Susan Moores, an erstwhile WWOOF UK director, has been working with the WWOOF UK Council and staff team in recent months providing her insights into organisational structure and management. She attended the February Council meeting and we asked her to tell you what it was like.
‘The administration of WWOOF UK has been contracted to LILI for eight years now and although all those involved enjoy roving meetings there is a special feeling to a meeting based at Redfield Community – which is where we gathered for the February Council meeting. Council brings together the staff team with the voluntary Directors, with an ever busy and detailed agenda….but also with opportunities to catch up and share ideas in a more relaxed manner over the lovely food supplied, this weekend, by Vicky. Thanks also go to Mike, our Redfield host, for the warm welcome.
Memories include Scarlett feeding the baby rabbits, an interesting evening with Tracy Jones from the CSA Network, an orchid for Christiane and hob nobs made in Yorkshire from Nim. There were pages of decisions made and actions were allocated to all involved in the running of WWOOF. We also welcomed our newest member of staff to the team – Holly Cross, who will be supporting in all matters of admin, systems and the people – who very knowledgably and with a wonderful spirit of collaboration and living values true to WWOOF deliver you the very excellent quality of service that you know as WWOOF UK.’
Redfield Community has recently refurbished its stable block centre and we love it! It’s definitely worth a look if you are in need of an eco-friendly venue in the middle of the country – just click here.