Enjoy country life and community activities in our non-profit organisation in undiscovered Shimane, Japan

  • Japan
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  • Last activity: 05/02/2023



 Min stay requested: at least 1 month



  • Description


    【*Due to the influence of COVID-19, we're NOT recruiting a new volunteer from overseas.】

    We are located in Oda city of Shimane, Japan which has a population of about 35,000 people. Oda has many fascinating sights like the Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine(a World Heritage Site), Mt.Sanbe(a National Park) and Kotogahama Beach(a Natural Monument). You would spend wonderful life there surrounded by beautiful nature and nice people.

    We are a Non Profit Organization specialized in managing community activities in Oda city. Since our organization was founded in 1992, we have received many international volunteers from all around the world.

    We work mainly in 3 fields;
    1. Nature
    e.g.) Preservation of meadows / Maintenance of bamboo forests
    2. Community
    e.g.) Management of community space / Helping for local events
    3. Social education
    e.g.) Support the youths who have troubles / Environmental education for kids

    Additionally we arrange many volunteer activities. It helps people in our city to connect with people from outside and to vitalize local communities. Please visit Oda and have fun various local activities with us!!


  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Elderly Companionship
    Babysitting and creative play
  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can get the knowledge of how to conserve nature and developing local communities. And you will have chance to meet many people from different generations through our activities, so it is also easy to make Japanese friends here!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    We need volunteers who want to experience country life and interact with local people! Your main work will ①communicate with the young people who have some difficulties like withdrawal and lack of social adaptability. ②help with elementary school classes ③take pictures for tourism promotion. But we can arrange your work schedules depending on your interests.

    We expect you to speak conversational Japanese because most staffs and locals can only speak Japanese. (So please do not offer if you don't speak any Japanese...!) You will meet a lot of people here and it will be a good chance to improve your language skills.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Japanese: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You will stay in our community center. The place has good utilities (Shower rooms, Kitchen, Washing machine, Event space, Meeting rooms, Air conditioners, TV...,etc. ).
    You can normally stay the private room except special days. *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️We sometimes host “workcamps”at those times. About 8 people who want to experience international exchanges and our activities come visit us. Then they will do volunteer works and live together for 2 weeks, so you would have to share your room in that case.
    Only volunteers stay in the community center and you need to cook for yourself everyday. There is a supermarket nearby and we will pay for all of your food expenses. But our staff will sometimes take you to eat out to bars and restaurants!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Oda city is well known tourist spot. In your free time, you can visit many attractive places as is written in the Top. In addition you can enjoy traditional performance called "Iwami Kagura" and many kind of Onsen(hot spring) here!!

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    About 5 hours / 5 days a week

Host ref number: 413158856195

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