How WWOOF Works
There are two types of members in WWOOF Australia.
WWOOFers and Host Farms. The WWOOFers are the Volunteers who signup and search for Host Farms to volunteer on.
As a WWOOFer you are expected to contribute 4-6 hours per week for 5 days per week, in return for living, sleeping and eating with your Host Farm family.
The expectation is usually that you will integrate into the Host Farm family and participate in everyday family life. Sometimes your accommodation and meals will be separate from your Hosts, for example living in a separate building, caravan or other dwelling. The Host Farm profile will make this very clear before you join them.
You will be expected to join in with many different tasks during your stay on an Organic Host Farm. It may be raking leaves, chopping firewood, mending fences, sewing seeds, harvesting food or just plain old weeding. This is a great opportunity to potentially learn many new skills.
The length of stay varies considerably from Farm to Farm. Some Host Farms only allow a few days stay, whereas others will insist on a minimum stay of a week or more.