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Elephant Village Life Project
Join us for a unique and once in a lifetime experience.
Our Elephant Village program is based in a rural and traditional Thai farming village. The houses are made of wood, roads made of dirt, with rice and sugar cane fields as far as the eye can see.
Since elephants are not longer used in the logging industry, the Mahouts (elephant guardians), often earn less than $5 per family per week and struggle to properly care for the elephants.
In order to help one such village, our partner organization has joined forces with its elders undertaking to support to the villagers and their elephants by supplying physical labor and finance if they commit not to tout their elephants to tourists.
Without the help of volunteers like you, the Mahouts are forced to take the elephants to beg on the streets which is very dangerous.
Program costs: $250 application fee + $495 per week (1-4 weeks), and $200 per week after this. This includes accommodation, meals, coordination, supervision, training, airport pick up.
This is a 'hands on' program where volunteers will experience 'real' Thai community life; helping with cooking meals, farming the land, getting your hands dirty on small micro-development projects, and helping to teach the local children a few words of English.