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!

Farm's name: Live the Life Food Forest

2-Name of owner or person in charge: Torin Brauch

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

4- Phone number: ECU Cell: 097-994-7670 USA Cell: 239-848-5876

5- Webpage (if available): www.livethelifeinecuador.com

6- Languages spoken: English, Spanish

7-Farm's location and full address (including province and country): 8km up paved road from Lentag in a little town called La Asuncion, Ecuador

8-Description of the farm (including type of farm, size, conditions, features, projects, activities):

Sitting on 15 hectares of land, the Food Forest has countless varieties of organic crops that produce enough food to supply the Live the Life restaurant, Clermo’s juice bar, Live the Life Lodge & Health center, our crate delivery program and other various ventures each day. Our crops are planted from heirloom seeds and started in greenhouses with transfer to the outdoors happening once plants have become gained strength. Irrigation comes from an all-natural spring fed from the Andes Mountains. Once each crop has reached the perfect amount of ripeness, they are handpicked and ready to be consumed.

We are in the process of developing our programs further and for this have begun planting at greater rates. Our seedlings require great care and monitoring so that we produce fruitful crops as well as insuring that each step of the process is completely organic.

We are passionate about our food. We want to share our love and knowledge about farming with others. We want everyone to experience the many benefits that come along with eating organically just as we have experienced. 

9- Main crops: There are variety of vegetables and fruits including Limes, lettuce, peppers, watermelon, mango, avocado, bananas, spinach, and oranges. We don’t focus on one crop but rather a wide range.

10- Farm active during (which months or seasons): Year round with seasonal crops in rotation

11- Work needed from WWOOFers: (specific activities they might participate in): Organic farming, planting, watering, coffee production, honey collecting, juicing, serving lunches, tours of farm, cleaning, minor construction, weeding, seed saving, garden planning.

12- Hours per day: 5

13- Days per week: 5

14- Description of lodging: (how and where will WWOOFers sleep and get cleaned up): There is a remodeled Farm house that could sleep 6 or so

15- Description of meals provided: (type of food, how and when is it served or provided): Breakfast consists of something such as eggs, toast, fruits, juice, & coffee. Lunch served around 1pm consists of soup and a plate with rice, salad and a meat. Dinner served around 7pm consists of rice, salad and a meat. Fruits and vegetables picked from farm can be eaten throughout day.

16-Rules and restrictions: No    

17-Special requirements: No

18- Min. and max. length of stay: No minimum nor maximum

19- Note to WWOOFers: (Additional information, weather conditions, things to bring, information about area, etc.):


        

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