Volunteer with monkeys on your gap year and gain an unique insight into the world of these delightful animals. Amongst the list of endangered species worldwide monkeys usually top the list. Approximately half of the two hundred and sixty four species of monkeys that live in the wild are threatened and 24 species are endangered due to hunting, destruction of natural habitats, introduction of foreign habitats and illegal trade.
Travel to Africa on your gap year to volunteer with monkeys and your help will aid in protecting 45% of Africa’s monkey population now threatened or critically endangered. Travel to Madagascar and work on projects helping the Silky Sifaka monkey, critically endangered from hunting and illegal logging. The Roloway monkey indigenous to Ghana is thought of as the second most endangered specie in all of Africa due to environmental destruction and hunting.
Volunteers carry out regular tasks such as preparing food for the primates, cleaning enclosures, observing and monitoring behaviour, primate relocation and introduction and even hand rearing baby monkeys if the mothers are unable to do so. If you would like to volunteer with monkeys on your gap year then check out our product listings.
Work hands on with a variety of primate species at a well-respected rescue centre. You will learn about primate behaviour and care as well as providing enrichment for rescued monkeys.
Help out at a primate rescue centre located on the edge of the Amazon rainforest
Are you an animal science, zoology, ecology or conservation student? Or do you just love animals? Then this project is just for you! Gain real, practical hands-on experience in Costa Rica.
Help to protect the endangered habitats of unique Madagascan species including lemurs working alongside international research staff in a beautiful coastal village.
Help to care for abandoned Vervet Monkeys back into the wild to live a free and natural life.
Work at a centre dedicated to the care and conservation of some of Costa Rica’s most threatened species including sloths, monkeys and loads more.
Help rescue and rehabilitate wildlife rescued from the illegal animal trafficking trade in Bolivia.
Deep in the Namibian bush you have the rare opportunity to work with some of Africa’s most extraordinary creatures – hand-raise baboons, care for injured animals, & track & monitor big cats.
This Vervet Monkey volunteer project in South Africa offers an incredible opportunity to gain hands on experience. You may even have the opportunity to be a surrogate Vervet Monkey parent.
Experience the magical island of Madagascar, and have an amazing and unforgettable time volunteering with lemurs near Fort Dauphin.