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108 Moo 6, Tambon Thamairuak, Phetchaburi, 76130, Thailand

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WFFT’s Wildlife Hospital was constructed in 2005 and it was the first ever wildlife hospital in Thailand. We treat hundreds of wild animals each year, and we are also open to the public for their pets and livestock as a way of giving back to the local community. We currently employ 3 veterinarians and a small team of vet technicians, and we can accept 2 volunteers at the HOSP each week. This project is mostly observational depending on your skill level.

At the HOSP you are able to work closely with our veterinary team, observing and assisting with various tasks including: performing medical procedures on both wild and domestic animals, administering medication, cleaning enclosures, and general running of the hospital. Volunteers from all projects also help us to look after communal areas and the dogs that live here. Volunteering is very hard and physically demanding work, but the reward of seeing the animals enjoying your efforts is priceless.

Our volunteering projects run each week from Sunday to Sunday and we welcome volunteers all year round. As we can only accept a maximum of 2 volunteers at the HOSP places are very limited, so we recommend applying at least 3-6 months in advance.

To volunteer at the HOSP you must be a qualified veterinarian, veterinary technician, or veterinary student in at least your third year of studies. Please note that proof of your experience, graduation and/or a written letter of support from your school is needed. You also need to fulfill the following criteria:

  • You must be 18 years old or over
  • You must be able to speak a good level of English
  • You must be of good physical and mental health, and be able to tolerate a hot and humid climate
  • You must have a positive and practical attitude towards animal welfare and wildlife conservation

The fee for the HOSP is a flat rate of €400 per week. This covers the cost of your accommodation and 3 meals per day, as well as a donation directly in to the running of the Wildlife Hospital. We can help you arrange taxi transfers to our projects from Bangkok, Petchaburi, Hua Hin or Cha Am for an additional fee.

Please note that all projects require a minimum commitment of 1 week. The maximum booking length at any one time is 12 weeks, however this may be extended on site (subject to availability).

If volunteering at the HOSP sounds like something you would like to do, please submit your application form here: Volunteer Application Form

Note: Proof of your experience, graduation and/or a written letter of support from your school is needed.

For more information about our projects please refer to our Volunteer Information Pack or speak to one of our Volunteer Coordinators at volunteer@wfft.org.

Thank you for your consideration. We hope you will be able to join us!

Your volunteer fee covers the cost of your accomodation and 3 meals per day, as well as a donation directly in to the running of the Wildlife Hospital. Please note that all projects require a minimum commitment of 1 week, and the maximum booking length at any one time is 12 weeks. This may be extended on site depending on availability.
 
HOSP price:
Per week (flat rate) € 400
 
Our WRC, ER and HOSP projects all run from one location in rural Thailand. This means you can combine volunteering projects and help the animals in many different ways. If you would like to know the cost of any combination experiences please ask a Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@wfft.org
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Transport Details

Arranging transfers to and from WFFT

We are able to arrange transfers for volunteers from Bangkok, Hua Hin or Cha Am. Payments need to be made in cash (Thai Baht) to the driver on arrival.

If you wish to be picked up from an airport please send us the arrival date and time, the name of the airport you will be flying in to, and your flight number.

If you would like to be picked up from a hotel please send us the hotel name, full address, and phone number. The best time for a hotel pick-up from Bangkok is 9AM, and the best pick-up time from Hua Hin or Cha Am is 10AM. This will ensure that you will be here on time to have lunch and get a tour around WFFT from a Volunteer Coordinator.

Sometimes we are also able to arrange a shared transfer with other new volunteers arriving on the same day. However, this depends on what time you and other volunteers are available to be picked up. Please let us know if you are interested in sharing a taxi, or if you would prefer a private transfer. Do note that it is only possible to share a taxi with other volunteers if you are being picked up from the same airport or the same hotel.

Bangkok - 2200 Baht per taxi

We are able to collect you from either Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK), Don Mueang Airport (DMK), or a hotel. We are able to arrange transfers from Bangkok between 6AM and 2PM, because WFFT is still a 3 hour drive away and otherwise there will be no staff member available to greet you.

Hua Hin - 700 Baht per taxi

We are able to collect you from a hotel, bus station, or train station. We are able to arrange pick-ups from Hua Hin between 6AM and 4PM. WFFT is a 1 hour drive from Hua Hin.

Please note that for bus or train station pick-ups you must call us on arrival as trains and buses can arrive much later than scheduled, and we do not want to keep our drivers waiting.

Cha Am - 400 Baht per taxi

We are able to collect you from a hotel, bus station, or train station. We are able to arrange pick-ups from Cha Am between 6AM and 4PM. WFFT is a 30 minute drive from Cha Am.

Please note that for bus or train station pick-ups you must call us on arrival as trains and buses can arrive much later than scheduled, and we do not want to keep our drivers waiting.

For call on arrivals at bus or train stations please contact Amy (+66-876640260) or Tess (+66-871060992) and we will send a taxi for you. Please note that we cannot arrange a taxi pick-up on arrival later than 4PM.

Drop-offs

We are also able to arrange drop-offs in Bangkok, Hua Hin or Cha Am on your departure day (please inform us if you need to leave on a different day than your departure day). We arrange these taxis when you are here.

We can arrange taxis to Bangkok any time between 6AM and 7PM, or to Hua Hin and Cha Am any time between 6AM and 10PM.