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Primate Rescue Center Volunteering!

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Primate Rescue Center

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 303 people are interested
Jake Japanese Snow Macaque
Jake Japanese Snow Macaque

We are looking for volunteers interested in helping the PRC Staff care for our amazing primate residents. Many volunteer options available! Interested in working On-Site? You'll be involved in food preparation, cleaning, grounds keeping, and creating fun enrichment items to keep the monkeys and apes engaged! Under 18 or don't have the time to work on-site? You could be an Off-Site Volunteer, creating enrichment from home or hosting a fundraising event or donation drive in your workplace or school. Interested in Special Events Opportunities only? For those with limited time to volunteer, help us during special fund raising events or on-site at our Annual Member Event. 60+ volunteers needed on Member Event Day!

Check out our website at www.primate-rescue.org and visit the volunteer section under the "How to Help" tab to learn more about all of our volunteering options and to download an application. Send in your application today to be considered for a volunteer position at the Primate Rescue Center!

*Volunteers do not have physical contact or feed any of the primates.

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About Primate Rescue Center


2515 Bethel Road, Nicholasville, KY 40356, US

Mission Statement

To alleviate the suffering of primates wherever it occurs by: providing sanctuary or referral to appropriate facilities; working to end the trade in primates both in the US and abroad;educating the public about the plight of primates caught in the breeder/dealer cycle; assisting researchers and zoo personnel in finding appropriate placement for their surplus primates; encouraging compliance with applicable local, state, and federal laws and animal welfare statues.


The Primate Rescue Center (PRC) is located in scenic central Kentucky. The PRC was founded as a small, private haven for ex-pet and ex-laboratory monkeys and currently houses over 50 monkeys and apes.



We'll work with your schedule.


2515 Bethel Rd.Nicholasville, KY 40356



  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Anthropology
  • Environmental Science
  • Fundraising
  • Environmental Education
  • Community Outreach


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • For On-Site Volunteering - 3 hours/week for a minimum of 3 months. Off-Site Volunteering - 1 project/month. Event Volunteering - As Needed
  • On-Site Volunteers are required to provide a certificate of negative TB test and have it updated annually.

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