Our Elephant Welfare project in Eastern Mahout Communities in Thailand is very popular and there are limited spaces available
Join our Elephant Welfare project in Surin and volunteer in a breathtaking location in rural Thailand to help provide captive elephants with a better quality of life. If you fancy getting involved in supporting vital wildlife conservation efforts, this project could be perfect for you. The project, based in the Eastern province of Surin, needs volunteer help to work alongside local communities to encourage improved, sustainable and responsible natural elephant tourism practices. Volunteers can get involved in looking after the elephants, general village maintenance, harvesting crops to feed the elephants and helping with reforestation efforts to improve their natural habitat. This conservation project is fast becoming fully booked up. Some weeks are very nearly fully booked for this November and January 2017. Also many weeks in May through till August 2017 are now fully booked.
“I believe that the way in which travelling as a volunteer triumphs over travelling as a tourist is that it gives you an opportunity to give back to country which gives you so much in the time that you’re there. My role was generally working with fellow mahouts to restore and maintain the local jungle, though aside from this I was always given the opportunity to help with the elephants, in looking after them and maintaining their particular home.”
So if you are keen to volunteer on this project in summer next year, make sure you book now to avoid any disappointment and look forward to your Thailand adventure!