WWOOFing is NOT a cheap holiday and way to travel. It is a voluntary organisation set up to teach people about the organic movement and give them hands on experience and to help out organic producers as organic production is very labour intensive. If all you are looking for is free accomodation on your holidays WWOOF IS NOT FOR YOU.
1) Fill in the membership Form and click on the =send= button below. This will send us everything we need by email.
2)Send a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org
(How to send your photo)
3) The fee which is €25 for one year from the date of issue and includes personal insurance cover can be paid by:View Payment Methods
We cannot accept cheques or cash, so please don't send your fee this way
Check the exchange rate here, (it's the one we use).
We will send you the password to access the list to your email address and your membership card to the address specified on the form below.
Please note: If you are coming from a non european country you should check with your nearest italian consulate and make sure that they will issue you with a visa BEFORE you join.
Neither WWOOF Italia nor hosts are able to help with visa applications or write letters of introduction. Please read the section on visas and "permesso di soggiorno" before sending the form.
We will send you a PDF copy of the Italy list via email as soon as your membership fee arrives. The password for the list on line will be sent to you, via email, when we make up your membership card which is usually the Saturday after you join.
Please note you have to be at least 18 years old to join WWOOF Italia
You are not permitted to join WWOOF Italia if you are under 18 unless you are accompanied by your parent or guardian. In any other circumstances you have to have a communication and agreement from the host farm before we can issue your membership card. For more information write to email@example.com.
|Are you rejoining?If yes what year were you last a member:|
|Membership card details:|
|Title:||Mr. Mrs. Miss. Ms.|
|First name:||* necessary|
|Last name:||* necessary|
|Date of birth:||
|****Home address||Please make sure you give us a complete and accurate address. It is the address we post your membership card to so if the address is wrong you will not receive the card. If a card is returned to us due to an incorrect address we will not resend it|
|(if different to Home address)|
|If you are travelling with another person please put their name in the box below so that we can post your cards to you together.
NB We cannot do membership cards for couples.
or additional information:
|How did you find out
about WWOOF/WWOOF Italia :
On receipt of your photograph and proof of payment we will send you the list
unless you specify an alternative.
* Please note - The list is simply a printed word document. It is not a booklet.
Downloading and printing it out yourself is the quickest way of getting a copy.
We will only send printed copies to members who do not have an email address or internet access.
The membership card should be sent to:
Find a farm and organise a stay
Contact the farm/s that interest you directly at their contact addresses given on the list and organise your stay.
Each farm has something different to offer so please take the time to choose the farms that interest you most. Don't send a blanket e-mail to all the farms on the list, when this happens most farms don't bother replying, all the hosts are individuals and should be treated as such
When you contact a farm tell them something about yourself, why you are interested in offering your help voluntarily on their farm, your plans and what you are looking for during your stay.
Always respect the dates you arrange with your host, if you have to change them for any reason you must give your host ample warning so that they can make other arrangements. Please don't just not turn up, this can cause major problems for your host (who has probably turned down other people as they were expecting you to come).
Please be responsible and thoughtful and take your obligations seriously.
You should read the Associations charter and internal rules before signing the membership form. There is a copy on-site, and all hosts have a copy.
For current visa information please visit http://www.esteri.it/visti/index_eng.asp
Italian immigration law requires every person entering the country for whatever reason to apply for a "permesso di soggiorno" within 8 days of arrival.
Please note. We cannot help with visa applications
Make sure that you have a clear agreement with your host as to the basis of your stay (e.g. hours, food, accommodation, facilities, arrangements if you take children with you etc.) before you arrive. Tell them about yourself and what you expect. The farm owner should give you plenty of information about what is happening on the farm at the time you intend to visit, how long the hours will be, what needs doing, what the accommodation is like, what there is to do in your free time, places to visit etc.
|Avoiding e-mail problems
Most people haven't a clue about how to use their email system to avoid collecting spam and viruses. Here are a few pointers from WWOOF technical support.
1) Make sure that the subject of your email is something recognisable to your recipient. Sending messages titled "hello" or "hi" are just asking to get lost. Many offices bin all messages that are not clearly recognisable as not being spam. WWOOF gets around 600 spam emails a day, most of which get filtered out without being read.
2) Don't send emails to long lists of people. When you do this, you are exposing all your friends' emails to viruses and spam. If you have to send a message to more than one person, use the BCC (blind carbon copy) facility which keeps the email addresses hidden from view.