●What to bring/ wear
[Health insurance card / certificate] — Necessary in case you see doctor on-site. Original copy only. [Volunteer insurance certificate] —Copy OK
[Work Clothes] – Long trousers, long-sleeved T-shirts and comfortable shoes during volunteer work.
[Others] – Changing work clothes and other daily needs for the number of days.
* Please check weather forecast for Okayama and bring appropriate clothing to the climate. Refrain from overly exposing skin or looking inappropriate, please wear modest clothing.
● On-site Rental Goods
・ Helmets ・ Goggles ・ Dust masks ・ Waterproof jacket and trousers ・ Leather gloves, Rubber gloves ・ Safety Inner soles
* All rental goods are second-hand and availability is limited. Please bring your own items where possible. * Boots are available for rental in different sizes from 24cm to 27cm (in increments of 1 cm), but number of boots available in each size is limited and we cannot guarantee that we can provide a pair in the exact size you will need. If you need a pair in larger size or in exact size of your preference, please bring your own pair.
● Information on Volunteer Base and Accommodation
▼PBV Volunteer Base in Kurashiki
・PBV Volunteer Base is located in Tamashima area in Kurashiki. The orientation will be held at the base upon your arrival. The base has been offered to our volunteers with courtesy by the local people.
・The rooms are separated by gender, just like a hostel or dormitory.
・Electricity and running water are available.
・Participation fee: JPY 1,000
*The participation fee will be collected on-site to cover the cost of utilities (Free of charge for
PBV Support Members).
・Meals are not provided at the accommodation. There are convenience store, restaurants and supermarket near Shin Kurashiki station and the PBV base.
Futon, sheet and blanket will be provided at the base.
Cooking facility is not available, but fridge, electric kettle and microwave oven are available.
▼ Bath and shower
There is no bathing facility at the accommodation. Please use public bath in the neighborhood (Ryoukansou Hotel). Bring your towel.
There is no washing machine in the accommodation. If you need to do laundry, please use laundromat in the neighborhood (about 8 minutes walk).
● Other Information
・Special exemption of highway tall fee for registered vehicles for disaster relief (City of Kurashiki, website in Japanese). The exemption procedure requires advanced arrangement. Please contact us first
if you plan to join PBV volunteer activity with your car. http://kurashikisyakyo.or.jp/caution/car/