The elephant camp project site is roughly 40 miles (65 kilometers) from the center of Chiang Mai. Volunteers stay onsite during the week and travel back to Chiang Mai for the weekend. Part of the duties of volunteers is to feed and bathe the animals each morning. In the afternoon you may have the chance to work with the trainers. Beyond this, the nearby village is home to the staff and their families, most of whom are from the countryside. There are all kinds of ways you can help but teaching English in the local school in your free time will be great appreciated. Volunteers should be able-bodied, enjoy working outside and with animals.