• Bildung und soziale Tätigkeiten mit Kindern/Jugendlichen: Beteilige Dich an Bildungsprojekten und vermittle Kindern und Jugendlichen sowie Erwachsenen auf eine spielerische, anschauliche Art und Weise erste Englisch-Grundlagen sowie andere Fächer.
5 Mädels springen im Sommer
NICE, Japan
  • Umweltschutz und Landwirtschaft: Die Schwerpunktthemen von Discover Japan sind biologische Landwirtschaft und Umweltschutz, sehr oft verbunden mit Freizeitinitiativen für Kinder und ältere Menschen.
Discover, Japan
Discover, Japan
  • Soziales und Inklusion: Beteilige Dich an unserem Sozialprojekt in Tondabayashi und lerne NICE Japan kennen, wo Du bei den administrativen Aufgaben mithelfen kannst
Mehrere Leute posen für das Foto im Freien
NICE, Japan


Experience | 8-16 Wochen | Asien
Christian Neidl, Japan
Christian Neidl, Japan

Japan liegt in Ostasien und ist der viertgrößte Inselstaat der Welt. Die Hauptstadt ist Tokio mit 37 Mio. Einwohner_innen. Japan hat eine Gesamtbevölkerung von 126 Mio. und eine Fläche von 377 835 km². Die Amtssprache ist Japanisch. Es ist ganz wichtig, vor dem Start Deines Auslandsaufenthalts Grundlagen dieser Sprache zu erlernen. Unsere Partnerorganisation NICE (Never-Ending International workCamps Exchange) besteht seit 1990 und ist eine der profiliertesten internationalen Freiwilligenorganisationen Asiens. Mithilfe von NICE wurden viele neue Workcamp-Organisationen in Ländern Ost- und Südostasiens ins Leben gerufen. Das NICE-Motto ist „a healthy and colourful world“ – gesund nicht nur im physischen Sinne, sondern auch psychisch, ökologisch und kulturell. Dementsprechend sind die NICE-Projekte auf Umweltschutz, die Stärkung der Zivilgesellschaft und globale Zusammenarbeit ausgerichtet.

  • Programmdauer: 4-7 Wochen (unterschiedliche Dauer je nach Projekt)
  • Teilnahmebeitrag: € 685,- Grenzenlos-Programmgebühr (einmalig) plus Programmgebühr der Partnerorganisation NICE, die von Dir vor Ort zu bezahlen ist. 1 Monat Yen 18.000,- (ca. € 110,- je nach Wechselkurs); Yen 18.000,- je weiteren Monat
  • Anreiseinfos: Keine Abholung vom Flughafen. – Du bekommst eine genaue Wegbeschreibung von der Partnerorganisation. Das Programm startet mit Einstiegstagen in Tokyo oder Osaka.
  • Anmeldung: mind. 2-3 Monate vor Abreise
  • Grenzenlos Sektorprofil Japan (Bildung)

Beteilige Dich an Projekten im Bereich:

Hier findest Du ein paar Projektbeschreibungen:

Experience Japan – Farm und Landwirtschaft: Maki Farm in Nagano

Discover, Japan
Experience, Japan

Let’s preserve the way of traditional Japanese life in the mountain area!

Start – End:
01/Juni – 14/Juli
01/Juni – 25/August
01/Juni – 06/Oktober
01/Juni – 17/November
13/Juli – 25/August
13/Juli – 06/Oktober
13/Juli – 17/November
24/August – 06/Oktober
24/August – 17/November
05/Oktober – 17/November

If you want to stay longer or start later than the date above, please let us know in advance.

Background: Organized together with Maki Farm of Kyodo Gakusha (KG). KG is a NPO running 5 organic farming communities in Japan where people from disadvantage backgrounds, e.g. people with mental disabilities, are willing to learn about farming in order to change our society from competitive big companies. Maki Farm has 5-10 members and is located in a very isolated area (not accessible by car and we have to walk 4 km in the mountains!), so once it became an abandoned village in 1970s. Tateya is one branch of KG.

Work: We will help in their organic farming (weeding in rice and vegetable fields, planting vegetables, taking care of goats and hens, etc.) and also carry the things from the town, renovate the trails, help in their house work, etc. Be ready to work for quite a long time (05:30-18:00 with some brakes) and tough.

