This unique retreat offers you the life changing opportunity for direct hands on experience with an internationally celebrated conservationist in a unique program that protects a highly endangered species.
Most volunteers leave with a proud sense of accomplishment and a deep satisfaction having made a significant contribution to Asian elephant conservation efforts. The park provides sanctuary for disabled, blind, and orphaned elephants that have often been abused as working animals and for street begging. You will actively be helping improve their lives and the conditions in which they live. Developed by local Thai Conservationist, Sangduen "Lek" Chailert, this award winning project portrays aspects of culture, fauna and flora impossible to experience elsewhere.
The park also offers sanctuary to numerous dogs, cats, birds, buffalo and many other rescued animals.
Volunteering at the park offers visitors the opportunity to engage with the animals without riding or harming them and, for many, it is a life-changing experience. Volunteers can feed the elephants regularly, as well as learn more about their care. During free time, there are many activities to enjoy such as cultural lessons and walks. Your volunteer experience includes six nights of lodging in private or shared rooms and three meals a day. Several days on the front and back end of our time at Elephant Nature Park will be spent exploring the ancient city of Chiang Mai.
Your meals will be Local and abundant vegetarian cuisine prepared daily, as well as meaningful times of meditation, yoga and a connected integration of your volunteer experience with these rescued elephants in their natural habitat.
We invite you to embark on a healing journey as you observe the nature of transformation, learning from these brave and majestic creatures who have survived and thrived despite their past suffering.
This experience will be an exchange of service to the elephants as you volunteer on site, helping bathe, feed them, and care for their habitat while they in turn nourish your soul as you learn their stories and connect to these beautiful beings in heart, mind and body.