Volunteer with Globe Aware - Sustaining Thailand's Treasures

Location: Thailand: Surin

Program Duration: 1-2 Weeks

Dates: Year Round

Globe Aware


6500 East Mockingbird Lane Suite 104 Dallas, Texas 75214 United States

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Phone: 1-877-588-4562 214-824-4562

Fax: 214-824-4563


Grab this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience Thailand beyond the mass media stereotype. Go on a volunteer vacation and gain an insight into how the local people truly live. At the same time, contribute to efforts in protecting and preserving the native elephant habitats.

You will find yourself in one of the most unique environments, working to build an ecologically sustainable reforested habitat to give elephants a home. With a volunteer vacation, you can be a part of the solution and help change the fate of elephants in Thailand by creating ways for the people of Surin Province to promote sustainable elephant eco-tourism, preserve their natural habitat and provide an alternative to the current use of elephants as revenue in circuses and street begging operations.

This Globe Aware program has an age requirement. Due to safety reasons, volunteers must be 16 years old and accompanied by an adult to participate.


The Objectives of the Project Partnership in conjunction with our Host Foundation:

- To conserve and revive the natural environment
- To encourage the consistent realization and sustainability of Thai traditional agriculture & Culture
- To be an accumulation center of Thai traditional agricultural tools
- To be an education center of Thai tradition in terms of "Traditional Thai Gardener Words"
- To maintain a clean environment
- To encourage upright occupations in order to minimize social problems
- To create a sustainable and enriching environment for the Elephants.

Travel Types
  • Homestay
  • Cooking
  • Hiking

No special skills required.

Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching
  • English

Cost in US$:

Contact Provider for Cost Details

Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

The minimum contribution fee for your program covers the cost of your meals, accommodation, on-site travel (but not airfare), emergency medical evacuation, medical insurance, donations to the various community projects, your orientation package, volunteer coordination, program development, country manager expenses, community team recruitment, logistical support, and project consultants.

Credit Available


Volunteer Types
  • Animal Welfare
  • Wildlife
  • Education
  • Tree Planting
  • Nutrition
  • Conservation
  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Agriculture
This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant. This Program is also open to Families, Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Group living

Participants Travel to Thailand


Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
Typically The Application Process Time is
2 to 7 days
Post Services Include
  • Alumni Network
  • Re-Entry Debriefing at Home
Globe Aware's Mission Statement

Globe Aware seeks to promote lifelong advocates for a better world and to sustain the world's cultural and natural resources. The organization, together with the local community hosts, develops effective local solutions to global problems in non-religious, non-political, multi-international environments. The aim is to expand and foster cross-cultural peace and understanding between Americans and the rest of the world, to preserve culture and promote sustainability. Globe Aware expeditions provide volunteers the opportunity to live and work side by side with a host community. The hosts provide a safe and interesting setting in which to learn, help, and have fun. The volunteers help to empower the host communities in creating renewable, self-sufficient programs. While Globe Aware's financial assistance benefits the community economically, it is actually the involvement and collaboration between the volunteers and community that is the greatest mutual benefit.

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