Elephant conservation program in Indonesia

  • Volunteer Opportunity posted by CADIP




Short-Term (few weeks/months)




Ever showered with an elephant? Join the Indonesian elephant conservation project and you will. Not only people like a good back scrub!

Currently the conflict between elephants and humans is rising because there's less area for the elephants to live in. Elephants are being squeezed into a smaller area, since the local farmers plant the crops and elephants like to eat them. The elephants frequently raid and destroy the crops which causes a conflict between humans and elephants. Due to this reason, the local government and organizations, concerned about the wildlife are working together to save and conserve the elephants and reduce the conflict. This volunteer project aims to assist the conservation efforts of the Elephant Conservation Centre in Way Kambas National Park in Lampung province, southern Sumatra. Presently, there are about 65 tamed elephants being taken care of by the conservation center, while 200 elephants live wildly in the forest.

The volunteers will help local mahouts daily to take care of the elephants starting from bathing/showering, feeding, health checking and grassing the elephants. One local mahout will be accompanied by one volunteer in doing the daily job.

The project will take place in Lampung, on the southern tip of the island of Sumatra.

Project dates:

  • July 23 - July 31, 2018
  • January 14 - January 22, 2019

More info and other available projects in Indonesia: http://cadip.org/volunteer-in-indonesia

Volunteer opportunities in other countries: http://cadip.org


  • Housing Available
  • Language/Cultural Support Available


  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

To enroll in the project, click here: http://cadip.org/enrol

or give us a call: USA: 310-882-7400; 617-841-0400; 646-657-2900

Canada: 604-628-7400; 416-943-4900; 514-316-8500