WWOOF experience on resume?

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WWOOF experience on resume?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:24 am

Wondering whether I should include my WWOOF experience on my resume.
I think it is really interesting, but at the same time not sure how it fits into my "(professional) experience." Should I include this or not? I briefly WWOOFed during vacation when I was studying abroad.

+ For those of you who are unfamiliar, WWOOF is an organic farm experience where you work at a farm in exchange for room and board.

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Re: WWOOF experience on resume?

Postby cinephile » Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:48 am

Yes, but maybe have a separate section for "volunteering." Or maybe just put organic farming under your interests section. It's a good talking point.

And you've just inspired me to take the next six months off and go wwoof, so there's that too. Thanks!

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Re: WWOOF experience on resume?

Postby redsox » Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:14 am

WWOOFing can be controversial. I'm not sure I would include it.

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Re: WWOOF experience on resume?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:37 am

cinephile wrote:Yes, but maybe have a separate section for "volunteering." Or maybe just put organic farming under your interests section. It's a good talking point.

And you've just inspired me to take the next six months off and go wwoof, so there's that too. Thanks!


I had originally lumped everything together as experience, now I put all my volunteer work in a separate section and WWOOF works fine with it, thanks :)
And WWOOF is great, but you need a bit of luck on picking a good farm as well. Hope you get a good one!

redsox wrote:WWOOFing can be controversial. I'm not sure I would include it.


Why is WWOOF controversial? Curious :)

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Re: WWOOF experience on resume?

Postby redsox » Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:45 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
redsox wrote:WWOOFing can be controversial. I'm not sure I would include it.


Why is WWOOF controversial? Curious :)


It's often not strictly legal in the countries where it is done. Additionally, there's the argument that when American kids travel to poor foreign countries and do menial work for free, it takes jobs away from the people living there and depresses wages.

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Re: WWOOF experience on resume?

Postby mr. wednesday » Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:52 pm

How is working somewhere in exchange for room and board volunteer experience?

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Re: WWOOF experience on resume?

Postby ilovesf » Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:58 pm

Briefly during vacation when you were doing study abroad? What, like for a week? No, don't include it. No one cares.




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