- South Africa
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1 Week stay - R6 500 ($435 USD)
2 Weeks stay - R11,000 ($736 USD)
3 Week stay - R13,500 ($905 USD)
4 Week stay - R14,000 ($940 USD)
*Should a volunteer wish to extend His / Her stay it will be subject to availability. R3500 ($240 USD) each week thereafter.
A once in a lifetime opportunity to assist in the rescue, rehabilitation & release of urban Vervet monkeys in Durban South Africa.
Be a part of the team that carries out exciting rescues, takes monkeys (& other rescued animals) to the vet for treatment & post-treatment care of these animals at our sanctuary & care facility.
We rarely do less than 3 rescues a day -- some exciting & adrenaline-pumping, some less so. This is a real hands-on volunteering project! So expect to run from rescue to vet, to talks to assisting in feeding.
During certain times of the year, we also have in our care an average of 30 orphaned baby monkeys that require a "surrogate" mother/father to care for their needs. This can be a highly rewarding time.
Accommodation is set in a lush green garden with a sparkling blue pool. Our drop off and care center is just a 5-minute drive away.
The Primate rehabilitation sanctuary is 30 minutes' drive away. Here we accommodate volunteers in tents & wooden huts.
- Care for orphaned baby monkeys
- Rescue injured monkeys and other urban wildlife
- Release rehabilitated monkeys back into the wild
- Enjoy the sites of Durban South Africa - Swim and Surf in the Indian ocean, Beach clean ups, Swim in our crystal blue pool
- Make a difference to a dwindling population of Vervet monkeys in Durban
If you want to feel like you have made a real difference in your time volunteering then Monkey Helpline is the organization for you! Every day is different.
Every volunteer has the opportunity to assist in recusing not only monkeys but other urban wildlife effected by urbanization and human interaction. Once rescued and in our care, we give the monkey the required treatment and care. Then as soon as our little furry friends can be released back into the wild, we do so. Have your camera ready!
We also carry out talks at local schools, church groups, etc and educate the public on how to coexist with ALL our urban wildlife.
So if its hands-on you want, then come spend some time with Monkey Helpline. Let your adventure begin!