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:  Finca Pinguino Farm
2-Name of owner or person in charge: Simon Bédard
3- Email address for contact with WWOOFers: sbedard.monde@gmail.com
4- Phone number: Farm: 05 3020 348 
5- Webpage (if available): www.yogafarmecuador.com
6- Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish
 7-Farm's location and full address (including province and country: Canoa, Sitio Tabuchila, Manabi, Ecuador
8-Description of the farm (including type of farm, size, conditions, features, projects, activities): 
We are a small canadian-malagasy-ecuadorian family. Me, Soa, Simon, my husband and Miali our 2 ½ year-old girl. We live on a 11 hectare farm called Finca Pinguino, on the countryside of beautiful Canoa beach in Manabi, Ecuador. Our village is named Tabuchila
We share our time with 4 dogs, one cat, 2 pigs, 2 horses and chicken. Everything is hand-build on the farm, from the houses, to the furniture to our yoga terrace. The housing is rustic but built with love.
 
We planted many seasonal fruits trees like bananas, papayas, lemons, mandarines, badea (ecuadorian half pear, half melon, but my husband and I disagree all the time on it), coconut, guavas, guayavas, mango, cacao, plantains and native tomatoes.  We also grow sweet potatoes, yuca, pumpkin and hot pepper.  Feel free to ask which season fruits are available! Everything is experimental (as we are not professional farmers) and this is how we want to share our knowledge and while learning  from everyone who comes to visit!
 
 
 
 
9- Main crops and animals: Yucca, Papaya, Lemon, seasonal fruit, bananas, Chickens, pigs,horse, dogs, cats
10- Farm active during (which months or seasons): All year
11-Work needed from WWOOFers: (specific activities they might participate in) 
We work on different projects at the same time. We are currently working by projects, basically developping the farm as a whole. One day we could be making a shower, another planting bananas trees or landscaping. So creativity is welcomed ! If you’re an artist, gardener, love construction, know farm animals or have any special skills to share, we would love to hear about it. If you want to learn about all of those projects, you are also welcome here.
 
Ideal schedule : 8am to 1pm, rest of the day free to start an art project, practice meditation,yoga, take a walk on the farm or participate in a workshop.
 
Food: You can eat everything growing on the farm. We provide a full kitchen for your personal use.
 
 
12- Hours per day: 
Volunteers are expected to work 5 days per week, from 8am to 1pm. Afternoons are free, unless of course, you want to continue on personal projects around the farm. Some daily chores (such as cooking, cleaning, animal care, watering, etc) are rotated among residents. 
 
13-Days per week: 5 days per week
14- Description of lodging: (how and where will WWOOFers sleep and get cleaned up)
There is a volunteer house and we provide sheets, mosquito net and drinkable water. We use compostable dry toilets and there is a shared shower. We have a share kitchen for your own personal use.
 15- Description of meals provided: (type of food, how and when is it served or provided) 
You can eat everything growing on the farm. We provide a full kitchen for your personal use.
 
16-Rules and restrictions: Smoking is not allowed inside the house.
17-Special requirements: 
You will need :
-Long pants
-Long sleeves shirt

        

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