elephants in Thailand

The Global Volunteer Network has opportunities available to work with Elephants at a refuge through our partner organization in Thailand.

Volunteer in the lush mountain forests of Northern Thailand and spend each day in the forest with elephants rescued from a life of servitude to tourists.

Thanks to local and volunteer efforts these gentle giants now live natural lives in Chiang Mai Province, an area famous for its traditional elephant keeping communities.

Learn about elephant behavior and contribute directly to the elephants' lives - because by providing an alternative income for the owners, mahouts (elephant keepers) and local villagers, volunteers like you allow the elephants to be rehabilitated and re-discover their natural instincts.