Sign Up as a Host or Volunteer Helper with WWOOF (Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms)
In 60 countries around the world, the international WWOOF (Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms) and its national affiliates match organic growers with volunteer helpers eager to experience what organic farming and organic living is all about.
Hosts may have a farm, smallholding, garden, allotment, vineyard, or woodland and follow sustainability principles--perhaps biodynamics or permaculture.
Hosts may make a living off their land, may be homesteaders interested in self-sufficiency. They may be families, individuals, cooperatives, communities, or eco-villages.
As a volunteer (18 years or older), you usually live with your host and join in with the day's activities. No money exchanges hands--you work 4- to 6 hours in exchange for food and lodging. Activities you might help with are:
- Sowing seed
- Making compost
- Cutting wood
- Wine making
- Cheese making
- Bread making
How long you stay at a farm is negotiated between you and your host. Most visits last one to two weeks; however, visits might be as short as two or three days or as long as six months.
Choose from among organic farms in these areas:
- Africa (8 countries)
- The Americas (13 countries)*
- Asia-Pacific (13 countries)
- Europe (26 counties)
* WWOOF-USA (Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms, USA) offers 1,754 host farms.
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