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Hands on volunteer project with monkeys

At South Africa's first primate rehabilitation centre

Hands on volunteer project with monkeys
From £867
Duration 14 - 84 Days
From £867
Duration 14 - 84 Days
Volunteer at South Africa's first primate rehabilitation centre giving abused monkeys and baboons a chance at life in the wild. Some much to do from feeding baby monkeys, to helping with vet procedure...

Oyster Worldwide support this centre that rescues monkeys from dangerous or abusive situations and prepares them to be released safely into the wild again.  Many of its temporary residents are orphaned baby monkeys that require loads of hands-on care.  Others need veterinary care or need to develop their natural skills before being released.  All this is very labour intensive, meaning that highly motivated volunteers will always receive a warm welcome and find plenty to do.
The centre is tucked away in the remote African bush where you can enjoy the peaceful rhythms of rural life. You will be involved in all forms of monkey business including feeding, interacting with and playing with these cheeky creatures.
Expect lots of variety.  There are daily caring tasks such as bottle-feeding the babies and bathing them, preparing food and cleaning the enclosures (usually with a monkey perched on your shoulder!).  You can also get involved in work to stimulate and educate the monkeys, monitoring their progress and helping prepare them for release.  Other jobs include helping with veterinary procedures, tending the vegetable garden or going to collect food from the local farms.
You will instantly become part of a close-knit volunteer group, with a welcoming family feel. Fun and games is had by all, from the monkeys to the baboons to the volunteers.  This project has a really warm and friendly feel and you will never be hugged this much ever again!
Volunteering at the Sanctuary
Monkeys on the wall

What's Included

  • Food
  • Accommodation
Experience Volunteering
Region Africa
Country South Africa

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