Volunteer – Save Elephant Foundation

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WHAT WILL BE EXPECTED OF ME?

Volunteers are expected to participate in morning and afternoon chores, which can range from scooping poo and preparing elephant food to cutting corn and planting grass. These activities are suitable for all ages and physical ability levels. Once chores are complete, volunteers can help hand feed elephants and bathe them in the river. It is expected that the volunteers love animals and want to dedicate their time to helping the elephants, dogs, cats, water buffalo and more currently living at Elephant Nature Park.

HOW LONG CAN I VOLUNTEER FOR?

Volunteers can stay from a week to a month.

WHAT QUALIFICATIONS, IF ANY, DO I REQUIRE?

The volunteer positions are open to all. If you love animals and want to better the lives of the Asian elephants at the park, along with becoming more aware of the plight of these creatures, this is the volunteer vacation for you.

WHAT LANGUAGE WILL I NEED TO KNOW?

English.

HOW DO I GET TO ELEPHANT NATURE PARK?

Fly into Chiang Mai, Thailand. From there, take a taxi into town. Volunteers are picked up from their hotels or guest houses Monday mornings and dropped back off Sunday afternoon. The park is approximately 65 km from the city and accessible via park shuttle only.

ARE THERE ANY COSTS INVOLVED TO VOLUNTEER AT THE ELEPHANT PARK?

Click HERE to find out up to date costs and requirements for volunteering with SAVE ELEPHANT FOUNDATION.

WHAT TYPE OF ACCOMMODATION, MEALS AND FACILITIES CAN I EXPECT TO BE AVAILABLE TO ME?

Volunteers reside in single or double rooms with en suite or adjacent facilities. Meals are served three times daily and are vegetarian and vegan. Additional snacks and drinks can be purchased from the bar or gift shop.

WHAT WILDLIFE SPECIES ARE THERE?

Elephants, Dogs, Cats, Water Buffalo, Geckos

WHAT ATTRACTIONS CAN I EXPERIENCE DURING FREE-TIME?

During their free time, volunteers can enjoy massages on-site from local woman, play or walk the park’s 250+ rescued dogs, browse the gift shop, rest and relax, tube down the river, go for a walk, use the complimentary WiFi on their own device and more

IN CONCLUSION

Save Elephant Foundation’s Elephant Nature Park is a unique opportunity that not only affords volunteers the chance to spend time with elephants, but educates them in regards to the plight of the Asian elephant and how they can make a difference back home. A week at Elephant Nature Park can be life-changing, creating a deeper respect for all living things and forging new lifelong friendships with other volunteers, the staff and elephants.

For more information on SAVE ELEPHANT FOUNDATION, please visit www.saveelephant.org

For important information on travelling overseas, please read ‘KNOW BEFORE YOU GO WILD!‘