The Safari Park Volunteer Initiative where we spent a few days last year helping out as volunteers has begun a new programme focused on training the adolescent lions, tigers and leopards in its care.
Bottle feeding leopard cubs and taking a playful lion for a walk were just some of the many highlights to our two days in Kanchanaburi with the Safari Park Volunteer Initiative.
I took a lion for a walk the other week. I know, read that again - I really did say I took a lion for a walk. Taking lions (and tigers – more about that in another post) for a spot of exercise is just one of the things we did when we pitched up in Kanchanaburi, at the doors of the Safari Volunteer Initiative as two of their more incompetent volunteers.
Deirdre is holding out a piece of food for me as if I were a seal. She says she is getting into practice for feeding animals, because this is one of the things we might be doing next week as part of our volunteer duties.
Visitors to Southeast Asia will find many inexpensive volunteer projects in the region without having to look too hard - though they will be more limited if you hate dogs and don’t want to teach English.
Chiang Mai has a reputation among digital nomads and travel bloggers as a place to get work done but those without a laptop can also find ways to be productive. Whether it be a skilled hand or just a willing hand, the following organisations all welcome a little help in achieving their goals. These NGOs, not for profits and, in some cases, businesses, can be found either in the city of Chiang Mai itself or in surrounding villages and towns.
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Volunteer at the world famous Bronx Zoo and you will be helping out a worthwhile institution, get a lovely warm fuzzy feeling and to hug a grizzly bear.
Whether cuddly or creepy crawly everyone has a favourite animal. From bats in Australia to Wolves in America, here are 11 opportunities to work with animals and one chance to work for them (cats).