Primate/Monkey Husbandry Volunteer

(Story Book Farm Primate Sanctuary)

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Position ID: V-OSH1330 Last Modified: 03 Feb 2022 Last Full Update: 03 Feb 2022
Opportunity Details
ContactDaina, Executive Director, Story Book Farm Primate Sanctuary; Phone: 416-816-4800; Email:
DutiesOn-farm tasks include cleaning enclosures, lifting heavy loads, building structures * making monkey dinners, creating 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
Ages16 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDYes
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Men ; Women ; Couples ; Individuals
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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