Come and help a starting and live amongst elephants in Kanchanaburi, Thailand

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Thailand

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    04/08/2020

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  • Description

    Description

    'It's time to make a real change, we are going to make a difference'

    We are setting up a foundation who will take care of elephants on a hands-off basis, where the elephants can roam around freely. Our goal is to take care of old, ill and handicapped elephants. We just started with two elephants. We are on the land of a beautiful resort with beautiful nature. This is why we will make a joint package with the elephants and resort. We want to offer a luxurious and completely animal friendly program and focus on education very much.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Hospitality/Tourism
    Language practice
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    This is a rare opportunity to live in a beautiful resort surrounded by nature on the river Noi. Please consider that You will be able to get to know Kammoon and Malee, our two elephants, very well.

  • Help

    Help

    ***WHEN APPLYING FOR ANY POSITION, PLEASE WRITE IN THE SUBJECT WHICH POSITION AND WHEN YOU WOULD LIKE TO COME to be considered. Please give us details about why you are suitable for this position.***
    Also, let us know if you will be travelling with your laptop or not.



    We need committed volunteers that are willing to do their best everyday and to maximize those 5 hours a day. We both sides take it very seriously regarding our visions and missions and we are looking for volunteers that will support us to achieve them quickly :). So if you feel passionate about elephants, well-being of people and/or the environment and have a positive attitude, a proactive and energetic personality, a quick mind and a skilled background - we are looking for YOU!

    POSITION 1A: SOCIAL MEDIA/MARKETING --FULL ON ALL DATES FOR NOW
    We are looking for a Workawayer to update our social media, take pictures and videos.
    Preferably people with a good camera, laptop, photoshop and video editing skills.
    Be creative and help our starting organization promote ourselves!
    We will accept volunteers for 2-4 weeks, 21 years or up.


    POSITION 2: MUSEUM
    We are working on an elephant museum, which will be used to educate our visitors. We need people to create the content and come up with creative ideas. You're welcome if you have experience in content writing, construction, technical, engineering, artist etc. We need to work on the outside and the inside of the museum. We will accept volunteers for 1 month only age 21 or up.

    POSITION 3: ENGLISH TEACHING (Resort)
    We're looking for native speakers to teach the local resort's staff English. We need your support to make them become bilingual for our upcoming foreign travel groups. You will teach classes of 45minutes to different teams/departments and your days’ off will be on Saturdays and Sundays.
    The resort staff it’s quite curious about other cultures and it’s motivated to learn a new language.
    We accept English native speakers volunteers for 1 month only, age 21 or up. Day

    POSITION 4: GUIDE ---FULL ON ALL DATES FOR NOW
    We are looking for Workawayers who would like to guide visitors around during their tours. Only accept if you are willing to learn. We accept volunteers for 1 month only, age 21 or up.


    POSITION 5: GRAPHIC DESIGNER
    We are looking for Workawayers who would like to create some designs for the museum. Posters are needed for panels. Dimensions are known. We need to standardize content, so it looks all the 'same'. We prefer volunteers that have their very own laptop with Indesign, Illustration and/or Photoshop and that are familiar with these tools. If not, we have one-two laptops for use.
    We will accept volunteers for 2-3 weeks, age 21 or up.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We offer a shared fan log cabin at the resort, located at a The resort is 48 hectares large and is covered with large trees, located beside the river Kwai Noi. You will have three free meals a day at the staff cafeteria. These meals are prepared everyday for all the resort staff. You can either choose for typical Thai food (a bit spicy but delicious!) or for Vegetarian non-spicy food. PLEASE NOTE: We do not cater for strict Vegans and for anyone that has allergies to specific ingredients.

    The resort is located about 25KM from Kanchanaburi town (35-40mins drive) which offers many western conveniences such as western restaurants, shopping malls, and super markets. Only 20mins drive on a motorcycle, you can reach the nearby town that has a Mini-Big C, an 7-eleven, local markets and coffee shops. Or only 5mins ride on a bicycle, you can reach some mini-shops for supplies.

    Please consider that this resort is a place for relaxing and being in contact with nature (flora and fauna). This is not a party resort, as we are promoting health and wellness.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Trips to local sight-seeing spots such as the Bridge over the River Kwai and the hellfire pass, temples and local traditional markets.

  • 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?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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