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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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’.
Grab this fantastic opportunity to work with rescued elephants in the stunning location of Kanchanaburi.
Join an active research team researching and working hands on with Africa elephants. Live in a beautiful 110 hectare park located on the Garden Route.
Work up close with elephants rescued from a life of abuse, live on site at a beautiful wildlife centre in rural Thailand. This project can be combined with our Wildlife Rescue project.
Gain practical, hands-on experience in caring for threatened wildlife in a Thai animal sanctuary.
Assist in the conservation efforts of the Naboisho Conservancy in Kenya’s Masai Mara Reserve by monitoring wildlife and conducting important research.
Travel to a private Big Five game reserve in South Africa and volunteer alongside an international team assisting in vital conservation work.
Work with underprivileged children and help with Elephant conservation whilst soaking in the sun in Thailand! A truly unforgettable experience...
Make a difference to the lives of the children in Delhi, visit the famous Taj Mahal, look after elephants, ride camels and explore India with your new friends!
Hands-on volunteering with these gentle giants - get to know the elephants as you feed them and monitor their behaviour. Also explore all that this magnificent country has to offer.