Work at an Elephant Camp in Surin, Thailand

Company : Volunteering Solutions
Activities: Animal Volunteer Projects / Conservation Volunteer Projects
Country: Thailand
Duration: 1 week to 3 months
Approx Costs: 500 to 1000 £ Pound (UK)

Join a special wildlife program where you will work with elephants in the Surin province of exotic Thailand.

Surin is an area of Thailand which is home to hundreds of elephants, a lot of which need daily care and attention. By joining this project you will be working with around 30 elephants helping with the daily routine working alongside local Thai staff and the elephant careers known locally as mahoots. You will learn a lot about the Thai culture and elephants on these projects which are very hands on and also a lot of fun!

 

Tasks can include:

  • Helping local staff
  • Cleaning enclosures
  • Collecting food - elephants have a big appetite
  • Working on educational material
  • Hands on work with large and baby elephants
  • Washing and cleaning the elephants

 

Eligibility

  • Must be eligible for a Thai tourist visa
  • Need to be open to living and working in a new environment
  • Need to be aged 18+ or 17+ for the special summer program
  • Good health

 

More Information

  • Location: Around 6 hour bus ride from the Thai capital Bangkok
  • Cost: From £664
  • Start: Every month
  • Lenght: 2 weeks with a maximum of 4 weeks

 

Whats Included:

  • Placements + Pre Departure Information
  • Airport Transfers
  • Orientation + City Tour of Bangkok
  • Homestay or Shared Accommodation with Other Volunteers
  • In-country Support
  • Optional excursions and trips


This program is very popular so please book in advance to secure your spot. There will also be lots of free time away from the elephant camp where you can visit local temples, explore markets, go shopping and see more of the region.

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