Volunteers, Helpx, Workaway and Wwoofing at Harris Organic Wines is a wonderful experience.
“We are all visitors to this time and space. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn to grow to love…. and then we return home.” An Australian Aboriginal belief.
Volunteering at Harris Organic Wines through platforms like Helpx, Workaway, and WWOOF is an absolutely wonderful experience. Located amidst the scenic beauty of the vineyards in Western Australia, Harris Organic Wines offers a unique opportunity to immerse oneself in the world of organic winemaking while connecting with nature.
As a volunteer, you get to be a part of the winemaking process from vine to bottle, working alongside the passionate and knowledgeable team at Harris Organic.
Whether it’s pruning vines, harvesting grapes, or assisting in the cellar, each day brings a new adventure and a chance to learn valuable skills. Moreover, the hosts at Harris Organic are incredibly welcoming, creating a warm and inclusive atmosphere where volunteers feel like part of the family.
Additionally, the opportunity to exchange cultural experiences with fellow volunteers from around the world adds an enriching dimension to the entire experience. At Harris Organic Wines, volunteering through volunteering, Helpx, Workaway, or WWOOF allows you to contribute to sustainable agriculture, deepen your understanding of organic winemaking, and create memories that will last a lifetime.
What is WWOOFing?
WWOOF means willing workers on organic farms. WWOOFing occurs when a farmer exchanges food and board for work provided by the willing worker. But WWOOFing is much more than that; it is a cultural exchange, about learning new skills and sharing a host experience. We love woofers!
WWOOFs are all visitors to this time and space at Harris Organic. They are just passing through. Their purpose is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love…. and then they return home with a wealth of experience, new skills, new friends and a new way of life.
What is Helpx?
Helpx means help exchange for non/organic farms. Helpx.com is an online help exchange website where hosts and helpers can register. In some ways, it is a better system than WWOOFing as there is no paper book, little cost for applicants and helpers and they can have their photographs and details of wants and experiences. Hosts can view the profiles before accepting the helper. Hosts are also able to turn on and off their profiles so that they are able to accept workers when help is required. It’s a system that works well for helpers and hosts, we love it.
For more information about wwoof & helpx.
What is Workaway?
Workaway is a popular cultural exchange program and online platform that connects travellers, commonly known as “workawayers,” with hosts around the world who offer a variety of work opportunities in exchange for accommodation and meals. Workawayers can browse through a wide range of host profiles and choose projects that align with their interests, such as organic farming, eco-building, teaching, animal care, or hospitality.
The duration of the stay can vary from 14 days to several months, providing an opportunity for travellers to immerse themselves in local cultures, learn new skills, and contribute to meaningful projects. Workaway promotes cultural understanding, collaboration, and personal growth through its unique concept of working while travelling, fostering connections and memorable experiences between hosts and workawayers.
What sort of work happens at Harris Organic?
Today was a typical day. What did we do; we walked three rows of vines doing some thinning of the grapes before the sun was too hot. Mowed some grass to clean up some leaves, made some pizzas for lunch in the shade of one of our large gum trees and after some sleep, cleaned some windows, watered some plants and then watched a movie before dinner.
What sort of people volunteer at Harris Organic Wine and Spirits?
Harris Organic Wines attracts a diverse range of individuals, including both local and overseas visitors, who share a common interest in organic winemaking and sustainable practices.
Overseas visitors from around the globe come to Harris Organic to immerse themselves in the unique Australian wine culture and gain hands-on experience in the vineyards and winery. These visitors bring with them a wealth of cultural backgrounds, perspectives, and skills, enriching the atmosphere at Harris Organic.
Whether they are wwoofing backpackers seeking adventure, wine enthusiasts looking to expand their knowledge, or individuals passionate about organic farming, everyone is welcomed with open arms.
The sense of community and camaraderie that emerges among the visitors and the locals is truly remarkable, fostering an environment of learning, sharing, and friendship.
Harris Organic Wines becomes a meeting point where people from different corners of the world come together to celebrate their shared love for wine and sustainable living.