a small shop are nearby.


Meals:
Volunteers will be cooking by themselves. The cost of food stuff will be provided and volunteers are
asked to go to the store.


What to bring:
Clothing need to be suitable for outdoor activities. Slippers and sandals are prohibited during outdoor
work. Please bring swimwear or something you can play in the river.


Location:
Shunan-city is located in south-eastern part of Yamaguchi Pref. surrounded beautiful Seto Inland sea
and hillside. It will take 4 and a half hours from Tokyo by Shinkansen or 1 and a half hours from
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Yamaguchi Ube Airport.


URL: Fureai no mori Nandemo Kobo (JAPANESE):
http://www.kanko-shunan.com/saihakken/fureaikobo/fureaikobo.html


Remarks:
Volunteers need to be able to cook and to voluntary act. Who are open-minded and want to learn
Japan through helping people and communicating with people are welcomed!




CIEEJ17.                      Noheji & Rokunohe/AOMORI
                              19th August –1st September              YOUTH/FEST/CULT
Volunteers:                   5
Host organization: Noheji town education commission
                              NPO Shiki-no-Sato (Dealing with independence support of youth)
Airport:                          Narita International Airport (domestic line: Misawa or Aomori
airport)
Terminal:                     Aoimori railway Noheji station


Background
In this program, you will have inter-cultural experiences in Aomori prefecture and the program consists of two parts in
different cities.
1: Noheji is a small rural town facing Aomori Bay and surrounded by mountains. They are pleased to accept
international volunteers to enjoy inter-cultural exchange.
2: NPO Shiki-no-Sato is based in Rokunohe and offers welfare service for the handicapped people living in this
area aiming at a comfortable society for everyone. Through works like farming and gardening, and living in the same
community, the handicapped people live their life and link with the society.


Work
Volunteers will participate in preparation of “Noheji-Matsuri”, a summer festival planned from 20th to 22tnd August, and
enjoy it with local people.
They are expected to interact with local group of “women’s society”, kindergarteners, high school volunteers and the
youth.
You will help with maintenance of the facilities and clean the area you stay.


Accommodation
Volunteers will be accommodated in the center and stay in the facilities of Shiki-no-Sato.


Facilities and Fixtures:
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Beddings will be provided. There are a washer, a kitchen, a lavatory and a bathroom. (Depending on the
facilities,) Internet access is available.


Meals:
Depending on the facilities you stay, meals may be provided or volunteers may be asked to cook by
themselves. Please be flexible.


What to bring:
Please bring clothes which are suitable for activities such as T-shirts, pants, and sneakers. Long sleeved
items for cold mornings and evenings and a cap/hat for outdoor activities are also necessary. Please
bring toiletries, towels and other items for daily life. You may need swimwear or something you can wear
when you play in the water. Volunteers are requested to introduce their own countries by showing photos
and maps, teaching children’s songs and plays, or introducing recipe. Cotton work gloves and rubber
boots are necessary.


Note: Volunteers are requested to introduce their own countries by showing photos and maps, teaching
children’s songs and plays, or introducing recipe.


Location
1:Noheji is located in Aomori prefecture, which is the northernmost part of Honshu, the Mainland of Japan. The
climate is cold all year round, and it is known as a heavy snowfall area of Aomori in winter season. The leading
industry is aquafarming of scallop. There is the oldest all-night lamp in existence in Japan, which is made in
1827.You can get to Hachinohe station by the Tohoku shinkansen super express from Tokyo (about 3 hours). And
about 40min takes you to Noheji station by Aoi mori Rail way train.
2: Rokunohe is located in Aomori prefecture too, the climate is different from Noheji, it doesn’t snow so much. We
can see rice fields are spreading all over here. You can get to Misawa station in 25 min by Aoi mori Rail way train.


URL      Noheji Town Official (JAPANESE): http://www.town.noheji.aomori.jp/
         Shinrin Sogo Center on Noheji Town HP: http://www.town.noheji.aomori.jp/category/175/175.html
         Aoi mori Railway (JAPANESE): http://aoimorirailway.com/
         Rokunohe Town Official (JAPANESE):
          http://icitywww.town.rokunohe.aomori.jp/www/toppage/0000000000000/APM03000.html


Remarks:
Since there are various duties, volunteers who have interests in many filed and spirits of challenge are desirable.
Volunteers who love nature and want to experience something different from Japanese city life are also welcome.
You have the opportunities to communicate with people of all generations. So you may need to prepare
for the events to present your country in several ways, in advance. Games, dance, songs and
performances of your country and so on. You are encouraged to be able to ride bicycles.


