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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

average rating is 5 out of 5, based on 1 votes, 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



19 Dec 2021

An amazing project with amazing staff

average rating is 5 out of 5

I work as a travel agent, bringing volunteers to DAKTARI and other projects around the world. After helping a lot of volunteers fulfill their dreams of coming to South Africa, I managed to arrange 2 weeks to spend at the project. What a wonderful time I had starting with the staff who are so friendly and polite, the animals being taken care of as if they were family and the amazing food that was prepared catering to each of the volunteers individual needs. I can only say that if you are looking for an unique and quality experience involving a well thought out educational program and the preservation of native animal species, this is the one for you.


Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage



19 Dec 2021

great experience

average rating is 4 out of 5

i had an enjoyable stay here in DAKTARI. be surrounded by wild animals is a chance and i also loved the teaching part of my stay


Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage

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