Classifieds – Autumn Equinox ’23

Sep 21, 2023

Welcome to the WWOOF UK Classifieds section. Here, you can find postings from members and other friends of WWOOF UK regarding opportunities, job listings, property advertisements and more. Have something you’d like listed in our Classifieds section? Send us an email

Save the date: Saturday 28th October 2023 – WWOOF UK Members Gathering and AGM at Windmill Hill City Farm in Bristol from 11am – 4:30pm. For more information and to book your place click here.

WWOOF UK are looking for Trustees

Would you like to join an existing group of five dedicated individuals, committed to overseeing the direction of WWOOF UK? Do you want to help more people experience the meaningful connection to self, land and others through immersing themselves in low impact ways of living? We are looking for someone with specialist skills in promotions and marketing, preferably from the under 40 age group.

For more information click here.

Sue Coppard with friends; including trustees, staff, WWOOFers and hosts at our 50th anniversary celebration

The Organic Growers Gathering 2023

The event is held at Tolhurst Organic CIC, Hardwick Estate, Whitchurch-on-Thames, RG8 7RB

In the words of the organisers:

“A gathering for fruit, vegetable and herb growers organised by growers, land activists, purveyors of folk music, crafts, and land skills. Whether you’re a weathered master of the soil or a new entrant gaining experience with big dreams, there is something here for everyone. We gather to network, skill share, build community, discover, and learn.

The gathering is hosted at Tolhurst Organic CIC, one of the longest-running organic farms in the UK renowned for pioneering, ethical stock-free organic standards. Set in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside of the Hardwick Estate, by the River Thames, and home to many regenerative businesses and a thriving community.”

Find out more and get tickets here.

Two courses in October at Bosavern Community Farm, Penwith, Cornwall

The Cornwall Rural Education and Skills Trust [CREST] are delivering Cornish Hedging courses at Bosavern Community Farm in October as well as from other sites in the county. There are FREE places for those in need of financial support. CREST was founded to keep the art of Cornish Hedging alive and raise awareness of the rich value of hedges in the landscape.

Find out more about the Cornish Hedging course here.

Nature, Ecology & Permaculture: Introduction to Permaculture Design: A two-day course on two Tuesdays in October.

Tuesday 3rd of October and Tuesday 10th of October.

This course is run at Bosavern Community Farm by Jodie Tellam from the Workers’ Education Association [WEA] a charity who’s mission is to bring adult education within reach of everyone who needs it.

This is an opportunity to learn the Permaculture principles and be provided with design skills which you can use when creating a project of your own.

This course is FREE to people on benefits or low income.

Find out more about the Introduction to Permaculture Design course here.

Situation wanted:

Baby and organic farm loving au pair
– Help us look after our two babies aged 2 and bump due Jan 2024 (this is the main part of the job.)
– Some light housework duties (some cleaning, laundry and cooking ~20 minutes a day)
– play out doing toddler friendly farm jobs like collect eggs, picking fruits and veggies and daily livestock walks round our 70 sheep and goats.

Start date: Early January 2024 and stay until at least September 2024.
Accommodation: Your own studio apartment with its own bathroom (shower, loo, sink) double bed, kitchenette and conservatory used to grow veggies.
Hours: 5 days a week, some evenings/ early mornings. 2 days off a week. Use of electric mountain bike for exploring.
Location: Rural Lancashire, England.
Pay: For someone with experience with organic growing and looking after babies: £750 a month.
Interested? Email a CV of your farming & childcare experience, a cover letter about you & any questions to: j.ingham12@gmail.com

Opportunity to live in the Brecon Beacons

I have a barn in mid-Wales which I converted around 10 years ago – eco and traditional build – and I have slowly been planting and enriching the environment. I have a big veg patch, three rams, an increasing number of wildflowers, am building an orchard and run a small eco-friendly airbnb. 

For more information see the article Barn to be wild.

Live-in Volunteer West Cornwall

1 Year Volunteer Placement with Live-in accommodation at Bosavern Community Farm, St. Just

We are looking for our next welcoming, hospitable Host to ensure the happiness, wellbeing and organisation of our small and ever-changing team of WWOOF residential volunteers. For full description of the role and how to apply click here.

Deadline for application: 9am Friday 6th October 2023

Scotland Regional Manager – Pasture for Life

Job description

This is a new role at Pasture for Life (PfL) and will be central to consolidating the expansion of our work in Scotland, particularly in relation to a new education and training project to promote regenerative livestock systems. The role will report to our Head of Programmes and Community and will work closely with our Head of Research who is based in Scotland.

We’re looking for someone with strong project management skills and an understanding of training and knowledge exchange. 

The key responsibilities of the role are:

  • Managing PfL’s knowledge exchange projects in Scotland aimed at the farming community. 
  • Project coordination of a new Regenerative Agriculture Internship
  • Developing key relationships with other organisations including other farming communities with whom we can work together 
  • Originating new projects and funding opportunities to advance our aims

Required skills and experience: 

  • Outgoing, articulate and energetic personality, passionate about PfL’s cause and community 
  • Outstanding project coordination skills
  • Experience of overseeing project budgets
  • Ability to work independently and proactively as part of a remote-working team 
  • An understanding of regenerative agriculture / agroecology

Preferred skills and experience:

  • Knowledge of delivering training programmes
  • Interest in widening participation in agriculture
  • Prior experience working in the food & farming sector

Specifics of the role:

This is a role that could be undertaken on a part time (0.8FTE) or full time basis for a fixed period of two years. This position will be salaried and in the region of £35,000 FTE depending on skills and experience. The successful candidate will need to live in Scotland to ensure they can easily travel to events.

Pasture for Life is a nationwide organisation and its active Directors, volunteers, and current staff members work from home so these roles will be expected to make their own working arrangements. A computer will be provided, if needed. Team communications are currently held through Zoom and other media, with occasional face-to-face meetings. 

The successful applicant will be expected to travel for which expenses may be claimed. They will need to be able to work on their own, but also to communicate effectively with the wider PfL team, ensuring everyone is pulling together in the same direction.

Anyone interested in these roles can send an email to info@pastureforlife.org with their CV and a covering letter stating their interest and explaining why they would be the best person for the job.

If you have questions about the role, please email: info@pastureforlife.org

The application deadline for this role is 17:00 2nd October and we will interview w/c 9th October.

Application information

Sending CV and covering letter to info@pastureforlife.org explaining why you are the right candidate for the role.

This job is advertised through Roots to Work – please mention them when you apply for this job.

Can you get WWOOF UK into a festival?

We’ve got some funky zines to spread the word about WWOOF and maybe you can help!?! Do you know of an event or festival we should be seen at? Maybe you are already going and could take some zines and sing the praises of WWOOF for us?

Maybe you’re holding, or going to a local event with WWOOFy minded people? Do you want to distribute some of our new zines? Email us your address and the number of people attending and we’ll send you some zines to spread the word of WWOOF.

Can you could put up a poster on your university noticeboard, allotment group board, local food café or other public space? We can send you a digital copy of the poster or zine by email for you to print. Contact us: info@wwoof.org.uk Thank you.

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