Program Details

Want to walk an elephant? Join our elephant project in Thailand and help enrich the lives of rescued elephants.
Tha Yang, Thailand
Program Type:
Volunteer Abroad
Degree Level:
Gap Year
Work Types:
1-2 weeks, 3-4 weeks, 1-3 months

Program Overview

Program Description:

Our Thai Elephant Sanctuary in central Thailand provides a refuge for domesticated elephants rescued from logging work or from providing street entertainment. Located on temple grounds, the sanctuary provides the elephants with food, care and shelter and forests in which to roam. The centre also plays a significant role in educating locals about the humane treatment and care of domestic and wild animals.

As a volunteer with this project, you will get up close and personal with the sanctuary’s resident elephants as you provide them with daily care. Approximately 20 elephants eat a lot, so you will be preparing food, feeding and watering the elephants several times per day. You will also have the incredible experience of taking the elephants for walks through the neighbouring forest and preparing games and enrichment activities. You may also have the opportunity to meet some of the 400 other animals who call the sanctuary home, including bears, primates, leopard cats, civets and birds.

Setting Description:
The project is located near the Tha Yang district in the province of Phetchaburi in central Thailand, 25 kms west from the popular beaches of Cha Am and Hua Hin. The province of Phetchaburi is home to the largest National Park in Thailand: Kaeng Krachan National Park. Incorporating nearly 3000 km² of rainforest, the Park is famous for its diverse plants and wildlife.
From $497 USD.

Additional Program Information

Volunteers must be at least 18 years old to join this project.