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Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Cameroon

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In Defense of Animals in Africa needs help from highly motivated, mature volunteers who are committed to the conservation of great apes and are willing to live for six months in an isolated and challenging environment in order to benefit our next of. . . Learn more

Locations:   Near Belabo, Cameroon
Dates/Costs:   Flexible dates available. Duration: 6 months
(participation cost details)
Focus Areas:   Environment
Animals
Type of NGO:   UniversalGiving Partner

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In Defense of Animals in Africa needs help from highly motivated, mature volunteers who are committed to the conservation of great apes and are willing to live for six months in an isolated and challenging environment in order to benefit our next of kin. In this incredibly rewarding, life-enriching experience, you can share your time and talents with the Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Center in Cameroon, Africa.

You will help with day-to-day operations at the Center, including working with French-speaking staff, helping with construction projects, purchasing supplies, painting, maintaining equipment and helping Cameroonian caregivers with the care and feeding of young chimpanzees. However, please note that direct hands-on time with chimpanzees is limited. Qualifications or length of stay may be negotiated for applicants with professional veterinary or medical training, or mechanical, electrical or construction skills & experience.



 
Cost Details
Volunteers pay for their roundtrip airfare, visa, immunizations, spending money, etc. The Center provides food and lodging at the site. Meals are vegetarian only. No salary or funding. The Project does not provide stipends, internships or research opportunities. There is a one-time processing fee of $300 for approved volunteers.
 
 
A Great Opportunity For...
Seniors
Retirees
Groups
Professionals
 
Language Needed
French (basic)
English
 
Skills Needed/ Experience
The requirements for this opportunity are a minimum 6-month stay, 21 years of age or older, physical stamina and good overall health, and fluency in French or English. Preferred experience includes living in a developing country and/or experience working with great apes.

 
Detailed Location Information
The Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Center is located on the edge of the forest, approximately 15 miles from the nearest small town of Belabo. Volunteers travel by train from the capital city of Yaounde to the Center (arranged by Center staff).

Cost Details Volunteers pay for their roundtrip airfare, visa, immunizations, spending money, etc. The Center provides food and lodging at the site. Meals are vegetarian only. No salary or funding. The Project does not provide stipends, internships or research opportunities. There is a one-time processing fee of $300 for approved volunteers.
language English
The requirements for this opportunity are a minimum 6-month stay, 21 years of age or older, physical stamina and good overall health, and fluency in French or English. Preferred experience includes living in a developing country and/or experience working with great apes.
City: Near Belabo
Country: Cameroon

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