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Thailand Animal Rescue

Join this incredible project to help provide an enriching and secure environment for domesticated wild animals so they can be rehabilitated and released back into Thailand's jungles.

Prices from US$795

Thailand is one of the world’s most beautiful destinations and is bustling with friendly people and exotic wildlife.  With its golden beaches, rich culture and tropical climate Thailand has become a popular tourist destination.  Many people visit Thailand each year to experience its vibrant culture and to view its exotic wildlife.  This increasing development has led to the growing popularity of the pet trade and exploitation of animals for tourism presents a problem which has become a real threat to many of Thailand’s native species.

This project works to provide a better life for many animals including Slow Loris, Gibbons, Macaques, Asiatic Black Bears, Sun Bears, small cats, birds and reptiles.  Join this incredible project to help provide a safe haven for domesticated wild animals that have been captured from the wild and greatly mistreated. The rescue centre aims to provide these animals an enriching and secure environment where they can be rehabilitated and released back into the wild in hopes repopulating Thailand’s jungles and restoring what was once a thriving ecosystem

    

   

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Immerse yourself in true Thai culture
  • Help to rescue and rehabilitate wild animals
  • Work with a range of endangered species
  • Make lifelong friends

PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum age of 17 years (with parental consent)

FAST FACTS

Location Thailand
Activities

Prepare food & feed the animals
Clean, build & maintain enclosures
Environmental education work
Monitor and record progress of rehabilitation
Observe captive and wild animals
Build and implement animal enrichments

Transport Please make your own way to the project
Airport pick up can be arranged for THB2200 if arriving before 2pm
Accommodation

Shared volunteer house

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Before you go Pre-departure support & documentation
Travel & medical advice & documentation
Equipment advice
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier t-shirt
In-country Accommodation
Food
Project orientation and training
In-country emergency support
24-hour international HQ backup

QUALIFICATIONS

A variety of qualifications are available on many of our projects. For example, BTEC certificates and diplomas on our Group conservation projects and TEFL certificates and BTECs on most of our teaching projects. You may also be able to gain a CoPE to support your university application. For more information on these qualifications, please see the qualifications section of our website or ask your volunteer advisor.

WHAT DOES THE PROJECT DO?

In Thailand, as in many countries around the world, animals are exploited for their exotic nature and captured and sold as pets and used for tourism purposes. This project aims to rescue captive wild animals and rehabilitate them for release back into the wild, providing them the best possible care in environment as close to nature as possible. Whilst working to develop new animal welfare projects, the rescue centre also focuses on educating local communities and tourists about animal and rainforest protection and campaigns against all forms of animal abuse.

Your participation on this project will be a tremendous help and will greatly improve the efforts of the rescue center in reaching its goals of improving the lives of many animals and restoring Thailand’s habitat. You will work alongside local staff to provide appropriate and safe homes for animals whilst they are preparing for release back into the wild in addition to aiding in educational campaigns to limit future animal abuse.

WHAT WILL I BE DOING?

Working alongside local staff, volunteers help to look after the animals and educate visitors. At the centre volunteers may have the opportunity to work with Gibbons, Slow Loris, Macaques and other wildlife.

You will be involved in every aspect of the day to day running of the centre, including feeding the animals and preparing the food, cleaning the enclosures, building and repairing the enclosures, enrichments and feeding platforms. Volunteer contact with wildlife is carefully monitored to ensure animals get the best chance of rehabilitation and speedy transfer back to wild habitats.

At the rescue centre everyone is expected to work hard and together as a team and to take responsibility for the daily duties looking after the animals. The time for your rest and relaxation is later in the day when high temperatures usually demand it.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I ARRIVE?

Following your arrival at Bangkok Suvamabhumi airport you will have the option to either make your own way to the project site by bus or train or an airport pickup can be arranged for THB2200 if you arrive before 2pm. More details on how to make your own way will be available in your field brief four weeks before your project is due to commence.

 

 

WHERE WILL I BE STAYING?

You will be living on temple grounds in a basic, shared dormitory style accommodation with ensuite bathrooms (with a shower and western style toilet), volunteer common room and communal kitchen. All rooms have electricity and there will be a computer with internet, but no WIFI.  You will be provided with fresh bed sheets each week and a laundry service will be available at an added cost. Although simple, your accommodation will of course be clean and comfortable and will include a recreational area with TV and DVD player.

WHAT WILL I BE EATING?

You will be provided with all of your meals for the duration of the project.  Volunteers are invited to prepare their own breakfasts but all ingredients including bread, butter, jam, eggs and fresh fruit will be provided and toasters and cooking materials will be available for use.

Lunches and dinners will be cooked and prepared by the rescue centre staff and will include a buffet of traditional Thai fare, although on some occasions western food will be provided.  There will be meat, vegetarian and vegan options available. Contrary to popular belief, not all Thai food is fiery hot and there are plenty of tasty dishes suited to the Western palate. This hybrid cuisine has been influenced by soups and noodle dishes from China, curries from India and satays from Indonesia. Most dishes incorporate four elements, sweet, sour, salty and hot flavours, and many of the dishes are rice or noodle based.

Ten Most Recent Reviews for This Project

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ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

In your spare time you can explore the local area and absorb Thailand's captivating culture. In the evenings you are free to use anything provided in the volunteer common area including the pool table, TV, and DVD player with a selection of movies. In the nearby village there is a restaurant open late and a night market on Sunday evenings. Often times volunteers will also take a taxi to the surrounding villages for a wider selection of markets, bar and restaurants.

On your days off you will be able to visit the nearby beaches, temples and national parks. There is also a hotel resort nearby with a full spa and swimming pool. Extra costs apply for these additional activities.

COSTS

1 week US$795

2 weeks US$995

3 weeks US$1,195

4 weeks US$1,395

5 weeks US$1,595

6 weeks US$1,745

7 weeks US$1,945

8 weeks US$2,145

9 weeks US$2,345

10 weeks US$2,545

11 weeks US$2,745

12 weeks US$2,945

Extra weeks = US$170

DEPARTURE DATES

Weekly, project start day is a Sunday.

Available start dates:

2018

July -  fully booked

August  -  fully booked

September - 9th, 23rd, 30th

October- 7th, 21st, 28th

November - 18th, 25th

December -  2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th

2019

January - 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

February -  3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th

March -  3rd, 10th, 17th

April  - 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

May-  5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

June - 2nd, 9th,16th, 23rd, 30th

DURATION

From 2 weeks

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Before you go

  • Pre-departure support & documentation
  • Travel & medical advice & documentation
  • Advice on visas & equipment
  • Discounted medical kit
  • Free Frontier t-shirt

In-country

  • Project orientation
  • Accommodation
  • 3 meals a day
  • Project equipment
  • In-country emergency support
  • 24-hour international HQ back-up

AIRPORT INFORMATION

Nearest airport(s): Bangkok (BKK)

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Insurance

For detailed information on flights, visas and insurance, click here.


LEGAL STATEMENT

Please read our legal statement regarding the running of NGO projects.

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