If you are interested in volunteering with us, the first thing to do is to decide what type of volunteering you would like to do!
- Vet and Vet Nurse Volunteers – We are always in need of people with veterinary skills, both for specific projects such as spay camps in local communities as well as for day-to-day treatments in our clinic. If you looking for a unique experience with interesting veterinary cases and challenges, please contact us directly at email@example.com for more information.
- Sanctuary Volunteers – There always work to be done at the sanctuary, from walking dogs, grooming, cleaning, DIY jobs, fundraising, raising awareness – and so much more! Please see below for more information on volunteering in Thailand or from home.
- Flight Volunteers – To become a flight volunteer, you don’t need to do anything other than accompany an animal on their journey to their forever home! If you are travelling from Thailand in the near future and interested in getting more details about upcoming adoptions/journeys, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer In Thailand
General Info for Volunteers
Our goal at the Thai Animal Sanctuary Volunteer Program is to ensure that all our volunteers have a fun time, as well as a fulfilling learning experience. Animal care and welfare is our passion, and we welcome anyone who already has an interest in this area or would like to learn more. We do not require specific skills from our volunteers, only that they be eager to learn, flexible, happy to work in a small team and of course willing to get dirty once in a while!
All volunteers at Thai Animal Sanctuary are expected to assist with looking after all the sanctuary residents. Daily tasks include dog walking, cleaning cages, socialising with the animals, cleaning bedding and helping in the clinic when required. In addition to these general tasks there are always plenty of other projects such as sanctuary repairs, maintenance, painting and lots of cleaning tasks! Not all tasks are glamorous and some can be hard work, but everything you do makes a difference and will help improve the lives of our resident animals as well as our inpatients. Remember, we would not be able to keep the sanctuary running and help the animals of Sangkhlaburi without people like you!
We provide a highly detailed handbook to all prospective volunteers, with information about travelling, local culture, health & safety issues as well as the work you will be doing. To ensure safety, every volunteer is required to read this handbook and sign the disclaimer BEFORE arriving at the sanctuary.
Volunteers work on a weekly roster with 1 day off per week. We appreciate your time and hard work and will try to accommodate requests for additional time off where we can.
Morning Shift: 08:00am - 12:00pm
Afternoon Shift: 14:00pm - 17:00pm
Volunteers are expected to be flexible, as the hours may vary depending on how many volunteers are in the sanctuary and what happens during the day.
We have a Volunteer House just around the corner from the sanctuary, which currently holds up to 12 people. Rooms cost 100 thai baht per night (under €3), with both shared and private rooms depending on availability. Beds, bedding, fans and mosquito nets are provided, and we have a fully functioning outdoor kitchen which is available for all volunteers. All volunteers will receive a full list of items they need to bring with them once they have applied and been accepted.
Alternative accommodation is also available in town for reasonable prices, for those who prefer a bit more privacy or air conditioning (although we always recommend staying in the Volunteer House to get the full experience!). For more information on other accommodation, please email us at email@example.com
Vegan lunch is available to all of our volunteers, at the Baan Unrak School which is next door to the sanctuary. Meals are provided Monday to Friday during the school term.
For those who stay at the Volunteer House, many choose to us our communal kitchen to cook their own meals, and there is cheap food and fresh ingredients available at the local restaurants and markets just up the road.
Although Sangkhlaburi is in quite an isolated area, internet connection is remarkably good here. We have free wifi both at the clinic as well as at the Volunteer House, and most bars and restaurants in town have free available as well if you ask the staff.
Volunteer from Home
For those of you who would like to help support us but are unable to travel to Thailand, there are several ways you can help out from home!
- Volunteer Veterinary Consultants – while we are always looking for vets to come and volunteer in the clinic itself, we are also in need of support from senior vets during the times when our resident vet is absent or a newly qualified resident vet is seeking advice on a specific or unusual case. Becoming a consultant vet and advising us via e-mail on ways to treat animals in these circumstances is an invaluable resource to us.
- Collecting donated items – you can contact your local vet, pet store, or anywhere else you can think of to gather donations. There are often items that we need which are not available locally. Click here see our updated Wish List.
- Fundraising – fundraising is one of the most important ways you can help the sanctuary from wherever you are. Wether you host a fundraising event, participate in sports events to raise money or simply raise awareness about the sanctuary to attract new donors, these are all great ways to support our work from afar.
- Volunteer Translators – we often need information translating from English into Thai and Burmese, and vice-versa. If you are fluent in any of these languages, we would love to hear from you!
- Spreading Awareness - why not help out by simply spreading the word about Thai Animal Sanctuary, wether it be to friends, family or colleagues. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to get all the latest news from the sanctuary, and visit our Donation page to donate.
If you are interested in helping out in any of these ways, we would love to hear from you!
Please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in the volunteer application form below
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