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 […]

Volunteer in one of the friendliest countries in the world!

Struggling on deciding where to travel to or which country to volunteer in? We may have the answer for you! Travel guide giant, Rough Guides, has published their top 10 friendliest countries across the world; as voted by their Facebook and Twitter followers. We’re proud to say that we have incredible projects in four of […]

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 […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Salomae

“Volunteering for a week at the Thailand Elephant Sanctuary for my 21st birthday was the best decision I have ever made.”Salomae is a student from Australia who volunteered at the Thailand Elephant Sanctuary in September 2015. Volunteering at the sanctuary Every morning I woke up to the sound of gibbons singing and set off for a […]

Meet the Elephants at the Thailand Elephant Sanctuary

The Elephants at the SanctuaryMany of the elephants have previously been used as “begging” elephants in various cities or working at elephant camps in tourist resorts. The sanctuary gives safe haven to approximately 10 elephants. The number of elephants at the sanctuary can vary based on space available and funds needed to rescue an elephant. […]

More Thai Elephant Sanctuary volunteer places now available!

We are excited to announce that extra volunteer spots have been opened up at the very popular Thailand Elephant Sanctuary for October, late November and the whole of December!The Thailand Elephant Sanctuary provides safe refuge to domesticated elephants who would otherwise be roaming the streets of big cities, living in bad conditions at working elephant […]

Mother and baby rescued by Thailand Elephant Project

Baby Elephant Rescue If you are going to the Thailand Elephant Sanctuary soon, then get ready to meet Princess, the newest and smallest rescue at the sanctuary. The project has welcomed Princess and her mother, Apple, after they rescued them from a nearby elephant camp. Eight month old Princess was found in chains and ‘for […]

10 volunteering ideas to escape the winter

1. Cambodia Community ProjectIf you want the complete opposite to winter, Cambodia is the place to be! You can spend your weekdays working with local communities to provide better education, access to clean drinking water, food and farming support, or help empower marginalized women. And then enjoy your nights and weekends swimming, having a few […]