What’s new with WWOOF?

Jun 20, 2023

Save the Date: Saturday 28th October – WWOOF UK Members Gathering and AGM at Windmill Hill City Farm in Bristol – Format and timings to be confirmed.

Membership fee increase

Since the 1st of June WWOOF UK membership fees went up by £5. We have not raised the price of memberships for well over a decade but in these times where everything costs more, regretfully we have to increase our fees too. In fact this is something many WWOOF organisations around the world are also doing.

We continue to believe, however, that what we offer is still amazingly good value, and all the money raised through membership will still be used to fulfil our educational and charitable aims. 

Single WWOOFer membership is now £25 

WWOOFer joint membership is now £35

Host membership is now £35

Website update

We have been working hard behind the scenes towards bringing back the ‘Find a WWOOFer’ feature which we know hosts miss a lot!
Here are some of the website improvements that have been made this past month:

  • allowing for cropping of member photos
  • clicking on photos for a larger view
  • added a ‘last log in date’ on both host and WWOOFer profiles
  • added ‘Reasons why I WWOOF’ to WWOOFer profiles
  • the ability to mark visit requests ‘unread’
  • ‘unanswered’ option in conversations status drop down filter
  • availability added to WWOOFer profiles

And more to come….

International news

On the 30th of June the old website, also known as Common WWOOF Platform 1 – CWP1 – will be definitively shut down. This means that all the members from national WWOOF organisations across the world, including member countries in WWOOF Independents, will all have been onboarded to the CWP2, the website we have been using in the UK since November 2022.

This means that the goal to unite the world-wide WWOOF movement through a shared platform has now been achieved by FoWO (Federation of WWOOF Organisations)

More information about the Common WWOOF Platform can be found on the #GrowWWOOF GoFundMe page.

Keep in touch with us

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