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



South-East Asia

1 Ratings


Weekly cost (approx USD):



Direct benefits you gain:

  • cultural integration
  • remote scenic location

Noteworthy conservation points:

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

Wild Sun Rescue Center


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

When does the project run?

Throughout the year.


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


  • 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



5 Oct 2021

Great experience

Great experience. I have learned a lot about wild animals and the bush. The kids are super. Thanks to Michele and Ian but also I would like to thanks all the volunteers and local people.


Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage



21 Mar 2020

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


Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage

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