I had signed up for the Wild Elephant Conservation project, but ended spending some time at the disabled orphanage as well.
For the special needs project, our coordinators put us on a bus and we spent the morning signing, dancing, and coloring with students in a classroom. At lunch time, we helped feed the girls and clean them up.
We typically had a two hour break to explore and shop in Kandy. We would come back and do a laundry or chores around the center and play with the girls some more before leaving around 3.
On the elephant project, every morning was very different. We did things like digging sand traps in the woods to capture leopard footprints, checking and replacing the batteries of the motion cameras set around the jungle, analyzing elephant dung to track their movements and what they've been eating along the way, meeting with villagers to assess elephant related damage, and using honey bees and citrus fruits to deter elephants away from properties.
We returned to the house for lunch and then had a few hours of downtime before we would take the safari jeep out to a clearing every evening to wait for the elephants to come out and eat! While waiting, we'd sit on blankets and play a ton of fun games. We saw lots of elephants!