Minamata 19-01

Kumamoto - Japon - Volontariat Moyen Terme

Environnemental - Agriculture

  • Volontariat International
  • 25-01-2019 - 10-04-2019
  • 4 volontaires
  • 18-99 ans
  • 0 de frais de participation
  • NICE-LW-MI 19-01


Organized together with Shokubutsu Shigen No Chikara’ (Power of Natural Resource), a local NPO to recover natural ecosystem cycles by promoting the regeneration and rebirth of land & sea forests. It’s been hosting short term international workcamps almost every year since 92 that has made a significant impacts to create a forest on the reclaimed land. They will continue forest reconstruction, environmental education, agricultural work and development work of the regional cultural activities. Minamata had experienced the unique industrial pollution in the world(It is called Minamata disease).So, they want to make natural ecosystem cycles here for global environment.



Aim is to make cyclical environmental preservation within the affected areas. We will maintain bamboo forest (cutting bamboo trees etc.), make bamboo charcoals. We will support local farmers (harvesting, taking care of vegetables etc.).

Logement & Nourriture

Shared the room in local house. Cooking by yourselves.

Emplacement & Temps libre

Southern part of Kumamoto prefecture in Kyushu, one of the four main islands of Japan. It faces a beautiful semi-closed sea called Shiranui-kai and has some gorgeous natural scenery. Terminal The nearest airport is Kagoshima airport. *Volunteer needs to arrive in Japan on the day before the project starts and can leave Japan after 22:00 on the last day.


Japanese speaking skill is not necessary, but high motivation to learn and speak Japanese language is needed. High motivation to work hard and interests in environment issues. Respect to the local culture and way of the local organization!