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.

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Thailand - Elephant sanctuary volunteering in Thailand

Elephant sanctuary volunteering in Thailand

Work closely with rescued Asian elephants in this inspiring elephant sanctuary in Thailand. Liberated from lives begging in the streets of Bangkok, these elephants have now found a home in the beautiful and sprawling grounds of this sanctuary. Helping with their feeding, care and bathing, you’ll be actively contributing to improving their lives and welfare.

Also on site is a remarkable wildlife sanctuary, home to sun bears, monkeys, gibbons, macaques and much more. If you would like to lend a helping hand with these other mistreated and amazing animals, we can arrange for at least a week of your time to be spent helping with the other wildlife too.

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Sri Lanka - Elephant conservation in Sri Lanka

Elephant conservation in Sri Lanka

Make a dream a reality working with elephants in one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Help to promote the protection and survival of these endangered elephants in the depths of Sri Lanka’s stunning interior. Become part of an important initiative to help elephants and communities live together – and experience the incredible privilege of working with these gentle giants.

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Laos - Volunteer with elephants in Laos

Volunteer with elephants in Laos

Head to the “Land of a Million Elephants”, where now only 400 elephants are living in the wild. Volunteer at an inspiring rescue and rehabilitation centre, dedicated to conserving the species and promoting the survival of these gentle giants.

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Namibia - Elephant conservation volunteering in Namibia

Elephant conservation volunteering in Namibia

Become part of an important mission to unite people and elephants living in southern Africa’s vast and beautiful desert, the Namib. Help to track, monitor and protect wild elephants, all whilst working alongside local people to protect their water supplies from these gentle giants.

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Thailand - Elephant conservation in Thailand

Elephant conservation in Thailand

Become part of a moving journey to return elephants to their native jungle. This inspiring volunteer project brings elephants back from their lives performing and trekking for tourists, rehabilitating them into a life in the wild that has been all but forgotten.

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Thailand - Volunteer with elephants in Thailand

Volunteer with elephants in Thailand

Help to give old, disabled, orphaned and overworked elephants a place to call home on this life-changing elephant volunteering project. Join a leading elephant park and help them to care for their rescued elephants, giving them a life that is a far cry from their previous existences.

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Volunteering 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 so much 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.