Imagine being greeted by the trumpeting morning calls of our elephant family before you start your day at Samui Elephant Haven!
We are pleased to announce that the one-week Elephant Volunteer Program is ready to once again welcome volunteers.
This is your chance to volunteer for six nights and seven days on the most beautiful and second largest island in southern Thailand.
This is for groups of 4-5 people and includes accommodation, meals as well as other activities to enjoy.
You will get the full elephant experience learning about these amazing animals and helping us with their daily routine.
Most of the volunteer work will be preparing elephant food and feeding but it can depend on the season as well. If you come during the rainy season volunteers will help with planting banana trees, bamboo or grass. Duties also include cleaning elephant areas and collecting wood for the cooking fires where the elephant’s rice is steamed every day.
Every day you will start by helping in the elephant kitchen preparing elephant snacks like bananas, watermelon, pineapple and pumpkin. You will help to make elephant sushi along with rice balls for our grandma elephant, who needs soft foods to eat and you will also make your own elephant cake to feed them!
You will also experience Thai culture and our way of life during your stay.
To everyone who has been following our family of elephants, we hope we have the opportunity to welcome you here at the sanctuary one day.
To see Luna destroying cakes and Haven happily enjoying mud baths and watermelon has to be witnessed in person at least once!
Elephant Half-day tour
Prepare many kilos of delicious watermelon for the elephants
Clean the elephants’ swimming pools and enclosures
Elephant poop-scooping duties
Plant trees and grass – elephants have voracious appetites
General maintenance, painting, building fences
Photograph and journal about being an elephant aide
Lunch with guests to talk about the volunteer program
**The activities are depending on suitability**
Monday to Sunday (6 nights, 7 days)
Airport or hotel transfers
Vegetarian breakfast, lunch, and dinner unless eating out at markets/local restaurants
Samui Elephant Haven’s bottle bag , volunteer t-shirt and souvenir
Accident insurance (covers only in the area of Samui elephant haven and also not cover about diarrhea)
THB 20,000 per week, per person
Maximum 4-5 people
PLANNING & SAFETY RULES
Ensure all relevant vaccinations are up-to-date; this must include tetanus. Check with your local doctor
Holiday insurance to include medical cover
Follow all safety rules upon arrival. Elephants are big, wild animals
Provide contact details of the point of contact from the home country
WHAT TO BRING?
Plasters and a small first aid kit with antiseptic creams