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CIEEJ18.                     Takatsuki-Keiyukai/OSAKA
                             20th August – 1st September               ELD/MENT/FEST
Volunteers:                  3 (Female only)
Host Institution:            Takatsuki-Keiyukai
Airport:                     Kansai International Airport
Terminal:                    JR Takatsuki Station


Background:
Keiyukai is one of the healthcare corporations in Osaka. They have 7 facilities in their group in Osaka
and Kyoto. Some of them are clinics and others include day-care facilities and special elderly nursing
home. At the home, they are accepting people who have physical or mental difficulties and need help for
their daily lives.


Work:
 Volunteers will help in general duties of nursing care in the facilities for the elderly over 65 y.o. who
need full-time nursing care.
 In the morning: helping for works for the elderly.
 In the afternoon: helping for activities (exercising and games) and daily general works.
 You will work in other facilities of the group (in Kyoto).


Accommodation:
Volunteers will be accommodated in the facility.


Facilities and Fixtures:
Beddings will be provided. There are a washer, a small kitchen, and a shower room. Internet access is
available at the office. Public phone, a small shop, and Internet café are available nearby.


Meals:
Meals will be provided 3 times a day.


What to bring:
Please bring indoor shoes, toiletries, clothing suitable for the work, towels and sanitary goods.
Volunteers are requested to introduce their own countries by showing photos and maps, teaching
children’s songs and plays (which the elderly person may like), or introducing recipe.


Note:
Basic Japanese skills would be helpful to enjoy the project but it is not must.


Location:
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Takatsuki-shi is located Osaka prefecture. It is easily accessible from down town Osaka, the second
largest city in Japan, and Kyoto, the most famous ancient capital in Japan. Volunteers might be able to
enjoy visiting those cities during their day-offs.


URL: Takatsuki Keiyukai(JAPANESE): http://www.keiyukai.org/


Remarks:
Volunteers are expected to act positively and considerately and communicate with those elderly
people friendly. Who can set a high value on communication and the process of work they do together
with the elderly are disable. If you can practice singing Japanese songs, the elderly people will love to
hear.




CIEEJ20.                     Kunimi-en/YAMANASHI
                            28th August –3rd September           MENT/CULT
Volunteers:                  2 (two females)
Host Organization:           Kunimi-en
Airport:                     Narita International Airport
Terminal:                    JR Kajikasawa Station


Background:
Kunimi-en is a school/home for mentally challenged people founded in 1996 as "a big home for mutual
help". The main aim of this school is to provide independent living space for mentally handicapped
people, regarding them as individuals who live comfortably and liberally as in their own home. All staffs
are trying to focus on not only to enrich the services they are providing there but also to introduce their
welfare programs and activities to local people. There are approximately 40 users and 24 staffs.
Kunimi-en is planning different programs for a week international volunteers join them as “International
Exchange Week”


Work:
Each volunteer will help people (from 27 to 73 years old) with both indoor and outdoor activities such as
farm work, hand craft, art, Sado (Japanese tea ceremony) and swimming. Volunteers will be asked to
help the users with daily routine like cleaning.


Accommodation:
Volunteers will be accommodated in a Ryokan (Japanese style hotel) near Kunimi-en.


Facilities and Fixtures:
Beddings will be provided. There are a washer, a lavatory and a shower room. Internet access is
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available. A small shop is located nearby the accommodation.


Meals:
Volunteers will have lunch and dinner with the users at Kunimi-en but need to buy breakfast by
themselves.


What to bring:
Volunteers need to bring work clothes (short sleeved T shirts, short sleeved polo shirts, long pants and
sneakers).


Note:
There will be an opportunity to introduce your country. Please be prepared.


Basic Japanese skill would be very helpful to enjoy this project. Please bring a Japanese dictionary
which will help better understanding.


Location:
Kunimi-en is located about half an hour by train from Kofu city in Yamanashi prefecture. From there you
can see the highest and sacred Mt. Fuji with the Japan South Alps as background. This place is also
famous for a rapid Fuji river and its landscape depicted in famous Japanese printing "Ukiyoe" by
Katsushika Hokusai (1760~1849). Also, Pacific Ocean is only 1.5 hours away by driving.


Remarks:
Volunteers who learned about welfare or social security are desirable. Volunteers need to understand
about developmentally delayed people (27 – 73 years old, autism disorder, Down syndrome etc) and to
have knowledge of basic support.




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