Elephant conservation work could take you all around the world from the stunning Indian city of Jaipur to the luscious green lands of Zimbabwe. Although big in size, elephants are one of the most commonly abused and mistreated animals on the planet. They have been known to be chained up, beaten, deprived of sleep, removed from their natural habitats and hunted for ivory.
Volunteering with elephants is an exciting and worthwhile cause to participate in. Volunteers are expected to care for the elephants by taking part in regular tasks such as bathing and grooming, mucking out pens, preparing milk bottles, feeding the baby elephants, working alongside the local farmers to create sustainable living environments for the next and current generation of elephants, and maybe even the chance to shadow a veterinary professional administering medicine to sick and injured elephants.
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Grab this fantastic opportunity to work with rescued elephants in the stunning location of Kanchanaburi.
As a volunteer in the Greater Kruger area in South Africa, you will experience Africa’s amazing wildlife through research drives and bush walks which help to conserve the ’Big 5’.
Gain hands-on veterinary experience with wild animals on a Game Reserve in northern South Africa! You’ll shadow the vet and you’ll learn an unbelievable amount!
Travel to Thailand’s Chiang Mai Province and volunteer with elephants rescued from working in the tourist industry.
Assist in the conservation efforts of the Naboisho Conservancy in Kenya’s Masai Mara Reserve by monitoring wildlife and conducting important research.
Gain practical, hands-on experience in caring for threatened wildlife in a Thai animal sanctuary.
Assist at a sanctuary which provides a home for elephants in their natural surroundings. Help with community intiatives and explore the tropical forests learning more about the community
Support rangers on the front line of critical anti-poaching activities. Challenge yourself, learn tracking and survival skills and go on overnight patrols in the African wilderness.
Encounter groups of Asiatic elephants deep within the heart of Sri Lanka’s lush jungles.
Work with over 80 elephants that have been rescued from various awful situations and help rehabilitate them on this project. You’ll get to know them and get up close and personal!