March 28th, 2011
Frequently-Asked Questions (FAQs)
How much does it cost to join WWOOF Argentina?
When you join WWOOF Argentina, you
pay a yearly fee of U$38 to receive the Host Farm Listing.
The membership is valid for 365 days starting the day you join.
How do I pay for my WWOOF Argentina membership?
All payments are done through our website online.
There are two options for payment:
Option 1: Paying with your credit card (without logging into paypal)
Go to Credit card payment, fill in your name and email
press BUY NOW
on the next page, look for CONTINUE
fill in all the info and you are done!
Option 2: pay with paypal (credit cards, cheques, bank transfers)
Do I need insurance?
WWOOF Argentina does not require
you to have insurance, but we highly recommend purchasing accident and
health insurance covering you in Argentina and wherever else you will
be travelling. Some Host Farms may require you to provide them with proof
of insurance. You may buy Travel
Can I share my WWOOF member farm listing
with my partner or with other travellers?
No. The Host Farm Listing is provided
to you under the condition that it not be shared. Only WWOOF Argentina members
may be hosted at listed farms. Travellers sharing information or farms
hosting non-WWOOF members will automatically lose their WWOOF Argentina membership
and may even be subject to legal action. Anyone contacting WWOOF Argentina
host farms who is not a member of WWOOF Argentina may be banned from joining
WWOOF Argentina and from visiting any WWOOF Argentina host farm.
I am travelling with my friend/girlfriend/boyfriend.
Do we both need a membership?
Yes, each WWOOFer needs a separate membership ID.
Do children pay a membership fee?
Yes. Adults travelling with children
must also pay for the membership of their children. Many farms may not
accept guests with children, so be sure to check with your host before
making any other arrangements.
Can I travel with my pet?
In general, most farms do not accept
pets. Check with your host first.
Do I just show up at the farm of my choice?
No. You need to first contact the
farm of your choice, and verify that they can host you on the dates you
want. You must also verify conditions and requirements directly with your
host prior to your arrival.
How long can I stay at the farm?
Each farm has different minimum
and maximum lengths of stay, but they generally run from one week to several
months. Check with your host and be sure to establish the length of your
stay before you arrive.
Who can join WWOOF Argentina?
Anyone 18 or over can join WWOOF.
WWOOF Argentina members can be of any nationality.
Is WWOOF Argentina a volunteer work or a work-exchange
Neither. WWOOF is run slightly differently
in each country where it operates. WWOOF Argentina is not a volunteer work
or work-exchange programme: It is an information service linking travellers
with organic farms which promote sustainable farming by hosting travellers.
Can WWOOF Argentina help me get a visa?
No. WWOOF Argentina will not get involved
in any process having to do with visas or travel permits, and will not
issue invitations, letters or any document to that effect.
How many HOSTs are listed?
There are about 70 HOSTs listed.
Will WWOOF Argentina help me in case I have
WWOOF Argentina does not get involved with your safety
and well-being at any time. WWOOF Argentina serves only as a good-will link
between farms and travellers and does not evaluate the quality or validity
of the programmes and facilities available at host farms. However, we
may cancel the WWOOF Argentina membership of any host farms or travellers
against whom a valid complaint has been filed. To file a complaint please
go to Contact us.
WWOOF Argentina highly recommends purchasing travel and health insurance.