Volunteer with Rescued Elephants

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Volunteer with Rescued Elephants

from £839
Duration: from 7 days to 28 days
Countries: Laos
Volunteer at an inspiring sanctuary located next to a stunning lake in rural Laos. You will help to rehabilitate abused elephants, monitoring their progress and helping with their care.
Summary

Volunteer with Rescued Elephants

An inspiring project
Elephants are still used as ‘beasts of burden’ in Laos – particularly in the logging industry.  In many cases, this can involve cruelty and abuse.  This sanctuary offers a fresh start to abused and retired elephants, giving them a safe home in the Lao rainforest.  Here these gentle giants can roam around, supervised by their own ‘mahout’.  The elephants are now free to wander, bathe, play and socialise in a way that they never have before.  You can provide much needed help to ensure its work continues.

Volunteer meets the elephants

Your role

A key job is to prepare enrichments for the elephants, allowing them to stretch themselves mentally and start thinking like they would do in the wild.  It’s a great opportunity to get up close to them and discover their individual characters - as they play with the enrichments you are able to watch them closely, monitoring how they interact and what they are doing.  You can then turn your hand to a variety of other jobs such as maintenance work around the sanctuary, helping with monitoring of the elephants in their wild environment and improving the education about elephant conservation.  A daily highlight is to walk the elephants to their bathing pond and watch them having a good splash together.

While you’re there you’ll discover a lot about the lifestyle and conservation needs of elephants.  It’s a unique opportunity for anyone with a passion for these magnificent creatures.

View over the lake

Accommodation

All accommodation and food is included.  You’ll be based in clean, convenient accommodation on-site with 3 delicious meals each day.

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Elephant playing in the sanctuary in Laos

Elephant playing in the sanctuary in Laos

Elephant playing in the sanctuary in Laos
Volunteer meets the elephants

Volunteer meets the elephants

Volunteer meets the elephants
This beautiful area will be your home whilst you volunteer

This beautiful area will be your home whilst you volunteer

This beautiful area will be your home whilst you volunteer
Accommodation

Accommodation

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View from the sanctuary

View from the sanctuary

View from the sanctuary
Preparing enrichments for the elephants

Preparing enrichments for the elephants

Preparing enrichments for the elephants
Meeting the elephants

Meeting the elephants

Meeting the elephants
Monitoring the elephants

Monitoring the elephants

Monitoring the elephants
View over the lake

View over the lake

View over the lake
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