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Volunteer in Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka - Elephant Orphanage Starts From US$ 598

Rustic Volunteer and Travel

Street Address:
303 Moonlight Dr.
United States

Sri Lanka - Elephant Orphanage Starts From US$ 598

Sri Lanka
Dates of Program
1 and 3 Monday of each Month
both (group and independent)
Age Restrictions
18 Years+
Project Review

The elephant orphanage is a unique project that is giving elephants that are wounded or abandoned by their mothers an environment to flourish. They're well looked and well feed. Volunteer in Rustic Volunteer and Travel's elephant orphanage project and learn about the mammoth beast and be part of the team that takes care of them. You'll be trained and helped by the project staff and elephant handlers.

Major Responsibilities

You'll work in a shelter breeding elephants. You'll be trained and work as an assistant to elephant handlers, known as Mahouts. You're daily activities will include bathing the elephants twice, cleaning their enclosures in the morning, feeding them and performing maintenance work as and when required.

Cost/Program Fee
US$ 1777 (12 Weeks)
What program fee Includes

Fee covers

  • Airport reception
  • One-way transfer to office/hostel
  • One-way transfer to project
  • Accommodation with Host family/Hostel
  • Food (local food 3 times a day)
  • Comprehensive Travel Insurance
  • Services of our local staffs

Program Fee Does Not Cover

  • Airfare
  • Visa and Visa extension fee
  • Airport drop, airport taxes
  • Any personal expenses on food and travel
  • Mineral water and soft drinks
  • Gifts to project staffs and host family
  • Laundry
  • Telephone
  • Immunization
Skills/ Qualifications

You do not require any skills or qualifications to volunteer in the project. You'll however have to be passionate about working with the children. If you're open minded and flexible during the project, you'll enjoy your stay and achieve more.

Arrangements for Room/Food

Rustic Volunteer and Travel manages room/food for volunteers. Volunteers live with the host family and you will be provided with a separate, clean and modest room as well as local meals three times a day. Staying with a host family will provide you with a wonderful opportunity for you to learn about the culture and lifestyle of Sri Lankan people. Volunteer will also have an access to our office in Sri Lanka and mobile phone number of our coordinators. Our staffs also visit volunteers in each 2-4 week interval as a part of the program. Details covering living accommodations provided prior to arrival.

Any Missing Important Information

Even though you can get a visa upon arrival at the airport in Sri Lanka, we don't recommend this. You should get it from the embassy or the consulate of Sri Lanka in your home. Visa is issued on arrival for stay up to 30 days. Extension can be arranged at the Immigration Office in Colombo.

Rustic Volunteer and Travel 's other programs in Sri Lanka

Galle, Polonnaruwa, Kandy, Nuwara-Eliya and Pinnawela: