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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New Farm in Colombia needs WWOOFers!!

1- Our farm's name is "El Recuerdo",which means "The Memory"
 
2- Person in charge: Luca Sardena
 
3- Email for  WWOOFers to contact us: lucasardena@yahoo.it
 
4- Telephone numbers: 3108181227/3105694061
 
5- Internet Site: We don't have one yet.
 
6- Lenguages that we speak: We speak spanish and italian are our native tongues. We speak english fluently.
 
7-Where is located our farm: Our farm is located in Colombia- Cundinamarca, very near from the small town Carmen de Carupa and near as well from Ubaté, in the "vereda" El Hato, where there is a beautiful lake which is quite turistic.
 
8- Description of our farm: Our farm is 3 hectares big and is situated at 2950 mt over the sea. We work on the rescue of several seeds from the region of the Andes, in particular we like to plant peruvian potatoes and corn. We plant as well a lot of italian traditional plants as artichoques, chicoria, tomatoes and different kinds of broccoli and lettuce. We have a greenhouse, where we plant the most delicated species and some marihuana that we use for making medical extracts, since is now legal in Colombia. We like planting and working in our farm as natural as possible, avoiding the use of chemical substances and harmful practices which damage the earth and the ecosystem. Our farm is located in between marvelous mountains and  we have a gorgeous view of the lake as we are just on the top of the hill. You can go for a walk or go for a ride in one of our's bycicles all around the lake. We are very near from other natural touristic places: Neusa's lake, Cucunubá, Villa de Leyva and others.
 
9- Cultures: We have in our land planted right now: Quinoa, Chia, Amaranto, Barley, Corn, Marihuana, Potatoes and several kind of flowers and medical plants.
 
10- Working period of our farm: We work all the year. 
 
11- Works the  WWOOFers should do: to prepare the land for planting, planting, to take off the weed by hand where necessary, take care of the several gardens, eventually take care of animals, give a hand to process the plants, to help building structures.
 
12- Daytime work: we would like to work with wwoofers minimum 5 hours to a maximum of 6 hours a day. 
 
13-Days a week: minimum 5 and maximum 6.
 
14-Description of the accomodation:  Wwoofers will sleep in a luminous room with a great view of the lake and gardens in our house. There they'll have a private bathroom, fireplace, a very comfortable sofa bed, a second sofa, a beutiful work desk perfect for drawing and writing, as well they'll have and independent entrance. We have also a  washing machine where wwoofers will be able to wash induments and linens. If you like you can also sleep in your tent in our property.
 
15- Description of the food we offerAs we are vegans, the kind of food that we offer is totally cruelty free. We would like to eat and cook all together  as a family. We offer three meals a day.
 
16- Reglas y restricciones Is very important to us to treat each others with respect and consideration, so we trust we'll be able to find agreemets for a good domestic partnership. Is not aloud to wwoofers to cook or to bring home  meat or  animal derivatives and smoke. Washing machine is available one time a week. Kitchen is available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
 
17- Special request: To be respectful and enthousiastic about work and sharing.
 
18- Time Wwofers can stay: minimum a week and maximum three months.
 
19- Aditional Information: The avarage of  temperature is of 13°C. Is important to bring comfortable and warm mountain clothes as well as a very warm piyama. Is very important to bring a sunscreen, a hat and work gloves. There is more information about the natural park where the lake is in this site: http://www.colparques.net/HATO (in the picture you'll see a house whith green roof, that's us!)

 


        

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