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Volunteer at an Elephant Camp

Program Duration

2-4 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks, 3-6 Months


Throughout the year


1st and 3rd Monday of each month


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 flexible and be open to other customs and traditions.

Intern Types

  • Animal Sciences


  • English

Cost in US$:

USD 1349 for two weeks

Cost Includes:

  • Excursions
  • Food
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • In-country staff support
  • Language instruction
  • Registration fees
  • Written materials pre-departure

Program Fees Include:

Participation in the Elephant Camp Volunteer Project starts at USD 1349 for two weeks. Each additional week is USD 329.

Fee includes: Airport pick up, accommodation during orientation and every night spent at the Elephant Camp (Monday - Friday of each week), all meals while at the Elephant Camp, Transportation to and from Chiang Mai and the Elephant Camp, 2 day orientation, half day city tour, cultural dinner and show, onsite coordinator and 24 hour emergency assistance.

Fee does not include: Plane tickets, travel insurance, ride to the airport after service, meals on Saturdays and Sundays. Volunteers are welcomed to stay in the Friends For Asia Volunteer House on weekends if there is space available. If the Volunteer House does not have available space, volunteers will need to cover the cost of their accommodation on Saturdays and Sundays.

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Animal Welfare
  • Conservation
  • Eco-tourism
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Tourism
  • Veterinary Science

Typical Volunteer

An individual who loves to travel, wants to learn more about Thailand and assist Asia in it's development.

Age Range

18 and up

This Program is open to

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

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Independent living

Participants Travel

in Groups

Typically Participants Work

in Groups of 2 or 3

Application Process Involves

  • Online Application

Typically The Application Process Time is

2 days

Post Services Include

  • Exit Debriefing Abroad