Volunteer at our Sanctuary

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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.