how it works
WWOOF is an exchange - In return for volunteer help, WWOOF hosts offer food, accommodation and opportunities to learn about organic lifestyles. WWOOF organizations link people who want to volunteer on organic farms or smallholdings with people who are looking for volunteer help.
WWOOFers - volunteers
Usually live with their host and are expected to join in and cooperate with the day to day activities. In most countries the exchange is based on 4-6 hours help-fair exchange for a full day’s food and accommodation. You may be asked to help with a variety of tasks like sowing seeds, making compost, gardening, planting, cutting wood and grasses for feeding animals, weeding, harvesting, packing, milking, fencing, taking care of animals eg cows, goats, sheep in an open field, wine making and cultivating the land using local hoes. The length of your stay at the farm is negotiated directly between you and your host. Most WWOOF visits are between one and two weeks, though some may be as short as two or three days or as long as six months.
Host - Organic farmer
If you have a farm, smallholding, garden, allotment, vineyard or woodland and follow organic or sustainability principles, you might consider opening your home to WWOOFers. Our volunteers can provide an extra pair of hands to help with various projects you are busy with. Many of our hosts practice Permaculture or Bio-dynamic growing methods. Some hosts make a living off their land, others are homesteaders interested in self-sufficiency, some are families others are individuals. There are also organizations, communities and eco- villages in our host list.
Hosting - WWOOFers
Can be hugely rewarding as you are enabling people to learn about organic growing techniques. You will also be demonstrating an alternative way of life. Many WWOOFers are so inspired by the experience that they end up changing their lifestyles and even setting up their own organic farms! As a host you are improving communication and aiding growth within the organic movement!
In order to host WWOOFers, you will need to Register as a Host in WWOOF Tanzania!!.