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 … Continue reading 5 elephant volunteering programmes in Thailand
In an earlier blog, I wrote about what to expect when choosing to work as a volunteer at an animal project. As I went on two different volunteering trips myself, I noticed that a checklist on what to bring is also a very helpful tool in order to prepare yourself decently. Therefore, in this blog … Continue reading What to bring on a volunteer trip?
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. … Continue reading Elephant volunteering at the Surin Project
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 … Continue reading Animal volunteering in Southeast Asia, what to expect?
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 … Continue reading Volunteering at Tasikoki Wildlife Rescue Centre in North-Sulawesi