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Volunteer in Laos

Volunteer with Rescued Elephants
From £769
Duration 7 - 28 Days
From £769
Duration 7 - 28 Days
Volunteer at an inspiring sanctuary located next to a stunning lake in rural Laos. You will help to rehabilitate abused elephants, monitoring their progress and helping with their care.

An inspiring project
Elephants are still used as ‘beasts of burden’ in Laos – particularly in the logging industry.  In many cases, this can involve cruelty and abuse.  This sanctuary offers a fresh start to abused and retired elephants, giving them a safe home in the Lao rainforest.  Here these gentle giants can roam around, supervised by their own ‘mahout’.  The elephants are now free to wander, bathe, play and socialise in a way that they never have before.  You can provide much needed help to ensure its work continues.

 

Your role

A key job is to prepare enrichments for the elephants, allowing them to stretch themselves mentally and start thinking like they would do in the wild.  It’s a great opportunity to get up close to them and discover their individual characters – as they play with the enrichments you are able to watch them closely, monitoring how they interact and what they are doing.  You can then turn your hand to a variety of other jobs such as maintenance work around the sanctuary, helping with monitoring of the elephants in their wild environment and improving the education about elephant conservation.  A daily highlight is to walk the elephants to their bathing pond and watch them having a good splash together.

While you’re there you’ll discover a lot about the lifestyle and conservation needs of elephants.  It’s a unique opportunity for anyone with a passion for these magnificent creatures.

Volunteers help to monitor the elephants

Accommodation

All accommodation and food is included.  You’ll be based in clean, convenient accommodation on-site with 3 delicious meals each day.

A volunteer meets the elephants

What's Included

  • Food
  • Accommodation
Experience Volunteering
Region South East Asia
Country Laos

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