Volunteering activities in Chonburi Province
At the Pattaya Orphanage volunteers are needed to care for more than 50 children under the age of three; teach English to older children; and work in a drop-in centre for street kids. The well-run orphanage is an uplifting balance to the Sin City streets of Pattaya. Volunteers are expected to commit to at least six months, but shorter stays are considered on a case-by-case basis. Food and accommodation is provided.
You can spend from one to four weeks working with elephants and mahouts, in rehabilitation after being forced to work in the city, at the Elephant Mahout Project run by Eco Explorer. An average day might include an early start to bath and feed the elephants, followed by training to develop your own skills as a mahout. A four-week stay will allow you to form closer bonds with the elephants and the mahouts.