Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue (SCYR) has immediate openings for volunteers. Located on the edge of a lush forest in Cameroon (west-central Africa), SYCR provides sanctuary for 78 chimpanzees, orphaned by poachers. Founded and directed by a U.S. veterinarian, the sanctuary offers an unforgettable opportunity to live and work in close proximity to a number of amazing animals. Volunteers are needed throughout the year to assist with day-to-day operations of the sanctuary and to pitch in wherever needed most. Positions are for 6 months with shorter stays sometimes possible (see below).
Note: contact with chimpanzees occurs during 4 daily feedings; there is sometimes an opportunity to help care for a baby chimp/chimps (not guaranteed).
Please visit Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue to learn more.
For veterinarians, medical personnel, mechanics, and engineers, qualifications, length of stay and fees/stipends are negotiable - please inquire.
This is an unpaid volunteer position. Travel expenses, visa, vaccinations, etc. are paid by the volunteer. No research grants are provided.
Lodging and vegetarian only meals are provided at the site at no cost to volunteers.
Term of Appointment:
6-month stays are strongly preferred but shorter stays are considered based on sanctuary needs. Minimum stay is 3 months. If accepted as a volunteer, there is a one-time sliding fee scale based on length of stay: US$300 for 6 month stays; US$600 for 5-6 month stays; US$800 for 4-5 month stays; US$1000 for 3-4 month stays.
Open all year - request application from: reb...@sanaga-yong.org