Elephant Protection Volunteering
The abuse and mistreating of elephants is a common sight in Thailand, and they have been subject to subjected to abuse designed to domesticate them. Such methods include being chained in cages where they are starved, beaten and deprived of sleep, and life expectancy for them has dropped by 50%. This is where you come in. You could help contribute to the fantastic project which aims to protect the animals and promote a more sustainable form of elephant-based tourism which benefits all, fostering a sense of community which you can become involved in.
The project is based in Moon River, Baan Tha Klang Village, and approximately an hour’s drive north-west of Surin City. It is part of the Isaan region of north-eastern Thailand, which means that you will be able to experience its well-known spicy and delicious food and rural culture. The jobs you will be required to do includes planting large amounts of grass and bamboo to guarantee that the elephants will have enough food on a daily basis, working with the mahouts, planting and weeding the fields as well as cutting the grass and preparing the new crop, building shelters to give the elephants some respite from the sun and the 40C+ temperatures and bathing the elephants and feeding them.
Working just 4 hours a day and making such a huge impact whilst learning and making new friends, this is an amazing opportunity for an in-depth elephant experience.
Interested in this; ready to enquire?
Find out more by filling out the form below and clicking send. Twin Work and Volunteer should then be in touch shortly to help with your enquiry.