Big 5 African Wildlife & Conservation
Embark on an unforgettable volunteer trip and experience Thailand’s traditional lifestyle whilst making a real difference to elephants who have been rescued from illegal trade and poachers. On this amazing adventure, you’ll volunteer in a combination of mountains and jungles, learning about conservation efforts for the local elephants. Picture yourself rehabilitating and feeding abused and mistreated elephants, improving living conditions, walking alongside the world’s largest land animals and falling in love with the local Thai cuisine while contributing to an important, real-world animal conservation project.
We offer the complete package for those looking to volunteer abroad and, best of all, we’ve joined with local project partners to secure you a guaranteed volunteering placement overseas. You’ll be contributing to elephant conservation with both confidence and purpose. Our team will help you with all the essentials, from airport pickup and on-site training to volunteer accommodation and provided meals, plus so much more.
Make a sustainable impact on injured and mistreated elephants, make new friends from all corners of the world and break away from your routine back home as you embark on this incredible volunteer travel opportunity. This trip is perfect for anyone ready to make a difference and lasting impact on elephant protection whilst channelling the laidback Thai way of living at the same time.
Just in case it’s not clear already, we’re not an employment or recruitment agency, so please don’t book with us if that’s what you’re looking for. We sell and organise amazing international travel experiences for the purpose of cultural exchange & education. If a trip has a paid work option, this is not mandatory to do and is there as a means to fund your travels only, and no fee is charged by us for this component. All payments you make are for travel and local support services. If you’re still confused, please get in touch.
Our Elephant Rescue & Rehabilitation Volunteer trip in Thailand is designed to get you volunteering overseas in a safe and fun environment and with a genuine and rewarding purpose. Our expert team and local partners take care of everything you need to start making a positive impact, from volunteer placement and accommodation to meals and ongoing support throughout your entire journey.
Whether you’re doing gap year volunteering or taking a volunteering holiday from work, you’ll arrive in Thailand with the confidence that absolutely everything has been pre-arranged for you. You’ll be able to jump straight into your volunteer duties, relax into the Thai lifestyle and start making new friends with all the logistical details sorted, from airport transfers to accommodation.
Channel all your energy into immersing yourself in your volunteer placement, as well as taking time to get to know the local area. Spend your weekends exploring Thailand’s lush jungles, visiting the powerful waterfalls, shopping at Chiang Mai’s night markets and trying local cuisines instead of sweating the logistical stuff - that’s exactly why we’re here. Feel confident and proud you are contributing much-needed help to a meaningful cause and save yourself the time, money and even the risk of being stranded in a foreign country by having us on your side. Make your time count on this life-changing opportunity to volunteer in Thailand and arrive home knowing you've made a lasting and positive impact on elephant rescue and rehabilitation.
To qualify for this trip, you must be able to undertake laborious duties.
Flights, travel insurance, visa, vaccinations, criminal background check, souvenirs & spending money.
The beauty of this trip is that your days will be filled with structured volunteer duties. You’ll then have the evenings and weekends to explore however you please. As a rough idea, this is the daily schedule you can expect:
Once you have touched down at Chiang Mai International Airport, your pre-arranged transfer will take you to your initial hotel accommodation in the heart of Chiang Mai.
After your night’s stay in the hotel, you’ll head straight to your comfortable volunteer accommodation in Chiang Mai. Once you’ve arrived, you’ll have an orientation where you’ll get to meet the on-site project coordinators and other volunteers, plus learn about your volunteer duties. You’ll also be introduced to the elephants and learn about their history and characteristics.
In your first week, you’ll volunteer at Chiang Mai Rescue Centre, where you’ll be responsible for preparing and cleaning the elephants’ food, cutting food from the plantations, helping with general maintenance tasks around the park, as well as construction, maintaining mud pits and helping out in the local villages.
You'll spend most of your time volunteering in Chiang Mai.
Choose your trip style and destination, and confirm your spot with a deposit. Then, open your gWorld account and celebrate, the hardest part is over and the fun is about to begin.
You’ll be matched with a personal Trip Coordinator who knows all the ins & outs. They’ll guide you through everything we need to do together, so you can leave your worries behind.
We’ll get your tickets in-hand and your transfers ready. Then, our in-country team or partner will have everything prepared for your arrival. It’s now time for the real adventure to start.
Never stress, knowing we’re there with you when you need us with ongoing & unlimited local team support and check-ins. And just in case, we’ve got an emergency team on stand-by, 24/7.
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Feel confident knowing that someone is always ready to assist throughout the journey & they’re only a call, tweet, comment, text or double tap away, 24/7.
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Secure your spot for only $695
We’ll score you a guaranteed volunteering placement so you can start on your journey to make a difference to our planet.
Handpicked from an experienced team who’ve been there, done that and ready to guide you through your entire journey and leave no question unanswered.
Our in-depth pre-departure guide will have all the information you need about your trip & destination, at your fingertips.
To take you straight to your first night of hotel accommodation in Chiang Mai, then onto your volunteer accommodation the following day. Return transfer to the airport upon completion of your volunteer placement, or to Bangkok city if you're doing more than 3 weeks.
Relax in comfortable, shared accommodation throughout the duration of your volunteer projects.
Get familiar with Thailand’s customs, your local surroundings and the project. Plus, you’ll also get a tour of your project site and learn about your daily work routine.
Enjoy three vegetarian meals per day at each project, prepared for you by the project staff.
In recognition of your hard work and dedication throughout the experience, and, it goes very well with your future resume. Employers will love this addition!
Think of us as your family away from home. Whether you need advice or a shoulder to lean on, our team will provide you with unlimited support.
Feel confident knowing we have a worldwide emergency team on standby, 24/7/365, so you can feel safe and secure throughout your whole trip no matter where you are in the world.
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Secure your spot for only $695
Deposit is 100% refundable if you don’t qualify.
Earliest available arrival is currently Feb 2020.
Pay your trip off in instalments that you get to choose.
If you change your mind or something comes up, we’ll let you change your travel dates or your trip, or even gift your deposit to a friend!