Big 5 African Wildlife & Conservation
Embark on an unforgettable volunteer trip and experience Thailand’s lifestyle whilst making a real difference to abused and mistreated animals. On this amazing adventure, you’ll volunteer in authentic Thai villages and cities, rescuing and rehabilitating dogs and elephants. Picture yourself improving the living conditions of stray animals, nursing injured animals back to health, educating locals on conservation efforts and contributing to important, real-world rescue and rehabilitation projects.
We offer the complete package for those looking to volunteer abroad and, best of all, we have joined with exclusive project partners to secure you a guaranteed volunteering placement overseas. You’ll be contributing to different conservation projects with both confidence and purpose. Our team will help you with all the essentials, from visa assistance to airport transfers, volunteer accommodation, onsite training and so much more.
Make a sustainable impact on animal rescue and rehabilitation, meet 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 Thailand’s wildlife whilst channelling that relaxed beachside lifestyle 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 Trunks & Tails Rescue 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 to accommodation 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 chilled 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. Roam through Chiang Mai’s picturesque cityscapes, swim in Khao Tao’s deep water and try the local cuisine 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 the lives of stray and mistreated animals.
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 Bangkok International Airport, your pre-arranged transfer will take you straight to your initial volunteer accommodation in Khao Tao, south of Hua Hin.
Your first weeks of volunteering will begin in Hua Hin with Street Dog Rescue, followed by the Elephant Rescue Project in Chiang Mai. If you’re volunteering for over 4 weeks, you’ll have the chance to go deeper into the Chiang Mai mountains.
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.
We don’t just say that to brag. With over 10 years in the industry and a team of over 100 passionate pros, you can bet we know our stuff better than anyone else.
With over 1,200 partners around the globe, we have access to plenty of exclusive opportunities to make your trip the best it can be.
Just $195 to get started
We’ll score you a guaranteed volunteering placement so you can start on your journey to make a difference to our planet.
For your street dog rescue project, relax in a western-style shared room, located a two-minute stroll from the beach and complete with a TV and free WiFi. For your elephant rescue project, stay in comfortable onsite tribal-chic accommodation. For those volunteering past 4 weeks, you’ll experience living with the local Karen Tribe in a shared tribal hut.
To take you straight to your initial volunteer accommodation in the Khao Tao. Return transfer to the airport upon completion of your volunteer placement.
Enjoy three typical vegetarian Thai meals per day, prepared fresh for you by the staff during your elephant rescue project. Whilst at your street dog rescue project, you can explore local fresh food markets to taste the traditional cuisine.
You will join other travellers as you take part in all or some of the cultural activities, including a Thai cooking class and visit to Phraya Nakhon Cave.
Get familiar with the country’s history and culture, plus you’ll learn more about your volunteer project and your responsibilities.
You'll get a personal Travel Concierge to plan your flights, insurance or any add-ons to synchronise perfectly with your trip. Deal with a real human and get a personalised booking experience that ticks all your boxes.
Get equipped with all the supplies and materials you need to perform your volunteer duties.
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.
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.
Stay organised with your personalised portal where you can keep all of your important documents and trip details in one spot and gain insider access to everything Global.
We know this will be the trip of a lifetime, so you also get a $200 Global Tour Voucher to put towards any Contiki, Busabout, Topdeck or G Adventures tour so you can go and explore some more of the world whilst you’re over there. You’re welcome.
The “Travel Bug” is a very real thing! Once you catch it, it really doesn’t go away! Book any other trip with us later and save $250. Why would you ever stop travelling?
Just $195 to get started
Deposit is 100% refundable if you don’t qualify.
Earliest available arrival is currently Mar 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!