Discover how the wise and imposing elephants live while volunteering in Africa or asia

Elephants are the largest land animals in existence today, and the only animal that has 4 knees.

These animals can be divided into 2 subspecies, African and Asian Elephants, the latter are smaller, can weigh about 5,000 kilos and have a height of between 2 and 3.5 meters. African elephants, on the other hand, weigh up to 7,500 kg and are between 2.5 and 4 meters tall. Theyalso differ in that all African elephants have tusks, unlike Asian elephants, which only some males do. In bothIndia and Sri Lanka you will be able to observe and care for these majestic animals, since Cooperating Volunteers has the elephant protection program in these countries.

Within African elephants we can divide them into two subspecies: those that live in the rainforest, called
African forest elephants, and those that inhabit the forest savannah. We also found differences between these subspecies, for example the forest elephant is smaller than the savannah elephant. Both the

African and Asian elephants are in danger of extinction, one of the causes is the hunting of these species to get theivory from their tusks. On the other hand, Asian elephants are endangered by the decline of their habitat, and the lack of natural resources.

The gestation period is 22 months and they usually give birth every 4 or 5 years. Usually elephant herds have a matriarchal structure, these groups are usually large and made up of females and calves, unlike males who tend to isolate themselves and go alone, although sometimes they also form small groups.

These Animals can eat up to 135 kilograms of food a day, feeding mainly on grass, fruit and roots.

Is it true that elephants have a great memory?

According to a study, female elephants can recognize sounds made by individuals of their species who left the herd up to 12 years ago. In addition, they are able to remember the sounds of about 100 individuals of the same species.

Matriarchs remember where to find water and can orient themselves overlong distances, which is why it is the older females who lead the herd. Therefore, elephants do have a great memory.

Where can I volunteer with these particular and unique mammals?

Cooperating Volunteers currently has two destinations available where the elephant care program is located, these are in Asia, the countries where you can do this volunteering are: India and Sri Lanka.

India is home to more than 50% of wild Asian Elephants, and its inhabitants have great respect for these animals. In This program, volunteers will help in the care of these animals, they will also feed them, bathe them and help with cleaning tasks.

On the other hand, in Sri Lanka, the volunteer will also have the opportunity to bathe domesticated elephants in the river and assist in the preparation of food and the collection of leaves and plants for the elephants to eat throughout the day and at night.

In Addition, in both countries, volunteers will have the privilege of getting to know the culture of the mahouts who are the ones who know and take care of the elephants. In Hindi this word means “guardian of elephants”.

You can also go on a safari in Kenya, Uganda, South Africa or Tanzania During your volunteering, and take the opportunity to observe African Elephants. Since volunteers have free weekends to visit the area, a great way to get to know these countries is to go on a safari during your stay.

Elephant care volunteering is a unique adventure and we’d love for you to join us! We look forward to seeing you!!

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Our volunteers will be able to validate university credits with the aim of traveling in a more responsible and economical way.

What does volunteering focused on university practices involve?

At Cooperating Volunteers, we make agreements with different universities to validate university credits with the aim of traveling in a more responsible and economical way.

The specialties we work with are extensive: medical volunteering, nursing, education, social work, psychology, physiotherapy, engineering, architecture…

The practices can be carried out in our designated destinations for this purpose, as well as in Spain.

If you choose an international destination, it’s a unique way to live an unforgettable and enriching experience, as you will have the opportunity to continue your education in another country, with a completely different culture.

Stepping out of our comfort zone and being part of the various projects at the destination will allow us to grow both personally and professionally, creating a more extensive curriculum.

And we are fully convinced that this experience will accompany you throughout your life.

You will be able to visit hospitals, schools, centers, orphanages, and participate directly and actively in the daily lives of all those people at the destination, always accompanied by other professionals willing to collaborate hand in hand with you and guide you in daily tasks.

If your university is not part of the agreement with Cooperating Volunteers, you can contact so that we can get in touch and make this experience a reality. 


Corporate volunteering consists of tailored programs for your company, designed to develop teamwork skills.

