Monkey Rescue in South Africa

Location: South Africa: Pretoria

Program Duration: 1-2 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks, 3-6 Months

Dates: Year Round

Pod Volunteer

3 Crescent Terrace Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 3PE England

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Phone: + 44 (0) 1242 241 181


An exciting opportunity to work hands on with a variety of species of primate in this sanctuary. The project is designed to introduce you to the fascinating world of primates and allows you to get to know them.

The project allows you to work closely with primates on a daily basis. You can make a difference to the primates by helping the sanctuary to provide them with a better quality of life.

This project also offers great travel opportunity, as there are many experiences rich in the local and surrounding areas which you may wish to take part in.

Volunteers are involved in duties that may include:

food preparation
cleaning enclosures
record keeping
enclosure maintenance
behavioral observation and monitoring
primate relocation and introduction
making monkey beds
providing enrichment
hand rearing (if it is needed during your stay)

There is also monkey time which allows you to spend time with the primates and get to know them!


* Work hands on with a variety of primates
* Live on site at the sanctuary
* Good location for free time activities or onward travel

As a volunteer, you will play a major role as the sanctuary survives almost entirely on the financial and hands on support that volunteers provide.

By volunteering with us, you will be contributing to improving the quality of life for the primates as you can provide them with more individual attention. Your hard work will leave a lasting impact on the lives of the primates you will be helping to provide for.

You will also be involved in devising and helping with stimulation activities for the primates who are unable to be released into the wild.


No specific qualifications are required for this volunteer role.

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Cost in US$:

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Cost Include Description:

* A comprehensive information booklet and pre-departure support
* Travel advice and assistance
* Being met on arrival at O.R. Tambo Airport (Johannesburg)
* Accommodation (shared room)
* Return transfers to O.R. Tambo Airport (Johannesburg) at the end of your stay
* Ongoing support, help and advice from our local team

Credit Available


Volunteer Types
  • Animal Welfare
  • Wildlife
  • Environment
  • Conservation
Age Range
This Program is open to

Asian, Worldwide, Kiwi, South African, Australian, Canadian, European, American Participant. This Program is also open to Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Dormitory

Participants Travel to South Africa


Application Process Involves
  • Written Application
Year Founded