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World-Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms
WHAT IS WWOOF Costa Rica?
WWOOF Costa Rica is an information service linking travelers like you with organic farms in Costa Rica. By joining WWOOF Costa Rica you get access to member farms where you can stay from a week to several months.
Farms listed WWOOF Costa Rica are part of a world-wide effort to promote the concept of organic farming, sustainable agriculture and responsible consumer habits. As part of this effort, host farms offer WWOOF members the opportunity to learn by doing. Listed farms will host WWOOF members free of charge. As a guest in a WWOOF farm your learning experience is based on you participating in the daily chores of running the farm. In doing so, you can learn a variety of techniques employed by member farms including organic farming, Permaculture and Biodynamics. In addition to learning about organic farming, you can also learn about the local ecology and culture while getting to meet fun and interesting people.
Your daily chores at member farms may include harvesting, preparing soil for planting, milking, cleaning pens, digging trenches, maintaining fences and such; and generally involve about 5 to 7 hours per day, 5 to 6 days per week. Each farm has its own chores, rules and schedules.
WWOOF Costa Rica is affiliated to the International WWOOF Association (www.wwoof.org and www.wwoofinternational.org) which promotes environmentally friendly farming and consumer habits by helping bridge the gap between consumers and environmentally-responsible farmers.
WWOOF Costa Rica compiles and publishes for its members a list of host farms throughout Costa Rica. With this list, you can contact the farm(s) which you wish to visit and make the necessary arrangements for your stay.
As a WWOOFer (volunteer) you are responsible for your own safety and well being at all times.
WWOOFers are also responsible for all aspects of planning and executing their volunteer experience.
Be prepared, be cautious, be smart.
Research the farm and area thoroughly before committing to volunteering. Ask questions, request pictures, ask other WWOOFers.
Sample questions you might want to ask:
*Where will I sleep?
*What is a typical meal at your farm?
*How far is the nearest town?
*Is there cell phone reception?
*Is there a hospital nearby?
*What is the weather like When I plan to visit?
*What type of work will I do while I'm there?
* How many other WWOOFers will there be when I am there?
* As a WWOOF host farm you have committed to not charging or asking for any money, correct?
Tell your loved ones where and when you will be WWOOFing, the name of the farm, the farm's contact information and when you plan on returning home.
Frequently-Asked Questions (FAQs)
If you need help, please read the following questions to see if your questions are answered here (we will not reply to any emails with questions that are answered here). If not, please contact us by clicking on "Contact Us" in the main menu if you are a member, or by emailing us at email@example.com if you are not yet a member.
Are there any costs involved in joining WWOOF Costa Rica?
Yes. When you join WWOOF Costa Rica, you pay a yearly fee of $16 U.S. You are fully and solely responsible for your travel and personal expenses.
How do I pay for my WWOOF Costa Rica membership?
We accept major credit cards through ClickBank or PayPal only.
I already paid but I have not received my email invitation to enter my profile / I already paid but I cannot see the farm list
It takes up to 4 days to activate your membership once you have filled in your profile information. After you make your payment, an email invitation is sent to you to the email address you used when you paid. If you used one email address to pay and another to sign up, there is no way we can match your payment with your personal information and your membership will not be activated. If you did this, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
What is my membership number? / I did not get my membership number
We no longer issue a membership number. Host farms can verify that you are a member of WWOOF Costa Rica by looking you up in this website.
Do I need insurance?
WWOOF Costa Rica does not require you to have insurance, but we highly recommend purchasing accident and health insurance covering you in Costa Rica and wherever else you will be travelling.
Can I share my WWOOF member farm listing with my partner or with other travelers?
No. The contact information for the Host Farms will be provided to you under the condition that it not be shared. Only WWOOF Costa Rica members may be hosted at listed farms. Travelers sharing information or farms hosting non-WWOOF members will automatically lose their WWOOF Costa Rica membership and may even be subject to legal action. Anyone contacting WWOOF Costa Rica host farms who is not a member of WWOOF Costa Rica may be banned from joining WWOOF Costa Rica and from visiting any WWOOF Costa Rica host farm.
Do children pay a membership fee?
Yes. Adults travelling with children must also pay for the membership of their children. Many farms may not accept guests with children, so be sure to check with your host before making any other arrangements.
Can I travel with my pet?
In general, most farms do not accept pets. Check with your host first.
Do I just show up at the farm of my choice?
No. You need to first contact the farm of your choice, and verify that they can host you on the dates you want. You must also verify conditions and requirements directly with your host prior to your arrival.
How long can I stay at the farm?
Each farm has different minimum and maximum lengths of stay, but they generally run from one week to several months. Check with your host and be sure to establish the length of your stay before you arrive.
Who can join WWOOF Costa Rica?
Anyone of age 18 or older, with a valid passport from a country not requiring exit visas or travel permits from its citizens is eligible to join WWOOF Costa Rica. WWOOF Costa Rica is NOT a volunteer work, work or work-exchange program, and will therefore not issue memberships to anyone attempting to get work or immigration visas or intending to illegally enter Costa Rica or any other country.
Is WWOOF Costa Rica a volunteer work or a work-exchange program?
Neither. WWOOF is run slightly differently in each country where it operates. WWOOF Costa Rica is not a volunteer work or work-exchange program: It is an information service linking travelers with organic farms which promote sustainable farming by hosting travelers for free.
Can WWOOF Costa Rica help me get a visa?
No. WWOOF Costa Rica will not get involved in any process having to do with visas or travel permits, and will not issue invitations, letters or any document to that effect.
Will WWOOF Costa Rica help me in case I have a problem?
WWOOF Costa Rica does not get involved with your safety and well-being at any time. WWOOF Costa Rica serves only as a good-will link between farms and travellers and does not evaluate the quality or validity of the programss and facilities available at host farms. However, we may cancel the WWOOF Costa Rica membership of any host farms or travelers against whom a valid complaint has been filed. To file a complaint please go to Feedback. WWOOF Costa Rica highly recommends purchasing travel and health insurance. You may purchase insurance by clicking HERE.