Once you become a member, you are referred to as a WWOOFer. WWOOFer’s have access to all active hosts in the country. If you are new to WWOOF and would like to experience it first, WWOOF Korea offers Group WWOOF trips which are open to everyone.
WWOOFershelp a host with daily tasks for an agreed number of hours during the stay. They receive food and accommodation for their volunteer work. The work varies from general work on the farm to housework, language lessons and various other jobs the host wants you to help with at the time.
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HOSTSvary from vegetable farms, orchards, small households, alternative schools to Buddhist temples. They provide free meals and accommodation as well as hands on experience with WWOOFers.
WWOOF is a world-wide movement linking volunteers with organic farmers and growers to promote cultural and educational experiences based on trust and non-monetary exchanges helping to build a sustainable global community.
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WWOOF Korea started in 1997. WWOOFers come from all around the world and host spread from Jeju Island to the border with North Korea. WWOOF Korea’s office is located in the center of Seoul City and runs Korean traditional guesthouse at the same place.
WWOOF KOREA GUESTHOUSE is a Hanok (한옥、韓屋) style traditional Korean house with a small green garden. It is located in Bukchon, nestled among Gyeongbok Palace, Changdeok Palace (UNESCO World Heritage site) and Jongmyo Royal Shrine.
WWOOF CSA launched in 2014 so that the foreigner and expat community can have easy access to organic food and the Korean farmland. WWOOF CSA is to help build and maintain a mutually supportive relationship between producers and consumers while raising awareness on organic farming and sustainable agriculture and providing the best organic produce at affordable prices for anyone and everyone.
WWOOF is a great way to travel and meet locals,
learn about organic way of life.
WWOOF Korea has given me an amazing opportuniti to engage with people working to keep sustainable agriculture, healthy food and a strong rural community alive and well.
- Ana, USA
I gained many things from this WWOOF Korea trip, from the host family and wwoofers. Their life experience, values and lifestyle inspire me. I should think more, try more and feel more when I do anything. Moreover, I find the other sides of Korea too. Korean is not only like trendy and new cultures. On the other sides, they appreciate and pride on their traditional cultures, preserve their nature and share their cultures to foreigners. I am glad that I chose WWOOF to travel; this is a type of unique, safe, cheap and meaningful travel.
- Clair, Hong Kong
I’ve taken part in group WWOOFing 3 or 4 times and, aside from the farm you visit, it’s a great way to mix and meet other nationalities and Koreans. The best way to experience the life of Koreans and escape from the city for a day or two! – Daniel, UK