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Elephant project in Thailand

Du möchtest eine besondere Reise erleben und dich dabei sozial engagieren?

Über das Projekt

Live a unique and enriching experience and join our volunteer work in Thailand. Here you can get up close and personal with elephants, because in this project you can not only admire the majestic elephants, but also actively contribute to their protection and welfare. Realize your dream of a meaningful adventure trip and leave a lasting positive impact on wildlife. Join us and become part of our dedicated team at the Elephant Project Thailand!

  • Observe elephants in their natural environment and explore their behavior
  • Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of the cards and learn all about their philosophy of life
  • Make a lasting contribution to animal welfare with your stay and enjoy the incredibly beautiful landscape at the same time
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From 950.00

Pay a deposit of 150.00


In our elephant project, you have the opportunity to experience first-hand how animal welfare works. In this project, you have the opportunity to look after elephants that have been rescued or bought free from a rather degrading environment and are now allowed to spend the rest of their lives free from chains and constraints. Visitors hike into the rainforest every day to observe the majestic animals and it is not uncommon for elephants to come to you voluntarily and trustingly seek contact with humans. If you wish, you can learn a lot about Asian elephants from our team and observe and interpret their behavior. There are also lots of activities for you to do in the afternoon to get to know the local Asian Karen tribe better. Your supervisors will show you how to weave the tribe’s typical clothing in the traditional way, enjoy teaching you their language or showing you how to make small figures out of bamboo. You also have the opportunity to teach English in one of the local schools or help the vet treat the stray animals. This project therefore stands for a holistic improvement in the situation of the elephants, which is closely linked to raising awareness, educating and supporting the surrounding communities. So start your adventure abroad and become part of our wonderful team!



We make sure that you can start your adventure abroad without any worries. Both we – your contact persons at Jamso Trainee – and our local supervisors are always there for you to support you in all matters.

  • Placement in a selected project in the city
  • Contacting the local supervisors (we will let your contacts know when you arrive and pass on any important information or special requests you may have)
  • Provision of information material about the project and Thailand
  • Help with finding cheap flights (our partner travel agency will be happy to advise you and help you find the best flight at a good price)
  • Transfer from the airport to the project
  • Local accommodation in a host family or volunteer house (spend your free time with other volunteers and explore the area together)
  • English-speaking support on site
  • Support also during the project period
  • Certificate about your time in the project

Whether you are a pupil or have just finished school, a student or are already working, stays abroad give you the opportunity to develop yourself further.

Living arrangements

You will be accommodated in one of the host families in the village. Your accommodation is very simple and authentic, in keeping with the Karen way of life. You will sleep in a private room in a wooden or bamboo house. This is equipped with a mattress on the floor, a pillow and a mosquito net. It is therefore best to bring your own sleeping bag. The bathroom is a separate room, recently equipped with a hot shower. There is also the volunteer house, where you can relax with the others or read a book. Here you will also have a simple English breakfast every morning, consisting of toast, eggs, ham, muesli, coffee and tea, which Chanel prepares for you. The other 2 meals are prepared for you. You eat dinner with everyone in one of the host families. Clean drinking water is available at all times. The village is relatively secluded, surrounded by beautiful mountains and the jungle. The nearest larger town is approx. 3 hours away by car, you will be picked up there and taken back there at the end of the project. You can also hire a car for excursions at the weekend. However, many volunteers prefer to stay and explore the breathtaking surroundings with many incredibly beautiful waterfalls.

Accommodation: Volunteer accommodation (shared room)
Meals: no meals included!!!

Typical day in a project

Your project days are from Monday to Friday, the weekend is at your free disposal.

