Family elephant refuge volunteering in Thailand
One of our top family volunteering experiences, working with rescued elephants at a sanctuary in Thailand vetted by our expert partners in wildlife-volunteering. You will help emulate their life in the wild with daily forest walks, dietary-planning and pool-bathing.
Teenage volunteering with elephants Rural Thailand Renowned elephant refuge Wildlife sanctuary accommodation Meals included
£739 excluding flights
Description of Family elephant refuge volunteering in Thailand
This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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We cater for both vegetarians and vegans.
Our partners behind this vacation promote inclusivity on all their trips and across their business and we are all committed to ensuring travelers face no discrimination on any part of the trip they control.
There are challenges associated with volunteer travel, and these can make accessible travel difficult. However, we are very keen to chat with travelers with specific needs to see if we can make a trip possible.
1 Reviews of Family elephant refuge volunteering in Thailand
4 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 15 Jul 2017 by Massimo Marolo
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?
Learning about elephant conservation efforts and being part of a uniquely pristine natural environment
2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?
Be ready to leave behind creature comforts from home and disconnect
3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?
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The sanctuary is committed to conserving, saving, protecting and, where possible, rehabilitating the animals. The center will rescue any animal that is being neglected or maltreated, providing it with a large and comfortable enclosure, constructed as closely as possible to reflect the natural conditions these animals would be living in.
Protecting the world
We are passionate about encouraging our travelers to be kind to the environment as they travel. Each participant receives advice about how to care for the environment whilst they are away. This includes water usage, how to avoid single use plastic and electricity usage.
We insist that all participants bring their own water bottles when they travel with us, and clean free water is always available. We have even created a water bottle that can be purchased before departure and encourage people to use it at all stages of their journey including at the airport, on flights and whilst on their project. We are striving for all of our projects to be free of single use plastic.
PeopleMeeting local needs
Volunteers live and work as a member of the local community. This is a small community, located off the traditionally trodden tourist trails, and so bringing volunteers to this area really benefits the local population. Food is bought from local markets and restaurants, trips are all sourced locally and local transport is used when needed.
Campaigning for change
This project works to change the future for animals who have been subjected to harm and mistreatment. The aim is simple: to provide a home for mistreated animals in an environment as close to nature as possible. A programme actively runs to rescue, rehabilitate and release captive wild animals with this hope to repopulate Thailand's forests and jungles. Campaigns are regularly launched against all forms of animal abuse and exploitation in Thailand. An education programme runs for locals, children and visiting tourists to make them aware of the importance of animal welfare.
We emphasise the importance of showing respect for local people and their customs in our briefing material. Participants will work alongside permanent staff, forming close bonds and getting an insight into real life in rural Thailand.
All of our participants receive comprehensive pre-departure documentation. This covers topics on how to be culturally sensitive, how to best look after the environment when in the country and how to stay safe as well as up to date information on the political situation.