Be a Helping hand at the hospital

The WFFT Wildlife Hospital is the first ever wildlife hospital in Thailand, constructed in 2005. Our hospital treats hundreds of wild animals each year, but we are also open to the local public for their pets and livestock as a local commitment to our society.

There are two veterinarians that are employed at our wildlife hospital and they are assisted by our vet nurses. Hospital volunteers assist will all duties in and around the hospital, including cleaning, and animal treatments.

A volunteer position at this wildlife hospital is an ideal option for those that are studying to become a veterinarian or vet-assistant, or a qualified veterinarian or vet assistant who wants to give back and help wildlife.

The financial contribution you make to the centre supports the costs of caring for the elephants and for your food and accommodation.

The accommodation is in simple bungalows within the centre. Each bungalow has its own (European style) toilet and shower and are mainly either two or three bedded. There is a large kitchen within the main volunteer house for making breakfast and hot drinks. Lunch and dinner are cooked for you.

A positive attitude towards group living and teamwork is essential. Your stay at the centre will be basic and you will be expected to help with housework duties and keeping the volunteer house clean and tidy.

In order to become a hospital volunteer with us you need to fulfil the following criteria:

  • You must be in good physical condition and be able to tolerate a hot and humid climate.
  • You must be able to speak English.
  • You must be 18 years old or over.
  • You must be a qualified veterinarian, veterinary technician, or be in at least your third year of veterinary studies (proof of experience, graduation and/or written letter of support from your school or university is needed).
  • You must have a positive and practical attitude towards animal welfare and wildlife conservation.

 Cost is 400 € each week.

Once again, thank you for your interest in our organization and projects.

You can ask for additional information about our projects, including conditions for volunteering with animals and costs. If you are interested in a volunteer position with our veterinary team at the Wildlife Friends Foundation of Thailand, please send an e-mail or letter of motivation via email to volunteer@wfft.org explaining your interest in the project, a brief paragraph about yourself and your proposed length of stay.

Better still, you can download an application form here…