WWOOF.cz - member of federation


WWOOF.cz - member of federationThis month saw the adhesion of WWOOF.cz to the newly created FoWO – Federation of WWOOF organizations. WWOOF federation was implemented as a non-profit organization in June this year. Indeed, the advantages of acting together on the world stage had become more and more important for WWOOF groups over the years.

There are currently sixty WWOOF groups worldwide and the movement is still growing; also “to wwoof” has entered most languages in its own right. WWOOF.cz has been one of them for over ten years now so it is very naturally that it joined the federation at the beginning of November 2013. The stated mission of FoWO is to “unite, promote, protect and support the WWOOF movement around the world”.

In sum, the federation aims at being a main body and contact to represent the interests of the WWOOF movement worldwide and communicate with journalists, volunteer groups, co-operators, other organizations, etc. Its ambitions are to develop guidelines as to what it means to be a WWOOFer, a WWOOF host and to go WWOOFing and to encourage and support emerging WWOOF organizations in developing countries. Although the birth of FoWO may not have much significance for WWOOFers and WWOOF hosts (registration is still needed within the different WWOOF groups of countries where hosts’ farms are based or where volunteers want to give a hand), but for those managing WWOOF organizations worldwide, it represents a big step ahead. Two websites can be consulted for more information: wwoof.net and wwoofindependents.org. Long may FoWO prosper!

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