Ino (Shimane)

Izumo, Shimane - Japon - Chantier court terme

Environnemental - Work with kids

  • Chantier International
  • 03-09-2018 - 09-09-2018
  • 10 volontaires
  • 18-99 ans
  • 0 de frais de participation
  • NICE-18-09031


Organizing camp program at local elementary school for kids and their parents. Maintenance of mountain and forest by cutting trees and grass to restore the forest's condition! Background Organized together with local community center in Ino area. Ino area is very remoted area in Shimane, and faces the problem of depopulation. Local group is trying to reactivate this area by inviting people from another area of Japan and even from another countries. Especially kids here don't have enough experience of international interests, which local group think it's important for kids' growth. During this workcamp, volunteers are expected to make this area fun! And also, local group is trying to turn mountain area to place where people can have a fun each other. To achieve the goal, they keep maintaining the nature of mountain and forest. Volunteers are also required to support these activities.



NICE was founded on the 4th Feb. in 1990 by the 7 youth who had done the workcamps or other types of voluntary service programs abroad. In Sep. 1990, the first international workcamp of NICE was held at the foot of the Mt. Fuji of Japan. It has been developing rapidly and variously with huge needs projects & motivations of people! We believe, health can be a key, one of the most important values toward the post-modern civilization. We mean not only physical health of human bodies, but also mental, ecological, cultural, economic and communal health! Many people seem afraid that a low carbon society may bring us inconvenient, uncomfortable and unhappy life, but if we put more value on “health”, it may not!


Volunteers will organize some camp program which means staying at local elementary school overnight for kids and their parents to provide an opportunity having international interests. And they will do some various kind of works to maintain the nature of forest and mountain. For example, cutting down trees and grass, lopping off dead branches.

Logement & Nourriture

Local empty house. Local people might prepare beds for you, but you are recommended to bring your own sleeping bag in case. Meals will be cooked by volunteers by turns.

Emplacement & Temps libre

Ino area, Izumo city in Shimane prefecture Terminal Osaka. From Osaka to the meeting point in Shimane, it will take 9 hours by midnight bus. You need to arrive at Kansai airport by 18:00 on 28th and can leave there after 15:00 on 5th. From Tokyo, 6 hours by Shinkansen or 12 hours by midnight bus. Study theme: Volunteers will get knowledge of good ways of interaction with kids. Other activities: Izumo shrine, cultural exchange


Positive attitude to communicate with kids, love nature.

Notes Supplémentaires

Other activities: Visiting to Izumo shrine, cultural exchange