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WWOOF - World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms

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Post by gap on Sat 11 Jun 2011, 20:24

WWOOF - World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms

What is WWOOF?
WWOOF is a world wide network of organisations.
We link volunteers with organic farmers, and help people share more sustainable ways of living.

WWOOF is an exchange - In return for volunteer help, WWOOF hosts offer food, accommodation and opportunities to learn about organic lifestyles.

WWOOF organisations link people who want to volunteer on organic farms or smallholdings with people who are looking for volunteer help.

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 volunteers do not pay for their stay.
◊ WWOOF hosts do not pay volunteers for their help.
◊ WWOOF organisations usually charge a small fee to hosts and volunteers. This fee helps maintain and develop the WWOOF network.

WWOOFers (volunteers):
◊ need a genuine interest in learning about organic growing, country living or ecologically sound lifestyles.
◊ help their hosts with daily tasks for an agreed number of hours.

Do you fit this description?
If so, you are the sort of person that WWOOF was created for!
If not, you could try the organisations 'Other non-organic organisations' listed on the website.

For more information and list of farms, visit WWOOF website here


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