Volunteer with Rescued Elephants in Laos

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Volunteer with elephants that have been rescued from the gruelling logging industry, helping to give them a life as close to the wild as possible. Work alongside these gentle giants, providing them with care, enrichments and a happy home.

The centre is based next to a huge lake, surrounded by rainforest and mountains. 7 elephants are currently in permanent residence at the centre, although many others pass through for hospital treatment or to give birth in the elephant nursery.

Over your first 3 days you will partake in a comprehensive introduction to life at the centre. This includes meeting the amazing elephants, learning about the hospital and nursery and getting to grips with monitoring. A particular highlight is seeing the elephants bathe and enjoying their freedom.

Once your induction is complete, volunteer tasks may include creating enrichments, basic maintenance, monitoring and assisting the biologists.

  • See elephants every day, and help with their care.
  • Live in a stunning rural location in beautiful Laos.
  • Get to know the elephants and their stories personally.
  • Make a genuine contribution to elephant conservation and welfare.
  • Try delicous Laos cuisine - yum!


Volunteers have helped to release elephants to the wild and to rescue elephants from cruel captivity.

Questions & Answers

Hi Gina, not at all! We have just had a couple of people in their mid / late 70s join this project, and they absolutely loved it. We would suggest a room upgrade as the beds are bunk beds, but we can arrange a private room with a double or twin beds which might be more comfortable for you.


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