Volunteering

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary. Please watch our 7-minute Almost Wild mini-documentary to learn how Jungle Friends began and why the monkeys need your help.

Volunteer shifts are from 7 - 11, 11 - 3 and 3 - 7 every day of the week and we would love to have you come out as soon as possible and get started, we have over 300 monkeys for you to meet! As an Entry Level Volunteer, you will be shadowing one of our carestaff in many areas. As you accrue more hours, you will be moved up to higher levels of responsibilities.

7-11 shift: Diet preparation and distribution, as well as clean up. Or cleaning, repairing and landscaping in and around the monkey’s habitats. We also have special enrichment and building projects.

11-3 shift:
 Cleaning, repairing and landscaping in and around the monkey’s habitats, as well as special projects. On Wednesdays and Saturdays we chop produce for the monkey’s diets during this shift.

3-7 shift: Cleaning, repairing and landscaping in and around the monkey’s habitats, as well as special projects. This is also our ‘closing shift’, which will involve cleaning all areas around the sanctuary, as well as preparing for the next morning’s activities.

You must sign up on our Online Volunteer Signup to be eligible to volunteer. After completing our online application please schedule your day and time on our volunteer manager Signup.

For a sneak peek inside the sanctuary, watch this 15-minute Virtual Tour Video of Jungle Friends, which is being presented at the North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance Virtual Workshop, please be sure to register for the Virtual Workshop and watch the videos, not only from Jungle Friends, but from other primate sanctuaries, as well. If you have any other questions after you have signed up you may email us at volunteer@junglefriends.org

The monkeys and the humans are looking forward to meeting you -- lots of monkey love!

More information

Resources for Prospective Volunteers

Volunteer Packet with rules and directions (.pdf)

Online Volunteer Signup

A Day at Jungle Friends

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