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Under 18 Elephant Care and Wildlife Rescue in Thailand – Gold Residential with Pod Volunteer

Join Pod Volunteer on a two week trip for 16-17 year olds to work with rescued elephants, monkeys, bears and other animals in tropical Thailand. This group trip will be accompanied by a Pod Volunteer Team Leader.

How can I help?
You will volunteer for one week on the Elephant Care role and one week on the Wildlife Rescue role, this will give you an amazing opportunity to be involved with all aspects of life at the centre.
The exact nature of the work you will be doing varies and everyday jobs include:
• Preparing and distributing food and water for the animals
• Cleaning the enclosures and groups
• Creating enrichments for the animals
• Harvest of pineapples / banana trees (on Elephant Care role)
• Helping to construct new cages and enclosures
As part of the placement the following excursions are included:
• A visit to a nearby national park to hopefully spot elephants in the wild
• A trip to see a bat cave
• Exploring the local night markets
• Visit to a local Buddhist temple
• A relaxing visit to a local spa

When can I join?
One start date each year in July/August.

Where will I be living?
Volunteers live in simple shared rooms at the animal rescue centre. It is a remote location and provides a peaceful and beautiful environment. There are nice areas for everyone to sit and relax in the evening, volunteers tend to socialise together.

Placement fee
Volunteer placements start from £1495 for 2 weeks. This includes accommodation, all main meals, airport pick up and transfer to the project, local trips, a dedicated group leader + planning your trip support from the Pod team.

To learn more about Under 18 Elephant Care and Wildlife Rescue in Thailand project and the next steps on how to apply you can visit our website: https://www.podvolunteer.org/projects/under-18-elephant-wildlife-thailand

Pod Volunteer has a range of opportunities from 1-12 weeks at animal, conservation, child care support, education and teaching, building and community volunteering projects in Africa, Asia, Central and South America. You can see the full range projects that are available for your Gold Residential Award here: https://www.podvolunteer.org/projects#comboFilters[who]=.who-dofe

You can get in touch with the Pod Volunteer team by email [email protected] or give them call on 01242 241 181.