BENEFITING: Polar Bears International
I plan on participating in a volunteer trip to Laos and Thailand during my junior year of high school. I will first visit Laos where I will meet with government officials, local NGOs, village leaders, and respected elders to give me insight on the needs of the area. I will then come up with short-term and long-term solutions for these needs. I will acquire up to 108 community service hours during this part of my trip. I will then travel to Thailand to help at an elephant conservation center. Here I will learn to bathe, feed, guide, and drive the elephants. I will also be trained to care for sick and injured elephants at this conservation center. I will obtain up to 40 hours of community service during this portion of my voyage. These trips combined will take 46 days and I will gain up to 148 hours of community service. If you wish to learn more about these trips that I hope to be taking, here are some links with more information about them.