Volunteer 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. Placements usually run from 2-6 weeks but can also be anywhere between 1-12 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.

Although 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.

Please contact [email protected] for more details.