5 elephant volunteering programmes in Thailand

Last April I went to Thailand to work as a volunteer at The Surin Project, an ethical elephant tourism project. It proved to be a very rewarding experience. Ever since, several of my friends consider making a similar trip theirselves. I always encourage people to go for it! Voluntourism is a showcase example of sustainable tourism…

Elephant volunteering at the Surin Project

Last april I had the privilege to travel to Thailand to participate as a volunteer at a very unique elephant project. It turned into a special week where I met many passionate people from all over the world, felt part of the local community and most importantly: had the unique opportunity to experience elephants from up close.…

Animal volunteering in Southeast Asia, what to expect?

So you would like to plan a volunteering trip to an animal project in Southeast Asia? Or maybe you would like to spend a part of your (world)trip on a cause that is close to your heart. Regardless the occasion, contributing as a volunteer is a rewarding event and an absolute must-do. However, you might…

Volunteering at Tasikoki Wildlife Rescue Centre in North-Sulawesi

This destination holds a special place in my heart. Ever since I saw its founder Dr. Willie Smits in a Dutch television show talking passionately about his dedication to fight deforestation, protect rainforests and rescue wildlife and the orangutan in particular, I knew I wanted to contribute to his work myself. So in June 2013 I packed my bag…