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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...

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...

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...

Still haven’t tried WWOOFing?

Still haven’t tried WWOOFing?

  I had an amazing time working here for about a month. Bob and his partner were very welcoming and hospitable. The meals they cooked were very yummy and delicious, thanks, Bob! I enjoyed helping around their beautiful property doing gardening, weeding,...

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...

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...

The gift full of lifetime memories

The gift full of lifetime memories

The perfect gift for the woman who has everything The perfect gift for the woman looking for change The perfect gift for those ready and a willingness to learn The perfect gift that keeps on giving! Our WWOOF Volunteer Memberships can be used Anytime, Anywhere in...

Life Changing Experiences

Life Changing Experiences

What a superb experience! Cyril and Claire epitomise the very best of WWOOFing. They were interesting and interested, adventurous, hard-working, honest, and flexible. Inspired us with their sustainability choices. Great cultural exchange for everyone. Many laughs as...

Learn to become a steward of the land, WWOOFing

Learn to become a steward of the land, WWOOFing

Celebrate Earth Day! Join WWOOF today and make Earth Day every day!   WWOOFers/Volunteers have the opportunity gain the following from their WWOOFing experience:   A greater understanding of Organic, Biodynamic, Permaculture and above all Sustainable living at...

WWOOFing, the Dual  Experience

WWOOFing, the Dual Experience

  Staying with Greg and Elizabeth was a truly wonderful experience. Not only is there heaps to do and see in the Sheffield area, but volunteering was enjoyable and rewarding. Greg and Elizabeth are both such kind and respectful people. They worked hard but also...

Go WWOOFing this Easter!

Go WWOOFing this Easter!

This was my first WWOOFing experience, I wasn't sure what to expect when I arrived at Nic & Paolo's beautiful property, but their warm welcome made me feel immediately at ease. I have been very happy there. Six hours a day, my tasks were mainly around feeding the...

The perfect Easter gift that keeps on  giving

The perfect Easter gift that keeps on giving

WWOOFing is like a box of chocolates, each host stay is a different experience  WWOOFing a Volunteer Exchange Program WWOOF = World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms. Looking for a different experience? why not try WWOOFing, its a  unique eco-friendly way to travel...

WWOOF – The Opportunity to create

WWOOF – The Opportunity to create

Written By WWOOFer Tamara Taylor After the collective trauma of 2020, I dream of adventure. To pack my bags. Burst out of my neighbourhood and travel somewhere other than my own neighbourhood and my local park. But this is the year in which “holiday at home” stands...

WWOOFing is for everybody

WWOOFing is for everybody

We are a dairy farming couple in our 30’s taking a break to learn new skills. Krystal has a strong animal health background and a keen eye for detail alongside great management skills. She is capable of working with horses. Benj is a fit, hard-working man with 12...

More People on the Land

More People on the Land

ABC Rural  By Ashleigh Bagshaw and Erin Semmler From Original ABC Article Posted Fri 28 Jan 2022 at 6:17am, updated Fri 28 Jan 2022 at 11:13am  Keen for a change, Ryko Kalinko has joined thousands of Australians on a city exodus. The former...

What type of people go WWOOFing?

What type of people go WWOOFing?

"Hi, I'm Fran, I'm Australian and in my early twenties. I just finished my studies in Canberra and am now on a Gap year. I’ve been working as a ski instructor and living in Jindabyne for the last few months, I’ve had lots of experience with horses and love riding, I’m...

What a way to spend Christmas

What a way to spend Christmas

"My first WWOOFing experience, and now all the other ones to follow have a lot to live up to. Upon arriving I already knew I was going to like it at The Haven Bucca, within a day I knew I didn't want to leave. I learned so much and experienced so many different...

Dream again, and travel Australia for your Gap Year

Dream again, and travel Australia for your Gap Year

Travel Safe With travel restrictions and borders reopening, why not get your WWOOF membership today and start planning your Gap year around Australia? Dream again, and start planning, living and learning life skills that will have you to be job ready for when the time...

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