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Volunteer with elephants in Sri Lanka

Pays d’action: Sri Lanka, Asie
Type d’activité: Ecovolontariat
Actively help to promote the survival of elephants in Sri Lanka’s stunning countryside. Become part of an important initiative to help elephants and communities live together, all the while helping to protect this majestic species.



Description du projet et du rôle des volontaires

Actively help to promote the survival of elephants in Sri Lanka’s stunning countryside. Deep in the wilderness, elephants and humans are living alongside each other, often with catastrophic results as they compete for food and land. This project aims to redress this imbalance and promote the survival of elephants whilst benefiting people.

How does this project work?
This project works hard to protect boundaries between humans and elephants to create a sustainable future for both species. This involves closely monitoring the elephants in their natural habitat, working with local farmers to protect their crops, teaching awareness to school children and tracking elephants. The ultimate aim is to understand more about elephants and their movements, and use this knowledge to help farmers to grow crops that elephants don't eat and develop coping mechanisms in villages that have elephant neighbours.

Volunteer tasks

There are a wide range of tasks that volunteers get involved in. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Monitoring elephant activity from a tree house, getting a clear view of their behaviour
  • Completing wildlife surveys
  • Preserving the ecosystem
  • Tracking the elephants
  • Working with farmers to reduce the amount of crops elephants eat
  • Meeting local people
  • Teaching in the local school

This is an inspiring project which will take you right into the heart of conservation in one of the most bio-diverse countries in the world. Get to know the locals and work closely with the elephants for an unforgettable experience.

Accommodation and food

You will live in a shared volunteer house with stunning views out over reservoirs and mountains. The accommodation is basic and rustic. You will be sharing a room with 2 - 3 other volunteers with shared bathrooms. Three delicious local meals are served each day.

Free time
You will be working on this project from Monday - Friday each week, with evenings and weekends free. In the evenings, volunteers enjoy eating dinner together, playing board games, chatting, reading and star gazing.

At the weekend, you have the amazing opportunity to travel further afield to see some of Sri Lanka's key tourist destinations - ancient temples, huge caves, beautiful beaches and glorious National Parks.

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 whether participants can travel. As soon as travel restrictions are lifted and the safety of travel has been scrutinised, volunteers will be able to travel once more. This will vary on a country to country basis.

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 once this is over.

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.
En savoir plus sur nos critères de sélection pour choisir nos organisations partenaires.

Fiche technique de la mission

Pays d’action :
Sri Lanka, Asie
Type d'activité :
Ecovolontariat
Durée de la mission :
Minimum: 2 semaines
Maximum: 3 mois
Frais de participation à la mission :
(contacter l’organisation pour une liste de prix complète)
2 semaines : 1343 €
4 semaines/1 mois : 1825 €
8 semaines/2 mois : 2789 €
3 mois : 3753 €
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 :
Available throughout the year with the start day every Sunday.
Age minimum :
17 ans
Age maximum :
pas d'âge maximum
Placement individuelle ou en groupe ?
Individuelle / Groupe
Maîtrise de langues :
English must be spoken and understood.
Qualifications particulières :
Pas nécessaire
Hébergement & repas :
Live in a beautiful mountain house with other volunteers. You should expect to share a room with 2 or 3 other people. Toilets are western and bathrooms provide refreshingly cool showers. Meals are provided three times per day.

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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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