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Many young elephants that are lost or abandoned by their mothers are housed by the elephant orphanages in Sri Lanka where the elephants are fed, nursed and taken care of. Like human children, these elephants also need love, care and attention. The elephant orphanage centers are lacking in resources and need more volunteers to join them in providing good care for the growing elephants. This project is a rare opportunity for volunteers who are interested in working with elephants. The giant but innocent animals' sanctuaries are located near lush green forests and idyllic sceneries.
You will work as assistants to the mahouts (elephant handlers), getting involved in the following tasks:
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Volunteers do not require any specific qualifications to volunteer in elephant orphanage project. But volunteers should have a deep love for animals.
Global Crossroad manages room/food for volunteers. Volunteers live with the host family/hostel where we manage a separate room as well as local meals three times a day. Volunteers will also have 24/7 access to our office in Sri Lanka as well as the mobile numbers of our coordinators. Our staff also visits each volunteers in 1-2 week intervals as a part of the program.
Additional cost of $75 for airport pick and transfer to Galle
$125 Airport pickup and transfer to Elephant orphanage projectÂ
$100 transfer from Galle to Elephant orphanage project
Sinhalese Language & Culture (1 week-optional): $250
Mini Venture: $1099