πŸ“ People often ask us, β€œCan I go WWOOFing with my children?”

The answer is yes in many cases, you can. Volunteering on an organic farm with children offers a hands-on, educational experience fostering connection with nature, development of life skills, cultural exchange, promotion of healthy lifestyles, environmental stewardship, and family bonding.

WWOOF hosts welcomes people of various ages, including families with children. Each adult must sign up as a WWOOFer (in most countries it is possible to sign up with a joint account) while children under 18 do not need a WWOOF membership. However, there are some important considerations to keep in mind:

Host Farms Policies πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸŒΎ Each WWOOF host has its policies regarding the acceptance of families with children. Some hosts may be more family-friendly, while others may have specific requirements or restrictions. It’s essential to review the host profiles and communicate with potential hosts to ensure they can accommodate children.

Age Restrictions & Insurance ⛑️ While many hosts are open to hosting families with children, there might be age restrictions for safety or other reasons. Some hosts may prefer to host families with older children who can actively participate in farm activities. Please also note that children are not covered under automatic insurance (if offered), and parents are responsible for ensuring their children are covered.

Accommodations πŸ›– Check with the host regarding available accommodations for families. Some hosts may have facilities suitable for families, while others may have limitations.

Expectations and Responsibilities πŸ«±πŸΎβ€πŸ«²πŸ½ Discuss with the host the expectations and responsibilities for both adults and children. Understand the daily routine on the farm, the tasks involved, and any safety considerations.

WWOOFing with children can vary depending on the host farm, its location, and the nature of its activities. Families who have WWOOFed together often find it to be a rewarding and educational experience for children, providing them with a unique opportunity to connect with nature and learn about sustainable farming practices

🌱 featured photos are from a fantastic WWOOF Türkiye host, many thanks!