WWOOF membership/subscription fee (around $40 per country per year) Airfare. Ground transportation to site. Food & drink costs .
Top Five Places to WWOOF New Zealand. A large farm in New Zealand. Portugal. There are about 150 WWOOF hosts in the country of Portugal. Costa Rica. If rainforests are more to your liking than traditional pastoral farms, Costa Rica might be a good option. Nepal. Terraced hillside in Nepal. Ireland.
How to Join WWOOF Visit the WWOOF website. Click through to your destination country of choice (See here for a list of participating countries). Fill out their membership application and pay the fee. Pick your farm and enjoy!
WWOOF aims to provide volunteers (often called “WWOOFers” or ” woofers “, /ˈwʊfər/) with first-hand experience in organic and ecologically sound growing methods, to help the organic movement; and to let volunteers experience life in a rural setting or a different country.
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”.
WWOOF operates a great deal on trust. We also need to be mindful that what may feel dangerous or creepy to someone – may be perfectly acceptable to someone else. We rely a great deal on host/volunteer feedback.
The time you stay in the farm will have been negotiated prior to your arrival and will be between you and your host. The average stay length is 2 to 3 weeks, but it can be as short as 2 days or as long as 6 months; it all depends on your negotiations with your host.
WWOOFing is an educational and cultural experience, and WWOOF members are guests of their hosts. The United States has extremely strict labor and immigration laws that prohibit foreign nationals from “working” or “volunteering” in the country without a work visa .
Definitely. There are a bunch of farms that invite WWOOFers and pets to stay. Last time I checked I think there were around 500 dog friendly farms.
What to Pack Pack clothes you don’t mind getting dirty and can even throw away after you’re done. Sturdy boots or athletic shoes are a must, especially if you’re working outside. A hat will protect you from the sun. Work gloves may be provided, but are good to bring as well. Bring sunscreen and bug spray.
You are not contracted to stay, and you should never be in a position where you aren’t happy or don’t feel safe (although Workaway is usually very safe , just like Couchsurfing). My own verdict is that volunteering is a great way to travel the world, learn new cultures and exchange for your room and board.
A lot of the Hosts welcome children , especially if they have children themselves. To find kid friendly Hosts go to the page Find A Host , then click on the option “Accept WWOOFers with children ”.
The name is from the onomatopoeic English word for a dog’s bark, “woof” (in contrast to the name used for loudspeakers designed to reproduce high-frequency sounds, tweeter). Woofers are generally used to cover the lowest octaves of a loudspeaker’s frequency range.
The WWOOF standard for WWOOFers to lend a helping hand is between 20-30 hours per week. WWOOFers (visitors) are usually unskilled in regards to farm labour.
What is the difference between a subwoofer and a woofer ? There are no stark differences between these two speaker systems as both are used to reproduce low-frequency sound notes. Subwoofers are designed to reproduce a band of frequencies below 30Hz level and woofers produce sounds above it.