What is WWOOF?
WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) offers people the chance to volunteer on organic farms.
Volunteers (WWOOFers) provide labor to Host Farms in exchange for food, accommodation, and the unique experience of living and working in the countryside. WWOOFers benefit from the experience through the process of cultural exchange, as well as being able to discuss and learn about organic agriculture and the organic food movement. WWOOF host farms benefit through the help they receive from volunteers and from cultural exchange too.
For more information on WWOOF in general, about it's values, practices and history, please see the international website at www.wwoof.net.
Role of WWOOF Romania
We promote the Federation of WWOOF Organizations' concepts and values and offer listings of host farms to interested parties. Our role is simply to provide information and facilitate the collaboration between WWOOFers and Host Farms.
WWOOF Romania was officially started in 2008 with three host farms.
Whether you are a WWOOFer or a Host Farm, we would like to know your experience with this program so we can develop it according to your needs and concerns. We send online surveys to both groups in order to make WWOOF Romania better.
Romania is a unique and beautiful country in the Balkan region of South Eastern Europe. The culture of Romania represents a mix of modern developments and traditional practices, most notably in subsistence agriculture, which is still practiced by most of the rural population.
Romania is often described as a latin island in a slavic sea. While many aspects of Romanian culture are commonly found throughout Eastern Europe and the Balkans, Romania's language (a latin language like Italian or Spanish), its mix of people (Romanians, Hungarians, Saxons, and Roma), its foods, and its traditions offer visitors a truly distinct experience.