WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms)

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    • Listing Type: Gap Year Programs
    • Destinations: Argentina, Belgium, Belize, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Israel, Kenya, Mexico, Poland, Romania, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Turkey
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Program Length: One Week, Two Weeks, Six Weeks, Four Weeks, Two Months, Academic Year, Semester, Quarter, Other, Three Weeks, Five Weeks
    • Start Month: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
    • Category: Community Service
    • Selective: No
    • Gender: Coed
    • Ages: 18, 19+, 19
    • Housing: Homestay
    • Minimum Cost: Free
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    Overview

    WWOOF is a network of national organizations that help volunteers to live and learn on organic properties. WWOOF organizations bring together hosts and volunteers ("WWOOFers") to help make a sustainable world.

    WWOOF enables people to live and volunteer on a variety of organic properties. Volunteers (WWOOFers) help on the land and home for 4-6 hours a day and hosts provide the food and accommodation. If you want to have hands on experience, learn and share organic and sustainable ways of living then WWOOF might be for you. Usually you live with your host and are expected to join in and cooperate with the day to day activities. In most countries the exchange is based on 4-6 hours help-fair exchange for a full days food and accommodation. You may be asked to help with a variety of 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. The length of your stay at the farm is negotiated directly between you and your host. Most WWOOF visits are between one and two weeks, though some may be as short as two or three days or as long as six months.

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