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hello there,

I am Ginny Koppelaar. I am a solo traveler from the netherlands. I am 26 years old and i have studied pedagogics. In the Nederlands i was working as a social worker in fostercare. I am traveling for 3,5 months and stay for 3 weeks in Cambodia. I love the variaty from Cambodia and the mondulkiri project can not miss in that! The project showed me that they are working hard and doin a great job in supporting the locals and taking care of the elephants. The 2day trekking was really nice to do. the people are really friendly and they let you feel so welcome. Thats why i want to help them a bit with voluntering. they really thank you

need some help for building, gardning and cleaning. I hope that i can help them with that.

Volunteering with LEAF

My name is Ana Maria Mejia Palacio, I am from Colombia and I like being volunteer in different kind of projects, because I believe that If we all help others, animals and the environment, we can make a change, we could make a better place for the future and be better human beings. I love animals do i think this kind of projects are really worth the effort to give a better life to this wonderful elephants, so they can be walking  free around the sanctuary and not work anymore.

Volunteering with LEAF

My name is Adele Ward and I am from England, United Kingdom in Europe.

I have just finished the two day elephant sanctuary tour and would very much like to volunteer with you at the Sanctuary until the 24th of February.

I really appreciate the work you are doing in providing a safe place for the elephants and this is why I would like to volunteer.

Vanessa Young – New sanctuary volunteer:

My name is Vanessa and I’m from Scotland. I recently graduated from university where I studied Environmental Management. I love nature and wildlife so I was looking for somewhere that I can take part in something that helps with both. For me the LEAF project is perfect. They work with the local communities to educate and raise awareness of conservation. They also care for ex working elephants and give them the best care possible.

My real passion is animals and I am so happy to say that at the Sanctuary they really care for the elephants and animals like family. Spending time with the elephants it is clear that they want to provide the best care for the animals as possible and the elephants are all happy!

The two day tour was amazing. I did the first day with the elephants where we got to bathe and feed the elephants, and I fell in love!! The second day was the jungle trek where our guide showed us all the best waterfalls and told us about the local area. It was my favourite part of my travelling trip so far!! I am very lucky to have this opportunity.

I think the L.E.A.F Sanctuary can really make a difference and it is very important for the future of the elephants.

Srey Leak – A Young Cambodian Conservationist

My name Sovolak Laing .  I come from Phnom Penh city, I studied Tourism and Hospitality at Build Bright University.


I love nature, and was always interested in helping conservation in my country. Following my graduation, I heard about the Mondulikiri elephant & wildliife sanctuary conservation project.    When I saw all the animals enjoying a free life the LEAF conservation center & learned the purpose of the organization  & decided to apply as a full time project manager.

We have plans want to build a small veterinary clinic at our center, in order to assist wildlife in need of healthcare. We also want to set up a school outreach for Mondulkiri’s indigenous children. To teach children to respect & protect local forests and wildlife & stop illegal logging & burning our forest.

Our organization is also seeking to buy additional land in order to replanting a a new community food forest & expand the protected wildlife area & provide food & shelter for wild animals.

I really enjoy my job, as we get to help 6 amazing Cambodian elephants and other wild animals in our area, we helped create daily livelihoods for local Indigenous communities and protect & help replant local forest…

I think the future will be better if Khmer people learn how to love and care for wild animals instead of hunting them for personal wealth.

All this, makes my work with L.E.A.F very interesting  and I’m glad I decided to work here in beautiful Mondulkiri province.