Individual Volunteers

 We ask that volunteers arrive on time and work a 4-hour shift from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. After your shift, we will show you around the sanctuary and introduce you to some of our monkey residents -- and hopefully make plans for your next volunteer day!

We are always looking for dependable, regular volunteers! Different shifts are possible, but please understand that we must work around the monkey care schedule.

Who can volunteer? 

  • Volunteers should be 18 or older. (In some cases, special arrangement may be made for younger volunteers if accompanied by a parent or guardian; please check with us in advance.)
  • You will be able to tour the sanctuary and meet the monkeys after your volunteer shift.

What to do

What to bring and what to wear

  • Wear closed shoes such as sneakers or boots. No flip-flops, sandals or other open shoes.
  • Wear comfortable clothing for outdoor work, and remember that sanctuary work can be hard on your clothes -- dirt, stains, and tears can definitely happen, so dress accordingly.
  • Bring rain gear, jackets/sweatshirts or dress in layers, appropriate to the season.
  • Bring work gloves, if you have them.
  • Sunscreen and bug spray are necessities.
  • If you wear a hat or sunglasses, be warned that the monkeys like them, too, and will do their best to steal them from you. Don't wear anything on your head if you're not okay with losing it to the monkeys.
  • Do not wear jewelry. Again, the monkeys will steal it if they can, and what they steal they get to keep, so don't tempt them!
  • You can bring your cell phone, but if it falls out of your pocket within a monkey's reach you will lose it forever. They love electronics.
  • You are welcome to bring a brown-bag meal for a picnic lunch after your shift. Vegan food only, please -- no meat or dairy items.
  • And don't forget your water bottle.
  • We would apperciate it if you would bring a small donation of unsalted nuts, dried fruit, or a monetary donation.