Volunteer with elephants overseas
Volunteering with elephants overseas is a life-changing experience. You will have the amazing opportunity to help elephants in a variety of locations around the world, including Sri Lanka, South Africa, Thailand, Laos and Namibia. In some destinations, elephants are lucky enough to still be living in the wild, and the projects focus on helping to conserve and protect the elephants in their natural habitats. In other countries, elephants have been rescued from tourist attractions and are being cared for in an environment as close to the wild as possible.
Joining a volunteer project abroad with elephants means that you can get great work experience, learn about elephants and make a genuine contribution to their welfare. You will contribute directly to important research or to helping to care for these gentle giants. These volunteer projects with elephants will enhance your CV for future job prospects, as well as giving you an amazing and once in a lifetime opportunity.
Many people choose to volunteer to help elephants. Whether you are on a gap year, career break, holiday with a difference or a summer break, you will be in excellent company. Elephant volunteer holidays are a great way to experience a new country, whilst also making a difference.
You don’t need any special qualifications or previous experience to do volunteer work with elephants abroad. The most important qualities are a positive attitude and a willingness to get stuck in.
Our elephant volunteer projects are hand-picked to allow you to work in elephant conservation, elephant research or elephant care.
Why not read the Oyster Guide to Volunteering with Elephants if you need some more help to decide?