World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF)

Deadline: depend on project
Open to:
people who want to volunteer on organic farms or smallholdings
food, accommodation and opportunities to learn about organic lifestyles

WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) organisations link people who want to volunteer on organic farms or smallholdings with people who are looking for volunteer help. In return for volunteer help, WWOOF hosts offer food, accommodation and opportunities to learn about organic lifestyles. WWOOF started in the UK in 1971 and has since become an international movement that is helping people share more sustainable ways of living.

How does it work?

WWOOF organisations publish lists of organic farms, smallholdings and gardeners that welcome volunteer help at certain times. The diversity of hosts available offers a large variety of tasks and experiences. Volunteer helpers (“WWOOFers”) choose the hosts that most interest them and make direct contact to arrange a stay. Volunteers usually live as part of the family.

WWOOF around the world

There are many WWOOF organisations around the world, but there is no single WWOOF membership that covers all countries. Some countries have their own national WWOOF organisations. If you want to WWOOF in any of these countries, you must contact and subscribe to the WWOOF organisation in that country. For each country you want to visit, you will pay a small fee to that national organisation. Other countries are listed by WWOOF Independents if they do not have national WWOOF organisations. With this membership you can WWOOF in any of the 50+ countries on the list.

WWOOF official web site

9 thoughts on “World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF)

        1. Dear Aleksandar and Leon,

          WWOOF is a volunteering network which works with national agencies or when non-existing in the country of your choice with WWOOF independents. The idea is that you pay a small fee to either the national agency either the independents and then you can go and live/work on the farm of your choice.
          ◊ WWOOF volunteers do not pay for their stay.
          ◊ WWOOF hosts do not pay volunteers for their help.
          ◊ WWOOF organisations usually charge a small fee to hosts and volunteers. This fee helps maintain and develop the WWOOF network.
          WWOOF doesn`t pay the volunteers neither do they finance the costs the volunteers might have, like traveling costs.

          For more information you can go to the official website.

          Kind regards,

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