Volunteer with Elephants in India, Thailand or South Africa

Elephant Experience in Thailand

Volunteer with Elephants in Thailand. Experience Thailand from a local perspective & make lifelong friends.

About Volunteering with Elephants in Thailand

Volunteer with Elephants in ThailandJoin the centuries old tradition of training ‘domestic’ elephants by mahouts in Thailand.

The volunteer program aims to offer a responsible and sustainable alternative to the fate often faced by elephants in Thailand. Because of the dissolution of the logging industry, many elephants are taken to urban areas to beg for money and are often mistreated. Therefore, our elephant volunteer program continues to lead the way in Surin in helping to change attitudes towards elephant care for the better.

Volunteer on Elephant Care and Support the Local Community

Since all the activities are about caring for the elephants and treating them with respect, we put our strict no riding policy. Therefore, your work schedule will include walking them to the river to bathe them, harvesting and planting food, feeding the elephants, everything is based around a new approach to elephant care that puts the elephant first.

A New Approach on Elephant Care

The program will bring you in touch with the elephants. Therefore, the close and personal contact with these magnificent creatures on a daily basis will be an unforgettable beautiful experience. At the same time you will see the real Thailand, the daily life of its residents. Living in a traditional long house with other volunteers, that’s rural Thai life at it’s very best!

Volunteer with Elephants in Nepal at Chitwan

Volunteer on Elephant Care in Nepal Chitwan and have an exciting and joyful experience! Volunteers are helping with the feeding and socialization of the Elephants. While volunteering with the elephants, you will discover  their gentle and befriending nature. Furthermore, you will find out about  the social and cultural impact of these colossal creatures in Nepali communities. Discover the process of making Chitwan paper from elephant dung and then to see how these products are used around the town.

Volunteer with Elephants in India

Volunteer with Elephants at the “Elephant Village” close to Amber Fort, Jaipur. The Government of Rajasthan has given the land and buildings to shelter the elephants to themahout’s families. The mahouts usually get up early in the morning at 04 AM to bathe the Elephants and paint their bodies with beautiful folk paintings illustrating the lifestyles of the Maharajas of Jaipur. Then they take them to Amber fort to work. After the completion of the ride the Elephants return to the village & eat for the day & stay in their shelters. The bond between the Elephants and mahouts is really astonishing.

Big Five Game – Volunteering with Elephants in South Africa

Camille Clauss Marietti recently has sent us her review about volunteering with the elephants at the Dawn Bird and Wildlife Sanctuary in South Africa:

This summer I had an unforgettable experience in South Africa. Thank you Iko Poran for this exceptional travel! Sure, I will do it again! – Camille Clauss Marietti

Of coures, volunteering with the Big Five includes caring for leopards, lions, rhinozerozes and buffalos as well, as you can see on the bipcutre besides.