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Elephant and Wildlife Conservation in Wasgamuwa, Sri Lanka


Sri Lanka: Kandy, Kegalla, Rural Areas

Program Duration

2-4 Week, 5-8 Week, 9-12 Week


Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter, Trimester, Academic Year, Throughout the year


Available all year round. Our placements are very flexible, you can choose your own start and finish dates. Projects start every Monday. You should arrive in Sri Lanka on the Sunday before your chosen start date.


Minimum age 18. No qualifications or experience required, but you will need to be reasonably fit as you will walk or cycle up to 10-15 km each day over rugged terrain – in the heat this can be very tiring!

Intern Types

  • Animal Sciences
  • Biology
  • Development
  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Studies
  • Forestry
  • Horticulture
  • National Park
  • Sustainable Development
  • Tourism
  • Zoology & Wildlife Sciences


  • English

Cost in US$:

Varies depending on length of your stay. Please contact us for more info, or see a full list of all project prices on our website.

Cost Includes:

  • Food
  • Housing
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • In-country staff support
  • Pre-departure orientation/Training
  • Travel while in host country
  • Written materials abroad
  • Written materials pre-departure

Program Fees Include:

What's Included:
- Arranging your Programme
- Full pre-departure support and assistance
- Payment Protection insurance
- Accommodation and Food
- Meeting you at the nearest Airport
- Transfer to your accommodation
- Daily transport to and from your Project
- Local in-country team support and backup
- 24-hr emergency support
- Free T-Shirt
- Certificate of Completion

Further Info:
* Full support from the moment of booking and throughout your placement to your return home. There are support staff 24/7 in all our destinations worldwide and a 24 hour emergency international telephone line direct to the Head Office.

* You'll be met at the nearest airport on your arrival by our in-country manager who will take you to your accommodation and give you a full induction into the area. He/she will also be on call 24/7 and you'll see them frequently.

* Pre-departure you'll receive comprehensive information about every aspect of your placement and necessary preparations, ranging from what to pack, to visa information, to what to do on your weekend travel in the country. Your safety, well being and happiness throughout your placement are our primary concerns and we will keep in touch with you throughout. International flights not included.


We organising unpaid volunteer and Internship experiences overseas, for which participants have to pay to take part in (which covers things like their food, accommodation, airport transfers, transport, support of our local staff etc). We do not arrange paid programmes or employment opportunities overseas.

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Agriculture
  • Animal Welfare
  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Business
  • Community Development
  • Conservation
  • Eco-tourism
  • English Teaching
  • Environment
  • Organic Farming
  • Reforestation
  • Tourism
  • Tree Planting
  • Veterinary Science
  • Wildlife

Typical Volunteer

This placement would suit people who want to make a real difference, want first-hand experience of a different culture and who have initiative. You must also be fond of nature and happy to spend time in a remote rural village. No qualifications or previous experience are necessary, just a good dose of enthusiasm and a love of animals! Everyone is welcome on a Travellers programme, whether gap year, undergraduate, on a career break - or even retired! From 18 years old upwards, and all nationalities.

Age Range

The minimum age requirement is 18 years old up to 70+

This Program is open to

American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South African and Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Families, Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Group living
  • Home-stays

Participants Travel

Independently or in Groups

Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves

  • Online Application
  • Resume
  • Letters of Reference

Typically The Application Process Time is

within 5 working days

Post Services Include

  • Exit Debriefing Abroad
  • Re-Entry Debriefing at Home
  • Alumni Network