Wildlife Volunteer Thailand

Volunteer with rescued wildlife in Thailand

WFFT cannot wait to welcome you! Book now and help our 700 rescued animals.

We are always in need of volunteer support to ensure we give our animals the best care and a better future, whether this is by return to the wild or a lifetime of care. The majority of our work is funded through our volunteer scheme so we are always glad for the support. We currently run three projects: the Wildlife Rescue Centre (WRC), the Elephant Refuge (ER) and the Wildlife Hospital (HOSP). Our projects all run from one location in rural Thailand, about 160km southwest of Bangkok. This means you can combine volunteering projects and help in many different ways.

We value long-term commitment, so the longer you stay, the cheaper it becomes. Please follow the links below to learn more about Wildlife Volunteer projects and how you can help.

WRC have over 600 animals that we need your help to look after. As a WRC volunteer you will help look after more than 10 species of primates including gibbons, macaques and orangutans; bears, otters, civets, reptiles, birds and many more.

From: 385 €

As an Elephant Refuge volunteer, you will help feed our 20+ Asian elephants, clean their enclosures, create enrichments, harvest banana trees and grasses and a variety of other maintenance work around the centre. We are proud to be Asia's first chain-free sanctuary.

From: 410 €

WFFT's Wildlife Hospital was the first ever wildlife hospital in Thailand. Qualified vets, vet technicians and vet students can volunteer with our vet team, observing and assisting with care of both wild and domestic animals.

400 € per week

People & Animals Thailand

Welfare Clinic

People And Animals Thailand (PAT) is the latest volunteering project set up by WFFT to help stray dogs and cats in the country.

Our clinic is located between Cha-am and Hua Hin and offers free neutering and vaccination to street animals. The clinic is modern, well-equipped and provides a pleasant working environment where you can come and help to make a real difference to the domestic animals of Thailand. Using minimally invasive techniques and modern anaesthetics, we take and return animals to the streets on the same day.

Veterinary volunteers, including nurses and techs, are welcome, as are non-veterinary volunteers. Comfortable accommodation is provided on site with air-conditioned rooms.

The clinic is open 5-6 days per week. There is a one-week minimum stay. The clinic is a short distance from the beach and close to the major tourist towns of Hua Hin and Cha-am. The volunteering fee contributes directly to the running cost of the clinic and helps us help more. If you are a dog and cat lover, we can guarantee your stay will make a real long-term difference to street cats and dogs in Thailand.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided on work days. There are local amenities to buy snacks and food. Transport can be arranged for travel to local restaurants for dinner and on days off.

Volunteering at PAT can be combined with any of the other volunteering projects at WFFT, and transport between them will be arranged. Arrival days are Monday – Thursday.

Our PAT volunteer programme is designed for mature and independent individuals who are comfortable and capable to manage themselves with minimal support from our small PAT team.

From 385 €