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.Maria Zoyla

2.Daniel Hartley/Nadia Rocholl
6.English, Spanish, Portuguese(Brazilian), German
7.La Concordia, Santo Domingo de los Tsachillas, Ecuador.  
8.Majority Palm Oil 85 Hectares in Land, 55 Hectares of Palm, 2.5 Hectares Cacao, 1.5 Hectares Passionfruit, 1 Hectares of experimental crops, which include Satcha Inchi etc. The rest is Jungle and we have a small river that runs through it. 
9.Palm Oil. 
10.Harvest for Palm is year round, we Harvest every other week. The rest of the time we maintain the Farm, roads etc. Harvest the smaller crops and make our own Fertilizers, preventative treatments, compost and other products and treatments. 
11.Look after smaller crops, prune, clean the rows, make products, replant, help improve living quarters and help with general upkeep of farm including start a veggy garden and maintain it as well as look after dogs and clean work areas. Plant new small crops and nutricional islands around the farm. Cooking together or taking turns. 
12. 5 hours a day. mainly mornings but also late afternoon for fertilizing. 
13. 5-6 days per week. Depends on work needed and Volunteers, we are flexible. 
14. There is a volunteer house with bunkbeds, kitchen and bathroom. Shared quarters. We can only house upto 4-6 volunteers at a time, so it would never be crowded. 
15. We would provided 3 meals a day, local vegetarian mainly. Mornings at 7am, lunch at 12:30, Dinner at 7pm, round about. 
16. No, not really. Come and enjoy the experience, get involved and have fun. 
17. We have no age limit, however the climate is humid and hot, so if you come to stay you need to be physically fit, as the humidity makes it all a little harder.   
18. Minimum 7 - 10 days. Maximum 3 months, we are however flexible 
19. Sub tropical climate, humid, sunny days with afternoon down poors in the rainy season, drier and more overcast in the dry season. Please bring long sleeve and long trousers but light materials, this will protect you from the bug bites, We will provide welly boots. A torch, hat and a few changes of cloths, is recommendable, defiantly bring sun cream. 
We are located 1/2 drive from Santo Domingo de los Tsachillas, 1 hour from Pedernales, the closest beach town. 3 hours from Quito. Its easy to travel from the Farm to most places. 
The Farm is down a 6km dirt road and takes 20 minutes to get the town of La Concordia. 
Its a mainly agricultural region. 

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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