Step far off the beaten track into the depths of Thailandís volunteering gems
Thailand is known worldwide for its friendly and vibrant pace of life. Visitors flock to Bangkok and the countries majestic beaches- yet few have the privilege of taking the time to see beyond the glory of the tourism boom, and into the depths of Thai culture and life. Step away from the tourist trails and immerse yourself in a world of incredible food and warmth, and make a valuable contribution to conserving animals in splendid settings around the country.
Animal welfare in Thailand is of increasing importance. Your help is needed across the board, from helping out preserving life under the sea on our diving project, caring for turtles on the beautiful beaches, giving elephants life outside of street performance and caring for a multitude of wildlife in our large wildlife sanctuary.
Thailand has been welcoming backpackers and gap year travelers for many years, and now the doors are opening to encourage travelers to really get to know the country, and to make a valued contribution to making any tourism sustainable- and to preserve the amazing wildlife that this country boasts. Oyster works with carefully chosen charities and organisations to send highly motivated and passionate volunteers to help in a variety of animal welfare projects, all whilst living way off the beaten track.
- Diving - spend your days under the sea helping with valuable research and coral protection, seeing vibrant fish in the depths of the water. No experience is necessary as full training is given.
- Turtle conservation - live on one of the most glorious and under-visited expanses of golden sand beach, and help out with an important turtle conservation mission.
- Elephant Park - have daily contact with the elephants, washing them in the rivers and bathing them in the mud baths! Your mission is to help keep these gentle giants off the streets and to wander through glorious Thai jungles with them and their mahouts.
- Thailand Wildlife Sanctuary - Thailand wildlife sanctuary Become part of an extensive programme caring for hundreds of maltreated animals in this beautiful centre close to Thailand's largest national park. The animals include bears, monkeys, elephants, birds, and even tigers!