Wildlife Rescue in Thailand
from £499 GBP
Wildlife Rescue in Thailand
Duration: from 1.00 Weeks to 12.00 Weeks
Countries: Thailand£75 discount for volunteers who combine more than one PoD project! Volunteer at the wildlife rescue centre which houses over 300 rescued animals whilst living on temple grounds. This project can easily be combined with our Elephant Care project
Volunteer at a wildlife rescue centre, caring for an amazing variety of wild animals that are being given shelter.
There are currently over 300 rescued animals, with just over 200 primates. This includes 5 different species of macaque, 2 species of gibbon, civets, a tiger, sun bears and Asiatic black bears, a crocodile, exotic birds and many more.
A typical day
The exact nature of the work you will be doing varies all the time and there is no such thing as a 'typical' day. However there are certain everyday jobs that will be your responsibility; primarily feeding the animals and assisting with cleaning the enclosures. A rota system is followed for these jobs so that the duties are fairly distributed.
In addition to this you will probably be involved with, amongst other things, the construction of new cages and enclosures, working on enclosure enrichments, assisting with tours for visitors, maintenance work for cages and the gibbon islands, and keeping the centre's grounds clean.
By volunteering at the Wildlife Rescue centre you will make a major contribution to the welfare of animals 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 volunteer fees go directly to the centre, providing a vital source of funding for their future work.
On a personal level you will have a unique opportunity to work alongside some incredible wildlife and gain the satisfaction of helping to make a difference to their lives.
£75 discount for volunteers who combine more than one PoD project! We also offer a discount for combining Wildlife Rescue with our Elephant Care project!
All the time
This placement would suit:
Anyone who enjoys working with animals
Do you accept non UK citizens?
Do you accept applicants with disabilities?
“My time in Thailand at the Wildlife Rescue Centre was the best experience of my life. The centre is such an amazing place and I was so sad to leave after my 10 weeks there. I met some amazing people, from the staff who work there permanently to the many volunteers who work at the centre. I would definitely love to go back there someday, and I’d like to thank PoD for their help in getting me there in the first place.”
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.