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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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!
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.
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
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!
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.
Work with underprivileged children and help with Elephant conservation whilst soaking in the sun in Thailand! A truly unforgettable experience...
Provide a helping hand on an amazing private game reserve in South Africa, tending to the Big 5 and even helping care for rare Bengal Tigers!
Come and explore the awe-inspiring diversity and dynamism of Borneo’s wildlife in Sabah’s stunning Kinbatangan Floodplain Rainforest.
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.
This amazing opportunity based in Thailand seeks to promote sustainable elephant-based tourism, which benefits the local community as well as the elephants!