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Keep It Green Country: Turkey
Date: 2016-08-26 - 2016-09-10 Type: Short term/workcamp Work: Environmental
Code: GSM12 Languages: English Organization: GSM - Youth Services Centre
Min age: 18 Max age: 99 Extra fee: 0.00 -
Volunteers male count: 9 Volunteers female count: 9 Volunteers total count: 18
Volunteers teenagers count: 0 Volunteers national count: 0 Volunteers count per country: 0
Location: Yenisehir - Mersin Airport: Region: -
Is disabled volunteers: 0 Vegetarian: - Family: 0
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Partner description: Our partner is Yenisehir Municipality, one of the four districts of city of Mersin. This is the 15th year that we have been cooperating with the municipality. For more information about the municipality please visit http://www.yenisehir.bel.tr/
Work description: Similar to previous years' program with Yenisehir Municipality, volunteers will be asked to do some environmental and renovation work; such as cleaning, painting, repairing and sustaining of public areas.
Accomodation and food description: Hotel/ Local restaurant
Location and leisure description: Mersin is 20 km inland from Mediterranean Sea. It has hosted various nations throughout the history. The city welcomes the volunteers with its beautiful nature, historical monuments, ruins from antique and middle ages and modern structures of a developing city. Cleopatra´s Gate, church of St. Paul, architectural works from Ottoman periods and early Republic of Turkey are some of the most remarkable features of the city. Local cuisine includes sandwich with grilled meats wrapped in flat bread named "tantuni", a dessert made by carrot called "cezerye" and a sour drink named "salgam".
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Ozuchi VS5 Country: Japan
Date: 2016-08-26 - 2016-08-29 Type: Short term/workcamp Work: Agriculture, Manual work
Code: NICE-16-V28 Languages: English Organization: NICE
Min age: 18 Max age: 99 Extra fee: 0.00 -
Volunteers male count: 5 Volunteers female count: 5 Volunteers total count: 10
Volunteers teenagers count: 0 Volunteers national count: 0 Volunteers count per country: 0
Location: Ishikawa Airport: Region: -
Is disabled volunteers: 0 Vegetarian: - Family: 0
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Partner description: 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 no people live there! Still 10 houses are 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. The workcamp last year did great job to revive the stone wall made about 100 years ago!
Work description: We will do various work to activate the area and success their culture. Main work may be one of (1) cultivation of abandoned land and bamboo forest (2) maintaining vegetables’ fields for sustainable life (3) school visiting and organizing events with local old people. And do some other work for the community.
Accomodation and food description: Renovated house (traditional house!). Sleeping bag is needed! Food will be cooked by volunteers.
Location and leisure description: The southwest part of Ishikawa prefecture. Ozuchi village is surrounded by mountains, so very isolated, but beautiful place. Charcoal making was main industry. Komatsu. From Osaka, It takes 3.5 hours by express train. From Tokyo (Narita/Haneda airport), 5 hours by express train/ 8 hours by highway bus (For Narita/Haneda airport. You need to arrive at Osaka by Friday noon and can leave there from Monday late afternoon. Other activities: Exchange parties with local people, trekking and hot spring etc. Study theme: Revival of the abandon villages. Bring some info.!
Requirements description: High motivation to work hard and simple life in the isolated area and respect to the local culture and way of the local organization! B3
Notes: 10,000 JPY to be paid on your arrivals. Language: English((Japanese is also welcomed!) Other remark: Volunteers get knowledge about actions for developing local village. Also the basic knowledge of the Japanese language and local culture.
We Go Again Country: Turkey
Date: 2016-08-26 - 2016-09-10 Type: Short term/workcamp Work: Restoration
Code: GSM11 Languages: English Organization: GSM - Youth Services Centre
Min age: 18 Max age: 99 Extra fee: 0.00 -
Volunteers male count: 9 Volunteers female count: 9 Volunteers total count: 18
Volunteers teenagers count: 0 Volunteers national count: 0 Volunteers count per country: 0
Location: Milas - Mugla Airport: Region: -
Is disabled volunteers: 0 Vegetarian: - Family: 0
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Partner description: Our partner is Milas Municipality. We have been organizing workcamps for years. For more information please visit: www.milas.bel.tr
Work description: We have been organizing workcamps with Milas Municipality for years. Every year our volunteers help Milas to be a better and more beautiful town by doing renovation, cleaning, festival, kids and elder people. This year's topic is renovation! Our volunteers will renovate some old and historical buildings within the old and historical town.
