More taster days for 2019

Apr 13, 2019

Our taster day programme is expanding, with two already having taken place in Somerset and York this year. Another three are currently being promoted and we still have capacity for a few more.

In May, Matt Moodie of Plunton House will be opening his doors for our first ‘family friendly’ taster, with a programme and activities that have been put together specifically with kids and their parents in mind.

Giving a taster day a theme helps to keep them fresh and for us to focus on different types of WWOOFer.

If you would like to offer a themed taster day do get in touch. Perhaps you’d like to make potential WWOOFers who are LGBTQ especially welcome, or older WWOOFers, or those who have English as a second language?

Just think about which type of WWOOFer you particularly enjoy hosting. These would be the ones you’d be good at holding a taster day for.

If you are hosting in the East of England or Wales, even better! These areas have been under-represented in the taster programme so far.

Whilst taster days are intended for non-members, one or two enrolled WWOOFers have been signing up and coming along too. When quizzed it seems they are usually individuals who have not yet volunteered and find taster days a good way to put a toe in the water.

We are thinking there might be more armchair WWOOFers out there who would appreciate a bit of hand-holding to get their first WWOOF under way. If this description fits you, we’d love to hear from you. What’s stopping you from taking that next step and how can we help? Would an introductory day or weekend fit the bill? What would the programme for such an event look like?

We look forward to hearing from you all via info@wwoof.org.uk

photo: Jane Thurlow

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