Join an international team of volunteers who are working together to care for rescued elephants in an inspirational sanctuary. Together you will be helping these elephants to have a life as close to the wild as possible, a far cry from their previous lives working on the streets or in tourist camps. Highlights include bathing and walking the elephants, allowing you to really get to know these gentle giants.
Volunteer with elephants
Volunteering abroad with elephants is a life-changing experience. Whether you choose to work hands-on with these gentle giants, or opt to work in stunning wilderness areas to help them remain living in the wild, you will find that there is no experience out there quite like witnessing elephants. Our projects are hand-picked to allow you to work in elephant conservation, elephant research or elephant care. Volunteering with elephants allows you to not only make a genuine contribution to their welfare, but to get to know and understand these amazing creatures.
Become part of an elephant research team, monitoring these gentle giants in their daily lives together. The project is located in a beautiful park, where you will be working closely with orphaned elephants as they recover from previous trauma and stress. In your free time, explore the stunning Garden Route and immerse yourself fully in this wonderful corner of Africa.
Step far off the trodden tourist trails and deep into stunning Sri Lanka, where elephants are still clinging on to life in the wild. Work closely with the local community to help promote the survival of these endangered elephants, all whilst enjoying seeing these creatures roam in their natural habitat – a rare wonder.
Live with elephants in a beautiful lakeside rescue centre, surrounded by sprawling jungle and jagged mountains, and help to protect these endangered creatures. Work with elephants that have been rescued from the demanding logging industry, and witness baby elephants being cared for in the on-site elephant nursery. The elephant population in Laos, once known as the “Land of a Million Elephants”, is plummeting, and you can be part of the solution to this tragic problem.
Participate in an innovating project enabling wild desert elephants and rural communities to co-exist in harmony in this challenging desert environment. Enjoy all that desert life brings, from cooking over camp fires to sleeping under the stars, all while throwing yourself into the volunteer role, which includes tracking elephants, doing building projects and helping the local community.
Come together with a remote Karen community to enable elephants to return to the wild after a lifetime of working in the tourist industry. Experience the joy of seeing these elephants learn how to live in their natural habitat, monitoring the progress that they are making. Live in home stays alongside local people, properly immersing yourself in this hill tribe community.
Enable retired elephants to enjoy freedom and comfort on this life-changing volunteer project. Work with a team of other volunteers to give these elephants a place to call home.