Volunteer with monkeys

Do you want hands-on experience with various primate species? You’ve come to the right place. Many projects are hands off, but not ours.

You will help to create a safe haven for monkeys to socialise and interact with each other. Your duties will range from feeding the primates, to assisting the babies, making sure they are strong and wise enough to integrate with older monkeys.

Your work will be vital in creating and maintaining an environment safe enough for them to live for years to come.

Our programmes start on Sunday of every week throughout the year and you can choose to join us from 1-12 weeks.

Our structured and safe monkey projects, make volunteering the ideal way to travel for first time and solo travellers. Our pre-departure buddy lists and dedicated country Facebook groups allow you to talk with everyone going at the same time as well as previous participants. Volunteering is the perfect way to meet like-minded people and allows you to explore a new and exciting destination as a group.

  • No previous experience or qualifications needed
  • Ideal for those wishing to explore the Primate way of life in more detail

  • Develop new skills, great for your Uni application or building your CV

  • Help to protect endangered species

  • Perfect for those considering career in the veterinary field

From £170

South Africa Primate Sanctuary & Monkey Rescue

Come and join us at this amazing monkey rescue and sanctuary that will provide you with a unique experience to interact with the primates and to assist with the daily care of the animals. You will gain a fascinating wildlife experience while you learn all about the primates and the care they need.

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From £750

Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary

Get up close and personal to incredible animals, such as cheetahs, leopards, lions, baboons and so much more! The Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary is situated on a 3,200-hectare reserve near Windhoek and offers a safe refuge for an ever-growing abundance of orphaned, injured and abandoned animals.

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From £360

Thailand Wildlife Rescue Centre

Thailand has a rich biological diversity which has, sadly, decreased in recent years due to human exploitation. That, coupled with habitat loss and habitat degradation, is pushing much of the Thai wildlife to the brink of extinction. The Wildlife Rescue Centre is the perfect place for volunteering to help combat that. If you're enthusiastic and and passionate about wildlife, you're what we need to assist with the general upkeep of the project throughout the year.

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From £320

South Africa Amakhala Big 5 Conservation

Do you want to experience and explore Africa and all of its inhabitants? Well Amakhala will not disappoint! Assist behind the scenes on various on-going conservation and community projects and meet the famous Big Five along with a vast array of other wildlife. Stay in a 4-star luxury lodge, go canoeing, fishing and camp under the stars in the middle of the bush!

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From £836

South Africa Shamwari Big 5 Conservation

Have a once in a lifetime experience by working behind the scenes in one of Africa’s finest game reserves. Your time on the reserve will be diverse and structured, giving you the opportunity to personally experience life as a budding conservationist. You will get to help out at the Born Free Big Cat Foundation, Shamwari Animal Rehabilitation Centre, Animal Hospital and the Rhino Awareness Centre as well as monitor some of the worlds most iconic wildlife.

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From £646

South Africa Mapesu Game Reserve Conservation

Volunteer on the frontline of wildlife conservation by helping prevent the extinction of endangered species and their habitat. Volunteering at Mapesu game reserve will give you an enriching and unforgettable time with an up-close and personal experience of the 43 mammal species that call the reserve home. This unique project also offers you the chance to experience the raw, untamed South African bush by taking part in the hands-on survival-training course!

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