What’s new at WWOOF UK?

Jun 20, 2024

WWOOF Hosts around the world have so much knowledge to share about organic agriculture and sustainable living. We’d like to capture that wisdom & start conversations, through the new video campaign Ask your host.

We’re inviting WWOOFers and hosts to capture their enriching conversations on video, answering thought-provoking questions we provide. Every month or so we will share these questions with our community about organic agriculture, small-scale farming, food sovereignty… the list goes on. After you’ve captured it, send the footage our way and we will reshare it for everyone to enjoy.

Here’s a few tips on how to join in the fun:

Give your host some time to think about their answer. They may be simple questions but they most likely have big, thoughtful answers.

Capture your video in a vertical format, and try to keep the time under a minute or two per question.

Share your video by posting and tagging @wwoof and #askyourhost or emailing us directly at pr@wwoof.net

All language responses are welcome. We plan to reshare with subtitles if needed!

Happy filming!

Credit: Thank you to WWOOF Canada for being the source for the new feature and collaboration articles which were borrowed and tweaked here and there [by the editor].

After the Zoom meeting held on Thursday 4th April in which many of you were present, a working group was established with the intention of finding out more about Community Interest Companies [CIC] which are regulated non-profit companies, easier to set up than a charity. This dedicated group of hosts met and discussed the pros and cons of becoming a CIC and it was decided that this was not going to be a one size fits all solution to the intricacies of the National Minimum Wage legislation requirements. It seems that becoming a CIC would only be suitable for some hosts and if any host has been considering becoming a CIC and would like some questions answered email us and we will forward your questions to the working group.

Photo of WWOOFer by Havenhills Field & KItchen

WWOOF UK is going through a period of transition as we adjust to new contextual challenges. This has give us the opportunity to revisit whether we are making the most of the amazing network we are part of. 

Do you want to be part of this next chapter? 

We are particularly keen to hear from anyone with skills in promotions and marketing or with a legal background. We want to represent the diversity of the WWOOF community and encourage applications from all ages, ethnic and class backgrounds, people with disabilities and who identify as being LGTBQIA.

Full details about the role can be found here.

Keep in touch with us

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.

Share this link to sign-up to our newsletter.

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 take photos or videos during your stay with a host and share them on your socials, please hashtag #wwoofuk and let us know too with @wwoofuk.

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

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