How It Works

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How it Works . . .

WWOOF Ireland connects visitors with 200+ organic farmers across the country, in all four provinces of Ireland including urban locations and Gaeltacht regions where the native language Gaelic is spoken.

Volunteers, or ‘WWOOFers’, have the opportunity to learn, grow and connect with the land and the rich culture of Ireland while staying with host families and communities.

WWOOFers are required to give 5 hours of their time per day in exchange for the knowledge shared, meals and accommodation provided by the host creating a sustainable global community based on trust and a non-monetary exchange.

If you’re joining the WWOOF Ireland community, fáilte! (welcome!)

We hope you’re prepared for a warm welcome, lots of rain and even more opportunities to learn, explore and connect with Éire. On average it rains in Ireland 150 – 225 days a year so please bring suitable waterproof clothing and a pair of wellies.

All host farms offer different opportunities. Some hosts are involved with commercial vegetable growing, others keep hobby gardens and animals while others are passionate bee keepers, cheese-makes, permaculturists and self-sufficient homesteaders.

Host farms are diverse and ever changing environments so depending on the season planting and growing might be the focus or maybe weeding, composting, firewood chopping and preserving will be. Make sure you ask the host in advance of your visit what you’ll be doing to make sure it’s the right opportunity for you.

bee hives when wwoofing in ireland
harvesting artichokes - wwoofing in ireland

If you’re up for getting your hands dirty, to learn and practice organic ways of living and meet new people then WWOOFing is for you!

Through living with Irish families, learning and sharing alongside them your holiday and experiences will be unique and fruitful in so many ways.

WWOOFing is a great way to experience rural Ireland, immerse yourself in daily life and embrace the seasons and local communities.

It’s strongly advised to arrange an online or in person meet and greet with the Host in advance of going to live on their farm.

Step 1

Join WWOOF Ireland
  • Choose Membership Plan
  • Signup Online
  • Sign declaration
  • Agree to T&Cs

Step 2

Create Your Profile
  • Tell us about yourself
  • Add your interests
  • Add your location
  • Add images & gallery

Step 3

Search for Host Farms
  • Post on Notice Board
  • Search using maps
  • Private message hosts
  • Connect online or visit

Hosting WWOOFers on your property is a big responsibility, and a great opportunity to be an instrumental part of WWOOF’s world wide movement.

It is a great opportunity to share ideas and skills such as Organics, Biodynamics, Permaculture, Sustainability and living midefully on the earth.

WWOOF Ireland Hosts gain access to hundreds of volunteers from around the word who are passionate to live, learn and volunteer on your commercial farm, family farm, hobby farm or piece of paradise. Through WWOOF you can make life-long connections and be apart of building a sustainable global community.

WWOOFers can be from all over the world, some with farming experience, others fresh from cities, sometimes with no English or knowledge of Ireland. As the host, it’s your responsibility to make them feel welcome, safe and teach them a few things about your lifestyle and organic farming practices.

It’s strongly advised to arrange an online or in person meet and greet with the WWOOFer in advance of them coming to live on your farm.

Step 1

Join WWOOF Ireland
  • Choose Membership Plan
  • Signup Online
  • Sign declaration
  • Agree to T&Cs

Step 2

Create Your Profile
  • Tell us about your farm
  • Share what you offer
  • Add your location
  • Add images & gallery

Step 3

Connect with WWOOFers
  • Post on Notice Board
  • Private message WWOOFers
  • Connect online or a visit
  • Open your home