Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Chimp Haven!
We welcome enthusiastic volunteers with a love for animals and a passion for serving. Our volunteers have diverse backgrounds and bring a variety of experiences, knowledge and skills to Chimp Haven.
Chimp Haven primarily provides volunteer opportunities in the following areas:
- Sanctuary care: Assist with ongoing sanctuary needs, such as gardening, maintenance, and special projects as needed. Monday – Friday during business hours.
- Special events (Chimpanzee Discovery Days): Chimp Haven is open to the public four times each year, and relies on volunteers to make these events special. Volunteers may lead educational activities and booths, greet visitors, and assist Chimp Haven staff. View Chimpanzee Discovery Day schedule.
- Chimpanzee enrichment: Help prep and create daily enrichment activities that keep our retirees mentally and thriving. Monday – Friday during business hours.
Due to the required specialized training required to work with our chimpanzees, volunteers will not work directly with chimpanzees or in indoor areas where chimpanzees are housed.
Contact us to learn more:
If you are interested in becoming a Chimp Haven volunteer please mail firstname.lastname@example.org for an application and additional information!
Opportunities for groups or students fulfilling educational or service hours may be available. Please email email@example.com for more information.
Internships in the behavior, husbandry, enrichment and veterinary departments are also available; please see our Internship page for more information.