2 Weeks Special Volunteer in Thailand - Elephant & Beaches
2 Weeks Special Volunteer in Thailand - Elephant & Beaches

Chiang Mai, Thailand

2 Weeks Special Volunteer in Thailand - Elephant & Beaches

Trip Highlights

  • Volunteer at an Elephant Home near Chiang Mai
  • Assist the mahouts in taking care of the elephants
  • Explore the beauty of the ancient temples of the region
  • Relax, detox, and get tanned on the beaches in Phuket
  • Go kayaking and get some Insta-worthy photos
  • Hop along the bustling streets of Bangkok and enjoy an exhilarating tour
  • Meet fellow travellers and make friends for life
  • Fully guided trip from start to end



Join this incredible 2 Weeks Special Volunteer Program that's not just filled with goodness, but loads of adventures as well. Discover Thailand like never before, in a span of just 2 weeks, as you explore the nooks and corners of Bangkok on a tour. Head off to Chiang Mai to experience the goodness of volunteering for animals and feel the love, as well as indulge in some fun activities. Continue your journey to Phuket and relax by the beaches and meet some fun people from different parts of the world. Undoubtedly, this is one of the best volunteer adventure programs in Thailand and it'll turn out to be one of the best journeys of your life!

Program Requirements

Program Requirements

Volunteers must be 17 years or older at the time of joining the project. Participants should have an open mind and flexible attitude for working in a new and different environment. Volunteers need to be flexible, open-minded and have a passion for working with elephants and outdoors. You should also be proactive, have the ability to take initiative and willing to work outdoors. Participants should have no criminal convictions and should provide a clean criminal background check report. A parental consent form shall be required for Under 18 participants joining the program.



Volunteers on Bangkok Tour during 2 Week Special ProgramDAY 01 : WELCOME TO BANGKOK

HAPPY DAYS! It’s finally here… the day that you’ve been waiting for, and welcome to The Land of Smiles!  If you’re arriving at Bangkok international airport between 7am and 8pm on day 1 of your adventure, one of our expert local guides will be at the airport to meet you and to transfer with you to your first hotel located in the heart of bustling Chinatown so you can check-in, freshen-up and kick-off your tour in style.

This evening, for those lucky enough to have arrived in time, the group will head out to explore the local area and then on to a local restaurant for a welcome dinner – the perfect way to introduce you to the culture of this incredible country.

Meals Included: Dinner


So, the official ‘first day’ is finally here and to make sure that you have all the information you need to relax we’ll start today with a group chat - an orientation where we’ll run through each day in detail.

Following the meeting we’ll head off on a stroll through this incredible area of Bangkok. We’ll discover off-the-path locations, hidden temples, the River of Kings and experience the real day to day life of the locals here.

When we’ve pounded enough pavement, we’ll head back to the hotel, not on foot, but by traditional ‘tuk tuk’ – one of the must-do experiences ticked off the list.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch


Today we’re heading north to the charming city of Chiang Mai. One of the oldest cities in Thailand, Chiang Mai is steeped in history at every turn. Surrounded by dense jungle, it’s also one of the most beautiful!

Our coach will depart Bangkok around 7:30am so that you can relax and sit back and watch as Thailand transforms from the concrete jungle of Bangkok to the genuine jungles of the north.

On arrival in Chiang Mai, we’ll take the quick transfer to our centrally located hotel to check-in and freshen up before we head out to explore.

Meals Included: Breakfast 

Volunteering at Elephant Sanctuary in ThailandDAY 04 : ELE-PALS

As part of your trip, you’ll be dedicating some time to supporting the ongoing welfare of Thailand’s incredible elephant population through some work at one of our favourite projects. Located just an hour from the city, we’ll head into the jungle where on arrival, we’ll be introduced to the team, and of course, the elephants!

Once unpacked and organised, you’ll take a group tour of the project to learn more about how and why the elephants are here, and how our time supporting the project will help, not only in the short term, but with longevity and long after you’ve departed. 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 05 – DAY 06: ELE-FUN

For the next 2 days as a group, you’ll be helping with any of the tasks that are needed to ensure the sustainability of the project and the ongoing welfare of the elephants. This can be any of several projects from repairing fencing and shelter, making and hiding treats to encourage elephant foraging, support the vet team, clearing ground to ensure everywhere is safe for the animals and more. The work will be decided for us by the team that has dedicated their lives to the support of the animals and can be directed by the weather and numerous other factors. You will be informed of exactly how you’ll be spending your time on arrival, but rest assured you’ll be spending a lot of time with the elephants!

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Following breakfast, you’ll be finishing off the project work at the elephant camp before enjoying a final lunch, check-out from the accommodation and head back to Chiang Mai full of unforgettable memories and eager to keep on exploring.
Once back at the wonderful hotel, check-in and relax in the beautiful pool before having time to spend the evening doing whatever you want. Head into the beautiful town, or to the excellent night bazaar. The choice is yours.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


After 7-days of being busy and working hard at the elephant camp today you have a free day to do as you please. Choose to do nothing, choose to join an activity – however you want to spend the day your guide will be with you to assist with anything that you need, to offer advice, help with transport and to make sure you have everything that you need to spend the day wisely.

