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Elephant Volunteer Project, Laos

2 Days - 1 week from

minimum age

  • Experience elephants in an ethical way, observing them in their natural setting
  • Learn about Asian elephants and the issues surrounding their conservation
  • Meet and volunteer alongside a team of people from around the world
  • Live in a stunning untouched forest location, on the shores of a majestic lake

Project Costs

Elephant in Laos jungle The cost for the 7-day volunteering programme (staying in the shared dorm) is £480. Every extra week on the volunteering programme costs £270.

The cost to join for the 2-day programme (staying in a private bungalow) is £320, the 3-day programme (staying in a private bungalow) is £360. For the costs of staying in the family lodge, please contact us.

Your payment covers all your food, drinking water and accommodation during the project, pick up and drop off in Luang Prabang, project training and supervision and WorkingAbroad Projects backup and placement support. Your airfare to and from Laos, tourist visa, travel/medical insurance and personal expenses are not included within this price. It is mandatory for you to take out travel and medical insurance for the duration of the project.

If you are planning to volunteer with a large group or as a family, you may be eligible for discounted rates. Please contact aaron@workingabroad.com for more details.

Payment Terms

Jungle path in LaosTo secure your placement on the project, you will need to complete and submit the application form with your application payment of £180 (included in the total project costs listed above). If for some reason your application is not accepted, we will reimburse this payment fully. However, for those who are accepted, you will be required to pay the remaining balance 2 months before arrival. Once we have confirmed your place, you will receive an information package on the project background, your role as a volunteer, the work you will do, suggested items to bring, how to travel there and so on.

Project Dates

Please note that the dates listed below are just as a guide for the 7-day programme, but we are flexible with dates, particularly for the 2 and 3-day programmes. Please email us if you have any questions about dates or durations.

Start End Availability
November 25th 2019 December 1st 2019
December 2nd 2019 December 8th 2019
December 9th 2019 December 15th 2019
December 16th 2019 December 22nd 2019
December 23rd 2019 December 29th 2019
December 30th 2019 January 5th 2020
January 6th 2020 January 12th 2020
January 13th 2020 January 19th 2020
January 20th 2020 January 26th 2020
January 27th 2020 February 2nd 2020
February 3rd 2020 February 9th 2020
February 10th 2020 February 16th 2020
February 17th 2020 February 23rd 2020
February 24th 2020 March 1st 2020
March 2nd 2020 March 8th 2020
March 9th 2020 March 15th 2020
March 16th 2020 March 22nd 2020
March 23rd 2020 March 29th 2020
March 30th 2020 April 5th 2020
April 6th 2020 April 12th 2020
April 13th 2020 April 19th 2020
April 20th 2020 April 26th 2020
April 27th 2020 May 3rd 2020
May 4th 2020 May 10th 2020
May 11th 2020 May 17th 2020
May 18th 2020 May 24th 2020
May 25th 2020 May 31st 2020
June 1st 2020 June 7th 2020
June 8th 2020 June 14th 2020
June 15th 2020 June 21st 2020
June 22nd 2020 June 28th 2020
June 29th 2020 July 5th 2020
July 6th 2020 July 12th 2020
July 13th 2020 July 19th 2020
July 20th 2020 July 26th 2020
July 27th 2020 August 2nd 2020
August 3rd 2020 August 9th 2020
August 10th 2020 August 16th 2020
August 17th 2020 August 23rd 2020
August 24th 2020 August 30th 2020
August 31st 2020 September 6th 2020
September 7th 2020 September 13th 2020
September 14th 2020 September 20th 2020
September 21st 2020 September 27th 2020
September 28th 2020 October 4th 2020
October 5th 2020 October 11th 2020
October 12th 2020 October 18th 2020
October 19th 2020 October 25th 2020
October 26th 2020 November 1st 2020
November 2nd 2020 November 8th 2020
November 9th 2020 November 15th 2020
November 16th 2020 November 22nd 2020
November 23rd 2020 November 29th 2020
November 30th 2020 December 6th 2020
December 7th 2020 December 13th 2020
December 14th 2020 December 20th 2020
December 21st 2020 December 27th 2020
December 28th 2020 January 3rd 2021
Elephant Volunteer Project, Laos

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