If you are passionate about monkeys and want to make a difference to their lives, then volunteering at International Primate Rescue is for you. Whether you are looking for work experience, a student on a gap year, want a break from your office job, are retired, or you just want to get away from it all for a while. Join us and experience a unique once in a lifetime opportunity!
Our volunteer program will give you a fascinating, hands on experience whilst you learn about primate behaviour and care of all the different species of primates at the sanctuary. We currently house Capuchins, Macaques, Patas monkeys, Squirrel monkeys, Mona monkeys, Tamarins, Marmosets and Grey Mouse lemurs. During your time with us you will get to know our staff and work side by side with them. More importantly, you will get to know our monkeys and all their different personalities. It is our hope that you will make lifelong friends with our staff as well as your fellow volunteers, and that you walk away with the fantastic memories of an unforgettable experience!!!
Once a week volunteers are permitted to spend time in the enclosures with monkeys who really enjoy human company. For the monkeys, this is a nice change from their normal routine and they get some special treats. For volunteers, it is an amazing opportunity to interact directly with the monkeys and take some great photos. Making new friends and meet new people
Our volunteer house has 1 large mixed dorm and two 4 people rooms with bunk beds. Sheets, duvets and a towel are provided. All volunteers share one large, fully equipped kitchen. In the communal area there is a fire place for cold winter evenings and often volunteers watch a film on someone’s laptop after work.