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Elephant Volunteer Project, Thailand

2 Days - 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 standard 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.

The cost to join for the overnight 2-day programme is 255 GBP per adult and 225 GBP per child (aged 6+). The cost to join for the 4-day programme is 310 GBP per adult and 295 GBP per child (aged 10+).

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 your 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 on those listed above. Please contact info@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 for the weekly programme. For the overnight and 4-day programmes, you can start on any Monday or Thursday throughout the year.

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 6+ for the overnight programme and 10+ for all other durations) & large groups for this project, and you may be eligible for discounted rates – please email us if you are interested.

Start End Availability
January 18th 2021 January 31st 2021
February 1st 2021 February 14th 2021
February 15th 2021 February 28th 2021
March 1st 2021 March 14th 2021
March 15th 2021 March 28th 2021
March 29th 2021 April 11th 2021
April 12th 2021 April 25th 2021
April 26th 2021 May 9th 2021
May 10th 2021 May 23rd 2021
May 24th 2021 June 6th 2021
June 7th 2021 June 20th 2021
June 21st 2021 July 4th 2021
July 5th 2021 July 18th 2021
July 19th 2021 August 1st 2021
August 2nd 2021 August 15th 2021
August 16th 2021 August 29th 2021
August 30th 2021 September 12th 2021
September 13th 2021 September 26th 2021
September 27th 2021 October 10th 2021
Elephant Volunteer Project, Thailand

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