Both the Wildlife Rescue and Elephant Care roles are based at the same sanctuary and you can choose to either specialise in one role or combine the two.
The centre operates as a sanctuary to abused, neglected or injured animals. There are currently over 500 rescued animals at the centre including approximately 300 primates, 25 bears and a variety of other small mammals, birds and reptiles. The number of animals at the centre can fluctuate due to releases and new rescues.
Each day will differ and Wildlife Rescue volunteer tasks may include:
- Feeding the animals
- Providing water for the animals
- Assisting with cleaning the enclosures
- Creating enrichments for the animals
- Maintenance work for enclosures and fences
- Looking after other domesticated animals on site
In addition to the above tasks both Elephant Care and Wildlife Rescue volunteers may also be involved in the construction or maintenance of enclosures and cleaning or developing the centre grounds / farmland.
Volunteers will also be allocated other duties which are shared between all volunteers. This includes caring for the rescued dogs and cats on site. For dogs in particular this means helping on bath days, feeding and removing ticks – please be prepared for dogs with poor skin conditions which is common in Thailand. You may also be required to do domestic duties, assisting with the housekeeping of the centre.
There are always tasks to be done on site and so if you want more work, make sure you ask! If you have a specific skill or interest let the team know as they may have jobs on their long term ‘to-do’ list for you.