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ABC Rural

ABC Rural

Organic farm movement WWOOF relies on backpackers, so what happens when our borders are shut? ABC Rural  By Lucy Cooper and Tom Major Posted Sat 9 Oct 2021 at 8:31am A worldwide movement linking volunteers with organic farms has launched a desperate bid to lure...

The WWOOFing way during Covid-19

The WWOOFing way during Covid-19

COVID Restrictions in Victoria, NSW, Queensland and the ACT have tightened recently, with many more families contemplating the security of their jobs. WWOOF Farms are Essential Businesses and WWOOFers are Essential Volunteers, so if you are looking to help on a farm,...

WWOOFers are Essential Volunteers

WWOOFers are Essential Volunteers

Farms are Essential Businesses and WWOOFers are Essential Volunteer workers when WWOOFing on farms during COVID-19 restrictions. Make an impact as a WWOOFer volunteer and assist like-minded individuals, who believe in working with each other in harmony, to keep our...

Need to self Isolate? Search for Hosts with separate accommodation.

Need to self Isolate? Search for Hosts with separate accommodation.

If you need to self-isolate WWOOF has you covered! WWOOF Australia currently have 320 Hosts who offer a separate building for accommodation. Victoria – 51 Hosts Queensland – 84 Hosts Western Australia – 31 Hosts Tasmania – 26 Hosts NSW – 101 Hosts Northern Territory –...

Practicing a growth mindset during COVID

Practicing a growth mindset during COVID

Written by Lynette Vint WWOOF Office The past 2 years has impacted every one of us in one shape or form. Droughts, Bushfires, Floods and COVID just to name a few, add that to our already daily adversities, those already struggling with illness and hardship. Mindset is...

May the Light always shine through WWOOF.

May the Light always shine through WWOOF.

By Sue Coppard, founder of WWOOF “It feels amazing, WWOOF at the venerable old age of Fifty! Half a century in October! How it’s grown since its beginnings as a trial weekend for three people, back in October 1971. On a Friday evening three of us took the train down...

Online Learning & Working Remotely while WWOOFing

Online Learning & Working Remotely while WWOOFing

Online or Distance Learning and Working Remotely is becoming the New Normal in the wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Hosts who are happy to Host WWOOFers and facilitate Distance/online study or Remote work, during WWOOFers free time, will open doors to long term WWOOFer...

Get Inspired

Get Inspired

To travel around Australia might feel like the impossible right now, but soon enough you'll be able to travel again, so why not start planning you next life changing adventure? Get inspired, it’s time to take up our 20% discount Apply Code: DREAM WWOOF Australia has...

Fermented Vegetables – Gut Health

Fermented Vegetables – Gut Health

Fermented Vegetables It's so easy and economical to make fermented vegetables like Kimchi, Sauerkraut and Kvass with Masontops Vegetable Fermentation Range and Caldwell's Vegetable Starter Culture. Fermentation starters, advice and everything you need for Gut Health...

Why we joined WWOOF

Why we joined WWOOF

The WWOOF office thought we would reach out to some of our travelling WWOOFers and ask why they joined WWOOF “Since COVID outbreak last year we have realised our lifestyle was taking us nowhere, not only do we not know how to grow our own food but where to start, it...

Gut Health- Have you ever tried to make your own Kefir?

Gut Health- Have you ever tried to make your own Kefir?

Kefir is a fermented drink, filled with probiotics which is made by combining special cultures, called kefir grains, in a liquid such as milk or sugary-water. Drinking kefir helps boost the immune system, improves your digestion, helps regulate cholesterol, and has many other health benefits.

Celebrating 40 Years!

Celebrating 40 Years!

WWOOF Australia Celebrates 40 years, by hitting the road to visit hosts across South Gippsland, Victoria. Hosts VW098 Bronwyn, Ray, and Karen Dahlstrom The weather was a typical day for the end of May, in South Gippsland, rain, wind with the odd break between showers,...

Life lessons in WWOOFing

Life lessons in WWOOFing

Meet Brynnie & Keith Goodwill Our property is on Wonnarua Country in the Wattagan forests of the Lower Hunter Valley, and we are 1.5 hours from Sydney and Newcastle, 45 minutes from Gosford and trains to Sydney, about 1 hour from the beach. The land inspires...

WWOOFing on and off for 30 years!

WWOOFing on and off for 30 years!

By WWOOFer Annabella Bray My first WWOOFing experience was in Aoteoroa/New Zealand in 1990, I was backpacking on a  6-month visa with very little money and soon realised I needed to do some voluntary work, an organisation which would provide me with board and lodging,...

What’s not to love about Volunteering with WWOOF?

What’s not to love about Volunteering with WWOOF?

 Thank you to all volunteers, our WWOOFers,  for servicing communities across Australia for 40 years with us.   "I had such a great first WWOOFing experience with Katie and Simon. Thanks for welcoming me into your home and farm. I learnt so much on their farm,...

Family Volunteers are Cool, Thank you.

Family Volunteers are Cool, Thank you.

"Our 2 weeks stay with Paula, Sean and the kids were fabulous. We helped in the garden, did some pruning, got to drive around their ATV while doing our jobs. And in return we were fed fabulously healthy meals, some homemade beer and fabulous wine. For us it truly was...

67, Hanging Up the Volunteer Boots

67, Hanging Up the Volunteer Boots

Thank you Kerin for 19 years of service from our hosts across Australia.   "I am finally hanging up my WWOOFer boots, and work clothes, at 67 I've decided to do other things and my body is not capable of 4-6 hours a day on the land, sadly. "WWOOFing has been a...

Our Golden WWOOFer Book -Thank you Volunteers

Our Golden WWOOFer Book -Thank you Volunteers

"Thanks to the WWOOF team and to all our past and present WWOOFers for allowing us to have amazing friendships and experiences with WWOOFers of all ages and countries. They have allowed my children to grow into open minded persons, who feel strong knowing how many...

Celebrating WWOOFers Week

Celebrating WWOOFers Week

WWOOFers make it happen! John and Natalie live in Forest Grove W.A. their property has an interesting history, it started as a group settlement location after WWI then a dairy farm, then an organic winery, then the home of a rich doomsday prepper. In 2017 four related...

Learning as a family

Learning as a family

Meet the McKerrow family, WWOOFing from Canada to Australia. The family left British Columbia, Canada, July 2020 to begin their 12 months ‘on road’ journey together. The plan is to drive across Canada, France, Italy, Thailand, and Australia, doing some WWOOFing along...

WWOOF Australia acknowledges the Traditional owners of the land on which we work. We honour the ongoing cultural & spiritual connections, heritage, customs & beliefs of Aboriginal people & pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

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