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Volunteer at an Elephant Camp, Thailand

Program Duration

2-4 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks


Throughout the Year


Volunteers do not need any specific qualifications, but should be able-bodied, enjoy working outside and with animals. As in any cross-cultural context, those involved are asked to be sensitive, flexible and open to other customs and traditions. Volunteers 16-17 years of age are only permitted if accompanied by a legal guardian.


  • English

Cost in US$:

2 Weeks is USD 900

Cost Includes:

  • Food
  • Housing
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • In-country staff support
  • Pre-departure orientation/Training
  • Registration fees
  • Written materials abroad
  • Written materials pre-departure

Program Fees Include:

* Pre-departure assistance, airport pick-up
* Orientation and nurse consultation when you first arrive
* Accommodations at the sanctuary
* Two meals a day
* 24-hour assistance by in-country team

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Animal Welfare
  • Conservation
  • Eco-tourism
  • English Teaching
  • Equestrian
  • Human Rights
  • Parks
  • Recreation
  • Tourism
  • Youth
  • Youth Development

Typical Volunteer

ELI volunteers come from all over the world, but they have many traits in common: They are interested in other cultures, they are looking for an immersion experience, they are flexible, they enjoy meeting new people, and they are passionate about their programs.

Age Range


This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Other

Participants Travel


Typically Participants Work


Application Process Involves

  • Other
  • Phone/Video Interview
  • Resume
  • Written Application

Post Services Include

  • Exit Debriefing Abroad
  • Re-Entry Debriefing at Home