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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Work with underprivileged children and help with Elephant conservation whilst soaking in the sun in Thailand! A truly unforgettable experience...
Assist in the conservation efforts of the Naboisho Conservancy in Kenya’s Masai Mara Reserve by monitoring wildlife and conducting important research.
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.
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!
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
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.
Encounter groups of Asiatic elephants deep within the heart of Sri Lanka’s lush jungles.
At this sanctuary you can learn about the challenges facing elephants in Thailand and be part of the solution through hands-on work & by getting up close and personal to these gentle giants.
Assist with hands-on lion conservation and rehabilitation with the mighty Victoria Falls - one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World - as your backdrop!