VOLUNTEER IN WASGAMUWA
Support our terrestrial wildlife conservation work by volunteering with us at our fieldhouse near Wasgamuwa National Park
You'll stay at our Pussellayaya Field House, just a short distance from Wasgamuwa National Park and you'll work hand-in-hand with our local staff and volunteers from all around the globe to carry out essential conservation work, including:
Gathering information on elephants and other wildlife and tropical ecosystems
Collecting essential environmental and socio-economic data to help develop community-based conservation programs
Participating in discussions with local villagers to help identify practical solutions to human-elephant conflicts
Observing, assessing and documenting human-elephant conflicts
Teaching environmental education to local school children
Gathering information on Sri Lanka's big and small carnivores
And much more!
Where will you stay?
The Pussellayaya Fieldhouse is located on a scenic hill overlooking a lake and the Knuckles Mountain Range. It is just fifteen minutes from the Wasgamuwa National Park.
From the Pussellayaya Field House we conduct our research and conservation work and run our volunteer programme. Volunteers live and work alongside staff who welcome them with their warmth, kindness and deep knowledge of the region's stunning flora and fauna.
The field house is open and spacious with a high roof, which catches breezes off the lake to keep the house relatively cool during hot days and nights and ensures the house remains dry during the rainy season. Except for the songs of myriad local birds who greet you each morning, it is a stunningly quiet and peaceful setting.