Challenge Snapshot

Duration: 15 Days
Location: Thailand
Total Cost: $3050

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

In the last 3 generations, elephant populations in Asia have decreased by at least 50%.

Humans are slowly inhabiting more and more of their natural habitat and many elephants are tortured and put to work in the logging and tourism industries. Today there are less than 50,000 Asian elephants in the world.

It’s not just elephants that are facing significant challenges in Thailand. In the remote hill tribe communities in Thailand’s north, up to 33% of the population are living below the poverty line, compared to a national average of 7%. Schools in the region are underfunded, lacking teachers as well as basic resources, which prevents children from receiving an education that could help them break out of the poverty cycle.

 

Making an Impact

Join a global movement against animal cruelty

Many behaviours such as riding and even touching elephants have been normalised by the tourism industry, and we need your help to raise awareness! Our partner sanctuary is setting the standard for ethical animal welfare around the world and by joining them in their work, you'll have the opportunity to be a part of the animals' road to rehabilitation. Your activities will include:

Australian university students volunteer at an elephant sanctuary in northern Thailand

Preparing food for and feeding the elephants (banana and watermelon are their favourite)!

Australian university students volunteer at elephant nature park in Northern Thailand

Cleaning up after the elephants and helping to maintain the sanctuary's grounds!

Australian university students volunteer at elephant nature park in Northern Thailand

Caring for other rescued animals!

 

Want to read more about sustainable and ethical experiences with elephants?

Click here to read our blog!

 

You will also spend half of your program immersed in the lifestyle and culutre of the Indigenous Hill Tribe villages. Here, you will be at the forefront of change as you inspire young learners in their education. Your activities could include:

Australian students volunteer in Hill Tribe communities in Northern Thailand

Designing and facilitating educations workshops that allow children to learn additional skills in an exciting, hands-on setting! You could focus on conversational English, creative arts, life skills and environmental sustainability!

Australian university students volunteer in the Hill Tribe communities in Northern Thailand

Helping with infrastructure projects to improve school facilities and create a safer and more conducive learning environment for the children at our local partner schools!

Australian university students take climate action in Northern Thailand by participating in community clean ups

Participating in environmental sustainability activities such as community clean ups and tree planting!*

 

*FYI: This is a carbon neutral program

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extend your travels

Tour the sites of Northern Thailand including Chiang Rai and Pai

Why not continue your adventure and make sure you've seen all the sites in Northern Thailand!

There're a few things that you shouldn’t miss before heading home... Starting in Chiang Rai, you'll visit the famous White Temple and the Monkey Temple before a Mekong River cruise to the Golden Triangle. This is the point where Thailand, Laos and Myanmar meet! After the markets and nightlife of Chiang Rai you'll head to Chiang Dao for some hiking, bamboo rafting and waterfalls. Don't worry, there will be some time to relax in Pai at the end of your adventure. This epic tour will see you ticking off a few bucket list items and the perfect end to your Global Citizenship journey!

Who can join the program

WE'RE LOOKING FOR HIGH-ENERGY, PASSIONATE INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE LOOKING TO LEAVE THEIR HANDPRINT ON THE WORLD.

If you're passionate about animals and the environment and are looking for ways to use your skills to make an impact, then this program is perfect for you! Whether you're studying education, science, engineering or creative arts, this is an awesome opportunity to join a team of likeminded people and use your skills, knowledge and passions to take global climate action and protect life on land.

Why you should join the program

Become a Challenge Leader

ARE YOU LOOKING TO ELEVATE YOUR EXPERIENCE?

Build your own community of people who care and inspire a team of Global Citizens to join you on this epic adventure... become a Challenge Leader! This is your chance to step up as a global leader and showcase your awesome leadership skills. Not only will you feel a great sense of achievement, but it's an experience that's guaranteed to make you stand out in any future employment opportunity.

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CHALLENGE DATES

Program Date: 23rd November - 8th December 2024
Extension Trip: 08 Dec 2024 - 14 Dec 2024
Program Date: 1st February - 16th February 2025
Extension Trip: 16 Feb 2025 - 21 Feb 2025
Program Date: 28th June - 13th July 2025
Extension Trip: 13 Jul 2025 - 18 Jul 2025

*Note: if you have other dates in mind or would like to travel as an individual, email us at [email protected] and we’ll be more than happy to help!

What’s Included?

  • 24/7 in-country support
  • All accommodation
  • 3 meals a day (Monday – Friday)
  • In-country transport
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Volunteer t-shirt
  • Pre-departure support, including full program briefing
  • An incredible volunteer experience!

What’s NOT Included?

  • Visa
  • Vaccinations
  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance

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