Volunteer online during the COVID-19 pandemic to support our conservation action in Sri Lanka. We have launched our newest initiative, an exciting virtual E-Volunteering experience!
ontribute to wildlife research, conservation, community development, and program development from the comforts of your own home. It can’t get better than that… Due to the prevailing local and international travel restrictions and prohibitions there is a critical need for a new kind of volunteer: The E-Volunteer!
The globally prevailing COVID-19 pandemic means people have been severely curtailed from many of the activities they love to do. Many people have time on their hands with nothing to focus their intellect and energy. This is where E-Volunteering comes in. From the comfort and safety of your own home you can contribute to field research, conservation, community development, writing, editing, fundraising, outreach and advocacy, and even technological development. These are some of the numerous E-Volunteering activities you can select from that will fit around your schedule without having to travel outside your home or abroad.
What Are The Benefits of E-Volunteering With Us?
E-volunteering provides a valuable opportunity for individuals to gain and advance their professional skills and experience and grow their network.
By signing on with the SLWCS for a virtual project that complements your interests and skills, you can take control of your professional development. Additionally, E-Volunteering for the SLWCS will help build your skills, résumé and professional networks. As a virtual volunteer, you’ll also be showing potential employers that:
You have good time management skills, since you set your own schedule.
You can commit to and finish a project.
You’re comfortable communicating in written form since email, texting online is the primary form of interaction.
How can e-volunteers help us?
Just like our regular volunteers, E-Volunteers contribute their knowledge, passion, and experience to improve scientific understanding of wildlife while supporting their conservation through community-based programs. As an E-Volunteer, your contributions to the Society’s wildlife research and conservation efforts are invaluable since the online volunteer program is directly connected to our field research, conservation and community development programs.
Working remotely online while interacting with our research scientists, E-Volunteers help us to continue our field research, conservation and community programs, enabling us to gather vital information on elephants, carnivores, birds, and butterflies for their conservation as well as to mitigate human wildlife conflict.
E-Volunteers gives us the resources to provide solutions to human elephant conflicts as well as maintain initiatives such as Project Orange Elephant, the EleBus and community electric fence projects that directly benefit people and elephants. Most crucially as an online volunteer you will ensure the tenuous environment of coexistence we have achieved between people and elephants will continue during these difficult times of Covid-19.
View the photo gallery to get an insight into our E-Volunteer programme and email us at to get involved.