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  What is WWOOF?
 



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.

 

WWOOF Aims

  • 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 Canadians.

Best 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.