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Oyster Worldwide Gold Residential – volunteer with elephants in Laos

Work with elephants in a beautiful lakeside setting in Laos. These elephants have been rescued from the cruel logging industry, where they have had to spend their lives doing backbreaking work. The aim of the centre is to rehabilitate the elephants to the wild where possible, and give the others a life as close to the wild.

What’s it all about?

The centre is currently home to over 20 elephants, all rescued from the logging industry. Volunteers help to care for the elephants each day, in a variety of roles:

– creating enrichments for the elephants
– monitoring elephant behaviour
– doing basic building and maintenance work around the centre
– learning about the problems facing elephants in Laos, and how to address them

When?

You can volunteer here for 1 – 2 weeks throughout the year.

Accommodation and food

You will be living in volunteer accommodation near to the lake and the elephants! You should expect to share a room with at least 3 other people, with communal toilets and showers available.

You will receive three delicious meals per day. Food includes bread, eggs, stir fry, curry, fish, meat, vegetables, noodles, soup and rice. It is all locally sourced and produced, and is one of the highlights of the trip.

How much does it cost?

1 week costs £769 and 2 weeks costs £1069.

How do I get involved?

For more information please go to https://www.oysterworldwide.com/project/volunteer-elephants-laos/

Alternatively, please contact Destination Manager, Anne, at [email protected] or on +44 (0) 1892 770771.