• Sri Lanka
    • Kandy
1 to 12 weeks

Program Details

Age Min.
Year Round
Guesthouse Hostel Hotel
Small Group (1-15) Medium Group (16-30) Large Group (31+)
Travel Type
Budget Family Older Travelers Solo Women


Starting Price
Price Details
Includes transfer to project from Colombo, accommodation, main meals and trip to national park.
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Some Activities Meals Transportation
Jan 20, 2021
Jan 24, 2020
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About Program

Pod Volunteer is looking for volunteers to join the team to support vital work helping to protect wild elephants.

The project is unique in Sri Lanka as their award-winning model focuses on researching wild elephants whilst working with the community to help them live peacefully together. You will assist their research to increase the understanding and knowledge of the 300+ elephants and other wildlife including sloth bears, leopards and jungle cats, living in the surrounding area.

Join this inspirational project if you would like to get involved in helping wild elephant and wildlife conservation in Sri Lanka.

This program is currently not being promoted on Go Overseas by its provider. Check with Pod Volunteer for the most up-to-date information regarding the status of this program.

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Program Highlights

  • Help elephants in the wild live peacefully with the community
  • Research bears, leopards and other wildlife to support their conservation
  • Live in beautiful rural Sri Lanka in the volunteer house

Program Impact

The local team has a limited reach, so volunteers are an important asset providing resource to assist the monitoring, research and data collection of the wildlife in the area, which helps to protect it for future generations. The team research the elephant herd dynamics and record the elephant’s behaviour which is vital as little is known about elephant behaviour and biology. Understanding the ecological requirements of local wildlife including the sloth bear, leopard, rusty-spotted cat, fishing cat, jungle cat, golden palm civet, and Sri Lankan jackal is essential for future conservation.

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Yes, I recommend this program

Beautiful Experience

My experience as a volunteer in Sri Lanka was probably the best experience I have had abroad in the last years. The people of the project is amazing, they care about the animals, they care about the people and they care about you, they want you to be happy. The job done in the organization is varies a lot, an can be from planting trees to make sand traps and to observe the elephants. The job is much related with animals and nature and you will spend a lot of time in the jungle and you really feel that you are helping to diminish the human-elephant conflict.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Bring your camera, rain coat and all your energy because you are going to work hard to help the local communities and the elephants!
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