Thai Elephant Sanctuary

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fondée en 2011
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Volunteer with elephants by helping bringing them back into their natural habitat
Make a difference in the conservation efforts to save elephants living under dreadful conditions
Roam the forests and observe elephant's natural behaviours in their home environment
Experience the fascinating Thai-culture in your free time
Meet like-minded volunteers from all over the world and build life-long friendships
This elephant sanctuary gives refuge to domesticated elephants who have been rescued from a life of working on the streets or logging. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Âge 18+
Seul voyageur
Couples
Groupes
50+

The Project

The elephant sanctuary gives refuge to domesticated elephants who have been rescued from a life of working on the streets or logging. Nearby forests give the elephants the opportunity to roam and forage in an (almost) natural environment.

The non-profit organisation provides care and assistance to Thailand’s rescued elephant population by providing the rescue and ongoing care of these gentle animals. 

The project has won numerous awards for its ethical contribution to the assistance of Thai Elephants and other animals and the project owner campaigns heavily for animal rights. The team have rescued dozens of elephants, including very old, blind, deaf and orphaned elephants, and given them sanctuary in beautiful, open spaces.

***This project starts and ends on a SUNDAY so please apply from a Sunday to Sunday***

The Location

The sanctuary is on temple grounds near Tha Yang, a district in the Southern part of Phetchaburi province in central Thailand, about 160 kms/100 miles South of Bangkok. Phetchaburi province is famous throughout Thailand for its Thai desserts - Khanom Thai - delicious candy-like finger food made from egg, palm sugar, coconut, and a binding agent, usually crushed beans or flour. 

O2E's elephant project is perfect for those looking for a culturally authentic experience in Thailand, as well as for those wanting to experience a largely social aspect to a project as there are as many as 30 volunteers at the project at any given time. 

Our Volunteers

Your responsibilities could include

  • feeding and watering the elephants 
  • cleaning and preparing food
  • construction and maintenance of mud pits 
  • cleaning enclosures (pick up lots of elephant poo
  • sourcing food from local farms (cutting corn and banana trees up for elephant food)
  • planting trees and looking after other wildlife and the resident dogs.

You will make a positive difference to the lives of the animals at the centre by caring for and enriching the lives of elephants that have been rescued or handed in by the local people. Special projects for long term volunteers include the care of orphaned baby primates, caring for animals in the quarantine area and taking part in animal rescues.

Conditions Onsite

It can be very emotional work treating and caring for sick and abused animals so you should try to be prepared for this. Be rest assured that you are amongst like-minded people who are experiencing the same feelings and emotions as you and will be there to support you. 

Many of the elephants in the area are used for other forms of elephant tourism in the area such as local elephant shows and elephant riding. This simply exploits animal which O2E and its partners do not support. 

The work at the centre 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.

There is no maximum age, however, you will need to be able to stand for long periods of time, work in humid or wet conditions and perform basic manual labour tasks. 

Volunteers applying for this project must be over the age of 18.

Thailand has rich, biological diversity. However, sadly increasingly, human pressures such as overexploitation, habitat loss and habitat degradation, are pushing many of Thailand creatures to the brink of extinction. In Thailand, as in every country in the world, animals are abused and exploited for profit and human gratification. There are many examples of animal exploitation for the tourist industry, such as animals performing in degrading shows and elephant riding camps. There is also a thriving illegal trade in wild animals for pets.  O2E ask that volunteers do not engage in activities that involve animal exploitation. 

Please Note
The second instalment of your project fees is due within 1 week after you paid the deposit on Volunteer World. This is a total of $495 AUD and comes off your balance. The balance is due 90 days prior to travel. For all further information about the fees, please scroll down to the section "Program Fees“.

Journée Typique

You will be involved in the daily routine of caring for the resident elephants at the centre.

Animals are fed several times a day therefore food preparation and feeding plays a large part in caring for each animal. 

Each day you will be provided entertainment by preparing food games and enrichments, enclosures require cleaning and the collection of discarded food is required. 

Rotational tasks include keeping the volunteer house tidy, sweeping paths, kitchen duties and feeding, washing and grooming the resident dogs.

Activités de Loisir

After work you can relax at the centre and socialise with other volunteers. There is a variety of local activities available which are scheduled on a weekly basis. These include night market visits, dinner outings, trips to Cha Am and National Park wild elephant spotting. 

On days off, you may choose to spend the day or an overnight stay in Cha Am or Hua Hin relaxing on the beach, shopping, tasting the local cuisine or getting pampered. There is a weekly night market in Cha-am which sells lots of cheap clothes and souvenirs. 

Spend the day at Phetchaburi, the capital city of Phetchaburi Province and one of the oldest settlements in Thailand. Mentioned in historical records dating to the 8th century, and having significant standing artifacts dating to the 12th century, there are numerous temples in and around the city center and market area, in addition to the Royal Palace known informally as Khao Wang that dominates the skyline. The city is situated on the River Phet ("diamond" in Thai), which originates in the Kaeng Krachan National Park and flows into the Gulf of Siam at Baan Laem.

