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Volunteer with Elephants in Thailand

Einsatzort: Thailand, Asien
Aktions-Bereich: Tierpflege & Veterinärprojekte
Travel to Chiang Mai and campaign for elephants who have been freed from work in the tourism industry. Support us in their rehabilitation and work with mahouts and other local people to create alternative livelihoods for them. During your free time, you can discover the unique culture of the Karen community and the lush mountain forests of northern Thailand.

Projekt und Rolle der Freiwilligen

Work in the mountain forests of northern Thailand and experience a semi-wild herd of elephants up close. These gentle giants, who left their lives in the tourism industry, now reside in Chiang Mai province. Here you will live and work alongside the Karen community, known for their unique (and sacred) relationship with their elephants.

Volunteers will be able to study the behavior of the elephants closely as they observe them alongside the mahouts (traditional elephant guides). You can learn a lot from them because they can draw on knowledge about elephants that has grown over several generations. You will participate in treks in Chiang Mai's forests and collect data on elephant behavior, such as the interaction between elephants and their mahouts. Health checks are also carried out on the elephants during the trek to look for physical signs of health problems.
You can also directly contribute to the elephants' well-being by helping to open up new employment alternatives for their owners, the mahouts and other local people. This is how you teach them English to reduce their financial dependence on the elephants.


• Learn about elephant history, behavior, training, biology, social interactions and more.

• You have the incredible opportunity to see the elephants in their natural habitat.

• Learn about elephants from the local Karen community who have worked with elephants for centuries.

• See the elephants in a natural setting and see how the mahouts, their herd and nature interact with each other.

Die Freiwilligen-Organisation stellt sich vor

Seit mittlerweile 20 Jahren packen wir wichtige lokale und globale Probleme mit der Durchführung von Bildungs- und Schulungsprogrammen im Bereich nachhaltiger Entwicklungsprojekte an. Bekannte internationale Organisationen stehen uns als zuverlässige Partner zur Seite. Unsere Mission: Ein globales Netzwerk von Menschen aufbauen, die verbunden durch ihr Engagement etwas bewegen wollen.

At present all of our locations are open accepting participants, there are very few travel restrictions due to the impact of Covid-19 and as a result we have been able to reopen all of our programs across the globe.
We continue to keep the health and safety of our participants, staff and community members at the forefront of all of our decisions and as such are requesting participants joining the program to be fully vaccinated.

Can I still book onto this project?
Yes! In this year we have already hosted 500+ students in the field!
What if I can't travel due to the Pandemic and travel restrictions?
You will be offered the opportunity to transfer your program to a new date without any additional cost
Are there any discounts available?
Get in touch with us for more information on potential discounts
So wählen wir die Organisationen auf unserem Portal aus.


Thailand, Asien
Tierpflege & Veterinärprojekte
Minimum: 2 Wochen
Maximum: 3 Monate
(für vollständige Preisliste die Organisation kontaktieren)
2 Wochen: 2345 €
4 Wochen/1 Monat: 2995 €
8 Wochen/2 Monate: 4095 €
3 Monate: 5145 €
Warum für Freiwilligenarbeit Geld bezahlen?
* Alle Preisangaben ohne Gewähr nach Angaben der Freiwilligen-Organisation. Bei Organisationen, die nicht in Euro abrechnen, können Wechselkurs-Schwankungen auftreten.
Verfügbarkeit des Projekts:
Jederzeit möglich
18 Jahre
kein Höchstalter
Individuell oder Gruppe?
Basic knowledge of English is required.
Besondere Qualifikationen:
nicht erforderlich
Unterbringung & Verpflegung:
You get to know the life of the locals as you live with a host family and can immerse yourself in the Karen culture. Each volunteer has their own room or cabin. Breakfast is at the base before the morning hikes, and lunch and dinner are home-cooked meals prepared by your host family.

Kostenlos mehr Informationen anfordern

  • Sofort eine E-Mail mit der Website und der Telefonnummer der durchführenden Freiwilligen-Organisation
  • Gratis unseren Ratgeber mit ausgefüllter Check-Liste
  • Einen Sprachführer als Dankeschön, wenn du dich später anmeldest
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So wählen Sie die richtige Freiwilligen-Organisation aus

Wenn du jetzt mehr Infos anforderst, bekommt du außerdem kostenlos unseren 20-seitigen Ratgeber "So wählen Sie die richtige Freiwilligen-Organisation aus" im PDF-Format. Die Check-Liste für dieses Projekt haben wir darin bereits für rund 30 Qualitäts-Kriterien ausgefüllt. Das spart im Durchschnitt 60 Minuten Eigenrecherche. Und hilft entscheidend bei der Wahl des richtigen Freiwilligen-Projektes.