Accomodation and food description: Dormitory / Cafeteria
Location and leisure description: Milas, one of our oldest and most experienced partner, is a touristic coastal town in Mugla, where the mountains meet the sea and Mediterranean cost meets Aegean cost. The town is quite rich in terms of history. There're many ancient cities and historic places, some belonging to thousands of years ago. That is probably the reason why Milas is also a member of "Association of Historic Towns in Turkey".
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Ozuchi VS5 Country:
Date: 2016-08-26 - 2016-08-29 Type: Work: Agriculture, Manual work
Code: NICE-16-V28 Languages: English Organization: NICE
Min age: 18 Max age: 99 Extra fee: 0.00 -
Volunteers male count: 0 Volunteers female count: 0 Volunteers total count: 10
Volunteers teenagers count: 0 Volunteers national count: 0 Volunteers count per country: 0
Location: Ishikawa Airport: Region: -
Is disabled volunteers: 0 Vegetarian: - Family: 0
Description: -
Partner description: 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 no people live there! Still 10 houses are 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. The workcamp last year did great job to revive the stone wall made about 100 years ago!
Work description: We will do various work to activate the area and success their culture. Main work may be one of (1) cultivation of abandoned land and bamboo forest (2) maintaining vegetables’ fields for sustainable life (3) school visiting and organizing events with local old people. And do some other work for the community.
Accomodation and food description: Renovated house (traditional house!). Sleeping bag is needed! Food will be cooked by volunteers.
Location and leisure description: The southwest part of Ishikawa prefecture. Ozuchi village is surrounded by mountains, so very isolated, but beautiful place. Charcoal making was main industry. Komatsu. From Osaka, It takes 3.5 hours by express train. From Tokyo (Narita/Haneda airport), 5 hours by express train/ 8 hours by highway bus (For Narita/Haneda airport. You need to arrive at Osaka by Friday noon and can leave there from Monday late afternoon. Other activities: Exchange parties with local people, trekking and hot spring etc. Study theme: Revival of the abandon villages. Bring some info.!
Requirements description: High motivation to work hard and simple life in the isolated area and respect to the local culture and way of the local organization! B3
Notes: 10,000 JPY to be paid on your arrivals. Language: English((Japanese is also welcomed!) Other remark: Volunteers get knowledge about actions for developing local village. Also the basic knowledge of the Japanese language and local culture.
Famous People of Melle Country:
Date: 2016-08-27 - 2016-09-17 Type: Short term/workcamp Work:
Code: SJ73 Languages: Organization: Solidarites Jeunesses
Min age: 1 Max age: 99 Extra fee: 0.00 -
Volunteers male count: 0 Volunteers female count: 0 Volunteers total count: 12
Volunteers teenagers count: 0 Volunteers national count: 0 Volunteers count per country: 0
Location: - Airport: Region: -
Is disabled volunteers: 0 Vegetarian: - Family: 0
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HUT EXPERIENCES IN A MOUNTAIN FOREST Country: Germany
Date: 2016-08-27 - 2016-09-11 Type: Other Work: Environmental
Code: IJGD 26310 Languages: English, English Organization: IJGD
Min age: 16 Max age: 26 Extra fee: 0.00 -
Volunteers male count: 7 Volunteers female count: 7 Volunteers total count: 14
Volunteers teenagers count: 2 Volunteers national count: 2 Volunteers count per country: 2
Location: SCHNEIZLREUTH Airport: Region: -
Is disabled volunteers: 0 Vegetarian: - Family: 0