Accommodation: Building a straw roof (traditional house in Japan!) in a farm, cooking as a group by turn (Vegetarian is possible!)

Study theme: Volunteers have opportunities to learn about organic farming work by taking care of goats, chickens and various other farm animals. You can learn the traditional way of Japanese life.

Other activities: Sightseeing, short trip (hot springs, famous places here), trekking

Location: In the deep mountain, a very isolated but beautiful village near “Japanese Northern Alps”; about 900 meters. Some traditional and old things can be seen here that in other areas have been lost due to modernization.

Terminal: From Tokyo, 4 hours by express train or 6-8 hours by bus and train. You need to arrive at Narita or Haneda airport by 08:00 the 1st day and can leave Japan after 22:00 on the last day).

Requirements: Speaking some Japanese and strong motivation to work and enjoy simple life in the isolated area and respect for the local culture and way of the local organization! Skills of agriculture or construction can be useful!

Language: Japanese and English (there will be a 1-year volunteer who has joined LMTV of this place)

Other: If you want to end on another day (either shorter or longer), please inform the sending organization before the application is sent.
See a documentary movie about their living life: Kyodo Gakusha Maki Farm on 2015 in Japan – arayashiki-movie.jp.

Discover Japan – Bildung (Kinder und Jugendliche): Aizu Wakamatsu in Fukushima

Discover, Japan
Experience, Japan

Let’s create a place for learning together with children who have difficulties in life do to various circumstances!

Start – End: (later start or finish is possible)
01/Juni -08/25
01/Juni -11/17
01/Juni -25/02/09
01/Juni -25/05/04
24/August – 17/November
24/August – 09/Jänner/2025
24/August – 04/Mai/2025
24/August – 27/Juli/2025
16/November – 09/Jänner/2025
16/November – 04/Mai/2025
16/November – 27/Juli/2025
16/November – 19/Oktober/2025

If you want to stay longer or start later than the date above, please contact us in advance.

Background: this project is actively working for SDGs 1 (no poverty) and SDGs 4 (Quality Education), organized together with a local NPO, Terakoya Hojosha that aims to create a diverse learning environment that places children at the center and aims to promote children’s participation in society. Their mission is to support ‚Children’s participation in society‘ and create a happy future for children. A characteristic of the learning at Terakoya Hojosya is that it attends to children’s interests. The aim to create a happy future with children, each and every one of whom is important. In their all projects, it is importance on approving and affirming children and fostering a sense of self-affirmation, which is the children’s energy, through their connections with others.

Work: volunteers will support to prepare, run and follow up the Kodomo Shokudo (Children’s cafeteria) that provides meals for free or at a low price to the children including those in the low income families. It also provides the assist the homework and the subject learning for about 15 primary and junior high school students, so the volunteers will help their homework and crafts as well as cook the lunch and dinner together. Thus, they will also assist the activities with out-of-school children (e.g. supporting children, organizing event).

Accommodation: shared rooms in accommodation owned by the organization. It is different place with activity place. Men and women separated room. Cooking by yourself. Staffs also stay at the facility. No wifi in the accommodation (but there is wifi in activity place).

Study theme: volunteers will get knowledge of alternative school, children’s social participation, child poverty in Japan.

Other activities: join the local events, many opportunities to learn the local wisdom, etc. Sightseeing, short trip (hot springs, castle, famous places here).

Location: Aizu Wakamatsu city is called Samurai city. It is the central city of Aizu region, surrounded by rich nature, including Mt. Bandai and Lake Inawashiro and blessed with natural scenery. Winter season (Dec.-Mar.) is quite cold, so vols. need to bring warm cloths.

Terminal: the nearest airport is Tokyo (NRT or HND) from which it takes 5 hours by train and bus to the meeting point in Fukushima pref.

Requirements: motivation letter is needed! Volunteers need to have some Japanese speaking skill (manage to have basic daily conversation), respect to the local culture and way of the local organization, positive attitude to communicate with children, being Interested alternative school, children’s social patriation and child poverty, high motivation to work hard, open mind, cooperation with others.

NICE Japan bietet mehrere Projekte in Hokkaido, Fukushima, Nagano, Mie, Osaka, Tokushima, Ehime, Fukuoka u.a. für Kurzzeitaufenthalte an. Weitere Projektbeschreibungen findest Du als Download hier!