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

Weekly cost (approx USD):

$

1169

Terrestrial

Thailand

South-East Asia

1 Ratings

1

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.

When does the project run?

Throughout the year.

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.

How long can I stay?

1-12 weeks

Requirements:

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

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.

Reviews & ratings

Adriano

Volunteer

Very Good Program

My week at Daktari was excellent and the program is very intense in the sense that we all get together with the kids and animals from 7am until 9 pm. It is an excellent choice for a first volunteering program abroad considering and I would definitely like to go back someday

Corinne

Intern

It was an experience that I feel extremely lucky to have been a part of

Wild Sun Rescue is an animal rehabilitation center located in the remote and scenic fishing village of Cabuya, Costa Rica. The long-term (12 week) volunteer experience involved getting to do hands-on work with all of the animals that are housed at the center, including howler monkeys, capuchins, opossums, squirrels and raptors. The daily duties included diet prep (mostly chopping and cooking fruits and veggies), enclosure cleaning, facility maintenance (repairing enclosures, building new enclosures and enrichment), and animal handling and medical treatment. It was an experience that I feel extremely lucky to have been a part of--nowhere else in the world would I be able to work with all of these amazing animals, in such a unique and beautiful location. As a wildlife biology intern, I also had the opportunity to create my own research project at the center, supervised and assisted by the internship coordinator.

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