Volunteer with Elephants – Thailand

How do I take part?

Do you relish new experiences and love elephants? Come and spend 9 days in Thailand observing elephants at a pioneering ethical sanctuary.

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.

Chang Chill 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.

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!

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Elephant Mae Mun at the ChangChill sanctuary in Thailand


What will I be doing?

After meeting the team at a London airport and travelling 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!

You'll then travel to Chiang Mai 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.




5-13 November 2022




Reserve your place for £350 and then pay or fundraise £3,310 which covers your trip costs and a donation for our work to continue. You can personally choose to contribute as much or as little as you wish to the total or you can fundraise the entire figure. The £3,310 must be reached by Friday 12 August 2022.


Flights, accommodation, and food.  

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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If you are interested in volunteering, please fill in your details below and we will be in touch as soon as possible to explain how you can take part.

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