Volunteer with elephants – Thailand

How do I take part?

Do you relish new experiences and love elephants? Come and spend 10 days in Thailand observing elephants at a pioneering ethical sanctuary.

Early-bird offer: we're offering a reduced-price registration fee of £300 for early registrations. Just quote VWE50 when you speak to us about registration!

Taking part in this event will no doubt rank in your best ever life experiences. You will be seeing something truly amazing: rescued elephants living safely at last.

Elephant Valley Thailand is a ground-breaking development for both elephants and tourists. It is a very real example of a sanctuary where tourists can see elephants behaving naturally and freely as part of a herd. It demonstrates that elephant-friendly experiences are possible, without forcing cruel interactions with people.

The funds you raise by taking part in Volunteer with elephants will go to help wildlife all over the world.


Elephant at Happy Elephant Care Valley in Thailand - Wildlife. Not entertainers - World Animal Protection

What will I be doing?

What will I be doing?

After meeting the team at a London airport and traveling to Thailand together, the adventure begins at Khao Yai National Park two and a half hours from Bangkok. 

You will take part in a range of activities such as:

  • Trekking in the jungle in search of wildlife and hidden waterfalls
  • Taking safari drives and visiting wildlife hides to spot indigenous species such as gibbons, deer, macaques

If you’re really lucky, you may even see wild elephants!

What will I do at the elephant sanctuary?

You'll travel to Chiang Rai on an overnight train and spend two full days and two half days at the sanctuary.

You’ll be assisting with:

  • Maintenance of the grounds
  • Cleaning and food preparation depending on the sanctuary’s greatest need at the time
  • Plenty of observing and learning about the elephants at the sanctuary.


Date: 7-17 November 2020 Location: Thailand

Payment options...

Self Funded: £350 to register, £1,850 to pay (£2,200 total) plus a minimum fundraising target of £1,000 for World Animal Protection Sponsorship Funded: £350 to register, plus a £3,700 minimum fundraising target for World Animal Protection. Both options include flights, accommodation, and food.

Get Your Information Pack

For more information about the event, click here. To inquire about a place or if you have any questions, please get in touch with our Community Fundraising team: 0800 316 9772.


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