In Defense of Animals (IDA) Africa: Volunteer Placements
In Defense of Animals African offers six month volunteer positions through the Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Center in Cameroon. Under the direction of a Project Manager, volunteers are responsible for carrying out day-to-day operations of the sanctuary. Tasks include working with/overseeing Cameroonian staff (who speak French), buying food and supplies in town and nearby villages, helping with chimpanzee care and feeding, maintaining project equipment, assisting with construction projects, painting, and other manual tasks. Volunteers pitch in wherever most needed, though efforts are made to match individuals with their specific talents and skills. Volunteers must cover the cost of airfare to the project as well as immunizations, visas, etc. The Project does not provide stipends, however, accommodations and vegetarian meals are provided while at the Rescue Center.
In Defense of Animals-Africa is a non-profit organization operating in the Republic of Cameroon in direct collaboration with Cameroon's Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife. Their mission is to provide sanctuary for chimpanzee orphans in Cameroon, and to promote the social and cultural conditions which ensure endangered great apes survive and thrive in their natural habitats.
700 SW 126th Ave, Beaverton, OR, United States, 97005
Volunteers must have experience living in a developing country (preferably Africa) for several months or longer OR - previous experience working with chimpanzees or great apes. Ability to drive small truck with manual transmission is also an asset. Contact IDA for further details.