Elephant Sanctuaries versus Elephant Trekking | Globalteer

The Bucket List Goal We grow up seeing pictures of elephants in National Geographic magazines or footage of them on the Nature Channel and think, “How cool it would be to see these amazing animals in person, and up close!” It is the exciting part of a trip, looking up the different activities and experiences […]

Asian Elephant Conservation

Asian Elephant Conservation The Plight of Elephants in Thailand In Thailand, as in many countries in Asia, the Asian elephant has been domesticated and used by humans for many years to work in the logging industry. Following the ban on commercial logging in Thailand in 1988 these working elephants were no longer needed. Suddenly, hundreds […]

Globalteer Intern visits the Northern Thailand Elephant Sanctuary!

Elephant Rescue Project in Thailand Say hello to our new Globalteer Intern, Kayla! She had a chance to visit the Northern Thailand Elephant Sanctuary last week and had an amazing time at the beautiful and modern Elephant Rescue Project in Thailand located in Chiang Rai! Kayla arrived at the bus station early evening, where she was […]

Postcard from…. Chiang Rai

Continuing our series of Postcards from the projects, Globalteer’s Development Director Simon Hare paid a visit to our latest partner project in December – The Northern Thailand Elephant Sanctuary in Chiang Rai. If you are thinking about heading to Thailand to work at this inspirational project and rub shoulders with the amazing elephants, then don’t […]

A postcard from…Cambodia Elephant Sanctuary!

Carrying on our ‘A postcard from…’ series, Jillian, our Volunteer Development Co-Ordinator, based in Siem Reap, took a trip to our Elephant sanctuary in Mondulkiri, Cambodia. Read her beautiful account of her time there. “My trip to Mondulkiri to the Cambodia Elephant Sanctuary was an amazing experience! The day began by meeting at a cute little […]

New Thailand Elephant Project Needs Volunteers!

This month we welcome the launch of our newest volunteer programme, our Northern Thailand Elephant sanctuary in Chiang Rai. The sanctuary is dedicated to helping the working elephant population of Northern Thailand who are being rehabilitated after years of work and exploitation and volunteers are needed to help care for these magnificent animals. Volunteers will spend […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Elise

“I would definitely recommend this project! It’s a once in a lifetime experience.” Elise is a primary school teacher from the UK who volunteered for two weeks at the Cambodia Elephant Sanctuary. Here she talks about her special experience with the elephants. Choosing Globalteer I chose to volunteer with Globalteer as after looking around online […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Eva

Volunteer Review from the Thailand Elephant Sanctuary “It is hard for me to put into words just how much I enjoyed my time at the sanctuary, and how much of an impact it had on me.” Eva is a designer, reiki master healer and animal communicator from the US who volunteered at the Thailand Elephant […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Emma

“If you are thinking of going to the Thailand Elephant Sanctuary, then make sure you do!”Emma is a Pharmacy Technician who volunteered at Globalteer’s Thailand Elephant Sanctuary in August 2015.Here, she talks about her experience helping to take care of the elephants at the sanctuary, and also learning more about these magnificent creatures. Choosing Globalteer After going […]