Helping adorable monkeys and mentoring disabled youths
WhenIt's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.
Where14805 SW 216 StMiami, FL 33170
If you love cute monkeys and teens with disabilities, this is the volunteer opportunity for you! The DuMond Conservancy is in need of a regular once-a-week volunteer who can chaperone students with disabilities to help them learn about animals, conservation, and acquire some independent skills. We are looking for someone who is willing to volunteer from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM on either Wednesdays or Thursdays each week to help mentor, supervise, and work with a small group of developmentally-delayed teens to complete simple tasks such as cutting fruit for the monkeys and cleaning. A volunteer is needed a weekly basis until at least June 2016. DuMond is the 501(c)(3) not-for-profit science and education affiliate of Monkey Jungle, a primate-focused wildlife park and discovery center located in South Dade. A team of staff, volunteers, and students work together to care for a unique colony of 50+ adorable owl monkeys living in a secluded area of the monkey jungle forest. The monkeys were once used for biomedical research and require specialized care. Students from Miami-Dade County Public Schools are transported to Monkey Jungle as a part of their curriculum for independent living.
- People Skills
- Environmental Education
- Youth Services
- Environmental Science
- Animal Care / Handling
- Relationship Building
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Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Once a week, same day every week.
- Be able to volunteer for at least 6 months.