What’s new at WWOOF UK?

Feb 1, 2024

This is our biggest news. The website is having a re-design.We don’t know the exact date for the launch of this re-design at time of writing but it should be in the next 2/3 weeks. We expect Chloe at FoWO to make a little demonstration video once the re-design is complete which we’ll share in the next newsletter, on our social media and you’ll get a notification on the website. If you’d like to have a sneak peak (not finished yet) you can have a look at the beta test site here.

During the re-design we were asked for photos from WWOOFing across the UK and so if you have photos of WWOOFing moments you are happy to share then please send the files to: socialmedia@wwoof.org.uk There might still be time to get them included in our new look website!

It seems appropriate to report that there’s been a growing number of new members joining us from the under 18 age group in this edition as you will notice the article by Amelie on WWOOF as a post-school remedy. In case you didn’t know there are only a couple of national WWOOF organisations in the world that accept members from this age group and here in the UK we’ve only made WWOOF available to younger volunteers relatively recently, so we’re very pleased that the word is getting around.

We’re so proud to be part of the international community that is WWOOF – the 2024 calendar being an example of cooperation and communication between multiple nations across the world – and so we’d like you to know about this ready-to-print personal organiser with the lunar cycles included.

You can preview the 2024 Calendar in its entirety here and we invite you to download or print your own personal copy. Feel free to snap a photo of your calendar in action and share it on your socials. Please tag us @wwoofuk and hashtag #WWOOF2024. We hope you fill your calendar with much fun and WWOOFy-ness. Have a great year!

Have you been following the series of podcasts where Rodrigo of WWOOF Portugal interviews members of the international WWOOF community? Episode #14 has just been published and we get to meet Alex Lloyd and follow his journey from being a WWOOFer in Canada to becoming a host in Italy.

You can find this latest WWOOFcast here. All of the previous podcasts in this series can be found on our website in the News and blogs section which can found via the About dropdown menu. Enjoy.

We’ve created a page where you and your friends can sign-up to receive our newsletters as a way keep in touch with us. Those with an active membership will receive our newsletters automatically but we also produce a non-members’ edition to help those thinking about joining and for staying in touch even when your membership has expired.

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And last but not least….

We’d love to hear your stories, your events, your news! It’s you who make our newsletter the colourful, relevant and engaging read that we all enjoy at each of the seasonal festivals. You can send your valuable contributions to: editor@wwoof.org.uk Also, as you know, social media is a great way to help promote WWOOFing and show the world what we do – if you have the time to take some photos (or videos) and share them on your socials please use #wwoofuk and/or @wwoofuk

Many thanks for being part of the vibrant and buzzing WWOOF community in the UK.

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