Organic Farming Activist

Habiba Organic Farm is listed among WWOOF Independents in the world of sustainable volunteer tourism, the first one in Egypt.

You will work alongside our farm manager, the founders and other volunteers on the farm, with once or twice a week harvesting and selling our produce at local markets in Dahab and Sharm el Shiekh. You will meet and collaborate with local Bedouin farmers, sometimes helping out on their farms, or helping to transfer knowledge from our organic farm (and research institutes) to help aid in their production.

We harvest many plant varieties all year round, including eggplant and asparagus. Winter crops include Fava Beans, Swiss Chard, Kohlrabi, Kale, Beetroot, Salad Leaves, Rocket, Parsley, Dill, Fennel, Quinoa, Spinach, Onions and Garlic; with a wide selection of tomatoes grown under cover. Summer crops include Okra, Molokia, Peanuts, Melon, Water Melon, Pumpkin and Sesame Seeds. We are also growing mulberries, olives, pomegranates, corn, medjoul dates, and a growing selection of herbs; including basil, wild mint (habak) and rosemary.

Organic Farming Activist Knowledge Transfer: Permaculture The New Learning Center for Bedouin Children Preparing Clay A guided tour of the farm and learning center Organic Medjoul Dates An aerial view of a part of the farm

Suitable for


Typical day

A typical day can include sowing seeds, watering plants, producing compost, harvesting, preparing the land for crops, learning how to care for and maintain crops. We usually make an early start on the farm especially in the summer months, taking a break in the middle of the day to take our lunch and have a swim in the sea. After a few more hours work we all make our way back to Habiba Beach Lodge for a communal, healthy organic meal.

Program Requirements

Minimum Age
In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s).
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Hard worker, farming. carpentering, composting.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 06:00 - 12:30

Any questions? Just ask. We at Habiba Learning Center are happy to help you.

Free-time activities

volunteers on free time can access Habiba beach lodge and use our beach for swimming and snorkeling and other activities. As we are in the desert we offer desert trips, camel riding, mountain climbing and hiking.



What's included?
Accommodation and meals also learning program, beach access and activities such as swimming, snorkeling, hiking and camel riding.
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

No worries, Volunteer World supports you in raising funds, checking your visa regulations and travel insurance. We also assist you in finding the cheapest flights for your journey.

beach front (single or sharing) or farm guest house

Bedroom (Double) Camping
Food & Beverages

Breakfast and dinner is vegetarian meals. our restaurant also serves other types of meals. (with added 5 $ you can add fresh fish, chicken, or meat per meal)

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
2 weeks (min. stay)
3 weeks
4 weeks
5 weeks
6 weeks
7 weeks
12 weeks (max. stay)

You can volunteer at the project site in Nuweiba/Egypt between 2 weeks and 12 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Habiba Learning Center will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Habiba Learning Center during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Visa Regulations
Depending on your nationality, you have to arrange your visa for Egypt. Please check the visa regulations for Egypt.
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Egypt.

What's next?

The nearest airport is Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport (SSH) in Sharm el-Sheikh. We assist you to find cheap flights to Egypt.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Egypt provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccine Checker
If you are intending to volunteer in Egypt you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Egypt.
Wasit, Nuweiba, Egypt

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