Elephant sanctuary volunteering in Thailand

Project name:

Oyster Worldwide (3)

Project purpose:

Working with rescued elephants from Bangkok, participants care for the elephants and help to ensure they have a peaceful and restful life in the sanctuary. A wildlife sanctuary is located on the same site, home to primates, bears, birds and more.

Project activities:

  • animal interaction
  • animal rehabilitation
  • community awareness
  • habitat restoration/management

Terrestrial

Thailand

South-East Asia

Weekly cost (approx USD):

$

1169

Direct benefits you gain:

  • cultural integration
  • remote scenic location

Noteworthy conservation points:

  • development goals (supporting local community)
  • ethical rehabilitation centre/practices

Accommodation:

Shared accommodation in the sanctuary, rooms of 2-5.

Requirements:

  • General level of fitness is required as work can be hard in the heat. 
  • Participants must be 18+.

Facilities:

accommodation included, food included, electricity, local shops, refillable drinking water, shower (cold), toilet (western), wifi

The accommodation within the sanctuary is comfortable but basic.

Details of the day-to-day life on the project:

One week - $1169
Two weeks - $1461
Each additional week - $293

Daily tasks include feeding, maintenance, hands-on elephant care and enrichment.

How long can I stay?

1-12 weeks

When does the project run?

Throughout the year.

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Reviews & ratings

Matt Megill

The previous review I accidentally submitted before I was done. And I want to write the FULL REVIEW:

Diving at Isla del Caño was such a life changing, passion accelerating experience for me. I had done a conservation diving internship in Thailand before this experience, and it felt GREAT to apply those skills and field methods to another part of the world. I had a passion for the ocean before this experience, however this expedition solidified that I need to dedicate my life and career to the ocean and science.

Carlos is truly an inspiration. His fiery passion for the ocean is contagious. He worked really hard to put the experience together with the boat, the dive equipment, and the education. This expedition was a lot of hard work. We woke up really early went on two dives a day. We came back exhausted. But I really can't stress how rewarding the experience was. The fact we were literally advising and providing resources for the rangers protecting the island made me feel like I was making a difference in the world.

This will not be the last Innoexpedition I go on. And I will keep supporting Innoceana and promoting all the work it is doing.

Volunteer

Wasn't finished...

Matt Megill

Diving at Isla del Caño was such a life changing, passion accelerating experience for me. I had done a conservation diving internship in Thailand before this experience, and it felt GREAT to apply those skills and field methods to another part of the world. I had a passion for the ocean before this experience, however this expedition solidified that I need to dedicate my life and career to the ocean and science.

Carlos is truly an inspiration. His firey He worked really hard to put the experience together with the boat, the dive equipment, and the education. This expedition was a lot of hard work. We woke up really early went on two dives a day. We came back exhausted. But I really can't stress how rewarding the experience was. The fact we were literally kind of advising and providing resources for the rangers protecting the island made me feel like I was making a difference in the world.

Volunteer

An Experience of a Lifetime