Meals Included: Breakfast


From north to south today, and we’re sure this is another day you’ve all been looking forward too. We started in a bustling metropolis, headed north to a beautiful traditional city, spent time in the jungle and now it’s time to hit the beaches of Phuket – Thailand’ biggest and best island destination!

You’ll take an early afternoon flight so that you have the morning to make sure you’re prepared.

On arrival in Phuket, you’ll be collected and transferred south – the most popular area thanks to the stunning beaches and excellent entertainment.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Phuket is a fascinating island, steeped in culture, amazing food and wonderful locals. And to prove it, today you’ll be heading out on what we lovingly call the FAT Tour! Not the FAT that you’re probably thinking of, but the Food, Art, Town tour. You’ll take a deep-dive into the culture, visit some stunning locations, and get to try a belly-full of the local treats!

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch


As we don’t want you to be on Thailand’s number one island and not have chance to enjoy it at your own pace, today there’s nothing planned so that you can choose how to spend it. Spend the day at the beach, explore the town, hit the markets, bars and restaurants, or join one of the many island activities. Your guide will be around to help you choose and to offer any advice that you’re looking for. Make the most of as tomorrow, sadly, you’re heading back to Bangkok as this incredible adventure has almost come to an end.

Volunteers on Coach transfer to Bangkok

Meals Included: Breakfast


For your final few hours on Phuket, you can choose to spend it as you wish, but make sure you’re ready to check-out at midday.
At around 4pm you’ll be collected and transferred to the bus station for the VIP coach journey back to Bangkok. Sit back and relax with blankets, pillows, snacks and even movies to help you have a comfortable ride back to where it all began.

Meals Included: Breakfast


We’re back! As the sunrises over the River of Kings you’ll be pulling into Bangkok refreshed and ready to spend our last day in the City of Angels. It’s then time to transfer back to our hotel to check-in for our final day. If there’s anything that you want to do today, perhaps some last-minute shopping for souvenirs, your guide will be happy to help. We recommend a quick trip on the underground train to the bustling Siam Square – one of the city’s most popular shopping areas. But whatever you do, be back to the hotel for 5pm as tonight is a final group dinner – the only way to finish off this incredible adventure!

Meals Included: Dinner


Time to check out from the accommodation. Unfortunately it’s time to bid farewell to sunny Thailand as you hop on-board your flight and head-off on your next adventure, wherever that may take you! Remember, it’s not goodbye, it’s see you later!

Meals Included: Breakfast



As a VolSol volunteer you are provided with best of living standards available in Thailand. Our dedicated coordinator and staff will assist you with your airport pick up, stay, meals and even weekend sightseeing and travel. Arrive in peace and have the best time of your life. 

Airport Pickup

Participants are picked up from the Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok by a local team member on the program start date. Please note that airport pickup is only provided between 6am – 10pm at night. Those participants who are already in Bangkok will need to make their own way to the hotel/guest house accommodation details of which shall be provided.


While in Bangkok, participants are provided accommodation at a boutique hotel property with a youthful vibe in Bangkok Chinatown. The budget hotel features stylish rooms, with wonderfully comfy beds and all the amenities for a laid-back, relaxed stay. 

In Chiang Mai, participants stay at a quiet and secure boutique resort which is just a few minutes' ​​walk to Chiang Mai Night Bazaar.While working in the elephant camp, accommodation is provided in the project itself.

While in Phuket you would stay at a wonderful accomodation situated in the heart of Patong area.The hotel’s location could not be better for sampling the sights which Patong has to offer, a short walk to the beach and close proximity to all local bars and restaurants.


Meals are provided are strictly as per the itinerary as given above.

We shall encourage you to try the authentic local cuisine - because when you’re in Thailand, you just can’t miss Thai food!



























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2 Weeks £1147

Please Note: -An application fee of £179 is charged over and above the program fee as an application payment.

What are you Paying for?

  • Pre departure information and support
  • All accommodations in twin/triple sharing basis in hostel, hotel or elephant camp
  • Airport arrival pickup (BKK airport only)
  • All activities and excursions as per the itinerary
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Guided Tour of Bangkok
  • VIP coach transfer to Chiang Mai
  • 4 days working at an Elephant Camp
  • Flight from Chiang Mai to Phuket
  • Guided cultural tour of Phuket
  • Day snorkel boat trip in Phuket
  • Return VIP coach to Bangkok
  • Fully guided from start till end
  • Certificate Of Completion (Upon Request)

What's NOT included?

  • International Flights
  • Visa 
  • Travel insurance (available at nominal cost)
  • Vaccinations
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tips
  • Spending money



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