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

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The WRC project was started in 2001 and we currently have over 600 animals that we need the help of volunteers to look after. Most of these have been rescued from horrible conditions or were abandoned after becoming unwanted pets. Thousands of animals, both domesticated and wild, are kept as pets or used in the tourism industry across Thailand. The WRC has given shelter to a large number of different wild animals, some for a short period and for others it will continue for the rest of their lives.

As a volunteer at the WRC you will help look after more than 10 species of primates including gibbons, macaques and orangutans; bears, otters, civets, reptiles, birds, and many other animals. You will work in teams to feed and water the animals, clean enclosures, make enrichments, as well as scrubbing animal pools and other maintenance work that needs to be done around the centre. 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. We usually have availability if booking a few months in advance, however some times of year are more popular than others so we need to know which dates you would like to join us before we can offer you a place.

To volunteer with us 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

We value long-term commitment, so the longer you stay the cheaper it becomes! 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). The volunteer fee covers the cost of your accommodation and 3 meals per day, as well as a contribution towards the animals’ food and care. We can help you arrange taxi transfers to our projects from Bangkok, Petchaburi, Hua Hin or Cha Am for an additional fee.

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

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!

Room types

1.00€ to 350.00€
Wildlife Rescue Centre
Your volunteer fee covers the cost of your accommodation and 3 meals per day, as well as a donation towards the animals´ food and care. 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. We value long-term commitment, so the longer you stay, the cheaper it becomes!
WRC prices:
1 week € 350
2 weeks € 580
3 weeks € 710
4 weeks € 840
5 weeks € 970
6 weeks € 1,100
7 weeks € 1,230
8 weeks € 1,370
9 weeks € 1,500
10 weeks € 1,620
11 weeks € 1,730
12 weeks € 1,830
 
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 other combination experiences please ask a Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@wfft.org
Combination prices:
1 WRC & 1 ER € 599
1 WRC & 2 ER € 750
1 WRC & 3 ER € 965
2 WRC & 1 ER € 735
2 WRC & 2 ER € 885
2 WRC & 3 ER € 930
2 WRC & 4 ER € 1,310
3 WRC & 1 ER € 870
3 WRC & 2 ER € 1,095
3 WRC & 3 ER € 1,230
4 WRC & 4 ER € 1,570
5 WRC & 5 ER € 1,900
6 WRC & 6 ER € 2,195
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Check in times

Sunday Morning

Driving directions

Please check map for directions

Airports

Bangkok DMG or BKK

Other transport

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.

Policies & disclaimers

Step 1

After you have submitted your Volunteer Application Form we will send an acknowledgement email and a copy of your application form.

We will then check your application and send you another email advising the application has been approved of not.

You MUST NOT pay your deposit until you have received approval.

How to Pay

Paying your Deposit - Step 2

To commence the confirmation stage of your booking, you will be asked to pay a non-refundable 200 € deposit in the email we send to you following approval of your Volunteer Application Form.

For your convenience, this is the same button.

Payment can be made using a card or a PayPal balance. You do not need a PayPal Account to make a payment by card.

We prefer volunteers to use PayPal, as we are able to provide confirmation of your booking quicker than the bank transfer method.

Use this link only to Pay Deposit

Bank Transfer

If you prefer to use Bank Transfer method to pay your deposit, please use the following details. Bank details Bank: Siam Commercial Bank (Publ. Co. Ltd.), Thayang Branch, Petchkasem Road, Thayang, 76130 Petchaburi, Thailand Account holder: Wildlife Friends Foundation Account number: 708-208086-6 SWIFT Code: SICOTHBK

Confirm your deposit is paid

Please email us a copy of the payment confirmation you receive along with the following in the email subject field. Your Full Name Volunteer Project Start Date Eg Subject:Billy Bestmate - Elephant Refuge - 3 March 2019

Confirmation

When we have received your Volunteer Application Form (step 1) & Your Deposit Payment (Step 2), we will send you a Confirmation email showing an invoice of outstanding balance.
  • If you have paid your deposit, we expect you to pay the remaining balance at least 60 prior to your start date.
  • If you have not paid your deposit within 60 days, we will cancel your booking.

Paying your Balance - Step 3

The confirmation email contains a link for you to pay the remaining balance of the invoice. Following receipt of the balance, we will send you an updated Confirmation email containing an invoice that reflects that you have paid in full.

Balance Payment

Pay Balance Link

Confirm your Balance is paid

Please email us a copy of the payment confirmation you receive along with the following in the email subject field. Your Full Name Volunteer Project Start Date Eg Subject:Billy Bestmate - Elephant Refuge - 3 March 2019

Cancellation

Here at WFFT we have a 30-day policy regarding cancellations. Any cancellation made outside 30 days of the volunteering placement start date will be refunded the amount already paid minus the 200 Euro non-refundable deposit. If you cancel less than 30 days prior to the start of your volunteering placement, your placement will not be refunded. You may postpone until a later date, but this must be rescheduled within 12 months and is subject to availability.