Wwoof Began In 1971 When British SUE COPPARD Used The Weekend To Help Workers And Board And Board At An Organic Farm In SUSSEX.
Originally Called “Working Weekends On Organic Farms”, WWOOF Came Into Being In England, In Autumn 1971, When Sue Coppard, A Secretary Living And Working In London, Recognised The Need For People Like Herself, Who Did Not Have The Means Or The Opportunity, To Access The Countryside And Support The Organic Movement.
Her Idea Started With A Trial Working Weekend For Four People At A Bio Dynamic Farm At Emerson College In Sussex, Arranged Through A Contact In The Soil Association. The Weekend Was A Great Success And Things Gathered Momentum Very Quickly. Soon Many More Organic Farmers And Smallholders Were Willing To Host People Keen To Work On Their Farms In Return For Food And Accommodation (WWOOFers). Hosts And WWOOFers Made New Friends And Enjoyed The Experience Of Exchanging Assistance And Knowledge.
Wwoof is currently available in 153 countries around the world.
Fifty-five of them have delegations in each country, so they operate actively, while the rest of them have fewer hosts, which are managed separately.
The basic ideas are shared, but are independently run by each country, and there are 12,000 hosts worldwide over the course of the year, and there are 150,000 woofers.
Every three years, the International Mission Conference was held in Korea, and in 2011.