Volunteer at an Elephant Conservation Project in Sri Lanka

Location: Sri Lanka: Rural Areas

Program Duration: 1-2 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks

Dates: Year Round


200 W. Superior Suite 300 United States Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States

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Phone: 888.227.6231


Elephants, while majestic and beautiful, are seen by many Sri Lankans as a nuisance because of their destructive effects on farm land, and causes some farmers to hurt or kill elephants in order to protect their livelihood. As a volunteer, you will work to save elephants and villagers’ livelihoods by helping to resolve human-elephant conflicts in Wasgamuwa National Park.

As a volunteer you will have the chance to:
- Research, observe and assess human-elephant interactions and conflicts
- Help with animal tracking and identification in the area
- Work with local communities to teach environmental awareness & sustainability
- Help to monitor and evaluate innovative landscape management systems designed to buffer communities economically from elephant raids

Program fees: (request additional pricing for longer program lengths on our website)
2 weeks: $1,490
3 weeks: $1,830
4 weeks: $1,940
6 weeks: $2,190
8 weeks: $2,600
10 weeks: $2,980
12 weeks: $3,250


1. Participate in daily ecological research on elephants.

2. Observe and assess human-elephant interactions and conflicts.

3. Conduct local biodiversity surveys, including bird identification, butterfly observation, and recording animal behavior.

4. Work with local communities to teach environmental awareness and sustainability.

Apply by Jan. 31st and get $100 off your 2017 volunteer program!

Minimum Education

High School

Cost in US$:

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Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

Costs included in the program fee

- Full accommodation in gender-based shared room
- 3 prepared meals a day for duration of the program
- Daily onsite transportation in Land Rover 4WD vehicles
- Arrival hotel and airport transfer for first night’s stay in Colombo (Airport of arrival is Colombo)
- Arrival transport from Colombo to project site
- Departure transport to Colombo at the end of program
- Medical/Accident insurance
- Pre-Departure Orientation
- On-site orientation on the first day
- 24/7 on-site staff support and training
- Culture & Etiquette guide book
- Greenheart Travel t-shirt

Credit Available


Volunteer Types
  • Environment
  • Conservation
  • Animal Welfare
This Program is open to

American, European, Canadian, Australian, South African, Kiwi, Asian Participant.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Guest House

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
Year Founded