Primate/Monkey Husbandry Volunteer

(Story Book Farm Primate Sanctuary)

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Position ID: V-OSH1330 Last Modified: 16 Sep 2019 Last Full Update: 16 Sep 2019
Opportunity Details
ContactRachelle, Volunteer Co-ordinator, Story Book Farm Primate Sanctuary; Phone: 416-460-8543 * 416-816-4800; Email:
DutiesOn-farm tasks include clean enclosures, lift heavy loads, build structures * make monkey dinners, create enrichment, and other farm tasks as required  
Note - there is no free contact with the monkeys at the farm. They all live in enclosures and are not here to cuddle with us. We respect their space and only interact with them on their terms through their enclosures to provide enrichment and comfort for them.
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BenefitsProvide enrichment and comfortable surroundings for monkeys
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDYes
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Men ; Women ; Couples
Areas of InterestAnimal Services
Skills/ExperienceConfidentiality ; Creativity ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Planning & Organizing ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Physical labour – it’s a farm,be prepared to work hard and get dirty
Commitment LengthLong Term (Minimum of 6 months) ; Medium Term (4 months to 1 year)
Interaction LevelSmall Group
Dates and TimesMonday: Afternoon 
Tuesday: Afternoon 
Wednesday: Afternoon 
Thursday: Afternoon 
Friday: Afternoon 
Saturday: Afternoon 
Sunday: Afternoon
SeasonsYear Round
LocationSunderland/Cannington Ontario
Number of PositionsCannington 
6 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training on the job ; Training on-going ; Volunteers trained on preventative measures and risks associated with zoonoses
TransportationCar required ; Volunteers will need to have transportation to the farm, as it is in the countryside (about 1 hour north of Toronto). Many people commute regularly from surrounding cities, so we can try to accommodate your needs through carpooling if necessary.
Police CheckNot Required
Agency Details
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Organization NameStory Book Farm Primate Sanctuary
Office Phone416-816-4800

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