Volunteer with Elephants
Find elephant volunteer work and programs abroad with One World 365. You can join volunteer programs with elephants in Africa, Thailand, Sri Lanka, India and around the world. A lot of the elephants have been held captive in tourist camps and they have never had freedom to live in the wild, this is your chance to help these ancient creatures. Volunteer to help elephants have a better future, you can browse our website and find a wide range of projects where you could help with education and research or join hands on conservation projects. By volunteering at an elephant sanctuary you could be working with baby elephants or old elephants which have had bad lives in the logging or tourism trade.
Location of Elephant Volunteer Projects
There are lots of elephant volunteer programs around the world. In Asia where you can make a real difference and help preserve these gentle giants. Traveling and going to volunteer with elephants in Thailand can be a magical experience, there are lots of locations throughout the country helping to protect these animals.
In Africa you could travel and volunteer with elephants in South Africa, there are wildlife nature parks all around the country which accept volunteer year round especially in Northern Kwa-Zulu Natal. The nature parks provide a safe environment for elephants to roam far away from poachers, it is a magical site to see elephants walking free in a wild environment.
Are you thinking about volunteering with elephants? Are you wondering what you might be doing? Even if you have no previous experience you can volunteer with elephants on programs worldwide. If you have no previous experience or knowledge about volunteering with elephants don't worry, you will get trained when you arrive at projects. When you join an elephant volunteer program you will get to meet the elephants and its very exciting!
Elephants are huge creatures and friendly in nature, you will be able to stroke and be close to the elephants in a safe environment. You will be able to collect food for the elephants, they eat a lot which usually consists of pineapples and lots of tree leaves. They really love to eat and its great to watch a hungry herd of elephants! Elephants need to be clean and you might be involved with washing the elephants, this is usually in the morning when you can use a water hose to wash and clean the elephants. You might even possibly even get to go swimming with the elephants.
Elephants need lots of exercise and sometime you will take them for a walk, this is amazing at sunrise and sunset walking with this ancient animals. Elephants usually fall asleep quite early around 11pm, this will be your time to relax and experience being in their presence whilst they wake up early usually around 6am. A day working with elephants is an amazing experience. If you would like to work with other wildlife then please view our other Animal Volunteer Projects section where you can search worldwide placements. In your spare time you could also join an adventure tour or safari to see elephants in the wild, this is highly recommended in a country like Sout Africa where you can see huge herds of elephants in their natural habitat!
Volunteer programs can be joined throughout the year and elephant projects are really popular with people seeking volunteer holidays. For more information about volunteering with elephants please view the profiles below or view One World 365 animal volunteer projects.