Great Ape and Small Primate Sanctuary Volunteers


(28.066212,-82.770164)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

4600 Alt. 19 Palm Harbor Blvd.Palm Harbor, FL 34683

We LOVE our Volunteers!

About

The sanctuary is a "forever home" for the animals that come here. They are loved, sheltered, feed 5 times a day, have 15 doctors that volunteer their time (MD’s, ENT’s, DVM’s and dentists), and most of all they are not afraid of being killed. Because of these factors the animals at the sanctuary live a long life. Many of them are 50, 60, 70 years old. We do not use water bowls but instead have water lixits so that the animals can have fresh water 24/7. Due to the water table all of our primates are on cement surfaces because of Pinellas County Law. The enclosures are kept clean by hosing them down several times a day. The runoff from the hosing goes into a drain connected to the sewer system.

One of the main objectives of the sanctuary is to educate people that the top 3 great apes will become extinct in our lifetime if nothing is done to protect them in the wild. Our classrooms will be used for just that purpose. We will be having internship classes, we will have computers available to help children achieve their educational goals and we will be showing movies about the exotics.

Skills

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 15
  • Orientation or Training
  • at least 8 hours per week.

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