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Wild Elephant Conservation & Research Program

Trip Highlights

  • Be a volunteer and help to monitor/record the behavior of the elephants at the Wasaguwama National Park in Sri Lanka
  • Spend your days amidst the wilderness, soaking in the freshness of nature
  • Plenty of opportunities to view the elephants on a daily basis from up close in the jeeps when they are grazing in the grass, and also from viewing spots like specially designed treehouses
  • Work with a team of researchers and local staff in the natural habitat of these endangered wild elephants
  • Meet some amazing travelers from different parts of the world


Be a volunteer for the Elephant Conservation Program in Sri Lanka with Volunteering Solutions and live a life amidst nature's lap! Volunteers will get the rare opportunity to work alongside local conservationists, educators, community partners and local villagers deep in the heart of the Sri Lankan wilderness. This is a true conservation project where wild elephants are not touched or interfered with at all as they are in their natural habitat.

Wild elephants (and other wildlife) are under threat in this part of the country particularly because of heightened levels of human-elephant conflict created in recent times due to a range of issues. It is a genuine research-based project involving elephant tracking, monitoring, observations, and education to the local communities, including running campaigns and awareness programs.

No matter whether you are a high school student who's an animal lover, or a gap year traveler looking for meaningful work experience - this project will be perfect for all. Even for those who are looking for an interesting family volunteering opportunity - what can be better than exploring this Southeast Asian island, soaking in the authentic vibes while working for these gentle giants!

Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities

Volunteer Work Schedule


Start Dates & Program Cost

Program Requirements



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