WWOOF Latin America

volunteering on organic farms

WWOOF Independents

Sorry, we are no longer offering a free WWOOF Independents membership with purchase of memberships of other WWOOF Lat Am countries.

For viewing and contacting host farms in Nicaragua, Honduras, French Guiana, Guyana Paraguay, Suriname, El Salvador, Peru, Bolivia and Uruguay, please go to: wwoofindependents.org

If you are interested in adding a host farm located in any of the aforementioned countries, please complete the application on: https://wwoofindependents.wordpress.com/

 

WHAT IS WWOOF Latin America?

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. As part of this effort, host farms offer WWOOF members the opportunity to learn by doing. Listed farms will host WWOOF members free of charge. As a guest in a WWOOF farm your learning experience is based on you participating in the daily chores of running the farm. In doing so, you can learn a variety of techniques employed by member farms including organic farming, Permaculture and Biodynamics. In addition to learning about organic farming, you can also learn about the local ecology and culture while getting to meet fun and interesting people.

Your daily chores at member farms may include harvesting, preparing soil for planting, milking, cleaning pens, digging trenches, maintaining fences and such; and generally involve about 5 to 7 hours per day, 5 to 6 days per week. Each farm has its own chores, rules and schedules. You, the volunteer, are fully and completely responsible for planning and executing your volunteer experience. You are responsible for your own safety and well being and for vetting the farm at which you intend to volunteer.

HOW DO I JOIN?

To WWOOF/volunteer in a Latin American country, you need to purchase a membership of the WWOOF organization of each country you plan to visit.   Once you are a member, you will have access to the country's host farm list and you will be able to contact each farm directly to arrange your visit. 

Become a member! Step 1 - Create a PERSONAL profile by clicking on SIGN IN using your email and creating a password. Step 2 - Purchase a membership (payments can take up to 4 days to be processed). 3- Once your personal profile is approved, log in (using you email and password) and click on VIEW FARMS to contact the farms and plan your visit.

WWOOF Mexico and WWOOF Costa Rica require you to create a profile on their WWOOF Websites. 

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

ONE YEAR MEMBERSHIP COSTS: Belize is $5, Guatemala $4, Mexico $20, Costa Rica $16, Colombia $18, Ecuador $10, Venezuela $10, Brasil $38, Argentina $30, Chile $40 (all in US Dlls). In addition to your payment, you must create a personal profile on WWOOF Costa Rica (for Costa Rica membership), WWOOF Mexico (for Mexico membership) and WWOOF Latin America (for all other Lat Am countries). Use the same email for payment and profile.

WWOOF organizations in Latin America are affiliated to the Federation of WWOOF Organisations (FoWO) and WWOOF International Association (www.wwoof.net  and www.wwoofinternational.org). Both organisations promote environmentally friendly farming and consumer habits by helping bridge the gap between consumers and environmentally-responsible farmers.

 

Questions? On the top of the page, there are several links. Click the one that says "Questions?"

Even more questions? write to wwoofmail@yahoo.com

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DO YOU NEED MONEY TO FINANCE YOUR VOLUNTEERING EXPERIENCE?

Click on the  "get funding" link on the black menu bar at the top of this page for more information.

FARM NEEDS WWOOFERS!

1-Farm's name
Centro para la Comunidad Vilcabamba Community Center @ Finca Vivar
2-Name of owner or person in charge: Jose Pablo
3- Email address: encinitas1111@yahoo.com
4- Phone number: +593980804417
5- Webpage : Facebook Centro para la Comunidad Vicabamba
6- Languages spoken: Spanish, English, Dutch and German
7-Farm's location:  Loja Province Vilcabamba, Ecuador
8-Description: This is  6 hectares of family land which has been in the family for 50 years.  The family would like to use the space to develop the gardens and the Community Center which also is located her. It is located 10 minutes by foot from town and is located in the green heart of Vilcabamba.  There are river walking trails along the property and lush greenery and mountains surround us.
 9- Main crops: We would like to grow medicinal plants, fruits and vegetables, flower beds and perform grafting. Perhaps explore biodynamic gardening and permaculture.
10- Farm active during :all year
11- Work needed: Developing and working the gardens, possibly selling at market, helping rebuild the community center, participating in community center projects, some lite cleaning, helping prepare our community meals
 from WWOOFers: (specific activities they might participate in)
12: 5 Hours
13- Days per week: Monday thru Friday
14- Description of lodging: We have a room in the Community Center with a Communal Bathroom and Kitchen; it is rustic.
15- Description of meals provided: We provide vegtables and fruits
16-Rules and restrictions: We do not allow hard drugs and major alcohol.
17-Special requirements: Your visa should be current and we like references. 
18- Min. and max. length of stay: Minimum 2 days and Maxim two weeks if it works longer  we will access week to week.
19- Note to WWOOFers: Be prepared for 3 different types of climate......windy, rainy, sunny and hot and sometimes cooler at night here in the Andes.  There are 6 dogs and 4 horses.

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