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WOOFer Application

Availability: We accept applications year round, applications always welcome.

Instructions for Applying:  To apply, email info@waihuenaarm.com and put in the email subject line: “WOOFER Applicant_Name_AvailableDates”  (e.g. “WOOFER APPLICANT_TomReyes_Aug1_Nov25).

The email should include: 1) your resume, 2) three references (contact number and phone number/email), and 3) the application form below (please cut/paste this into the body of your email). *If there is more than one person in your party, each person needs to complete the application below and send their resume and references.

Follow-up after applying: Please feel free to check-back with us if you submitted your email information and have not heard from us within two weeks. It is helpful if  you can highlight your availability dates and skill set (in bullets). We do get a lot of interest and give priority to those who have completed a Permaculture Design Course (PDC) or with skillets in gardening, animal husbandry, early-childhood/outdoor education, nutrition and wellness, green design and community building.

 

WOOFER APPLICATION (please cut/paste the following information below into the body of your email):

NAME :
EMAIL ADDRESS:
PHONE NUMBER (and time zone so we don’t call off hours):
DATES INTERESTED IN:
-COMING
-GOING
FLEXIBILE? (You can embellish with your desired stay). We ask for a 1 week trial to see if you are a good fit for the farm and if the farm is a good fit for you…we understand this can be difficult for your planning but can not make commitments without meeting you in person:) We then ask for a minimum month commitment, although we generally prefer a 3 month commitment. If we are “FULL” but you are awesome and up for it, we have lots camping space:) We have a range of living situations from camping to beach front vacation rentals, so our exchange could vary widly.
DO YOU HAVE YOUR OWN HEALTH INSURANCE?
DO YOU HAVE CAMPING OR OFF GRID LIVING EXPERIENCE? (yes/no ok, details ok too)
WHAT DO YOU HAVE EXPERIENCE IN? (Please include, if not detailed in resume, any any experience starting with- gardening landscaping, farming, also interested in- building, using tools, teaching, cooking, tours, web, working w/ kids etc….most skills can be incorporated into our diverse operation…most work will start by pulling weeds…more time spent here will give way to the complexities of our small farm community, and we want to know what you might have to share!)
HOBBIES/ INTERESTS, what passionate about?
STRENGTHS/WEAKNESSES?
FUTURE PLANS?

ARE YOU IN GOOD PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH? (While we strive to create a healthy environment we are not a retreat center).

WHY WAIHUENA FARM? (Its ok if you like to surf but we are looking for people passionate about farming).

ARE YOU WILLING WHILE ON PROPERTY TO MAKE AN EFFORT TO LIVE LIGHTLY ON THE PLANET, FOR EXAMPLE TO DO YOUR BEST NOT TO GENERATE LOTS OF TRASH OR PURCHASED LOTS OF GMO FOODS?

HAVE YOU READ THE WOOFER WORK EXCHANGE DETAILS? ANY QUESTIONS?(Y/N)

IF WE CAN NOT ACCOMMODATE YOU AT THIS TIME, ARE YOU INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING (Y/N)? RENTING ONE OF OUR SIMPLE  ACCOMMODATIONS (Y/N)? or WOOFing IN THE NEAR FUTURE DATE (next dates available)?

PLEASE check out our facebook page to see what we have been up to and www.waihuenafarm.com volunteering section of our website.