Phetchaburi is a predominantly agricultural province. The city reflects this with a large and thriving traditional market which buzzes with activity from pre-dawn until mid-day and is filled with various aromas. It is very much a working city, with few tourists.

Visit the local spa resort for the day or evening and make use of the pool, spa facilities and restaurants. A massage is the best way to work out those aches and pains!

A few minutes away from the centre is the local village where you can stock up on snacks and personal items or visit the Buddist Temple and big Buddha. 

Please note:
Thailand offers many activities that include animals. Do not ride an elephant, have your picture taken with an animal or visit a zoo or animal entertainment venue. These activities exploit, abuse and overwork animals and many are considered illegal by the Thai Government. 

Any tour, activity or show that involves the use of animals in Thailand falls outside the O2E Policy for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. 

Tourisme
Shopping /
Souvenirs
Yoga /
Méditation

Conditions

Pour participer à ce programme tu dois avoir au moins 18 ans quand le programme commence. Il peut y avoir des exceptions si tu peux montrer la permission de ton tuteur légal ou si tu es accompagné(e) par l'un de tes parents.
Compétences Linguistiques
Tu dois parler anglais (couramment)
Documents Requis
Proof of travel Insurance docs et Proof of vaccinations
Restrictions de Nationalité
Aucune restriction. De l'aide venant de tous les coins du monde est bienvenu.
Autres Compétences
No specific skills are required other than a love for animals, a genuine need to help them and a hard working ethic.

You should be patient, caring, willing to accept new ideas and be prepared to be challenged by alternative cultural views on the treatment of animals.
Engagement de Temps
Nous avons besoin de ton aide le lundi, mardi, mercredi, jeudi, vendredi et samedi de 06:30 - 18:00

Services inclus

Services de Oceans 2 Earth Volunteers
What's included in this project?

  • Pre-departure support
  • Project Information Pack
  • Arrival orientation
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • All necessary training by staff and/or volunteers
  • O2E T-Shirt
  • 24-hour in-country support 24-hour
  • O2E emergency phone
  • Certificate of Participation, if requested
What's not included in this project?
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Bangkok airport or hotel transfer to project (O2E can arrange)
  • Personal spending
  • Visas and entry permits
Transfert de l'aéroport Suvarnabhumi Airport
O2E will organise your transport from Bangkok airport or your hotel to take you directly to the centre. or volunteers can take a bus to the local town where they will be picked up.
Logement

Basic shared rooms for 2-4 people on site at the centre.

Dortoir
Aliments & Boissons

Breakfast, lunch and dinner with vegetarian and vegan options.

Fresh, filtered water is provided.

Accès à Internet
Bon accès sur le site du projet
NE SONT inclus dans le prix:
Visa, billets d'avion, assurance voyage ne sont PAS inclus dans les frais de programme.
Billets d'avion
L'aéroport le plus proche est Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) à Bangkok. Nous t'aidons à trouver des vols pas chers pour aller en Thaïlande.
Assurance Voyage
Partir à l'étranger est une aventure et c'est toujours mieux d'être bien préparé. Que ce soit une maladie soudaine, une blessure ou du vol - une assurance voyage pour Thaïlande te protège en cas de situation imprévue.
Vaccins
Si tu envisages de faire du bénévolat en Thaïlande, nous te conseillons de consulter un médecin avant le début de ton voyage. Renseigne-toi sur les vaccins nécessaires pour Thaïlande.

Dates et Prix

PAS DE FRAIS DE CARTE DE CRÉDIT

Informations sur l'arrivée

Volunteers can start every Sunday, all year

To get there, fly to Bangkok, Thailand. The centre is located 4 hours south of Bangkok. O2E will organise your transport from Bangkok airport or your hotel to take you directly to the centre. or volunteers can take a bus to the local town where they will be picked up.

Disponibilité
janv. févr. mars avril mai juin juil. août sept. oct. nov. déc.
Durée
1 - 12 sem

Frais de Programme

Frais: Prix en USD
1 sem (durée min.)
$770
2 sem
$1 090
3 sem
$1 445
4 sem
$1 800
5 sem
$2 155
6 sem
$2 510
12 sem (durée max.)
$5 020
Coût moyen
$594 /sem

Merci de noter que les prix ci-dessus sont des prix estimés et qu'ils sont soumis aux fluctuations des taux de change. Oceans 2 Earth Volunteers t'informera du prix final au cours du processus de candidature.
Acompte (15%)
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Montant Restant (85%)
Le paiement du montant restant doit être organisé avec Oceans 2 Earth Volunteers durant le processus de candidature. Très souvent ce paiement est effectué par virement bancaire ou en espèces.

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Thai Elephant Sanctuary

This elephant sanctuary gives refuge to domesticated elephants who have been rescued from a life of working on the streets or logging.

$594/week

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