The beginning of 2015 has found us busy and looking forward. Host Contact, Taryn, has many applications from people who want to become hosts and is fully occupied with screening them. Amanda, our Volunteer Liaison, is gearing up for a new season of events around the UK, and the rest of the team are tackling the challenges of their roles with WWOOFy fervour. Technology allows us to be physically dispersed but we are still a close knit team.
We continue to welcome your feedback about our website and suggestions for development. We have recently optimised the website so that the posts on our latest news page appear more effectively in browser searches. These pages often feature job adverts and new projects. www.wwoof.org.uk/blog We have recently changed the site so that opening a host’s website from their profile doesn’t take you away from our website completely; this means you can return to the profile easily. We’ve also made it mandatory for new and renewing WWOOFers to provide their main telephone number on their record to allow us to contact them directly.
You may have already noticed that there is a Donate button on our website home page now. www.wwoof.org.uk You don’t have to be logged in to your account to make a donation and we will use all funds received wisely.
During last year we upgraded the version of PayPal we use. As a result we were obliged to become PCI Compliant and show that we comply with security regulations from the banking industry. We are very pleased to be able to say we are now compliant and are even more confident in the security of payment transactions through our website.