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Online volunteering to help elephant conservation and research in Sri Lanka

Pays d’action: Sri Lanka, Asie
Type d’activité: Missions avec animaux et vétérinaires, Ecovolontariat
Join an award-winning charity which is based in Sri Lanka. Volunteering from home, you will be learning about the Asian elephants and the threats to the species. In addition to learning more, you will actively be able to help with research, conservation and fundraising activities. Immerse yourself in community conservation projects from the comfort of your own home.

Description du projet et du rôle des volontaires

The Asian elephant is currently under threat, and a leading charity is working to protect wild elephants in the heart of Sri Lanka. The charity works with local people to understand the threats posed by the wild elephants, and then collaborates with the local community to mitigate them. Through this inspirational approach, the lives of both humans and elephants have been saved.

To understand the elephant behaviour, there is a huge amount of data that is collected. The charity needs help to analyse the data, sort the data and understand the patterns of the elephant movements. It is possible to do this from home, and you will receive full training and background to the plight of elephants. Additionally, the charity needs help with social media, fundraising, raising awareness.

What online volunteer opportunities are available?

  • Asian elephant conservation module: Learn from a researcher about Asian elephants, why they are under threat and what is being done to help them. This is an ideal place to start your volunteering, as you will learn about why the charity exists. This module lasts for 2 weeks with 2 sessions per week.
  • Elephant identification: Led by an ecologist, learn about how to identify individual elephants. This is essential to be able to understand how social behaviour drives reproduction, movement, population and social bonds. Once you have learned how to identify elephants, you will be helping to analyse data and contribute towards research. This module lasts for 2 weeks with 2 sessions per week.
  • Community volunteering: E-volunteers take part in mitigating human elephant conflicts, helping poor farmers to protect their livelihoods from wild elephants whilst also protecting elephants. Volunteers will learn about conservation efforts on the ground, help with researching the success of those measures and promoting the charity’s work to secure much needed funding via social media, website and emails.

L’organisation de volontariat se présente

This organisation specialises in arranging hand-picked ethical volunteering projects in 18 countries around the world. Projects mainly focus on animal welfare, conservation, and sustainability, with strong focus also on humanitarian and social care programmes. Their passionate and experienced team of travellers have been sending volunteers around the world since 2006.

We are able to accept bookings for all projects currently, however the situation is still evolving regarding when and where participants can travel. We are offering free trip changes, free date changes and also free unspecified date changes. This gives travellers maximum flexibility, whilst also giving them something to look forward to.

If participants cannot travel, their money is financially protected by ATOL or IPP. The money paid can be used towards any of our other trips within 18 months.

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Fiche technique de la mission

Pays d’action :
Sri Lanka, Asie
Type d'activité :
Missions avec animaux et vétérinaires,Ecovolontariat
Durée de la mission :
Minimum: 2 semaines
Maximum: 4 semaines / 1 Mois
Frais de participation à la mission :
(contacter l’organisation pour une liste de prix complète)
2 semaines : 335 €
4 semaines/1 mois : 415 €
Pourquoi payer pour faire du volontariat ?

* Toutes les indications de prix sont fournies par l’organisation de volontariat sans garantie. Si l’organisation ne facture pas en Euros, les prix réels peuvent varier en fonction du cours de change.
Disponibilité de la mission :
Projects start every 2 weeks
Age minimum :
12 ans
Age maximum :
pas d'âge maximum
Placement individuelle ou en groupe ?
Individuelle / Groupe
Maîtrise de langues :
English essential
Qualifications particulières :
Pas nécessaire
Hébergement & repas :
Not applicable - volunteers volunteer from home

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  • Recevez immédiatement un e-mail avec le site web et le n° de téléphone de l’organisation de volontariat
  • Recevez gratuitement notre guide avec une check-list à imprimer
  • Un guide de conversation en cadeau, si vous vous inscrivez plus tard
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