Elephant Conservation Work

Looking to volunteer your time with Elephants ? Opportunity for participants looking for animal conservation volunteer program.

For a long time now all the elephants located in Jaipur have not been living together. Every day, in the morning, the elephants in the city give tourist rides to Fort Amber. But this is tough for mahouts as well as elephants because there is a long distance to walk to the fort. In 2005 the Government of Rajasthan, India, has allotted a place in the area, 30 hectares of land near Jaipur, a place called Elephant Village. It has stable blocks for each elephant, it has housing for the animals; it also has a big man-made lake where the elephants can swim, play and get thoroughly washed after a day spent in the heat and dust.  The total population of these big animals in Elephant Village consists of 115 of them. As per the number of total of population still 50% are not yet accommodated in Elephant Village by the government due to site is still under construction. The reason behind starting this project is to give the right care and help to the mahouts who look after their elephants all day. The elephants are a good source of income for their poor mahouts. The local people do not interact with elephants so all the care work is done by their mahouts.  Elephant Village needs volunteers and support from local people to care for these big beauties.  

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Suitable for


Typical day

The working hours for volunteers in the project: every day for 4 hours in the morning & 2 times week they will work in the afternoon for 3 hours.

5:00 a.m Our taxi driver will pick them up from their accommodation.

5:30 a.m they will reach the project site.

8:30 a.m the taxi driver will come at project site and take them to their accommodation.

In afternoon shifts ( Tuesday & Friday ) you will be working from 2:30 p.m to 5:30 p.m.

During working hours Volunteers will be included in activities like: feeding the elephant, bathing them, massage the elephant, cleaning the area, making bundles of hay, help mahout in making chapattis, go for walk with any elephant and clean up their nails.

Every week, for 2 days, we send the volunteers to work in the afternoon. In afternoon Hours the mahouts make chapati’s for elephants to eat and also clean their nails. The working hours in afternoon starts from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Program Requirements

Minimum Age
In order to join the program you need to be at least 17 years old on the program start date.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Any questions? Just ask. We at Volunteering With India (VWI) are happy to help you.

Free-time activities

Every Weekend we arrange sightseeing tours for volunteers of the famous tourist destination in Jaipur. There are other tour activities you can involved yourself in like visiting the famous :- Taj Mahal Agra, Go for Jungle Safari in Ranthambore National Park, Visit the Blue City Jodhpur or to Gold Place city Jaisalmer in to Desert. All these places can be visited in weekend free time.
Also in a day during free time you can visit the famous temples in Jaipur, go for cycle rickshaw ride, visit the local bazaars ( market ), buy some souvenir, go to shopping malls and many more activities which you can make yourself involved in it.



What's included?
What's included

Arranging your Programme,
Pre-departure information and support by email/phone.
Accommodation and 3 Meals per day.
Arrival Pick up service from Jaipur, India Airport.
Transfer to your accommodation
Transport to and from your project.
Program relevant materials.
Local in-country team support and backup.
Weekend Sightseeing’s Tour for the famous Tourist Spots in Jaipur

What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

No worries, Volunteer World supports you in raising funds, checking your visa regulations and travel insurance. We also assist you in finding the cheapest flights for your journey.
Airport Pickup

One of our Team member will come to pick you at the Jaipur, Airport. We will be there with the pla card mentioning your name. Our team is happy to pick you anytime your flight lands in jaipur.


Volunteers will be living with the Indian Host Family. You will be having your own room at the host family house which can be shared by the same gender volunteer in the program. Our host families are carefully screened and selected based on VWI requirements. Host families are experience in the realm of hosting international travelers from last 10 years. Rooms have a lat-bath, Double Bed, Fan and Water Cooler which can be used in summers.

Guest Family Guesthouse Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages

Host family mother prepares food for volunteers. Volunteers will be getting everyday 3 meals per day (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) , traditional but very nutritious. Only vegetarian meal is provided by the host family.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
1 week (min. stay)
2 weeks
3 weeks
4 weeks
12 weeks (max. stay)

You can volunteer at the project site in Jaipur/India between 1 week and 12 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Volunteering With India (VWI) will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Volunteering With India (VWI) during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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What's next?

The nearest airport is Sanganeer (JAI) in Jaipur. We assist you to find cheap flights to India.
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