Education volunteer- Wild Futures Monkey Sanctuary
Location: Looe, England
Period: 01/01/2017 – 31/12/2017
Deadline: 5 December 2016
!! UK monkey sanctuary is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated volunteer to work in our education department !!
Working alongside our education officer, you will help create educational material and presentations to both school and university groups, either at onsite or offsite events. You will conduct informative talks to our visitors in the summer months, communicating the individual stories of how the monkeys came to live at the sanctuary, but also on our ethos and general objectives. Volunteers will have the opportunity to be creative, by coming an with new ideas and concepts which would help develop and expand the department.
In addition, to help you understand what we do and why we do it, volunteers will help in the rehabilitation and care of the monkeys. You will assist in cleaning the bedrooms and outdoor spaces, in addition to preparing food bowls and creating enrichment items. You may also be asked to help teach short term volunteers these tasks as well as assisting in the general site maintenance of the site, such as gardening, recycling or enclosure repair. We pride ourselves in creating a dynamic and exciting project which propels the volunteer in gaining an intimate site and knowledge of a working primate sanctuary.
Wild Futures is the only UK charity with a holistic approach combining an educational and environmental remit dedicated to promoting the welfare, conservation and survival of our closest living relatives, the non-human primates. We are working to end the primate trade and abuse of primates in captivity, promoting the rehabilitation of captive primates and the preservation of those in the wild, whilst operating a sanctuary for primates in need of a home for life.
Our safe haven for monkeys saved from mistreatment is The Monkey Sanctuary, in Cornwall, UK. We recently celebrated our 50th Anniversary and have provided a home for life and specialist care for more than 160 monkeys over the years. We are proud to be the first and only facility in the whole of Europe to be accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), demonstrating that we provide humane and responsible care for our animals. Because most of the monkeys come into us extremely traumatized and damaged, we recognize the importance of ensuring long-term, consistent care from people they know and trust. We also rely heavily on volunteers to help us to run our sanctuary day-to-day.
– Cleaning enclosure, preparing food bowls and creating enrichment items for the primates.
– Conducting public talks and Keeper for a days (KFAD) in the opening months.
– Teaching and helping short term volunteers
– Help Education officer with presentations to school and university groups.
– Help maintain education building.
– Assist with on site and off site events.
– Help conduct Skype calls to international classrooms.
– Help with general site maintenance of the site.
Please send a C.V and motivation letter to Hayley_Oliver@wildfutures.org before the 5th of December 2016. Please ensure that your documents highlight areas which may be considered useful for this project. If you have not heard from us within a week of sending your application, then unfortunately you were unsuccessful in reaching interview stage.