Volunteer With Elephants

Elephant Information

From £320

+ £129 Registration Fee

Ideal for those with a keen interest in elephant conservation and ecological research


No previous experience or qualifications needed


Build your CV or University application with new skills


Help to protect endangered species


Have an experience that neither you, nor the elephant, will ever forget

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to witness the magnificence of a herd of elephants up close and personal? Well, wonder no more.

With our Elephant volunteering programmes, this is exactly what you will do. Your duties will range from monitoring the elephants, to helping to eradicate the human/elephant conflict. Sadly, this has been the main reason for substantial decline in elephant numbers, and your work will play a vital role in restoring the balance.

If you’re passionate about the protection of elephants, and want to make a difference, our programmes are for you. Your work will be fundamental in making sure humans and elephants can live in harmony.

Thailand Elephant Refuge Centre

This is your chance to get hands on working experience with the majestic Asian elephants in this 100% ethical sanctuary in beautiful Thailand. The elephant refuge sanctuary provides support and care to over 20 elephants that have all come from abused and neglected backgrounds. Located in a tropical region about 160km south of Bangkok.
1-12 Weeks
18+
Every Sunday

Sri Lanka Wild Elephant Conservation

Encounter the beautiful Asian elephant in their natural habitat in the depths of the Sri Lankan jungle. Become involved in true elephant conservation and make a positive impact to elephants and the local communities. You will be responsible for gathering information, collecting essential environment data, teaching the local communities and much much more!
1-24 Weeks
5+
16+
Every Sunday

South Africa Amakhala Big 5 Conservation

Do you want to experience and explore Africa and all of its inhabitants? Well Amakhala will not disappoint! Assist behind the scenes on various on-going conservation and community projects and meet the famous Big Five along with a vast array of other wildlife. Stay in a 4-star luxury lodge, go canoeing, fishing and camp under the stars in the middle of the bush!
1-12 Weeks
12+
18+
Every Monday

South Africa Shamwari Big 5 Conservation

Have a once in a lifetime experience by working behind the scenes in one of Africa’s finest game reserves. Your time on the reserve will be diverse and structured, giving you the opportunity to personally experience life as a budding conservationist. You will get to help out at the Born Free Big Cat Foundation, Shamwari Animal Rehabilitation Centre, Animal Hospital and the Rhino Awareness Centre as well as monitor some of the worlds most iconic wildlife.
2-12 Weeks
15+
18+
Every Monday

Zimbabwe Elephant & Rhino Sanctuary

Get up close with our rhinos and elephant herd where you will be involved in valuable conservation work that will help towards securing the futures of these endangered species. This hands-on diverse experience will see you studying and learning about the animals behaviour, undertaking anti poaching patrols and lots more! You will get a unique behind the scenes insight into this family owned 10,000 acre game reserve in the heart of Zimbabwe.
1-8 Weeks
5+
17+
Every Monday

Zimbabwe Victoria Falls Big Five Conservation

This is your opportunity to take part in meaningful conservation as you follow in the footsteps of explorer David Livingstone. Get up close to some amazing animals, enjoy the breathtakingly beautiful surroundings, take part in some awesome adrenalin activities and visit the famous Victoria Falls (just 10 minutes away).Home to the famous African Big Five, this 2,500 hectare game reserve boasts many elephants, black rhinos, lions, leopards, buffalo and a wealth of other native wildlife.
2-12 Weeks
18+
1st & 3rd Sunday

Namibia Elephant & Wild Dog Research – Mangetti

Come and help our researchers in Mangetti where you will actively contribute vital data to aid with our conservation efforts. You will research the levels and causes of conflict between humans and African wild dogs and elephants in an effort to devise an effective plan. Explore the natural savannahs, lush grass plains and see these incredible animals up close.
2-12 Weeks
12+
18+
Every Monday

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