WWOOFing has grown a lot since the movement began in the 1970s in the UK. The organization is now spread worldwide and anyone can do volunteer work on farms for days or weeks at a time. If you’re looking for the best places to WWOOF, this guide can help you. We will also offer tips […]
After volunteering for five days on small farm– complete with ultra fresh meals and a bit of farming work in a picture perfect setting — I’ve learned a good bit about WWOOFing (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms). In retrospect, there are a few things I wish I would have known before going. You Don’t Have to Work Long Hours Because some farms don’t need all the volunteers they have at one time, or if you are paying for part of your stay, you don’t necessarily have to work long 8+ hour farming days…. Your answer, be it “I spent all my money and need to live for free until my plane ticket home” or “I want to know how to garden” or “I want a different experience” should help you figure out what type of farm you want and how long you want to stay.
Organic farming has grown by leaps and bounds, and the need for farmers to communicate and interact grows more each day. This is where WWOOF comes in as a movement that aims to join organic farmers and growers with volunteers in an effort to increase cultural understanding. It’s all about constructing a global community. Here’s all […]
Many travelers, myself included, attest to the fact that any sort of travel is eye-opening, fostering global understanding and reducing prejudices. Taking your kids out of their home environment, no matter how far, will undoubtedly broaden their minds. This said, should you consider turning your family vacation into one of the many family volunteer vacations? […]
If you’ve always dreamed of volunteering in Africa, now is a great time to do it. People in Africa face an array of challenges — extreme poverty, lack of clean drinking water, HIV/AIDS, lack of access to healthcare — and there are plenty opportunities to help. Here’s how to volunteer in Africa. Volunteering in Africa is a […]
For a volunteering experience like no other, consider the chance to volunteer in Uganda. No travel experience has been more powerful and transforming for me than my trip to Uganda. Just for reference, I have traveled to more than 70 countries. I went with Shanti Uganda, a non-governmental organization dedicated to women’s health. Instead of being […]