Primate/Monkey Husbandry Volunteer

(Story Book Farm Primate Sanctuary)

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Position ID: V-OSH1330
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2023
Last Full Update: 23 Oct 2023

Opportunity Details: Primate/Monkey Husbandry Volunteer

Contact Daina, Executive Director, Story Book Farm Primate Sanctuary; Phone: 416-816-4800; Email:

Story Book Farm Primate Sanctuary is the only monkey sanctuary in Canada. Volunteer tasks include indoor and outdoor enclosure cleaning * preparing dinners,  food enrichment and treats for the moneys *  If skilled, carpentry projects, such as building monkey sleep boxes, creating structural enrichment and assisting with facilities maintenance * If you are unable to join us on-site, there are other volunteer opportunities to assist with fundraising and campaigns. Retirees welcomed! 
Safety Note: As a sanctuary, physical contact with the monkeys is extremely limited. We respect their space and only interact with them on their terms through their enclosures to provide enrichment, support and comfort." 

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Benefits Provide enrichment and comfortable surroundings for monkeys
Ages 16 year(s) and up
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours Yes
Suitable For Adults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Men ; Women ; Couples ; Individuals
Areas of Interest Animal Services
Skills/Experience Confidentiality ; 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 Length Long Term (Minimum of 6 months) ; Medium Term (4 months to 1 year)
Interaction Level Small Group
Dates and Times Monday: Afternoon 
Tuesday: Afternoon 
Wednesday: Afternoon 
Thursday: Afternoon 
Friday: Afternoon 
Saturday: Afternoon 
Sunday: Afternoon
Seasons Year Round
Location Sunderland/Cannington Ontario
Number of Positions Cannington 
6 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Orientation ; Training is provided ; Training on the job ; Training on-going ; Volunteers trained on preventative measures and risks associated with zoonoses
Transportation Car 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 Check Not Required

Agency Details: Story Book Farm Primate Sanctuary

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