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Work description: You will be helping to maintain the mountain forests at the end edge of the Alps. You ll be planting small trees, in order to keep the forest youthful and establish a mix of different tree species, in order to keep climate change at bay. With this, the mountain forest will also be able to fulfil its diverse protective functions even in the future. Additionally, you ll be taking care of things planted in 2013 and 2014 and will also potentially be building high seats and crates. You ll be working amongst the beautiful nature and will therefore experience the background of the mountain forest. Since the weather in the Alps can change very suddenly, you will need to bring the following clothes: strong mountain boots are absolutely necessary, as well as waterproof clothing and sun protection You ll be working on 8 days for 6.5 hours. The journey from your accommodation to the place of work is 30 i 45 minute with a minibus. Your accommodation is in the Rastnock Huts on the north edge of the Retieralpe mountain massif, around 855m above sea level. It s located around 15km south west of Bad Reichenhall and is easily reachable through a steep forest road by car. You therefore don t need to carry your luggage all the way up the mountain. There is a room on the ground floor with tables, chairs, benches, a wood oven, gas lighting, gas cooker and crockery and cutlery. In the floor above there is another room with mattresses. You should bring your own sleeping bags, bed sheets and pillows with you. The toilet cabin (dry toilet/outhouse) is located outside of the huts. Water is also only available outside of the huts from a fountain or a trough. The quality of the water is not officially supervised, so you should first boil the water before drinking it. There is only warm water if you warm it up yourself using the oven, or if you build a solar shower. Please bring biodegradable soap with you. There is a meadow outside the huts on which you can play and look at the stars. Here is a link to a film from the Upper Bavarian regional television about the 2013 and 2014 workcamps ( www.rfo.de/mediathek/Bergwaldsanierung_in_Ramsau-27346.html; www.rfo.de/mediathek/38132/Jugendiche_arbeiten_im_Bergwald.html)More information about the mountain forest association here: www.aelf-ts.bayern.de/forstwirtschaft/wald/124635/index.php (it s unfortunately only available in German, but you could use an online translation tool to read it in English)
Accomodation and food description: You ll be staying in basic huts in the mountains with mattresses, an outhouse and a fountain. WITHOUT electricity, WITHOUT showers or warm running water. You ll cook your own meals together.
Location and leisure description: You ll be staying in the middle of the mountains and therefore have ideal conditions to experience nature and to go on hikes away from civilisation. In the evenings you can enjoy the peacefulness and the starry sky. There is a road leading to the huts and you ll have two vehicles available during the camp. You can therefore visit the Berchtesgaden salt mine or the House of Mountains, the Konigsee lake in the Berchtesgaden national park and the Obersalzberg Center of Documentation. In Bad Reichenhall there is an outdoor swimming pool (with showers :-) and from there there is a train to Salzburg.Information about the Berchtesgaden national park: www.nationalpark-berchtesgaden.bayern.de (Englisch: www.nationalpark-berchtesgaden.bayern.de/00_englisch/index.htm, the House of Mountains: www.haus-der-berge.bayern.de, the Berchtesgaden salt mine www.salzzeitreise.de (Englisch: www.salzzeitreise.de/?L=1 and the Obersalzberg Center of Documentation: www.obersalzberg.de/obersalzberg-home.html?L=1
Requirements description: Strong hiking boots, waterproof clothing and sun protection are all absolutely necessary
Notes: This is a camp for nature lovers. You ll be living far away from civilisation in the middle of a forest. The work is physically demanding and takes place on hillside locations.
