8 Photos that Will Make you Want to Volunteer with Elephants in Thailand

8 Photos that Will Make you Want to Volunteer with Elephants in Thailand

Elephants are amazing animals and as you’ve heard, they really are gentle giants.  Next time you’re in Thailand, you should consider volunteering with them to experience something completely life-changing – both for you and the elephant.  And, here’s 8 photos to not now only show you how beautiful they are but will make you want to volunteer with elephants in Thailand on your next trip here…

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Because it will make you smile to see how happy they are getting free time in the water…
Because you’ll never get sick of staring into their soulful eyes…
Because they share trees as scratching posts…
Because you get to witness amazing relationships (these two go no where without each other)…
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Because, model poses…
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Because they really are gentle giants who will graciously pose with you…

Have you ever volunteered with elephants?  Do you want to now? 

Ashley Hubbard

This Post Has 23 Comments

  1. Paris

    I volunteered with elephants in Thailand back in May and it was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life! It’s amazing how quickly you form connections with them! Where did you volunteer?

  2. Elizabeth

    Yes! I want to volunteer with elephants!

  3. SJ

    Oh my, they are so cute, and you don’t look half bad either!

  4. jenny@atasteoftravel

    You’re right. I want to sign up! I’ve visited the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage near Kandy in Sri Lanka and the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi and as fabulous as they are, I think volunteering would be even better.

  5. Rachel G

    That does sound like a pretty amazing and unique experience!

  6. Rachel

    I wanted to volunteer with this project when you first wrote about it – now I REALLY want to go volunteer!

  7. Jess

    I’m totally jealous – you’re making me want to hug an elepant right now. (Can you hug the elephants? I’m not entirely sure how that would work, but I want to do it.)

  8. Lies

    I volunteered at the Elephant nature Park in November last year, it was an amazing experience! I would love to return.

  9. Dennis Kopp

    You are right Ashley, elephants really are gentle giants if they are tame! But unfortunately I have seen them being mistreated badly in order to make them tame, that I personally really prefer seeing them in the wildโ€ฆ

  10. Adelina // Pack Me To

    I don’t need your photos to convince me to volunteer. I’ve been itching to try it. Definitely on my list of things to do when I’m in Thailand next. Elephants are such cool creatures!

  11. Kevin kato

    Nice photos but can you tell us what you were able to do as a volunteer? And I’ve also heard, as Dennis said, these elephants aren’t naturally so tame. They certainly are amazing.

    1. Ashley Hubbard

      Kevin, I’ll be highlighting the Surin Project specifically in my next post that will be live tomorrow! ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Franca

    Nice photos of such wonderful creatures. We spent a month at ENP not far from Chiang Mai volunteering with the dogs at the shelter, but we were with the elephants too and learnt so much about them, it’s an incredible experience that I suggest to everyone ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Ashley Hubbard

      I’ve wanted to do the dog volunteering with them as well!

  13. Blake at Give me the Globe

    That last photo! Just incredible.

  14. John

    Your title is dead-on. These photos have definitely made me want to volunteer with elephants in Thailand, lol. This has always been a bucket list item for us but seeing your awesome pics, its now solidified.

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