Final day leaving the Elephant Sanctuary and Siem Reap

In the morning the volunteers were give the opportunity to visit one of the local schools and participate in some lessons with the local children. They are very isolated out here so any school supplies and interactions with English speakers can be so so valuable (and fun!) for both the volunteers and the students. After…



Elephant Project Day 4

Tree blessing this morning in the jungle. On the back of a strange but efficient half tractor half Harley Davidson looking machine and a utility truck we headed up the road to the bush. The objective of this exercise was to tie blessed cloth around the conservation area that would mean, if cut down, an…



Elephant project day 3

Photos uploaded from the jungle! Success! Here we can see the amazing ROV volunteers heading out to the once fire stricken jungle to aid its growth with papaya trees and bamboo grass. The volunteers jumped on the back of the Ute to dig holes and plant dozens of trees that will help both the jungle…



Day 2 on the elephant project

Hello! Another positive, productive and peaceful day at the.elephant sanctuary. We went into the jungle accompanied by a pack of rescued.dogs, local armed forest rangers, local guides and, of course the rescued elephants. Our guides explained to us.the elephants important role in creating biodiversity of plants via their poop while also giving us the opportunity…



Day 1 on the Elephant Project!



Arrival day at the Elephant Sanctuary

Hello and welcome to the Elelphant Sanctuary blog week 2 of the July village and elephant journey. Today we all arrived safely at about 10AM all 16 of us. We had an amazing lunch here with some of the most creative vegetarian flavours I have ever seen. The volunteers will be eating souly organic and…



Not goodbye just see you soon

Today is a sad day for all of us. Our last day together. In such a short time we have all become such a close family. I know the children, culture and especially the elephants will always have a spot in our hearts and we are lucky to know that it is never a good…



Sanctuary Vibes say NO to elephant rides

Yesterday and today has been an absolute blast. We headed to a local school and all our volunteers got to teach English to some of the most beautiful children you will ever meet, even those volunteers who were unsure about teaching instantly fell in love with them and had an amazing time. We played games,…



Another beautiful day in paradise

  Today was another perfect day. We woke up nice and early and after some delicious brekky we got stuck into our morning jobs. Walking the elephants is probably the highlight but we also built a monkey house and continued making the pond which is looking fantastic. We really enjoyed our day learning and helping…



A welcome blessing

Today our volunteers woke up to the amazing sounds of the jungle, they heard elephants, monkeys, birds and geckos. They all had a great night sleep and were ready to enjoy their first full day. We had one group building a house, one group building a pond for the monkeys and one group got to…