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Volunteer · VO-80

Trunks & Tails Rescue

3 to 12 weeks
18 to 85 years old
4.9(33 reviews)

Trip overview

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.


Volunteer placement

Volunteer accommodation

Return airport transfer


Local cultural experiences

‘Welcome to Thailand’ orientation

Personal Travel Concierge

Project supplies

Dedicated Trip Coordinator

Pre-Departure Guide

Certificate of completion

Ongoing support from our local team

24/7 Global Emergency Line

gWorld access

$200 Global Tour Voucher

NEW FOR 2020

$250 off your next trip

Trip details

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.

What extra costs will I have? 

Flights, travel insurance, visa, vaccinations, criminal background check, souvenirs & spending money.

Trip itinerary

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:

Day 1

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.

Trip location

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.

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Deposit is 100% refundable if you don’t qualify.

Payment plans available

Pay your trip off in instalments that you get to choose.

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