Thailand wildlife sanctuary volunteering holiday
Description of Thailand wildlife sanctuary volunteering holiday
Volunteer with Thailandís bears, elephants, monkeys and many more animals besides... Some of the world's most loved creatures come together in this incredible wildlife centre off the well-beaten tourist trails of Thailand. Here you will become involved in the workings of a top wildlife charity in Thailand, rescuing mistreated animals from across the country.
The centre is a very moving place, as many of these animals have been rescued from quite traumatic existences. This is perfect for anyone who has a keen love for all animals, who wants to make a real change and who wants to see a side of Thailand not witnessed by the typical tourist.
What will I be doing?
Tasks are varied, but generally include:
-General conservation efforts
Accommodation and food
You will be staying in accommodation provided on site. This is in the beautiful leafy area of the centre, surrounded by the calls of the animals at night time. Three delicious meals a day are provided on site.
|Sunday||Arrivals every Sunday of the year. Flights must arrive into Bangkok (BKK) by 2pm on Sunday for airport pick up.|
|Sunday||The end of the trip is on a Sunday. You can volunteer from just 2 weeks to 12 weeks.|
4 Reviews of Thailand wildlife sanctuary volunteering holiday
Reviewed on 04 Feb 2020 by Tracy HyndExcellent, hard work but rewarding and original. Read full review
Reviewed on 03 Sep 2018 by Camille AskinsEven in the short time we were there (2 weeks), we saw animals arrive and leave, and got a glimpse of the process between rescue and return to the wild. Read full review
Reviewed on 18 Jul 2017 by Stuart MoncrieffThe people with whom you're working with are terrific. From the other volunteers to the staff and those who stay for the long term there was a very good wibe within the WTTF community. Read full review
Reviewed on 18 Apr 2016 by Colin HarveyIt was a very rewarding 2 weeks and I would recommend it to anyone who has a keen interest in animal welfare. Read full review
We are commited to conserving, saving, protecting and, where possible, rehabilitating the animals brought under care at this rehailitation centre. The centre will rescue any animal that is being neglected or maltreated, providing it with a large and comfortable enclosure, constructed as closely as possible to reflect the natural conditions these animals would be living in. So far, over 700 animals have been rescued here, and many of the monkeys and baboons successfully rehabilitated.
Protecting the world
We are passionate about encouraging our travellers to be kind to the environment as they travel. Each participant receives advice about how to care for the environment whilst they are away. This includes water usage, how to avoid single use plastic and electricity usage.
We insist that all participants bring their own water bottles when they travel with us, and clean free water is always available. We have even created a water bottle that can be purchased before departure and encourage people to use it at all stages of their journey including at the airport, on flights and whilst on their project. We are striving for all of our projects to be free of single use plastic.
PeopleMeeting local needs
Volunteers live and work as a member of the local community. This is a small community, located off the traditionally trodden tourist trails, and so bringing volunteers to this area really benefits the local population. Food is bought from local markets and restaurants, trips are all sourced locally and local transport is used when needed.
Campaigning for change
This project works to change the future for animals who have been subjected to harm and mistreatment. The aim is simple: to provide a home for mistreated animals in an environment as close to nature as possible. A programme actively runs to rescue, rehabilitate and release captive wild animals with this hope to repopulate Thailand's forests and jungles. Campaigns are regularly launched against all forms of animal abuse and exploitation in Thailand. An education programme runs for locals, children and visiting tourists to make them aware of the importance of animal welfare.
Volunteering and charity
Whilst the majority of the costs go towards paying for the project, a generous donation is given towards the improving the conservation effort.
We emphasise the importance of showing respect for local people and their customs in our briefing material. Participants will work alongside permanent staff, forming close bonds and getting an insight into real life in rural Thailand.
We send restricted numbers of people at any one time, which minimises the environmental and social impact that the participants have on the destination. Our participants become fully immersed and integrated into the community.
All of our participants receive comprehensive pre-departure briefing. This covers topics on how to be culturally sensitive, how to best look after the environment when in the country and how to stay safe as well as up to date information on the political situation.