Elephant Care and Conservation Program in India 

This beautiful project offers volunteers the opportunity to collaborate with elephants in a responsible and sustainable way. The project is located in a rural area where you are immersed in nature. The main objective is to provide a safe and caring environment for elephants that have previously been used for tourism or other forms of work.

  • Get to know the culture and customs working hand in hand with the local population.
  • Support the elephants in their well-being.
  • Contribute to the community for an improvement in the conservation of the species.
  • Provide values ​​and care.
  • Live a unique experience and meet the local population and other volunteers.

What is this program about?

The Elephant Care Volunteer Project was launched to address the mistreatment of elephants used for tourism or other forms of labor in India. Many of these elephants suffer physical and emotional trauma, and the project aims to provide them with proper nutrition, medical care and social interaction with other elephants. The project also aims to educate the public on elephant welfare and conservation and promote responsible tourism practices.

Elephant Care Project volunteers can participate in various activities that promote the welfare and conservation of elephants. These may include:

  • Feeding and Watering the Elephants: Volunteers will help prepare food and water for the elephants and may have the opportunity to feed them directly.
  • Bathing and grooming the elephants: Volunteers will help bathe and groom the elephants, which helps keep them clean and healthy.
  • Cleaning and maintenance of elephant facilities: Volunteers will help clean and maintain the elephant enclosures and other facilities.
  • Participate in Educational Programs: Volunteers will have the opportunity to learn about elephant conservation and welfare, and will also be able to help educate the public through outreach programs.
  • Veterinary assistance: Volunteers can help with basic veterinary care, such as cleaning wounds and administering medication. (Depends on the elephant you work with.)
  • Support for research on elephant behavior and well-being: Volunteers may have the opportunity to assist in research projects that aim to improve our understanding of elephant behavior and well-being.
  • Participate in Cultural Activities: Volunteers may also have the opportunity to participate in cultural activities, such as cooking classes or traditional music and dance performances.


Overall, the project offers a unique opportunity for volunteers to learn about elephant welfare and conservation while making a positive impact on the lives of these magnificent animals. Remember that it is not only working with the elephants, but also

How is the day to day and what will I do as a volunteer?

The day to day of the volunteer consists of a collaboration from Monday to Friday, approximately 3 or 4 hours.

A typical volunteer day begins with breakfast at the accommodation with all the volunteers. At the end of the willThe rios go to the project, where they meet with the local coordinator to organize the activities.ades planned for the day.

Throughout the morning each volunteer contributes to the assigned tasks. A stop is made for lunch and, depending on the needs, they continue with the tasks or have free time.

The volunteer can visit nearby areas in his spare time. In the evening, the group has dinner and prepares for the next day.

Volunteers can play a valuable role in supporting Elephant Care and Community Development programs in a number of ways. Here are some reasons volunteers are needed:

  • Limited resources and staff: There are not unlimited resources and staff to provide the necessary care and support to the elephants. Volunteers can help provide additional support and resources to ensure that elephantsreceive the care and attention they need to thrive.
  • Cultural and language barriers: Many volunteers may have language and cultural knowledge that can be invaluable in helping to bridge the communication gap between mahouts and center staff. This can help ensure that the needs and concerns of mahouts and elephants arecommunicate and address effectively.
  • Practical assistance: Volunteers can provide practical assistance with tasks such as feeding, bathing and caring for the elephants, and help the mahouts with their daily tasks. This can help ensure that the elephants receive the best possible care and attention, and that the mahouts have the support they need to care for the elephants.
  • Educational and Outreach Programs: Volunteers can help with educational and outreach programs to raise awareness of elephant welfare, responsible tourism, and conservation. They can also help develop new programs and initiatives that promote sustainable and ethical elephant tourism practices.
  •  Fundraising and donations: Volunteers can help with fundraising and donation campaigns to obtain funds for various initiatives, such as the construction of new facilities, the provision of necessary equipment or support for mahouts and their families.

Requirements to participate

  • Be over 18 years old (except if you are traveling with your parents).
  • Cover the cost of the program according to weeks.
  • Have a mandatory travel insurance.
  • Respect cultures and religions.
  • Not have a criminal record.
  • Be proactive.
  • Follow the rules of local accommodation and projects.
  • Have an entry and exit ticket to the country in allowed tourist time.
  • Have a valid passport for more than 6 months.
  • Certificate of criminal offenses.
  • Basic English.

Where will I be and when do I have to arrive?

Where will the accommodation be?

The airport you should arrive at is the Airport ofJaipur (JAI). You will be picked up at the airport.

Once you arrive you will stay at the volunteer’s house, located in Jaipur, it is a very charming town.

The volunteer’s house has rooms that you will share with other volunteers, you will also share the bathrooms and common areas. It has bedding for each volunteer.

Dates and method of arrival

The project is open throughout the year, except during holidays or festivities, consult previously. It is advisable to arrive during the weekend, since the project starts every Monday where your presentation will take place.

How long can I go?

You can be in the project from 1 week to 12 weeks.

How do I sign up?

To sign up is very simple, you only have to follow 5 very important steps, the first thing is once you have read everything that is included and not included and the costs that you have in the country tab.

  1. Fill out this form with the dates you want.
  2. You receive an official confirmation of place.
  3. Make a 1st contribution of150€ enrollment to the program.
  4. You make a video call with the coordinator to better prepare your arrival.
  5. Sign the international volunteer agreement and complete the rest of the payment 1 month before traveling.

YOU COME?

What can I see during the weekend?

India is a vast country in South Asia with a diverse terrain that stretches from the heights of the Himalayas to the coast of the Indian Ocean. It has a history of more than 5 millennia. In the north, landmarks of the Mughal empire include Delhi’s Red Fort complex and the massive Jama Masjid mosque, along with the iconic Taj Mahal mausoleum in Agra.

Places you can’t miss:

  • Discover and explore Delhi, the great capital.
  • reaches upAmritsar and visit the golden temple
  • meet him in the pink city, where you will fall in love with the Palace of the Winds.
  •  Immerse yourself in your old City, walled off, and spent a night in the neighboring thar desert.
  • Not we can forget about the most famous monument to love in the world: theTaj Mahal.