Volunteering in Sri lanka With Elephants-Pinnawala-Trusted By 18000 Volunteers Since 1998


  • Contribute in the way that is most meaningful to you by volunteering in a project of your choice.
  • Ours is the world’s most affordable volunteer program available.
  • Your fees directly benefit your host family – there are no middlemen.
  • Partner with others just like yourself–people who know that a better world begins with changing a single life.
  • Your safety is always our priority… every volunteer location has been thoroughly vetted.


Do you desire to work with elephants every single day, helping them, feeding them, and making sure they remain healthy? Do you ever dream of exploring beautiful Sri Lanka while leaving a positive impact on animal conservation?

Home to 84 elephants, this elephant orphanage is located in 25 acres of beautiful land next to a river. This orphanage is a breeding sanctuary for rescued, injured, and abused wild elephants, established by the Department of Wildlife Conservation in 1976 with a focus of providing care and protection to the many orphaned elephants found in the jungle and they desperately need volunteers like you.

When you join this volunteer in an elephant orphanage project in Sri Lanka, you will work closely with the elephants and spend most of your time taking care of them. You will not only be caring for elephants to ensure they are protected from poaching but also fulfilling your life dream knowing that you have made real positive impact in animals in Sri Lanka.

Important Information

No specific qualifications or skills required to be a part of this program. However, it is required that you have a passion for working with elephants and will be willing to contribute in whatever way possible to ensure they remain healthy and safe at all times.

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