Want to live and learn on organic farms worldwide? Want to share your life with other like-minded people?
WWOOF is a worldwide movement linking volunteers with organic farmers and growers to promote cultural and educational experiences based on trust and non-monetary exchange, thereby helping to build a sustainable, global community. As a volunteer (or WWOOFer as we call them) you will live alongside your host helping with daily tasks and experiencing life as a farmer. As a host farm you will open your home to receive visitors from your own country or abroad who want to connect with the land and support the organic movement.
The Federation of WWOOF Organisations (FoWO)
FoWO is a non-profit company that acts as the umbrella body for WWOOF national groups around the world to come together and co-operate.
FoWO’s mission – To unite, promote, protect and support the WWOOF movement around the world.
FoWO’s vision – A WWOOF group in each country of the world, helping to build a sustainable, global community.
FoWO promotes the WWOOF movement, provides general information about WWOOF organisations and represents the interests of WWOOF worldwide whether it is to answer the myriad of requests from potential service users, co-ordinators or journalists or to address issues impacting on WWOOF. FoWO is a strong worldwide network of 42 national groups that work together in the spirit of an international federation with democratic principles. Member organisations regularly communicate, sharing precious knowledge and information for the development of a steadily growing movement.
Getting started at WWOOF
- Step 1: Choose your destination
- Step 2: Join the right WWOOF group for you
- Step 3: Find your hosts
- Step 4: Travel and enjoy WWOOFing!
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