Who we are:
Wild Futures is a charity dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating monkeys who have fallen victim to the primate pet trade, educating the public on native and global wildlife conservation and sustainability, and campaigning to end the legal and illegal trade in primates in the UK. The Monkey Sanctuary is home to 5 woolly monkeys, 29 capuchins and 3 Barbary macaques and needs volunteers all year round to help clean out enclosures, prepare food and enrichment items for the monkeys, help out in the café and children’s activities as well as general maintenance, housework and gardening.
Type of knowledge or skills needed:
Volunteers should have enthusiasm for our work and/or conservation in general, a willingness to learn, pitch in and get their hands dirty, and an ability to work well in a team environment. They also need a good level of spoken and listening English and a reasonable level of mobility/fitness as the work involves some working at height. The monkeys are in an on-going process of rehabilitation, which means breaking their fixation on human beings, so we ask volunteers to respect that process and not interact with the monkeys. Volunteers have no direct contact with the monkeys.
Wheelbarrows, wellies, painting equipment, stationery.
Languages spoken at charity:
Hollie Lewis - Volunteer Coordinator
0844 272 1271
The Monkey Sanctuary, St Martin, Looe, PL13 1NZ, UK
Any further information the volunteer should know?:
Volunteers are needed all year round and stay for placements of 2-5 weeks in our home and share our vegetarian meals. Accommodation is provided in shared dormitories with other volunteers. The sanctuary operates every day but volunteers work 5 days a week, 8:20am-5pm, and on their days off are free to explore the local area, or of course watch the monkeys. The Sanctuary is located on the Cornish coast, a few miles from the fishing town of Looe. We suggest that volunteers make a donation of £40 per week to help the charity cover the costs of food and utilities.