Main work is organizing and preparing for English kids camp. For example, playing international games, cooking international meals and speaking with children. From 6 to 12 years old children enjoy international program in this village. Volunteer prepare though online for this program before coming here. International children also join this Kids program and communicate with local children. We possibly also support agriculture and do some other work for the community.
Renovated house (traditional house!). Simple shower room. Clean toilet. Winter Sleeping bag is needed! Food will be cooked by volunteers. wi-fi and internet are nothing. There is a cat.
The southwest part of Ishikawa prefecture. Ozuchi village is surrounded by mountains, so very isolated, but beautiful place. Charcoal making was main industry.
Leisure:Exchange parties with local people, enjoy Japanese hot spring etc.
Organized together with Shizentaiken Ozuchi Mura since 2013, founded by local people to keep the original landscape. There were 140 inhabitants with 20 houses in 1916, but now only 2 people live there! Still 10 houses remained and the area was designated as Nation’s Preservation District for Groups of Historic Buildings. We will try to improve the situation of the village by young voluntary power. Since 2016, Ozuchi village and NICE have started ‘Weekend Workcamp’, and more than 400 people do volunteering here per year and they love this village! Local host hope to pass this village down the next generations!
Only families (Children should be 6-12 years old) can join this program. Basically, up to 4 persons (2 adults) per family. High motivation to work and cooperate. Respect to the local culture. Children also needed to communicate with local kids and support the program.