Federation of WWOOFF Organisation
This project is for them who are interested about nature and wants to live the experience to live in a farm! WWOOF hosts offer food, accommodation and a grand opportunity to learn practical things about farms and the different way of life. That you have do is to help on the daily activities in the farm and in the family home. Usually the exchange based on 4-6 hours help-fair exchange and 2 days off per week but that depend to each country.
The kind of the daily activities is like sowing seed, making compost, gardening, planting, cutting wood, weeding, harvesting, packing, milking, feeding, fencing, making mud-bricks, wine making, cheese making and bread making.
The duration of the project is negotiated between you and your host, thought some may be as short as two or three days or as long as six months.
If you are interested about that, you should to visit the site and choose the destination. After you will create your account and you can speak directly to your potential hosts. The fee for each country per year is 20 euro.
WWOOF | Live and learn on organic and sustainable properties (wwoofinternational.org)
The goal of the project is the travelers to give back to the communities and the places they visit. The volunteer help the local community and they live one experience in the local culture.In this project, the hosts normally are Ngo, schools, association families. Your host provide accommodation and food and that you have to do is to help them 5 hours per day and you have 2 days off per week. Some hosts may give a paid allowance. Conditions are varied on the project and your agreement depends on your skills and the requirements of each host. Due to is important to communicate with your host so you both know each other’s expectations.In this project you can register if you are 18 years old but there is also the dispositive to participate minors, who are accompanied with their parents, on family project. The fee is 40 euro per year.
In this project the mindset is the same: travelers who want to meet the local community provide help in the daily activities and receive accommodation and food. Usually, the hosts is organic farms, farmstays, hobby farms, lifestyle blocks, homestays, ranches, lodges, backpackers hostels and even sailing boats. The condition depends to each host so you have to discuss about that before. Most of helpers have to be there 4 hours per day. Some helps 2 hours per day for accommodation only and others 6 hours for accommodations, food and t benefits like free Internet access, English lessons, kayaking, bike etc. HelpX operates worldwide including in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Europe.
This project addressed to 20 young people between 13 – 30 years old to realize a work benefits to the society with the local community. The duration of the project is 2–3 weeks during the summer (June– September).The subject of the project varied: environment, heritage restoration, arrangement, re-habitation, festival’s organization, share, solidarity, intercultural exchanges.The volunteers work 4 hours in the morning and the project provide accommodation. Usually during the program the volunteers cook together and they participate in activities.Inscription free: 150 euro
Last but not least it’s a unique type of project for the most bold. In this project the participants have to exercise and learn one method of meditation. During 10 days they have not speak and have eye contact with the others participants. The project realize in meditation centers in Europe, India, America, Latin America, Australia, Africa, Asia. In this frame, one other program realize in different prisons in the world. The participants exercise and learn methods of meditation but this time in cooperate with prisoners. They will live one experience in the prison during 10 days under their conditions. There aren’t inscription fee and the cost of accommodation and food is coved by old participants.
Vipassana Meditation (dhamma.org)