In 2018, the Student Guild is taking its annual volunteering trip to rural Northern Thailand. Experience the very best Thailand has to oﬀer this summer, and spend two weeks helping in an elephant sanctuary and supporting a hill-tribe village.
In Thailand, elephants are often abused as working animals in shows or for street begging; many ending up disabled, blind or orphaned. Elephant sanctuaries offer a safe haven for these majestic animals.
By volunteering in an elephant sanctuary you will have the opportunity to care for and swim with elephants for a whole week! This adventure will allow you to bond with these beautiful animals and to support the work of the sanctuary, to oﬀer a better future to the elephants of Thailand.
Although Thailand is increasingly being seen as a developed destination, it still has many economic and cultural problems. Thailand faces many social issues and marginalised groups, particularly hill-tribes, who often don’t receive the support they need. Spend some time among these amazing communities volunteering your time and energy towards building a stronger future for these amazing people!
Saturday 27 October – Saturday 10 November*
• Option available to extend the trip.
$2150 plus flights
Each student is eligible to receive a $250 scholarship from Griffith Global Mobility as well as multiple Student Guild fundraising opportunities to support travel costs.
The deadline to register and pay your initial deposit is Friday 6 July. There are 2 easy ways you can register:
• Visit: www.challengesabroad.com.au
• Click the “Availability and Dates” tab
• Click the “Book Now” button for the “Griffith Students” trip
2) In person:
If you would prefer to register for this volunteer trip in person, please contact Maddie Storey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Expression of Interest
If you’d like to join us on this trip but still need a few questions answered before you sign-up, complete this expression of interest form and we’ll get back to you straight away.
• In country transport to and from project
• In country orientation and welcome pack
• In country support
• 2-3 meals per day (usually breakfast and lunch)
Griffith Community Internship
If you’re eligible to complete the Community Internship course you could receive 10 credit points and funding up to $6000 to help cover the cost of travel!
For more information, click here.
Join us for our next information session. This is a great opportunity to have all your questions about the opportunity answered – please mark it in your diary and we hope to see you there.
Information Session: Thursday 24 May, 4.00 pm – 6.00 pm, Room G02_1.26G
You can keep up to day with information sessions and times on the Facebook event here.