Is it safe to WWOOF?

Is it safe to WWOOF?

Given the International nature of this operation we are not able to conduct in-depth background checks on our hosts – or volunteers for that matter. WWOOF operates a great deal on trust. We also need to be mindful that what may feel dangerous or creepy to someone – may be perfectly acceptable to someone else.

Is Wwoofing legal?

Most WWOOF groups require you to be 18 years old. This is actually a legal issue. In most countries people below 18 are still considered by law to be children, which means that hosts would be legally responsible for anything that happens to you on their property.

What is wolfing farming?

World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF, /ˈwʊf/), or Willing Workers on Organic Farms, is a loose network of national organizations that facilitate homestays on organic farms. WWOOF volunteers generally do not receive money in exchange for services.

How long do people usually WWOOF?

The average stay length is 2 to 3 weeks, but it can be as short as 2 days or as long as 6 months; it all depends on your negotiations with your host.

Where can I volunteer in Latin America for WWOOF?

To WWOOF/volunteer in a Latin American country, you need to purchase a membership of WWOOF Latin America and this gives you access to the farm lists of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Colombia.

What does WWOOF Latin America do for farmers?

WWOOF Latin America is an information service linking volunteers with organic farms in Latin America. Farms listed WWOOF Latin America are part of a world-wide effort to promote the concept of organic farming, sustainable agriculture and responsible consumer habits.

Are there any organic farms in Costa Rica?

In order to access the list of WWOOF locations in Costa Rica, you must sign up and join WWOOF Costa Rica. The list of farms includes many small and family-owned farms around the country that would love to host a hard-working international volunteer who is interested in organic farming and life in Costa Rica.

How does the monkey farm in Costa Rica work?

The Monkey Farm’s organic farm uses a variety of permaculture techniques to grow food, not only for the farm and wildlife animals and the volunteers who live on the farm, but also for disadvantaged and homeless members of the local community.

Back To Top