Volunteer Argentina Monkey Sanctuary

We need volunteers to help save and care for the magnificent howler monkeys of South America! Volunteer with this unique conservation project rescuing and caring for trafficked monkeys. Read on to get the low down on how you can help save these amazing animals...

Duration: 2 to 12 weeks

Hours: 7 days per week, starting any Monday throughout the year.

Activities: Feeding and caring for the animals; maintaining the sanctuary.

Location: Argentina

City info: Rural location north of Cordoba, Argentina

Accommodation: Shared rooms, in rustic rural conditions

Requirements: Aged 18+; good level of fitness; a passion for animal welfare

Volunteer Placement Fee: From GBP£1,000 / US$1,185

How you will spend time at the project

The work at the centre takes place all year round, seven days per week. Caring for the primates is from approximately 9am in the mornings to between 6pm and 8pm in the evenings. Plenty of breaks are available but it is a full time job caring for the monkeys. Volunteers will be expected to assist with some or all of the following:
  • Feeding and caring for the monkeys 
  • Observation, study and data input on the behaviour of the monkeys
  • Maintenance of the monkey refuges and other areas
  • Working in the tree plantation (only in wintertime)
  • Helping to keep volunteer areas clean and tidy
  • Giving visitors guided tours of the project 
  • Helping with the care of the other rescued animals in the sanctuary including dogs, cats, horses, donkeys, llamas, sheep, chickens and ducks!

Why the project needs volunteers

Volunteers work with the project staff on a variety of tasks which all contribute to the sanctuary's objectives of rescuing and rehabilitating Argentina's howler monkeys.
The Argentina Monkey Project has been working for over 20 years with howler monkeys a species which inhabits the forests and jungles of northeast Argentina but is hunted for sale for the domestic pet trade.

Although howler monkeys are a protected species in Argentina, enforcement of this status is not effective and the howler monkey is now listed in the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species as ‘vulnerable’.
 
At the Argentina Monkey Project you can help rehabilitate Howler monkeys that have been taken from their natural habitats and sold as pets or as exhibits in zoos.

These animals have been rescued from around the country through seizures by the government, zoo closures, voluntary hand ins etc… and they now live a happier life at the sanctuary.
 
We need volunteers to help feed and care for these monkeys, to provide them a safe place to recover and to help them through physical psychological and social rehabilitation, teaching them to be monkeys again.

More Information

Read more about the Argentina Monkey Sanctuary including accommodation, location, extra activities, climate and what makes Globalteer different.

Read More about the Sanctuary


Weeks
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
£GBP
£1,000
£1,175
£1,265
£1,485
£1,705
£1,930
£1,980
£2,200
£2,430
£2,650
£2,790
US$
$1,185
$1,390
$1,495
$1,750
$2,010
$2,265
$2,320
$2,575
$2,835
$3,090
$3,245

Volunteer Placement Fee

Your volunteer placement fee includes –
  • Accommodation for the duration of your stay.
  • Airport transfer from Cordoba airport to the project. 
  • Three meals a day once at the project.
  • Full pre-arrival and in country support.
  • Destination and project guide
  • Comprehensive travel advice
  • An unforgettable experience!

Your volunteer placement fee does not include flights, visas, or insurance although we can provide information and quotes.

Returning volunteers and those doing multiple Globalteer projects will receive a discount of US$70 / GBP£50.


Reserve Your Place

Application process & requirements

The minimum age for volunteering is 18 years old. No previous experience or qualifications are necessary but we do require volunteers to be respectful and open minded to the cultural differences they will encounter in Argentina. Travel insurance is highly recommended for this project.

Volunteers must be reasonably fit as the work can be demanding. Volunteers must have a similar ideology to the mission of the wildlife sanctuary. Wildlife trainers and those who exploit wildlife for the benefit of people are not suitable for this project.
  1. Click on the link below to fill out an application form.
  2. Add "@globalteer.org" to your E-mail safe list to ensure that you receive a response.
  3. Your application will be reviewed and if accepted you will be notified via E-mail within a few days.
  4. Pay your deposit to secure your placement within one week of acceptance.
  5. Research your destination, book your flight, inoculations and ask us any questions you may have.
  6. Full amount is to be paid 10 weeks before the start of your placement.
  7. Comprehensive information will be sent to you including a packing list, cultural differences, etiquette, rescue centre rules, useful phone contacts and full project information.
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