IPPL is a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the world’s remaining primates, great and small. Our goal is to keep these uniquely threatened animals safe from human cruelty, negligence, and exploitation, envisioning a world where all primates can thrive in their native habitats. We also offer advisory and financial support for activities that promote the well-being of monkeys and apes, both in the U.S. and overseas.
Since 1973, we have worked to expose primate abuse and battled international traffickers. We also operate a sanctuary for gibbons (the smallest of the apes) in South Carolina for rescued gibbons who have come to us for a lifetime of compassionate care after former "careers" as laboratory subjects, discarded pets, and zoo exhibits.
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I reached out to IPPL based on their need. There was some delay in response, but they did say they had been very busy. It's OK, things happen.I happily helped with the daily activities (mostly cleaning cages) and donated money, but they don't seem to desire taking on staff as the lack of responsiveness continued. I had other volunteer time scheduled which they said they would confirm, but they did not. I called, and did not hear back. I received a text later that said the volunteer coordinator's dog had to go to the vet, and that's why they hadnt responded in weeks. I suggested a different day for volunteering, and did not hear back until the day-of, when I got a text that asked if I was still interested in going out to help. So, based on this experience, it doesn't seem IPPL is in need of volunteers at this time, or they desperately need to restructure their volunteer coordination. Would like to pass this feedback along so that others dont have the same experience when wanting to help