Wangen (Baden-Wurttemberg) Country: Germany
Date: 2016-08-27 - 2016-09-10 Type: Short term/workcamp Work: Work with kids
Code: IBG 42 Languages: English Organization: Internationale Begegnung in Gemeinschaftsdiensten
Min age: 18 Max age: 30 Extra fee: 0.00 -
Volunteers male count: 6 Volunteers female count: 6 Volunteers total count: 12
Volunteers teenagers count: 0 Volunteers national count: 2 Volunteers count per country: 2
Location: Wangen im Allgaeu, 88239 Airport: Region: -
Is disabled volunteers: 0 Vegetarian: - Family: 0
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Partner description: Nun bereits zum achten Mal laedt die Stadt Wangen zu einem Workcamp ein, das bei den lokalen Ferienspielen und –aktivitaeten fuer Kinder unterstuetzen soll. Waehrend der ersten Woche findet die Spielstadt „Mini-Wangen“ statt: Hier sind Kinder im Alter von 7 bis 13 Jahren eingeladen, die eine Woche lang verschiedene Berufe ausprobieren werden: z. B: Buergermeister, Zeitungsreporter, … Sie koennen ihre eigene Stadt aufbauen, gestalten und den Alltag in dieser leben. Neben dem Bauhof, der Schmueckerei, der Kueche und der Stadtverwaltung koennen die Kinder neue Bereiche, wie etwa einen Friseursalon, eine Poststelle oder was sie in ihrer Stadt sonst noch haben moechten, eroeffnen. In der zweiten Woche findet mit dem gleichen Prinzip eine mittelalterliche Spielestadt fuer Kinder der gleichen Altersgruppe auf einer alten Burgruine in der Naehe statt
Work description: Die TeilnehmerInnen des Work-camps unterstuetzen die Kinder bei verschiedenen Aktivitaeten in der Spielstadt – in den Bereichen Sport, Spiel und Handwerk. Die Freiwilligen arbeiten gemeinsam mit lokalen Betreuern zusammen, um das Programm innerhalb und im Außenbereich des Jugendhauses und in der Stadt zu beaufsichtigen. Es werden neue Bereiche eroeffnet und begleitet und Auffuehrungen fuer das große Stadtfest am Donnerstag geprobt. Die Ideen kommen von den Kindern, aber auch die Freiwilligen duerfen und sollen ihre eigenen Erfahrungen, Hobbies und Vorschlaege einbringen. Ungefaehr 120 Kinder werden an „Mini-Wangen“ teilnehmen! Der Tag beginnt fuer die Helfer um 7.30 Uhr. In einer kurzen Morgenrunde werden anstehende Aufgaben besprochen. Um 8.00 Uhr treffen die Kinder ein und der Tag in Mini- Wangen startet. Um 14 Uhr endet fuer die Kinder der Tag in Mini- Wangen. Danach werden noch Aufraeumarbeiten durchgefuehrt. Mit einer kurzen Reflektionsrunde der ehrenamtlichen Mitarbeiter endet auch fuer diese der Tag um ca. 14:30 Uhr. In der zweiten Woche helfen die Freiwilligen bei dem mittelalterlichen Ferienprogramm auf der Burg mit.
Accomodation and food description: Ihr wohnt in dem gut ausgestatteten Jugendwohnheim (Kueche und Sanitaeranlagen sind vorhanden) auf dem Grundstueck des Deutschen Roten Kreuzes nahe dem Stadtzentrum. Betten sowie alle saniteren Anlagen gibt es in der Unterkunft. Bitte bring deinen eigenen Schlafsack mit.
Location and leisure description: Wangen ist eine sehr schoene alte Stadt in der Region „Allgaeu“. Sie liegt in der Naehe der Alpen und der Laender Schweiz und Oesterreich. Die Umgebung ist vielseitig und laedt dazu ein, den Bodensee und die Alpen zu entdecken. Doch auch die Stadt Wangen selbst hat mit seinen Fachwerkhaeusern und der langen Geschichte, die bis ins Jahr 815 zurueckreicht, viel an Kultur und Sehenswuerdigkeiten zu bieten.
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Notes: SPRACHE: Deutsch ALTER: 18-30 Jahre Bitte bewirb dich mit einem Motivationsschreiben!
