WWOOF links people who want to volunteer on organic farms with farms that are looking for volunteer help.
The WWOOF arrangement is not paid, it is volunteer help in exchange for food, accommodation and learning opportunities in organic farming.
WWOOF volunteers can help in varied tasks like: sowing seed, making compost, gardening, planting, cutting wood, weeding, harvesting, packing, milking, feeding, fencing, making mud-bricks, wine making, cheese making and bread making.
WWOOF hosts are mainly pursuing a simple, sustainable lifestyle. Many are practising Permaculture or Bio-dynamic growing methods. Some farms are commercial producers; others are individuals, alternative co-operatives or communities.
WWOOF Independents hosts in countries that do not have a national WWOOF organisation.
With a WWOOF Independents membership you will be able to WWOOF in any of the countries listed here.
Please note that WWOOF simply facilitates the initial contact - after that, the arrangements you make with host farms are up to you.
More details about contacting hosts and what is expected from volunteers can be found in our Guide to WWOOFing, and from hosts in our Guide to Hosting
Some countries have their own national WWOOF organisation: listed here
To learn more about these organisations please visit: www.wwoof.org.
You can preview the list of hosts here
to discover the range of possibilities.
The preview shows you what the hosts say about themselves. The preview does not give you the hosts' contact details. To obtain host contact details you must first become a member of WWOOF Independents.
You must be aged 18 or over to be a member.
Children can WWOOF for free if they accompany their parent or guardian. You must first check that your host welcomes children.
Insurance and visas: it is your responsibility to arrange your own visas, travel, and insurance. Hosts cannot help you with visa applications.
WWOOF Independents is just one part of the wider WWOOF network of organisations. For general information about WWOOF please visit www.wwoof.org It is run for the benefit of all recognised WWOOF organisations and to promote the general ideals of WWOOF.
WWINDyNews is the platform for debate, discussion and information for the WWOOFing community around the world. It has archive of articles going back to 2003 and is a valuable resource for both volunteers and hosts.
Pocket Guides for WWOOFers and Hosts Our "Pocket Guides" aim to bring together as much useful information and advice as possible for new hosts and WWOOFers. They are a collection of information from our members (both hosts and WWOOFers) as well as from WWOOF itself.