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, Panama, 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.


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. 


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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1-Farm's name: Arbol-CEPPA

2-Name of owner or person in charge: Jorge Cabrera

3- Email address for contact with WWOOFers: arbol.permacultura@gmail.com

4- Phone number: 00593968703276

5- Webpage (if available): @arbol.permaculture

6- Languages spoken: Spanish, English

7-Farm's location and full address (including province and country): Sitio Bellavista de Don Juan, Cantón Jama, provincial de Manabi-Ecuador

8-Description of the farm (including type of farm, size, conditions, features, projects, activities): CEPPA is our logistic Permaculture Center, the visible face of Arbol, our main project

9- Main crops: Vegetable garden, chocolate, citrus, yucca, corn, papayas, mango

10- Farm active during (which months or seasons): all year long

11- Work needed from WWOOFers: gardening, building (planting, weeding, mulching, watering, seed saving, bulding small estructures like a tunnel for growing mushrooms, a couple of small cabins)

12- Hours per day: 6

13- Days per week: 6

14- Description of lodging: tents in our temporary camp

15- Description of meals provided: three vegan meals (no animals products)

16-Rules and restrictions: no drugs

17-Special requirements: no

18- Min. and max. length of stay: two months minimun

19- Note to WWOOFers: we are located 100 meters away from the beach in ecuatorian dry/wet climate so, sunblock cream, light cloths, mosquito repellent are needed


Research & Plan your visit

A few days after your payment has been processed you will be granted access to the host farm list at the website. You may then log in at any time to look through the host farm descriptions and contact the farm managers. You need to contact each host farm directly to ask them any questions, check for availability and to arrange your visit. You are responsible for screening the farms and for all your travel, transportation and well-being arrangements including visas, health insurance, etc.

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