PLAYGROUND DREAMS - BIELEFELD Country: Germany
Date: 2016-08-27 - 2016-09-17 Type: Other Work: Construction
Code: IJGD 26333 Languages: English, English Organization: IJGD
Min age: 16 Max age: 26 Extra fee: 0.00 -
Volunteers male count: 8 Volunteers female count: 8 Volunteers total count: 16
Volunteers teenagers count: 3 Volunteers national count: 3 Volunteers count per country: 3
Location: BIELEFELD Airport: Region: -
Is disabled volunteers: 0 Vegetarian: - Family: 0
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Work description: With your help, a playground in Bielefeld should be cleaned and renovated, so that it s once again attractive and appealing for children in the local area. You ll be working on the old playground equipment, repairing the sand boxes and other broken parts, renewing the floor with the demanded playing surface, laying down paths and setting up new safety precautions to protect the children. Alongside this, we also ask for your creativity, as you ll be able to redesign the playground with your paintbrushes and imagination. At the end of the camp, you will organise an official opening of the new playground for the children and their parents in the local area.
Accomodation and food description: You ll be staying on an idyllic farmyard, in the hay barn. You ll cook your own meals together.
Location and leisure description: Bielefeld, a town with 300,000 inhabitants, lies on the edge of the Teutoburg forest. The town offers many free time and culture opportunities, for example music and theatre attractions, cinemas, pubs etc. The Teutoburg forest is a great place to go walking. It is also possible to take a day-trip to Hannover, Osnabruck or Munster.
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Notes: Some of the work will be physically demanding. This project is not for people with hay allergies.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, MISSOURI Country:
Date: 2016-08-28 - 2016-09-18 Type: Short term/workcamp Work:
Code: VFP11-16 Languages: Organization: Volunteers for Peace
Min age: 1 Max age: 99 Extra fee: 0.00 -
Volunteers male count: 0 Volunteers female count: 0 Volunteers total count: 12
Volunteers teenagers count: 0 Volunteers national count: 0 Volunteers count per country: 0
Location: - Airport: Region: -
Is disabled volunteers: 0 Vegetarian: - Family: 0
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VISION B Country: Switzerland
Date: 2016-08-28 - 2016-09-24 Type: Midle Term Work: Agriculture
Code: WS16BH03 Languages: English, German Organization: Workcamp Switzerland
Min age: 18 Max age: 99 Extra fee: 0.00 -
Volunteers male count: 1 Volunteers female count: 1 Volunteers total count: 2
Volunteers teenagers count: 0 Volunteers national count: 0 Volunteers count per country: 1
Location: OBERWIL-LIELI AG Airport: Region: -
Is disabled volunteers: 0 Vegetarian: - Family: 0
Description:
Partner description: The Volunteers live and work on an organic farm cultivating vegetables. The main particularity of the farm is its Demeter philosophy. The farm can be seen as an agricultural hub, hosting projects like community-supported agriculture (CSA) and permaculture. Apart from long term trainees, staff consists of permanent gardeners that work in an A4A context.
Work description: Volunteers are in charge of general garden work. Whilst at the beginning of the season planting is taking place, harvesting and preparing all different types of seasonal vegetables for the weekly market is the main work that has to be done during the hotter summer months.
Accomodation and food description: The volunteers will stay in a caravan. Shared Toilets and showers are nearby as well as a communal room equipped with a kitchen. It s a simple accommodation on the countryside with good access to downtown Zurich. Lunch will be prepared in the community kitchen where volunteers will eat together with staff and collaborators. The Volunteers will also help with cooking. Breakfast and dinner has to be prepared from the Volunteers. The food is vegetarian.
Location and leisure description: Lieli, a small suburban village is located in the midlands of central Switzerland. The lake of Zurich and the lake of Zug are about 15 km away. From Zurich it s just about one hour to reach Basel, Bern and Luzern. In their leisure time volunteers can go for a walk in the nearby woods. The area is frequented by mountain-bikers and hiking tourists. The family running the farm is used to host visitors and is likely to take volunteers along, when they undertake occasional trips. As public transport is good, volunteers can visit Zurich and surroundings with ease i a good reason to enjoy nightlife.
Requirements description: Volunteers are working outdoors which can be physically demanding especially when the weather is harsh. They should bring along warm, robust working clothes, sun and rain protection and working shoes. Applicants should be very interested in gardening work and agriculture.
