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.
Volunteer and enjoy a real hands-on experience as you help to rehabilitate over 400 rescued animals at this beautiful sanctuary located in the heart of the Thai rainforest.
Help rescue and rehabilitate wildlife rescued from the illegal animal trafficking trade in Bolivia.
Help to care for abandoned Vervet Monkeys back into the wild to live a free and natural life.
Get up close and personal with Borneo’s native wildlife. This excellent project is all about caring for animals, conservation and educating people in how to treat animals
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.
Costa Rica covers just 0.03% of the world’s landmass, but is home to 500,000 species. That’s the highest biodiversity of anywhere on Earth! Here’s your chance to help protect it!
Help to protect the endangered habitats of unique Madagascan species including lemurs working alongside international research staff in a beautiful coastal village.
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.
Help out at a primate rescue centre located on the edge of the Amazon rainforest