Help us promoting our small, ethical elephant sanctuary in the beautiful city of Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand

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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    My name is Taksin and I own an elephant sanctuary with my wife, Nuh, close to the historical city of Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand. As a tourist guide I show interested guests our work with the elephants, the wilderness of the jungle and teach them about our culture. Both of us are from the indigenous Karen Hilltribe and are more than happy to give you insights into our traditions (of course you can also learn about Thai culture while staying with us ;)). We both speak English and love to meet people from around the world. We are looking for 1-2 people to help us with the elephant sanctuary (join the tours and help the guide on-site) and someone who could teach my six year old son some English.

    We are looking for volunteers (MINIMUM STAY 1-2 MONTHS) with marketing and SOCIAL MEDIA or web design skills to edit or update our website. In return we offer you free accommodation in one of our air-conditioned dorms with ensuite bathroom, free wifi and safety box, free coffee and tea as well as discounts on tours for attractions in and around Chiang Mai and the rest of Thailand

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Help around the house
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Learn about the unique culture of the Karen hilltribe, get insights into the Thai way of life, discounts (some tours we can give you for free as well) on tours in and around Chiang Mai, spend some time in Chiang Mai "the rose of the North" and get to know the "real" Thailand

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    We would love to get some help in marketing, social media, IT, web design. Help us promoting our elephant sanctuary and getting new customers. You are also welcome to follow me on my tours, where we take photos of the visitors and share them later on social media.

  • Languages spoken

    Thai: Fluent
    English: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    Single bed in one of our air-conditioned dorms with ensuite bathroom, individual reading lamp and free wifi, safety box available as well.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our house is centrally located just 2 minutes walk from the old city of Chiang Mai, just off the famous Saturday walking street. In your free time you can explore the city, go hiking, take a refreshing shower in some waterfalls close to the city or just sit back and relax in our communal area or in one of the many cosy cafes and coffee shops close by. You can reach everything on foot but if needed we can help you out with our motorbike. We are very social and often have dinner with our staff and will be able to try Karen jungle food as well ;)

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    2-3 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 426471168819

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