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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Travel to a private Big Five game reserve in South Africa and volunteer alongside an international team assisting in vital conservation work.
Volunteer and enjoy a real hands-on experience as you help to rehabilitate over 400 rescued animals at this beautiful sanctuary located in the heart of the Thai rainforest.
Encounter groups of Asiatic elephants deep within the heart of Sri Lanka’s lush jungles.
Grab this fantastic opportunity to work with rescued elephants in the stunning location of Kanchanaburi.
Travel to Thailand’s Chiang Mai Province and volunteer with elephants rescued from working in the tourist industry.
Volunteer with beautiful wild elephants in Sri Lanka, help to monitor their movements and working towards long term conservation planning.
This amazing opportunity based in Thailand seeks to promote sustainable elephant-based tourism, which benefits the local community as well as the elephants!
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.
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.
Join an award winning elephant conservation team to help protect and research the desert elephants.