Help at a our Animal Sanctuary in Sangkhlaburi, North Western Thailand



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    We are an animal sanctuary and clinic based in Sangkhlaburi, North Western Thailand, close to the border with Myanmar.

    We are looking for Sanctuary Volunteers to help our small team with the day-to-day running of the sanctuary and to care for our resident dogs and cats. This includes walking dogs, cleaning pens, socialising our animals as well as helping the resident Vet at our on-site clinic.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Help with Eco project
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Volunteering here is a unique and rewarding experience, as we work with limited resources in a relatively isolated area. Volunteers are expected to be resourceful and take initiative, and will learn vital skills in animal husbandry. Those who are interested in the veterinary side of things will get the opportunity to observe and assist our resident Vet with unusual cases in our clinic.

    Surrounded by lakes and jungle, there are many beautiful sites to see on your days off such as the famous Mon Bridge, the local nature reserve, waterfalls, temples, hot springs and more.

  • Help



    Each day is different, as we always have new patients coming into the clinic and some require more care than others!

    Help hours:
    8am - 12pm
    2pm - 5pm
    Sanctuary Volunteers generally work 5 days per week, with two days off.

    Everyday roles for Sanctuary Volunteers include:

    - walking resident dogs
    - feeding resident dogs
    - cleaning resident dog pens
    - cleaning pens in clinic
    - laundry
    - helping resident vet with medical rounds

    - feeding resident cats
    - socialising with animals (including grooming, bathing, extra walks, playing)
    - helping with general chores

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Thai

  • Accommodation


    We have a Volunteer House which includes a basic kitchen, cold water bathroom with shower and Western-style toilet and can house up to 12 volunteers. Rooms are single or shared depending on availability, and there is free Wifi at both the house and the sanctuary/clinic.

    The fee for the volunteer house is 100 Thai baht per night.
    Meals NOT included (*during term time, free vegetarian meals are provided in the school next to the sanctuary Monday to Friday)

    Alternative accommodation is available in town (with hot water and air conditioning), please contact us at for more information and help with bookings.

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    What else ...

    For further information on transport, accommodation or any other questions please feel free to contact us

    **Please make sure to double check your dates before booking, and let us know in advance if you will not be able to join us or your plans change. This is very important! We are a small team and rely on our Sanctuary Volunteers, so unexpected cancellations and no-shows affect the day-to-day running of the sanctuary.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    7 hour work days, 6 days per week

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    This host charges a fee

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    100 Thai Baht (less than $3 USD) per day to help with accommodation costs

Host ref number: 495838625146