WWOOFer Application Form
This is an application form for people who want to go WWOOFing in Japan.
This application form will be your WWOOFer profile that is seen by Hosts after your registration, and based on it Hosts will decide whether or not to accept you. So, it is to your benefit to provide full and comprehensive details about yourself.
After your registration, you will be able to upload your photo, and you will be able to edit your profile.
Please read the following items, and then proceed with your application.
NOTE: To use the WWOOF Japan website we recommend Safari, Chrome or Firefox browsers. Internet Explore browser does NOT work well, specially when sending an application form or editing your profile.
*** Condition :
WWOOFers must be people who are willing to give their time and effort in support of what Hosts do at their place, and who are keen to learn and experience things from Hosts in return. WWOOFers must read the WWOOF Japan website, and agree to abide by WWOOF rules. WWOOFers must be over 15 years of age, but there is no maximum age limit. Children under 15 can go WWOOFIng when accompanied by an adult; see information pertaining to children below.
*** One Person, One registration :
Each person relating to whom Hosts are contacted, must be a WWOOF Japan member before Hosts are contacted. There is a renewal discount membership fee.
*** WWOOF Starting Date Option :
At the end of the application form, there is a place where you can select the date from which you want your 12 month membership to commence. If you are unsure of your ideal commencement date, then select "Immediately". WWOOFers who choose "immediately" and pay by credit card or PayPal, are usually able to have full membership access immediately. If you choose "Offline Payment", please be aware that it will take some days for your payment to reach us, after which you will be able to have full membership access. You will NOT be able to change your membership commencement date after your membership has commenced.
*** Username & Password :
Your Username will be issued automatically, however you need to make your own password. Prepare one before you start filling in this form, containing 6 or more letters and numbers.
*** No Visa Assistance :
Neither WWOOF Japan, nor Hosts, can offer visa support of any kind.
*** With your family or friend :
If you are planning to travel with friend(s) or family, those persons will each need to send an application form and payment, and become a WWOOF Japan member BEFORE Hosts are contacted.
Please ENSURE you do NOT join WWOOF Japan, and then try to make plans to go WWOOFing with others who are themselves not yet WWOOF Japan members. Hosts will report such wrongdoing to the WWOOF Japan office, which may result in your membership being blocked or cancelled, or render you on a blacklist.
Most Hosts very reasonably say: "if a WWOOFer ignores rules relating to their membership application, it is likely they will likewise ignore the few rules I have at my place, and therefore I do not want them at my place".
Penalties apply, as stated in the WWOOF rules.
*** Going WWOOFIng with a child(ren)
From 0 to 5 years, free. From 6 to 15 years, 2,750yen. All Child information must be provided in the application form of his or her guardian.
To join WWOOF Japan for the first time, complete the following form.
If you have registered before, just login and select your membership plan to renew your membership. If you cannot remember your former membership details, please complete and send a new application form.