Care for Rescued Elephants in Thailand

Location: Thailand: Rural Areas

Program Duration: 1-2 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks

Dates: Year Round

Pod Volunteer

3 Crescent Terrace Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 3PE England

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Phone: + 44 (0) 1242 241 181


Care for gentle Asian elephants in rural Thailand, rescued from a tough working life. Enrich your experience further by combining Elephant Conservation with our Wildlife Rescue project, which is based in the same center.

As a volunteer, you will work alongside trained local staff and assist with the care of around 20 rescued elephants. You will also help with other tasks around the center, handling varied tasks such as the following:
- Feeding and giving water to the elephants
- Cleaning out enclosures
- Hosing down the elephants (particularly those with health issues)
- Harvesting food from local farms (bananas, pineapples)
- Creating enrichment activities
- Looking after other domesticated animals on site, such as rescued dogs

Make a direct impact through your contribution to a rescue center that offers refuge to domesticated elephants. These animals have been previously used by their owners for begging on the streets of Bangkok and other cities, as well as used in the logging and tourism industries (for rides or performances).

Throughout the program, you will help care for elephants - particularly those with long-term health issues and those with scars of previous abuse. The


1. Care for beautiful Asian elephants rescued from a harsh working life

2. Combine with the Wildlife Rescue role for an opportunity to work a variety of animals

3. Help the centre to protect endangered wildlife and educate on conservation issues

4. Live on site at a tropical wildlife centre based on temple grounds

5. On a personal level you will have a unique opportunity to work alongside some incredible creatures and gain the satisfaction of helping to make a difference to their lives.


You do not need any specific qualifications or experience to volunteer on this project.

Cost in US$:

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Before you go:
- Support from our friendly and highly experienced Pod UK team
- In-depth Guides
- Travel information - visa, health and safety advice
- Access to specialist travel insurance at exclusive rates
- Fundraising guide and support
- Financial protection for monies paid to Pod
On your placement:
- Animal care volunteering placement
- Arrangement of airport pickup from Bangkok
-- Accommodation - a basic shared room
- Food - all main meals
- Onsite support from local team
- Support from Pod UK office by phone and email
- 24/7 emergency back up
- Crisis management plans insurance

Credit Available


Volunteer Types
  • Veterinary Science
  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Animal Welfare
  • Wildlife
  • Environment
  • Conservation
This Program is open to

Asian, Worldwide, Kiwi, South African, Australian, Canadian, European, American Participant. This Program is also open to Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Apartment/Flat

Participants Travel to Thailand


Application Process Involves
  • Written Application
Year Founded