I volunteered with BEES for 6 nights in April 2014, and will remember it as one of the best experiences in my life. You can see that the money you pay goes directly to the welfare of the Elephants, rescued dogs and cats, and local community.
Emily and Burm are inspiring, and so passionate about what they do. Activities changed day to day - walking with the elephants to the big river, cleaning their sleeping areas, feeding and bathing them. The walk to the river was breathtaking.
You learn about the different personalities of the eles, Mae Kam (princess) and Mae Jumpee (gentle grandma). It was so peaceful just watching them.
There are rescued dogs and cats that stay in the sanctuary as well, and even a few tortoises.
Few things that are helpful to know to bring: clothes you don't mind getting dirty, rain boots, working gloves, flashlight, earplugs if you are a light sleeper, and of course a positive attitude knowing you contributing to a wonderful cause.
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