Elephant Sanctuary & Environmental Protection

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Coordinator | Angela
Coordinator | Angela
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Feeding and watering the elephants
Construction and maintenance of mud pits
Cleaning enclosures
Memories you will never forget & get into the Thai culture
Visit cities like Chiang Mai on your day off
Experience an unforgettable time in the north of Thailand with the largest land mammals of ours
Earth! This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Experience an unforgettable time in the north of Thailand with the largest land mammals of ours Earth! The voluntary service takes place in an elephant project, which can visit guests and tourists. Support the preservation of your work with a small group of volunteers Asian elephants! Through your activity in our project to these fascinating animals:
to feed, care for, and bathe the animals. An unforgettable experience for the whole Life! In addition, you will help your work in nature and in the elephant camp, the environment to protect, to collect garbage, to breed plants and to exploit them! Further you have the opportunity to get to know the delicious Thai food and even in the market shopping. Take the opportunity - the elephants are already waiting for you!
The work at the camp is both demanding and physical, especially in the hot months. You will need to be in good physical condition due to the nature of the work undertaken in a hot and humid environment.
Additional duties:
  • Meaning: from elephant dung natural earth and Produce humus; Collection, stratification, cover of the elephant droppings at the composting station Turn decayed soil and pack in bags for the Transport to planting places+
  • Under the guidance of simple raised beds natural building material (bamboo / wood)
  • Assistance in the care of various existing plants in the elephant camp

Typical day

You will be involved in the daily routine of caring for the resident elephants. A tipical day coud be:
07.30 am breakfast
08.00 - 09.30 am volunteer duties
09.30 - 10.00 am coffee break
10.00 - 12.00 am volunteer duties
12.00 - 01.00 pm lunch
01.00 - 04.00 pm volunteer duties
04.00 - free time
Volunteers do work from Monday - Saturday.

Free-time activities

Druing your free time you can visit Waterfalls, Temple and making a trip in this wonderful nature. Before starting your volunteering it is a great option to stay some days in Chiang Mai and discover the city. Swimming in the river is sometimes possible.



In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (fluently)
Education Requirements
at Good English skills level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 08:00 - 16:00

What's Included

Services by Jamso Trainee
  • Project placement & onsite supervision
  • Accommodation (as specified above) + Food and meals
  • Airport Pick up
  • 24/7 local support network
Airport Pickup at Chiang Mai International Airport

To coordinate your airport pick up please make sure you send us your fly information.


The accommodation is a simple typical thai accommodation

Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages

Tipical food is provided from Monday - Sunday.

Internet Access
Sorry, no access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX) in Chiang Mai. We assist you to find cheap flights to Thailand.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Thailand provides security and is a plus to have.
If you are intending to volunteer in Thailand you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Thailand.

Dates & Fees


Details on arrival

Starting volunteering: Monday.
Arriving day: MONDAY.
Spaces on this project are limited and therefore subject to availability. Early booking is recommended.

This program is paused due to COVID-19

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2 - 4 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
3 weeks
4 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees
$294 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Jamso Trainee will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Jamso Trainee during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Experience an unforgettable time in the north of Thailand with the largest land mammals of ours Earth!


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