How it works

WWOOF enables people to live and learn on a variety of organic properties. Volunteers (WWOOFers) help on the land and in the home for 4-6 hours a day and Hosts provide the food and accommodation. If you want to have hands on experience, learn and share organic and sustainable ways of living then WWOOF might be for you.

Volunteers

Usually you live with your host and are expected to join in and cooperate with the day to day activities. In most countries the exchange is based on 4-6 hours help-fair exchange for a full day’s food and accommodation. You may be asked to help with a variety of tasks like sowing seed, making compost, gardening, planting, cutting wood, weeding, harvesting, packing, milking, feeding, fencing, making mud-bricks, wine making, cheese making and bread making and whole lot more!!

Volunteers often say, “We like giving something back to the country we are traveling in”.

The length of your stay is negotiated directly between you and your host. Most WWOOF visits are between one and two weeks, though some may be as short as two or three days or as long as six months.

If you are interested in alternative ways of living and want to meet interesting people then WWOOFing is for you!Join

Hosts

Hosts say they “like the world coming to me” by opening up their homes and sharing their lifestyle with others.

Volunteers can provide an extra pair of hands to help with various projects you are busy with. Many of our hosts practice Permaculture or Bio-dynamic growing methods. Some hosts make a living off their land, others are homesteaders interested in self-sufficiency, some are families others are individuals. There are also cooperatives, communities and eco- villages.

WWOOF hosts are organic farmers and growers. They enjoy passing on their knowledge of sustainable and organic practices. Volunteering with a WWOOF host is about helping on an organic property and learning and experiencing organic and biodynamic farming and gardening. As a host you are improving communication and helping grow the organic movement!

Hosting volunteers can be hugely rewarding as you are enabling people to experience and share your lifestyle. You will also be demonstrating an alternative way of life to what many of them are used to. Often volunteers are so inspired by the experience that they end up changing their lifestyles and even setting up their own organic farms! As a host you are improving communication and aiding growth within the organic movement.Join