As fast-growing as green weeds since its founding in England in 1971, Sue Coppard’s Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms (that’s "WWOOF" to you) provides fascinating opportunities to volunteer, live and work in 43 countries all over the world — from China to Hawaii and still counting.
WWOOF is a matchmaker which introduces those with an itch to travel with eco-honoring farmers working the land.
What will you do? Teach, learn and help with "…sowing, composting, gardening, planting, wood cutting, weeding, mud-brick making, harvesting, fencing, building, typing, packing, milking, feeding…" in the bosom of an appreciative hard-working family farm.
Recently featured in the "Good Lives" Column of The Guardian newspaper. http://www.guardian.co.uk/g2/story/0,,1725125,00.html
Please check their well-thought-out international program on: www.wwoof.org