Main work is to maintenance and renovate a camping area surrounded by bush trees.
-Mowing the area
-Lawn mowing at school (working with local volunteers)
-Visiting after school facility and childcare center
Volunteers are accommodated in a Japanese style house owned by Fujita family.
In the last a few days, volunteers will try the new camping site they will have made, staying in tents.
Volunteers can use a bathroom in the house. Other facilities: kitchen, laundry machine, wi-fi (in house only).
Volunteers take turns to prepare for meals. Vegetarians are acceptable but need to manage what they eat by themselves.
Yamaguchi City is a capital city of YAMAGUCHI prefecture, located in the western part of the mainland Japan. The city is full of rich nature, green trees and clear streams as well as historical and cultural resources. Yamaguchi city is also called as ‘Kyoto of western area of Japan’ as you can see many temples and shrines like the five-storied pagoda of Ruriko-ji registered as Japanese national treasure. Visitors can hot springs, ‘Yuda Onsen’. Those make the city attractive as a sightseeing city. http://yamaguchi-city.jp/w/en/
The dynamic nature of Akiyoshido Cave in Mine city of Yamaguchi prefecture and other area around Yamaguchi prefecture like Fukuoka, Hiroshima and Island Sea of Setouchi area are nice places to visit before/after the workcamp.
‘Centraal’ is a word of Dutch meaning ‘central’ and this is the name of the new international workcamp project in Yamaguchi Prefecture of Japan. Mr and Mrs Fujita have been making a camping site in woodland near a village. They started a new project to renovate the camping site so that people come from all over the world and feel the wonderfulness of Japanese nature. They are looking for local and international volunteers to help their work, give ideas and make them come true together.
– Confidence in your fitness
– Love for the nature and slow village life.
– Interests and understanding of Japanese culture and social manner.
– Must submit a motivation letter or description of motivation in the application form. Please include your self-introduction, interests on the project, experience, motivation in English or Japanese (if possible).
– Submit a confirmation slip (Travel information) online after your application is accepted by CIEE Japan.
– The temperature reaches over 30 degrees in the workcamp season. Please be aware the heat in daytime working outside. You must wear a cap and drink water often.
– Should bring: A sleeping bag, long sleeve shirts and long pants to cover your hands, arms and legs, a hat or a cap, water bottle, sunscreen, sports shoes, bath towels, facial towels, anti-mosquito bites spray, medicine you need.