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Long term volunteer Primate Carer

Hiring Organization:
International Primate Rescue

Date Posted:

Position Description:
At International Primate Rescue have over 120 primates. Most of our primates are ex-pet or ex-lab animals that have behavioral problems and are not indigenous to South Africa. Because of this the care for these animals is very hands on. At IPR, we also strive to discourage, provide help, awareness and educate people that wish to, or already own a primate.

We currently care for the following monkeys: Capuchins (brown tufted and Weeper); Squirrel Monkeys (Bolivian and Common); Macaques (crab eating, Barbary and Rhesus); Common Marmosets; Tamarins; Mona monkeys; Patas Monkeys; Grey Mouse lemurs.

Long term volunteers are required to stay for a minimum of one year and do not pay the fee required by short termers. This is not a paid position but your board and lodging is included for free in exchange for your work. Long term volunteers will receive a food allowance so that they can buy their preferred food themselves. Long term volunteer positions are very sought after and we cannot guarantee that there will be space for you. You are very much more likely to be accepted as a long term volunteer if you have visited our sanctuary as a short term volunteer, so this is something to bear in mind. Long term volunteers have specific roles and more responsibilities than the short term volunteers. At least three of our previous long term volunteers have found their dream positions, or gone on to qualify as vets, etc. The experience you gain working with our primates for the duration of your year-long visit is a great CV booster.

You will be responsible for all aspects of primate care as outlined below:

• Food preparation and feeding
• Distributing supplements, primate pellets and conducting health checks on the primates
• Cleaning and maintaining the enclosures
• Enrichment
• Observations and monitoring
• Recording behaviours and concerns in the daily observation book

No qualifications needed. We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated volunteer with a love for animals.

Volunteer position: accommodation and small food allowance provided.

Support provided for internship/volunteer positions (travel, meals, lodging):
Accommodation and small food allowance provided.

Term of Appointment:
1 year with 1 month probabtionary period and 5 weeks holiday

Application Deadline:
Start date as soon as possible

Contact Information:
Plot 20, Boundary Road
Kromdraai PO BOX 210
South Africa

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