However, this is what a day as a volunteer in the elephant project in Thailand might look like:

07:30 Breakfast in the volunteer accommodation

08:30 Departure for a hike into the forest to observe the elephants, this can vary from 2-5 hours depending on where the elephants are located

13:00 Lunch

13:30 Afternoon break and rest from the walk

14:30 Afternoon activities

18:00 Dinner together

19:00 Followed by a get-together and/or free time

Afternoon activities are

  • teaching at the school
  • learning the local language
  • cooking classes
  • work on our germina-on project
  • tree plan-ng
  • building projects like working on our veterinary clinic
  • help the veterinary staff care for the pets, strays and livestock- football matches with the locals
  • visit waterfalls


Echte Geschichten, echte Erlebnisse

Wir sorgen dafür, dass wir unseren Reisenden die bestmögliche Unterstützung und einen guten Einblick in die neue Kultur bieten können. Projekte im Ausland bieten dir eine einmalige Gelegenheit, ein neues Land und deinen Traumjob kennenzulernen.

Thailand - Country Information

Thailand - the exotic country in Southeast Asia. Whether adventure in the majestic temples, relaxation on the paradisiacal islands, enjoying the diverse cuisine or immersing yourself in the fascinating culture - Thailand offers unforgettable experiences! Let yourself be enchanted by the blaze of color, the fascinating customs and the warm hospitality of this country. Experience Thailand as it lives and breathes, here the motto is always: Sanuk Sanan - Have fun!

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513.120 km²


71,6 million (2021)


Thai Baht (THB)

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All programs can be booked with friends. If you would like to book a program as a group, we recommend that you enquire in advance. Each person must book the project individually.

Ideal for all programs are at least three months in advance. In principle it is also possible for us to place short-term applicants (volunteering and language study travel) in Thailand.

Thailand is a safe country and the people are very friendly and warmhearted. In big cities, as in every big city in the world, there is petty crime. When travelling, the following things should be taken into account: always keep an eye on valuables, always keep your hand luggage on your lap in buses, and at night you should not travel by bus or withdraw money from ATMs. Up-to-date information on the situation can be found at the Embassy or Foreign Office.

Please note that in Thailand all electronic devices can only be used with an adapter. They are available in many electronics stores.

In principle, no language course is mandatory in advance. However, depending on the volunteering program, certain levels of the language of your destination country may be required to complete the project. We would be happy to advise you individually on your chosen project.

Depending on the program, we work with host families in the vicinity or there are volunteer houses at the project site.

For all programs you have to be covered by foreign health insurance. We will be happy to help you find a suitable insurance policy.

During the language school and in the volunteering projects, you will always have a direct contact person to help you with any problems. Of course you can also always contact us.

Application process for a volunteering program

Apply for a project on our website.

Make your deposit to secure a place for your project - you are welcome to contact us in advance to make sure there is still a place available for this period.

You will receive a separate booking confirmation from us by e-mail with further information.

For some programs we still need your resume.

You will receive an information package with the confirmation e-mail and have a fixed contact person for questions.

We plan your journey and help you with your travel arrangements.

Let´s start - be ready! we will contact you again and you will receive final information about 3 weeks before the start.


Before you set off for Thailand, you should always take out travel health insurance, accident insurance, emergency insurance, liability insurance and, if possible, luggage insurance.

over 3 months

International health insurance for long-term trips

When you book a trip, you can conveniently book your international insurance with our insurance partner here. The international health insurance for long-term trips is particularly popular with our interns. This is particularly interesting for stays of more than 3 months. For all information, individual calculation and quick and easy booking, please click on the button on the right. Recommendation: Book comfort cover at a reasonable price and enjoy even more security*.

less than 3 months

All-round carefree protection

For travelers going abroad for a shorter period, less than 90 days, our partner offers a very good all-round carefree protection. For all information, individual calculation and easy booking, click on the button on the right.

*All insurance information and liability can be found on the website of our insurance partner. Please note that Jamso Trainee cannot accept any liability for the completeness and accuracy of linked pages. This is the responsibility of the respective insurance provider.

Are you ready to start your adventure abroad?

Apply today!

Would you like to start a project with us soon? Arrange an information appointment here.
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