Volunteers will mainly help local people to maintain Nishiyama area such as grass cutting at a historical site, parks and community center. Also the maintenance of ruins of castle such as making stairs beautiful!
Community center. So please bring your sleeping bag. Meals will be cooked by volunteers by turns.
Nishiyama area, Kumano city , Mie prefecture. It is more than 200km far both from Osaka and Nagoya.
This is the third time that the workcamp is held with Association for Promotion of Regional Development in Nishiyama area, Kumano city where is depopulated in Mie prefecture. There are about 220 residents whose 73% is over 65 years old in Nishiyama area where volunteers will mainly stay. One youth who had joined an international workcamp in the past, has started organizing weekend workcamps since 2011 in Nishiyama area. 5 years later, local people have been getting open-minded to youths from outside of the area. Since the local people are getting too old to maintain public place such as parks or ruins of a castle, they need hands from international volunteers!
Positive attitude to enjoy rural, remoted area. Open mind to respect and communicate with local people
Other activities: Party with local people, etc.