WWOOF Volunteer Opportunities

WWOOF Scheme

If you want to help us we require that you subscribe with the wwoof scheme and have a valid membership card and number.

WWOOF web site

Getting here and staying.

The wwoofers that come to help usually come and stay for a week or two and are often picked up from the train or bus. We can easily pick up and drop off at Axminster, Chard or Honiton at the Bus or Train stations.. Sometimes we can get to Taunton but this will depend on how busy we are at the time. You are able to check emails and use the telephone here (within reason)..  Two weeks is the minimum stay but if you are local of have your own transport then as long as we have a bit of notice we appreciate some adhoc help.

Your best bet would be to take that train from Waterloo to Axminster. If booked in advance can be cheap £6 each. Try the web site www.megatrain.co.uk . This takes 3 to 4 hours on our slow trains.

If you have problems with this please let me know as I'm not sure about overseas ticket purchases Also I think you cannot book more than 3 months in advance but still worth getting them as early as possible because they get sold out quickly. other options are:

www.megabus.com

www.nationalexpress.com/save/funfares.cfm

www.southwesttrains.co.uk

Alternatively Exeter airport is not far and has some budget airlines

www.flybe.co.uk

Southhamptom airport is not far and has a local train station within walking distance Cheap flights to European destinations.

www.southamptonairport.com

 

Accommodation

You would normally stay in the house and have your own bedroom. For short stays we would expect you to bring a sleeping bag or one of those YHA type sheet bags. Duvets, blankets and pillows go without saying. Sometimes if the weather is warm you may be in the caravan or self catering accomadation. The house still needs a bit of attention but is comfortable and warm. In July and August you may be sharing a room with other woofers.

Food

We like to cook straight from the garden and often use our own meat or other locally producd food. Help in the kitchen is expected in preparing and cooking. We usually operate a self service approach for breakfast. Lunch is a light affair and we normally eat well in the evening. Cider is on tap (if you so wish) and at 8% will help you sleep well too. Most evening meals are cooked for you but you will be expected to cook for yourself at the weekend.

Work

The work is varied and generally depends on the weather at the time. Garden,field and building work. You will normally be working with someone else, but sometimes by yourself. Work starts at 9am for and you will be expected to work for at least 6 hours a day for 5 days. You will have to be reasonably fit and able. Additional help will be rewarded in kind. You are expected to wear sensible clothes and bring sturdy foot wear. We have a selection of rubber boots, overalls, gloves and safety gear but you are advised to bring anything you feel comfortable wearing such as gardening gloves, wet weather gear or sun hat.

Time Off

Weekends and evenings, generally. Sometimes we will ask you to help at the weekend or evenings We have bicycles that can be used to explore the country side or cycle to the beach. Sometimes on a day off we can arrange a pick up and bring the bicycles back if we are in the area. There is a regular bus service from the A35 and sometimes we can take you to the beach at Lyme Regis. We live not far away from the River Cottage HQ which holds evening events every week and well as life boat week at Lyme, Sidmouth Folk Festival, Colyford Goose Farye there are the agricultural shows Devon, Honiton Show as well as the Axminster Garden Festival. The X54 Bus along the Jurassic coast is a great way to explore further afield. Alternatively there is Dartmoor with several Youth Hostels and some walking, or cycling.

Contact Us

Email call Julian on +(44) 7770694646 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting      +(44) 7770694646  end_of_the_skype_highlighting or 01404881335

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