Wildlife conservation, community and environmental volunteer projects and internships worldwide

Elephant Volunteer Project, Thailand

1-4 Weeks from

£495
18+
minimum age

  • Experience and observe elephants in an ethical way
  • Enjoy delicious Thai food every day and experience Thai culture
  • Learn about elephant welfare and the captive elephant situation in Thailand
  • Engage with the local community in environmental and education projects

*Special Offer – 10% Discount on all bookings made before 30th April 2019, for dates until end December 2019*

Overview

Overview

This old elephant retirement volunteer project in Mae Chaem, Chiang Mai, Thailand was established in 2011, with the aim of educating both owners and mahouts, as well as local communities, on the elephant situation in Thailand and providing an alternative for owners to retire their elephants to an ethical place to call home.

Testimonial

Testimonial

I had the most amazing week at the Elephant Volunteer project! Amazing animals, amazing people and just an amazing place. I had so much fun and felt like I was actually doing something to help, as well as seeing the amazing care that the animals receive. Thank you! Chloe Studd, UK

Video

Please click to view a video of one of the elephants bathing in the river at the sanctuary.

Highlights

Highlights

Contribute to elephant welfare and learn about the plight of Elephants in Thailand. Experience Thai culture and spend time with the local community. See the beautiful countryside around Mae Chaem, Northern Thailand.

Location

Location

The project is located in the District of Mae Chaem situated just 2.5 hours drive South-West of Chiang Mai, amongst beautiful mountain scenery and lush countryside. Situated in a valley in Mae Tan, Thung Yaw Maechaem, the sanctuary has breathtaking views of Doi Inthanon, the highest mountain in Thailand.

Free Time

Free Time

Volunteers can do some sightseeing of local temples, waterfalls and caves. Visit the local community and surrounding areas of Mae Chaem. Enjoy tasty Thai food cooked by our local staff. Spend time relaxing with a team of volunteers from around the world.

Elephant Volunteer Project, Thailand

You may also be interested in these projects

  • Limpopo Lipadi Game Reserve Volunteer Programme, Botswana

    • Duration 2 - 12 weeks
    • Prices from £1272

    Take part in tracking African wild dogs, monitoring lions, leopards, elephants and other important species in a beautiful 20,000 hectare game reserve in Botswana

  • Desert Elephants Volunteer Project, Namibia

    • Duration 2 - 12 weeks
    • Prices from £915

    Track desert elephants and take part in community building volunteer work in the beautiful Damaraland region of the Namib Desert.

  • Kariega Big Five Game Reserve Volunteer Programme, South Africa

    • Duration 1 - 12 weeks
    • Prices from £575

    Become a Wildlife Conservation Volunteer in a Big Five Game Reserve in South Africa, and get involved in elephant, rhino and lion monitoring programmes.

  • Elephant Conservation Volunteer Project, Sri Lanka

    • Duration 1+ Weeks
    • Prices from £796

    Assist with the conservation of wild elephant populations and carnivore research in a vast national park located in the heart of Sri Lanka. Support the efforts to mitigate human-wildlife conflict in the region for the protection of wildlife and livelihoods of local farmers.

  • Elephant Sanctuary Volunteer Project, Cambodia

    • Duration 1-8 Weeks
    • Prices from £675

    Volunteer with elephants at an Elephant Sanctuary in the forests of Mondulkiri, located in the remote Eastern Cambodia. The elephants are retired from their previous hard-working lives in the trekking and tourism industry, and now roaming free in their natural habitat.

  • Looking for a Volunteer Project Abroad?
    Try our Project Finder

    WorkingAbroad is the Go-To Website for Ethical & Responsible Volunteer & Internship Opportunities Abroad

    We run volunteer programmes in over 30 countries across the world focusing on wildlife conservation and community development projects and every project we offer adheres to our ethical standards.