Asia

Elephant Welfare and Community Development in Thailand

Volunteer with elephants in Thailand

Based in Thailand’s Eastern province of Surin, this project works with the communities that have lived and worked with elephants for hundreds of years. Since the country’s ban on logging and prevalence of machinery, work for elephants is limited and with no other opportunities, the people of these communities and their elephants often starve. The government has developed initiatives that aim to encourage communities to use elephants to help attract tourists to the area.

  • #1871
  • 1 to 2 Weeks
    2 Weeks to 1 Month
  • Surin
    Thailand
    15° 18' 19.368" N, 103° 22' 52.8528" E
    TH

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Philippines: Improve the Future of Abused Women

Volunteer in the Philippines and help abused women and children

Domestic abuse, sexual crime and abandonment are unfortunately common in the Philippines and can often leave many women feeling alone and vulnerable. As a result a safe haven for women filing cases against their former partners or who have been left without financial or emotional support was created to protect and care for them. In this centre, women live a communal lifestyle (sometimes with their children) whilst social workers assess them and process their cases, and at the same time the centre teaches them techniques to help empower their lives.

  • #1766
  • 2 Weeks to 1 Month
    1 to 3 Months
  • Tacloban City
    Philippines
    11° 14' 37.4496" N, 124° 59' 56.4288" E
    PH

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