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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):

WOOFER APPLICATION INFORMATION (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 minimum 1 month commitment, although we generally prefer a 3 month commitment. 
This includes 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. If we are “FULL” but you are awesome and up for it, we have lots camping space.
DO YOU HAVE YOUR OWN HEALTH INSURANCE?
WHAT TYPE OF TRAINING OR EXPERIENCE DO YOU HAVE IN THE FOLLOWING (Please list specific accomplishments/projects and elaborate on your experience and training in the following):

ORGANIC OR CONVENTIONAL GARDENING/FARMING TRAINING/ EXPERIENCE? (maintaining garden beds, wedding and using equipment such as broad forks, pruning saws, and other gardening tools; building and application of soil amendments and natural fertilizers, sifting soil, and sheet mulching; pruning and maintenance of orchards; setting up irrigation systems and fencing; pest management including application of natural pesticides; nursery maintenance; overall crop production; harvesting, making value-added products from seconds; operating a farmers market or CSA; permaculture design and any other relevant training and/or experience):

LANDSCAPING TRAINING/EXPERIENCE? (landscape design, using equipment such as weed whackers and chain saws, propagation of landscape plants, rock work and any other relevant training and/or experience):
ANIMAL HUSBANDRY EXPERIENCE? (Feeding and handling various farm animals; setting up fencing and housing; diagnostic and maintenance of animal health and any other relevant training and/or experience):
GREEN BUILDING AND MAINTENANCE TRAINING/EXPERIENCE? (Please include use of specific tools and types of projects or any other relevant training and/or experience):

TEACHING TRAINING/EXPERIENCE? (Please include designing and hosting youth and/or adult workshops; tours; outdoor education; curriculum development and any other training and/or experience):Other relevant experience you’d like to add?:
HOBBIES/ INTERESTS/ASPIRATIONS/PASSIONS:
STRENGTHS/WEAKNESSES? (particularly pertaining to working/living in a group setting):
FUTURE PLANS?
ARE YOU IN GOOD PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH? (While we strive to create a healthy environment we are not a retreat center and the work is in labor intensive and in the heat).
WHY WAIHUENA FARM? (Its ok if you like to surf but we are looking for people passionate about farming).
DO YOU HAVE CAMPING OR OFF GRID LIVING EXPERIENCE? (Details):
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 RENTING ONE OF OUR SIMPLE  ACCOMMODATIONS (Y/N)? or WOOFing IN THE NEAR FUTURE DATE (next dates available)?
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