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Volunteer Elephants in India

Project name:

Volunteering With India

Project purpose:

To provide the best support and care to the Elephants.

Project activities:

  • animal interaction




average rating is 5 out of 5, based on 1 votes, Ratings


Weekly cost (approx USD):



Direct benefits you gain:

  • cultural integration

  • data/statistical skills

  • field research skills

  • remote scenic location

Noteworthy conservation points:

  • contributes to environmental policy

  • ethical rehabilitation centre/practices

Wild Sun Rescue Center


Host Family Accomodation or Project Hostel

When does the project run?

All year


accommodation included, food included, electricity, local shops, nearby medical facilities, refillable drinking water, hot shower, bucket showers, western toilet, wifi.

How long can I stay?

Minimum 3 days to maximum 3 weeks


  • We expect volunteers to not act as if they are here as tourists, they must do the work they are here to do.

  • They need to understand that they come for work and need to live like the people here live, respect the culture and get involved with all that is happening in India.

Details of the day-to-day life on the project:

The opportunity to do elephant care program in the Heritage City Jaipur, India. The program will be held in the village, near Amber Fort, which is also knows as Elephant Village where more than 100 elephants get care by their mahouts every day. Elephant Village is very close to the Royal Amber Fort. India’s first and the world’s third elephant village. Government of Rajasthan, India has allotted this place in the area of 30 hectares of land which has stable blocks for each elephants with attached housing; it has also a big man-made lake where the elephants can swim, play and gets thoroughly washed down after a day in the heat and dust. The Program has created to give care to the elephants and help their mahouts. Elephant village needs volunteers and support from local peoples to care these big beauties.

The project gives you the opportunity to get close with Indian Elephants, help elephant mahouts and give the care to the elephants as they are going to work hard for the day. Your work will be feeding the elephants, bathing them, cleaning the area, bringing water, go for a ride with any elephant, make bundles of hay and chapati for elephants in a mud stove to eat. You need to wake early as the elephant starts early to give a ride for the tourists of Amber Fort. Volunteers will work around 3 to 4 hours per day. 

On Weekeends you will go for sightseeings of famous places in Jaipur, India.

Reviews & ratings



19 Dec 2021

An amazing project with amazing staff

average rating is 5 out of 5

I work as a travel agent, bringing volunteers to DAKTARI and other projects around the world. After helping a lot of volunteers fulfill their dreams of coming to South Africa, I managed to arrange 2 weeks to spend at the project. What a wonderful time I had starting with the staff who are so friendly and polite, the animals being taken care of as if they were family and the amazing food that was prepared catering to each of the volunteers individual needs. I can only say that if you are looking for an unique and quality experience involving a well thought out educational program and the preservation of native animal species, this is the one for you.


Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage



19 Dec 2021

great experience

average rating is 4 out of 5

i had an enjoyable stay here in DAKTARI. be surrounded by wild animals is a chance and i also loved the teaching part of my stay


Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage

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