What is WWOOF?

WWOOF stands for World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms. Some groups like to say it means We’re Welcome On Organic Farms :-)

WWOOF began in the early 1970’s and is now available in over 50 countries worldwide. WWOOF organizations link people who want to learn about organic growing, farming and sustainable lifestyles with people who have a homestead or farm and want to share their lifestyle. It is a non monetary,  educational and cultural exchange.  A host farm offers a volunteer (WWOOFer) food and accommodation and the WWOOFer  helps out for 4-6 hours per day.

Our vision is to bring people to a more sustainable way of life. By taking part in the day-to-day activities on an organic farm, you will learn how to grow food , take care of live stock, live in a community or experience venture in self-sufficiency. There is a variety of properties available to stay on in which organic growing plays a part . There will be opportunities to learn new skills while at the same time getting to know new people and perhaps experience a new culture. For many people this means discovering an alternative way of life.

WWOOF supports “Think global, act local!”  There are many national WWOOF organizations around the world, managed by locals and then there are the hosts in countries without a local WWOOF organisation yet, they are looked after by WWOOF Independents.

Make a difference! Get involved! Join WWOOF!

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