Welcome to the WWOOF program in Canada. World -Wide Orientation
to Organic Farms , Willing Workers On Organic Farms and World -Wide
Opportunities on Organic Farms. Vacationing in Canada and volunteering
on Organic Farms is a great way to broaden your education and practical
experience. It also serves as a great way to inexpensively travel.
Over 400 farm hosts - a great variety of choices - will introduce
you to the many interesting aspects of Canadian farms and gardens.
WWOOFing is a cultural exchange.
For those coming
from overseas - Europe and Asia - you must have a simple basic understanding
of English. You will be expected to learn, share and participate
in the daily farm/garden and home activities. You are welcome to
stay 1 week or longer; some hosts request a minimum of 2 weeks (so
that you can orientate yourself to the farm scene; many volunteers
stay 1-3 weeks then move on to another farm - thus gaining a variety
of experiences. You are free as to how long you can stay.
Do I need
experience to be able to be at a farm?
No, yet you
do need to bring a willingness to learn, laugh and try your best.
The hosts will guide you to appropriate helping experiences.
- to get firsthand
experience of organic farming & gardening and to lend a helping
hand wherever needed
- to get into
the countryside and experience Canada and Canadians.
- to help the
organic movement, which is often labour intensive and does not
rely on artificial fertilizers & pesticides.
- to make contact
with other people in the organic movement.
- to have a
wonderful enriching experience.
- to enable
people from all over the world to have a cultural exchange with
Time To WWOOF
The best time
to WWOOF is of course between early spring ( April on the eastern
side of Canada; February/March/April in British Columbia on the
western side of Canada) to late autumn/fall. There are numerous
hosts that accept volunteers all year round. This is often indicated
in the hosts write-up. However even if it is not indicated, feel
free to ask any host if they accept WWOOFers in the winter, if you
desire to wwoof in the winter.