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Elephant Volunteer Project, Thailand

1-8 Weeks from

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

Project Costs

Elephants eating pumpkinsThe cost to join for a 1-week project is 495 GBP, 2 weeks is 795 GBP, 3 weeks is 1095 GBP, 4 weeks is 1395 GBP, 5 weeks is 1545 GBP, 6 weeks is 1695 GBP, 7 weeks is 1845 GBP and 8 weeks is 1995 GBP. Your payment covers all your food, bottled water and accommodation during the project, pick up and drop off in Chiang Mai, project training and supervision and WorkingAbroad Projects backup and placement support.

Your airfare to and from Thailand, travel/medical insurance and personal expenses are not included within this price. It is mandatory for you to take out travel and medical insurance for the duration of the project.

If you are a currently enrolled student or are planning to volunteer with a large group or as a family, you may be eligible for discounted rates. Please contact aaron@workingabroad.com for more details.

Payment Terms

To secure your placement on the project, you will need to complete and submit the application form with your application payment of £180 (included in the total project costs listed above). If for some reason your application is not accepted, we will reimburse this payment fully. However, for those who are accepted, you will be required to pay the remaining balance 2 months before arrival. Once we have confirmed your place, you will receive an information package on the project background, your role as a volunteer, the work you will do, suggested items to bring, how to travel there and so on.

Project Dates

Elephant walking in the river Chiang MaiPlease note that the dates listed below are flexible, you can join the project starting on any Monday and leaving on any Sunday throughout the year, as long as you are able to stay for 1 week or longer.

Volunteers can join for 1 week up to 8 weeks in duration, all year round. 30 days is the maximum length tourists can stay in Thailand on a visa waiver, so if you are coming for over 4 weeks you will need to extend your visa in the country. Or you can obtain a 60-day double-entry tourist visa in advance of your arrival. Pick up from Chiang Mai to transfer to the project is on Monday mornings, and drop off is on Sunday afternoons.

We can also accept families with children (aged 10+) & large groups for this project, and you may be eligible for discounted rates – please email us if you are interested.

Start End Availability
September 2nd 2019 September 15th 2019
September 16th 2019 September 29th 2019
September 30th 2019 October 13th 2019
October 14th 2019 October 27th 2019
October 28th 2019 November 10th 2019
November 11th 2019 November 24th 2019
November 25th 2019 December 8th 2019
December 9th 2019 December 22nd 2019
December 23rd 2019 January 5th 2020
January 6th 2020 January 19th 2020
January 20th 2020 February 2nd 2020
February 3rd 2020 February 16th 2020
February 17th 2020 March 1st 2020
March 2nd 2020 March 15th 2020
March 16th 2020 March 29th 2020
March 30th 2020 April 12th 2020
April 13th 2020 April 26th 2020
April 27th 2020 May 10th 2020
May 11th 2020 May 24th 2020
May 25th 2020 June 7th 2020
June 8th 2020 June 21st 2020
June 22nd 2020 July 5th 2020
July 6th 2020 July 19th 2020
July 20th 2020 August 2nd 2020
August 3rd 2020 August 16th 2020
August 17th 2020 August 30th 2020
August 31st 2020 September 13th 2020
September 14th 2020 September 27th 2020
September 28th 2020 October 11th 2020
October 12th 2020 October 25th 2020
October 26th 2020 November 8th 2020
November 9th 2020 November 22nd 2020
November 23rd 2020 December 6th 2020
December 7th 2020 December 20th 2020
December 21st 2020 January 3rd 2021
Elephant Volunteer Project, Thailand

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