Dedicate your time to helping elephants to enjoy a life that was taken from them at a young age. Work with elephants that have been forced into gruelling labour in the logging industry, carrying back-breaking loads of timber from the mountains for transportation out to the western world. These elephants are now free, and your role is to help them live a life as close to the wild as possible.
The rescue centre is located on the edge of a lake, ringed by mountains and rainforest. It is the perfect location for these elephants to rehabilitate. There are currently 34 elephants living permanently at the centre, although many more pass through for hospital care or to give birth in the specialist nursery.
What do volunteers do?
Volunteers help with a variety of tasks at the centre, although the most important are monitoring and enrichments. Both activities allow elephants to live as they should do, and volunteers have the job of helping them to do so - and watching the results of their endeavours. See the elephants working out puzzles, choosing what to eat and where to go, free from the restrictions that were in place whilst they were in work.
Volunteers also help with maintaining the centre, helping with education and marketing and assisting the on-site biologist.
Accommodation and food
Volunteers live on-site in twin rooms. The accommodation is beautiful, overlooking the lake and the mountains beyond. It is rustic and simple.
Three delicious meals are served each day. This consists of rice, noodles, soup, salad, fruit, curry, stir fry and more.
Volunteers expect to be working for 6 - 8 hours each day, with plenty of time to relax in between. Volunteers enjoy kayaking on the lake, relaxing in the bar with a drink to watch the sunset or simply chatting with other participants.
Useful extra information
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