Love and Blessings

Dear Blog, Well today was a bittersweet day, as we got to say goodbye to our favorite golden girls! Before we departed, we made sure to do some work around the sanctuary. That included cleaning up after the elephants, preparing their food, and dancing to the popular hits of the 00’s! Once we did our…



Mud fight!

Dear Blog, Welcome to yet another day of the fabulous life of these stellar volunteers! We have learned a lot of things throughout our week here in the elephant sanctuary, but more than anything, we have seen the true change we are doing here. We appreciate all the time and effort each and every single…



Bath time!

Today we had a cracker of a day. First we cleaned up the elephant poo then were rewarded with an elephant walk through the jungle and a bath with the elephants to cool off.   The other group got to continue working hard on fixing the dam, creating a groovy assembly line and dancing to…



Day 2, and more Ele(fun)

Hi friends, It’s has been a very long day at the elephant sanctuary, and all the volunteers are heading off to sleep. We had an early morning, with delicious vegetarian breakfast. Once we energized ourselves, we headed off to build a damn where the elephants can bathe and have mud showers in the intense heat….



Sun tan, more like “fun” tan

Hello Lovely people, I would prepare yourselves for all the corny elephant jokes I’m about to insert throughout this blog, but before we start on our daily run down, I just want to say how amazing it is to be part of an organization that gives back to so many communities! Now, the day began…



Ele(FUN) Time!

  Here we go! We are all ready to get this party started! All the groups are ready to go to the elephant sanctuary tomorrow, but before we take off we had some relaxing time. Some of us learned about how the artisanal work here in Cambodia is created, and others went on a city…



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…