Volunteers Needed for Animal Sanctuary in Africa



Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)


Short-Term (few weeks/months)




For those who are interested in gaining a unique experience in working with endangered primates: the Limbe Wildlife Centre is looking for dedicated, hard-working volunteers to improve the lives of the animals under our care!

As a volunteer at the LWC, you will be able to play an active role in conservation by assisting in the care of 300 animals who have been orphaned by the bushmeat trade.

Volunteers take part in the day to day activities at the sanctuary, including cleaning cages, preparing food and feeding animals, creating enrichment, helping in the gift shop and doing daily observations.

Depending on the time and current activities, you may also be able to have the opportunity to observe surgeries in our veterinary clinic, assist in an education lesson in local schools or work on your own project depending of your skills (for the long term position).

Currently Limbe Wildlife Centre cares for Western Lowland Gorillas, Central and Nigeria-Cameroon Chimpanzees, drills, mandrills, baboons several species of guenons and mangabeys, as well as various non-primates.


For short term volunteers: A donation of 250 euro/week for the project, lodging, house security, for lunch and cleaning is requested. All of the funds raised in this program go directly towards the animals under our care and to pay for volunteer costs (housing, etc.).

Support provided for volunteer positions:

Volunteers are provided with accommodation in our volunteer house, which has a basic room as well as shared bathrooms and a kitchen. Lunch is provided on working days.

We welcome volunteers for a minimum stay of 1 week up to 3 months duration. Other arrangements may be made my request.

Fee Required


  • Training Provided
  • Housing Available


  • International Volunteers

How To Apply


For all positions please send a copy of your CV, as well as two recommendation letters to peggy@limbewildlife.org

For the short term volunteer (1 week to 3 months) no experience is needed.No interview is needed

For the long term volunteer (at least 6 month), experience with wildlife is recommended; A minimum of bachelor degree; There is an interview before the final decision.