What is the WWOOF program?
Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms, USA (WWOOF-USA®) is part of a worldwide effort to link visitors with organic farmers, promote an educational exchange, and build a global community conscious of ecological farming practices.
How do I start woofing?
Just go online and look for the WWOOF organization in your country and apply for membership. Earlier we mentioned that only those 18 years and above are allowed, but in some counties like the US, those below 18 can join if they are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
What is it called when you work on a farm for room and board?
Travelers are going around the world by WWOOFing—working part-time on organic farms in exchange for room and board. Workers receive free room and board in exchange for their efforts on the farm, so this type of travel can be extremely cheap. …
Do WWOOFers get paid?
No! WWOOF is a mutual exchange! Any member who joins WWOOF will not be receiving any salary or daily allowances during the exchange. Receiving payment for work done on a volunteer exchange jeopardizes the host and the entire WWOOF program as stringent laws must be followed when hiring an “employee”.
Can anyone become a farmer?
Anyone can become a farmer. In fact, you can decide right now that you want to farm, even if you don’t own land.
What is WWOOF Sweden?
Mission statement – WWOOF Sweden is a not for profit association linking volunteers with organic farmers and growers to promote cultural and educational experiences based on trust and non-monetary exchange, thereby helping to building a sustainable global community
What is WWOOFing?
WWOOF is organized on a national basis, so first choose your destination and then sign up with that WWOOF group. WWOOFing provides you with a way to learn about organic food, agriculture, and sustainable ways of living. You will also have the opportunity to meet local people, make friends and create new connections with the land.
Is there an international WWOOF membership?
There is no international WWOOF membership. WWOOF is a network of local organisations providing a local and friendly service that speak the local language, know the local volunteer laws and know most of the hosts.
What is WWOOF’s ethos?
WWOOF’s ethos is one of evolution and constant improvement. Now there are autonomous WWOOF organisations in many countries; all of whom have their own ways of organising themselves. However they all have similar aims. Hosts in countries without a national group are listed by WWOOF Independents.