Elephant Care in Thailand
from £499 GBP
You will help care for these beautiful creatures whilst working alongside professional mahouts (elephant keepers). The centre gives refuge to domesticated elephants that have been used for begging on the streets of Bangkok and other cities. There are currently 5 elephants that live at the centre.
A typical day
Each day will differ but volunteer tasks include:
- Feeding and giving water to the elephants
- Cleaning the elephant enclosure
- Hosing down and cleaning the elephants
- Going out approximately twice a week to harvest and collect food for the elephants from local farms - pineapples, bananas etc.
Whilst working with the elephants you will be supervised by experienced mahouts (elephant handlers).
By volunteering at the centre you will make a major contribution to elephant welfare in Thailand.
The centre would not be able to run without the hard work of the volunteers and their financial support; the majority of the project fee goes directly to the centre. It is through the volunteer fees that the centre is able to provide an alternative life for the elephants (and the mahouts).
On a personal level you will have a unique opportunity to work alongside some incredible creatures and gain the satisfaction of helping to make a difference to their lives.
£75 discount for volunteers who combine more than one PoD project!
All the time
This placement would suit:
Anyone who wants to works hands on with elephants
Do you accept non UK citizens?
Do you accept applicants with disabilities?
“The trip was absolutely amazing and I really didn’t want to come home! There was some hard work involved but the perks 100% made up for it and the contact with the elephants was amazing! I have no negative comments to make whatsoever! It was great to meet so many new people and animals!”
PoD is a leading non-profit organisation arranging ethical, inspiring and supported volunteering opportunities around the world. We work with long term projects that we know personally and where there is genuine benefit to local communities. Whether it is for 1 week or 6 months, volunteers are needed to help work with disadvantaged children, communities, animals and conservation projects in Belize, Cambodia, Ghana, Nepal, Peru, South Africa, Thailand and Vietnam.