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1. Posted by sirwhale (Full Member 84 posts) 9y

HI

I'm considering volunteering with WWOOF in south america after spending a year in Spain. I've read abit, but could someone who knows give me the general low down. It looks like an amazing opportunity (I'm looking at Chile). This may be a no-brainer but do they all speak spanish, the farmers that is? (Spanish = better) how long do people normally do it for? (Looking at 6months), Has anyone done it? and if so what did you think, what sort of jobs were you doing?

Thanks

Christian

2. Posted by AndyB24 (Respected Member 167 posts) 9y

I'm also interested in hearing about peoples experiences with wwoof, seems like a great way to see the world on a budget.

3. Posted by sirwhale (Full Member 84 posts) 9y

are there no wwoofers here?

4. Posted by sirwhale (Full Member 84 posts) 9y

5. Posted by chemukh (Full Member 132 posts) 9y

I'm also interested. I'd like to do it on Canada or maybe Australia.
Does anuone have some experience... I'm starting to think it's just a myth.

6. Posted by JackA (First Time Poster 1 posts) 7y

It's no myth, I know someone who did it (family friend) in Brazil, but few details. I'm looking at Chile for my gap year to improve Spanish. It looks amazing!

7. Posted by trainrider (Full Member 95 posts) 7y

Hi,

Yea I've been doing Wwoofing, on and off, for the past year in New Zealand. I cant tell you what it's like in S.America unfortunately. You join as a member of the specific country's Wwoofing organisation and you will receive a booklet with names and addresses of organic farms looking for volunteers. I've worked at seven different places. The longest stay was for over 2 months, and the shortest for just a few days. You work for between 4-6 hours per day, depending on the people. (Always ask what is expected of you. Ask how many hours a day that you are expected to do. And what sort of work you will be doing). Work has included building a landscaped decked area, removing scaffolding and building an electric fence (what I did today!), helping to brew organic beer in a micro brewery, and lots and lots of gardening! Wwoofing is amazing, I would recommend it. I cant say that I've learnt a lot about Organics or Permaculture but as a cultural exchange it's fantastic. You get to meet the people and experience the true culture of a country. Plus as an added bonus you can spend many months without spending a penny! I will be leaving here after a 12 month trip to go home via a 4month+ trip in asia! Go Wwoofing you ll love it.