Volunteer Chimpanzee Sanctuary, Cameroon

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Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue

Agency
Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue
Location
Cameroon, Africa
Job Category
Volunteer Openings
Salary
No salary but food & lodging is provided at no cost.
Start Date
07/01/2023
Last Date to Apply
07/31/2024
Website
https://www.sychimprescue.org/
Description
Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue in Cameroon (West-Central Africa) seeks highly motivated, mature volunteers who are committed to the conservation of great apes and are willing to live in an isolated, challenging environment to help save an endangered species. This incredibly rewarding, life-enriching experience provides an exclusive opportunity to live in Africa, learn from our highly skilled staff and help care for our beloved rescued chimpanzees!
Volunteers are needed throughout the year. Under the direction of the Co-Manager, they assist with the day-to-day operations of the sanctuary, helping wherever most needed,
Tasks include:
– Assist with feeding chimpanzees during daily meals & snacks
– Wash, cut & distribute fruit/vegetables
– Paint cages & maintain camp equipment
– Assist with facility & enclosure maintenance
– Purchase food & supplies in town
– Help care for baby chimps, as needed (this depends on whether any are in care when volunteering
– Work alongside Cameroonian staff (most only speak French)
Qualifications
REQUIRE:
– 21 years or older & paid work experience
– Fluent in English;basic conversational French strongly preferred
– Physical stamina & good overall health; able to lift up to 40 lbs
– Able to adapt easily to changing tasks/schedules & to basic living conditions in an isolated setting
PREFER:
– University degree
– Experience living, or spending extended time, in a developing country (preferably Africa)
– Prior experience working with chimpanzees or other great apes
– Work experience as part of a group or project team
Please email Rebecca (address below) to request an application.
Contact Person
Rebecca
Contact eMail
[email protected]

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