Volunteer in the Elephant Project in Thailand

Have you always wanted to work up close and personally with animals? How about elephants? And how about in Thailand? Global Crossroad’s volunteer in the elephant program in Thailand is a special opportunity to help protect and care for this gentle giants.

  • Volunteer abroad in the elephant project in Thailand for a starting price of only $820
  • Rare chance to work alongside and develop close relationships these giant mammals in Thailand
  • Reputable and positively reviewed program since 2003
  • Always feel safe and supported with our readily available in country coordinator

If you are an animal lover, than volunteering in the elephant project in Thailand is a perfect way for you to help to protect and maintain these special and needy elephants in Thailand! Volunteers in this project have the opportunity to play with elephants and provide them with daily care, all while exploring Thailand's rich culture, exquisite cuisine, natural beauty and Buddhist philosophy. You will partner with local nonprofit organizations and community members to promote elephant care and conservation and teach locals about the importance of protecting elephants and animals in Thailand.

When volunteering overseas in the elephant project in Thailand, you will get to feed, groom, care for, play with, and give medical attention to elephants and truly have the chance to become a friend to them. There are many organizations in Thailand that provide care for animals and elephants, but unfortunately, they are short on resources and are calling for volunteers to give these great creatures the attention they need and deserve. Volunteer abroad in the elephant project in Thailand and have a life-changing experience as you travel to an exotic country and help animals that need love, care and support.

Role of Volunteer

Responsibilities of each volunteer working in the volunteer in the elephant program in Thailand will help in a variety of ways. Some daily activities may include:

  • Feeding elephants
  • Riding elephants to bathe them in the river
  • Playing with the elephants
  • Support organizations with administration tasks and organizations
  • Gardening and farming
  • Keeping the elephants healthy with medical treatment
  • Teaching locals about the importance of animal rights and conservation
  • Working on conservation efforts
  • Fundraising and researching further resources

Skills and Qualifications Needed

No specific qualifications are required to volunteer abroad in the elephant project in Thailand except for a passion for animals!

Dates and Prices

Dates: Volunteer in Thailand

Ayutthaya Start Dates

Ayutthaya Volunteer Programs start every Monday of each month.
Surin & Sangklaburi Start Dates

Click here to find the start date of surin and sangkalaburi

Prices: Volunteer in Thailand

Global Crossroad is committed to offering quality volunteering in Thailand programs at the world’s most affordable price. We strive to keep our costs low. The humanitarian side of the business is our passion.

Global Crossroad's volunteer program in Thailand application and registration fee cost US $299. The application fee covers the cost of advertising, program promotion, and office expenses (rent, utilities, and staff salaries in USA office).

In addition to the application fee, you are required to pay a weekly program fee . You will pay your weekly fee directly to the country coordinator, who in turn will allocate it to your host family, project and other in-country support we offer to our volunteers. This way, the fees that you pay will benefit those who rightfully deserve them, and not for company profit.

Weeks Ayutthaya:
Teaching/ Childcare
Surin:
Teaching/ Childcare
Surin:
Health
Surin:
Elephant
  1 Week   $250   $554   $621   $770
  2 Weeks   $430   $665   $727   $946
  3 Weeks   $610   $752   $837   $1,121
  4 Weeks   $650   $850   $944   $1,296
  5 Weeks   $800   $931   $1,007
  6 Weeks   $950   $987   $1,069   Available
  7 Weeks   $1,100   $1,043   $1,132 maximum
  8 Weeks   $1,250   $1,098   $1,194 -4 weeks only
  9 Weeks   $1,400   $1,154   $1,257
  10 Weeks   $1,550   $1,210   $1,319
  11 Weeks   $1,700   $1,266   $1,381
  12 Weeks   $1,850   $1,321   $1,444
  • Airport Pickup & Transfer to Ayuthaya (1 hour) $60
  • Mandatory Comprehensive Travel Insurance $3.49/day

How your fee is allocated?

Ayutthaya program

Program fees cover:
  • Accommodation (volunteer house, host family)
  • Food (3 local food day)
  • In-country support
  • Personalized project
  • Pre-departure information
  • Certificate of completion
  • Fundraising ideas and letters
  • Discount for returning volunteers
Program fees exclude:
  • Visas
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses on soft drinks and foods
  • Daily transportation
  • Airport return transfer

Surin Program

Program fees cover:
  • Accommodation (volunteer house)
  • Airport pick up and transfer
  • Daily transportation to/from project
  • In-country support
  • Personalized project
  • Pre-departure information
  • Certificate of completion
  • Fundraising ideas and letters
  • Discount for returning volunteers
Program fees exclude:
  • Food (food are cheap in Surin)
  • Visas
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses on soft drinks and foods
  • Airport return transfer

The Thailand volunteer experience program fees will cover expenses that will begin on the first day of the program (usually the first or third Monday of the month) to the last day of the program. If you arrive before the first day of the program or you decide you stay beyond your program’s last day, you will be responsible for the additional expenses, which would typically be around $30 a day for room and meals at a hostel.

Most Frequently Asked Questions: Volunteer in the Elephant Project in Thailand