It is proven that teamwork directly impacts productivity. 

Collective effort surpasses individual capabilities, promotes diversity of skills, stimulates creativity, and facilitates problem-solving in the face of various challenges.

Therefore, it not only maximizes efficiency but also enriches the work environment.

We conduct corporate volunteering programs that consist of customized programs for your company, designed to develop teamwork skills, improve performance, and foster unity among employees.

We tailor projects to the corporate identity and size of the company, and we can adjust them to any destination and time of the year.

The advantages of corporate volunteering include:

  • Improving communication.
  • Group unity.
  • Cultural integration in different situations.
  • Employee training.
  • Increased Corporate Social Responsibility.

The future is aligned with a more responsible society, and participating in social projects positions our company among the list of revolutionary businesses that want to be part of the change.

If you resonate with this message, corporate volunteering is a unique experience both individually and collectively, and at Cooperating Volunteers, we accompany you throughout the process to make it a unique journey.


Quality time spent with family strengthens emotional bonds, promotes communication, and contributes to the emotional well-being of its members. 

Spending quality time with family and being able to disconnect from our hectic routines is not only enriching but also necessary.

Sometimes we forget to communicate, connect, and dedicate time to each other. Each one of us lives focused on our jobs, schools… And it’s necessary to find the opportunity to pause and take care of ourselves.

Quality time spent with family strengthens emotional bonds, promotes communication, and contributes to the emotional well-being of its members. And of course, it creates lifelong positive memories.

At Cooperating Volunteers, we suggest moving away from those ‘more superficial’ trips (which can also be fantastic), but we invite you to live this experience to bring out our most empathetic and humanitarian side.

Family volunteering gives us the opportunity to be part of a positive impact, promoting values of solidarity and social responsibility.

There are many families who choose to experience these trips focused on cooperation and direct involvement with different communities around the world, where living conditions are very different and sometimes entirely precarious.

Projects are tailored to different ages, allowing us to work together.

An incredible way to fill our suitcase with memories, learning, and knowledge.

And although stepping out of our comfort zone often feels daunting, we assure you firsthand that it’s worth it.

At Cooperating Volunteers, we accompany you throughout the entire experience, from start to finish, to make it unforgettable.


At Cooperating Volunteers, we believe it’s never too late for anything, especially for volunteering and living a unique and unforgettable experience.

There are many people, increasingly so, who opt for responsible travel that involves social work.

Accustomed to organized and mostly touristic trips, at Cooperating Volunteers, we want to advocate for a more enriching experience, one that transforms us from within and allows us to be part of the change the world needs to see.

We can adapt both the destination and the duration of our projects to fit your needs.

It’s an opportunity full of emotions that allows us to significantly contribute to different communities and their evolution. And you can participate in different areas such as education, social support, or assistance in different centers.

Some of the benefits include:

  • Sense of purpose: Provides a sense of purpose by contributing your skills and experiences to meaningful causes.
  • Emotional well-being: Reduces feelings of isolation and establishes social connections.
  • Personal development: It’s continuous learning, skill development, and discovering new activities while keeping the mind-body active.
  • Physical health: Keeping active.
  • Stress reduction: The act of helping others reduces stress and contributes to mental health.

Living this experience will undoubtedly be a before and after. 


A volunteering initiative with leadership and impact through the educational action program.

When we talk about social volunteering, we refer to all those actions and activities carried out altruistically, selflessly, and with the aim of addressing multiple problems and needs of different communities, always focused on education and self-sufficiency.

Education is essential because it provides the tools and knowledge necessary for personal, social, and economic development.

Our goal is to create self-sufficient communities and provide opportunities for the future personal development of each member. The message is not to ‘give’, but to accompany in the process of training for self-managed provision.

At Cooperating Volunteers, many of our destinations and projects embrace this type of volunteering. Some of our projects include: community programs, education, women’s empowerment…

And although they are completely different from each other, they share a single objective: progress towards a society that can embrace us all in the same way.

If you are someone who is restless, who needs to see a change in the future, volunteering is an experience tailor-made for you.