VOLUNTEER WITH US

Come to the project and experience what it's like to get close to an elephant. As our volunteers, you will be helping us to achieve this directly, meaning that Mali and so many elephants like her can receive the help they need. We make sure that effort is put in to make your stay at the ECRF enjoyable and unforgettable.

THE ROUTINE

To give you an impression of what you will do during the week (Monday to Friday) if you come and volunteer with us, here is a rough typical schedule (which might variate due to the weather conditions etc).

  • Breakfast: Between 7:00 and 8:00

  • Transportation to the project: Around 8:45

  • Walking with the Elephants: Start upon arrival

  • Lunch: Between 12:00 and 13:00

  • Visiting the river and cleaning the elephants: Around 13:30

  • Transportation back from the project: Around 15:30

  • Dinner: Between 19:00 and 20:00 

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THE

ACCOMMODATION

  • A homestay with Amarasiri, his lovely wife and 3 children

  • Shared beds and single beds available

  • Mosquito nets and fans are provided

  • Shared Western and Sri Lankan style bathrooms

  • WiFi and Washing machine available

  • Lot’s of space to socialise and relax

FOOD &

EXTRA DETAILS

  • Three traditional Sinhalese meals per day - we want to make sure you're fed! (Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all provided, along with tea, coffee and other hot drinks (please let us know if you're vegetarian or vegan as we can provide the suitable meals for you

  • Transportation to and from your accommodation and to the project

  • An extensive knowledge of the area and details of the best places to visit in Sri Lanka, after your stay!

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WHAT WE EXPECT FROM YOU

  • Enthusiasm and willingness to help the elephant and it's mahout with their daily routine

  • An open mind for different values and beliefs of the Sri Lankan people

  • Being able to communicate with us - we want to answer your questions and for you to let us know if they're are any issues!

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