Deadline: depend on project
Open to: people who want to volunteer on organic farms or smallholdings
Benefits: 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.