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MANJUSHRI 2 Country:
Date: 2016-08-28 - 2016-09-11 Type: Short term/workcamp Work:
Code: CONCUK12-16 Languages: Organization: Concordia UK
Min age: 1 Max age: 99 Extra fee: 0.00 -
Volunteers male count: 0 Volunteers female count: 0 Volunteers total count: 8
Volunteers teenagers count: 0 Volunteers national count: 0 Volunteers count per country: 0
Location: - Airport: Region: -
Is disabled volunteers: 0 Vegetarian: - Family: 0
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HANDICAPPED CENTER IN KUNIMIEN /YAMANASHI Country: Japan
Date: 2016-08-28 - 2016-09-09 Type: Short term/workcamp Work: Work with disabled, Cultural
Code: CIEEJ1619 Languages: English, Japanese Organization: CIEE Japan
Min age: 18 Max age: 40 Extra fee: 0.00 -
Volunteers male count: 2 Volunteers female count: 1 Volunteers total count: 3
Volunteers teenagers count: 0 Volunteers national count: 0 Volunteers count per country: 1
Location: YAMANASHI Airport: Region: -
Is disabled volunteers: 0 Vegetarian: - Family: 0
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Partner description: Kunimi-En is a school and home for mentally challenged people, and was founded in 1996 as "A big home where everyone cares for others". The main aim of this school is to provide mentally handicapped people with a comfortable living space, treating them as individuals with dignity, so that they feel at home and enjoy their life. All staff is trying to focus on not only to enrich the services they are providing but also to introduce their welfare programs and activities to the local people. There are approximately 40 people staying and 20 staff assisting. While CIEE STV is in session, they call it as an “International Exchange Week” and they welcome volunteers around the world. Kunimi-en has been our partner since 1998 (it is actually the first year of CIEE’s incoming workcamp), and it is going to be 19th anniversary this summer.
Work description: August 28- September 2 -Assist handicapped people (from 25 to 75 years old) both indoor (hand craft, drawing) and outdoor activities (taking a walk, visiting an art exhibition) -Help daily routines (cleaning the room and facility) -Introduce volunteer’s home country (prepare your presentation in advance) -Have a daily meeting with stuff in the morning/evening September 2- September 3 -volunteers go out two days in the Buddhist temple to experience Japanese tea ceremony (called SADO) and read Buddhist sutras September 4- September 9 -Assist seniors at day service center (About 20-30 seniors)
Accomodation and food description: Accommodation: August 28- September 2 RYOKAN (Japanese style hotel) Volunteers commute to Kunimi-en by a car September 2- September 3 GUEST HOUSE OWNED BY A TEMPLE September 4- September 9 HOMESTAY (All Volunteers stay at one house) Facilities: Stay in rooms(both Japanese and Western) with Futon mattress, a washer, a Western-style lavatory and a shower room. Internet access and international phone are available. A small shop is nearby. Meals: Provided (or sometimes instructed where to buy) by staff 3 times in a day
Location and leisure description: Kunimi-En is about half an hour by train from Kofu city in Yamanashi prefecture. You can enjoy the wide view of Mt. Fuji, registered as a world heritage, a highest mountain in Japan, with the Japan South Alps in the background. This area is also famous for a rapid Fuji river, and those landscapes are depicted in famous Japanese printing "Ukiyoe" by the artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760~1849). A volunteer needs at least 10,000 JPY in cash if she/he wants to go sightseeing on free-day.
Requirements description: 1. A volunteer who has an interest or studies for welfare and social security are most welcome. You need to understand about developmentally handicapped people (autism disorder, down syndrome etc) and to have knowledge of basic nursing care. 2. A volunteer who has some interests in Buddhism. Please make sure it is not against what you believe in because there are some activities inside the Buddhist temple and you will spend one night there. Bring work clothes (short sleeved T shirts, polo shirts, long pants) and sneakers. Dress conservative (skirt/short pants are not allowed). There will be an event to introduce your country (Food, books, CD, maps). Please prepare for this event. You can put the date in USB, please bring it with you.
Notes: Basic Japanese skill would be very helpful to enjoy this project.

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