Location
  • Thailand
Length
2 to 24 weeks

Program Details

Language
English
Age Min.
16
Age Max
99
Timeframe
Short Term Spring Break Summer Winter Year Round
Housing
Ashram Guesthouse Host Family
Groups
Small Group (1-15) Medium Group (16-30)
Travel Type
Budget Family Older Travelers Solo Women

Pricing

Starting Price
1240
Price Details
The Basic package includes 4 Weeks of Volunteering. Every project can be extended and has different rates for extension weeks. You will find them at our homepage. Please note: prices may vary slightly due to exchange rate fluctuations!
What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities Airfare Some Meals
What's Not Included
Some Accommodation Some Activities Some Meals SIM cards Transportation Travel Insurance Visa Wifi
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About Program

Thailand, the popular initial destination for Southeast Asian travelers, enchants with magnificent temples, historic royal cities, tropical national parks with enormous biodiversity and impressive nature. Green rainforests lead to white sandy beaches with turquoise water. The underwater world also has a lot to offer and invites you to water sports activities and diving.

But what will especially stay in your memory is the very warmhearted behaviour of the Thais. They are Buddhist and worship the Thai royal family besides their religion. Because of their cheerful nature, Thailand is also called the "Land of Smiles". Go on a journey of discovery from nature and culture and commit yourself to something good!

You can get involved in various RGV projects in the field of animal welfare, for example with elephants, street dogs or monkeys, and there is also a lot to do in the social field. Take care of children or seniors or get involved in our ashram project for nature conservation.

Consider your impact: Volunteering abroad can be a rewarding experience for both volunteers and local communities, and at Go Overseas, we believe all volunteers should have the resources to make informed decisions about the type of volunteer project they want to partake in. However, despite best intentions, some organizations offering placements in orphanages may unknowingly place children in danger. You can read about the potential dangers of orphanage volunteering here. Learn more about how Rainbow Garden Village (RGV) is promoting ethical volunteering.

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Program Highlights

  • Volunteer in Thailand, the land of smiles, rainforests, temples and elephants
  • Get individual advice and help with the organization of your entire stay
  • Accommodation and part of the meals are included
  • Receive a T-shirt from the project and an internship certificate for your resume
  • Combine 2 or more projects if you want to try different things and book an optional language course or additional excursions! Get involved in our projects for animal welfare, nature conservation and social work

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Melanie
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Yes, I recommend this program

Experiences from volunteering from WFFT with wildlife in Thailand

Melanie's volunteering with elephants in Thailand.
I spent 5 weeks at the elephant conservation project in Thailand from mid-October 2018 to mid-November 2018. The wildlife project houses a total of 25 elephants, including one male, which are cared for by several dozen people daily. This includes preparing food/cutting fruit, preparing enrichments, cleaning enclosures, but also showering and going for walks with the elephants.

The working day in the elephant project:
The working day goes from 6.30-17 o'clock, including a breakfast and lunch break.
I was there at the end of the rainy season, so there was sporadic heavy rain, but overall it was very sunny and warm.

My tips for the wildlife project:
I personally didn't use any sunscreen and didn't get sunburned, but you should still be careful because you are exposed to direct sun especially during compost and harvest.
But what I can recommend is to use enough mosquito spray (also impregnate clothes), because the mosquitos in Thailand are much more persistent than in Germany.
Life there is kept very simple, but this is not a problem, because you spend very little time in your room.
Especially with a longer stay, you acquire a few words of Thai and thus also get to know the Thai staff better, which in my opinion is one of the things I miss the most.

My conclusion:
In summary, the experience of working with elephants is priceless. Anyone considering doing a project with animals, especially with these impressive animals , should definitely give it a try.
I can only recommend this work to everyone and it also spreads the word that you should be more responsible with your vacation ventures

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