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Live and Work among the Elephants of Northeast Thailand

Program Duration

1-2 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks


All year round




  • English
  • Thai

Cost in US$:

from only USD 750

Program Fees Include:

Airport pick-up on arrival
Two nights guest house accommodation in central Bangkok
Optional guided tour of Bangkok's most stunning landmarks
In-depth 'Weclome to Thailand' orientation on day one
Coach or train transfer to Surin with comfortable volunteer house stay on arrival

In-depth project and Surin orientation on arrival
4 nights homestay (Monday to Friday) with all meals, each week of your placement
3 nights central Surin volunteer accommodation when not at the project village
Return transfers to the elephant village
Daily support of highly experienced Bamboo coordinators
Daily work with the elephants
Kayaking on the local river
Learn how to make paper from elephant dung
Lots of micro-community projects operating all of the time
Donation to the purchase of elephant food and to the health support of the animals
Donation to the community.

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Agriculture
  • Animal Welfare
  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Childcare & Children
  • Community Development
  • Conservation
  • Eco-tourism
  • English Teaching
  • Environment
  • Organic Farming
  • Recreation
  • Reforestation
  • Teaching
  • Tree Planting
  • Veterinary Science

This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Home-stays
  • Guest House
  • Group living

Participants Travel

Independently or in Groups

Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves

  • Online Application

Typically The Application Process Time is

2-3 days

Post Services Include

  • Re-Entry Debriefing at Home
  • Alumni Network