Volunteer with Wild Futures

Wild Futures offers various volunteering opportunities, which are outlined below. Our charity simply could not function without the help of people generously giving their time, so we would love to have you join our team!

Volunteers croppedResidential volunteers at our Sanctuary

We host up to 10 volunteers at a time, all year round, in shared accommodation at The Monkey Sanctuary in Cornwall, UK. Short-term placements run from 2-6 weeks and long-term for up to 3 months. No special qualifications are needed, we just ask for volunteers to be enthusiastic and hard-working with a general concern for animals and the environment. You need to be over the age of 18 and have a good working knowledge of the English language.

Many people who hear about our Sanctuary are interested in learning more about our work, how we care for the monkeys and what it is like behind the scenes.  We also have many overseas volunteers who are looking to practice their English in a working environment. The Monkey Sanctuary is a great place to do this!

volunteer 3 low res croppedAlthough volunteers do not work directly with the monkeys (who require consistent, specialised care from experienced primate care staff), they do help make sure that things run smoothly.  Volunteers help to clean the enclosures, prepare the monkey’s food, learn to identify edible wild leaves and make enrichment items for them. They also help with site upkeep and other daily tasks, gaining a unique insight into the work we do.

This type of volunteering is also available for local volunteers who want to volunteer for a day a week, but do not require accommodation. Work experience placements are also available. Please contact volunteer@wildfutures.org for more details.Volunteer quote


We offer a limited number of 12-month long internships, in various departments, based at our Sanctuary in Cornwall, UK. Our internships are an exciting opportunity to develop a wide range of skills, working alongside an experienced team, with the chance to earn a recommendation from a highly respected primate sanctuary. We are currently accepting applications for Primate Care, PR and Fundraising. Please contact info@wildfutures.org for more details.


We are always looking for special, dedicated people to become Ambassadors for primates, helping to raise awareness of our work and fundraise for Wild Futures in their local area. Our Ambassador scheme is a great way to increase your knowledge on primate welfare and conservation and it also looks great on your CV! Find out more here.