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Overseas roles - Volunteer Veterinary Nurse, South Africa

Our partner Monkey Rescue project in South Africa is looking to recruit a volunteer veterinary nurse (unpaid, accommodation provided).

It’s an amazing opportunity for a long-term volunteer to gain experience working for a charity utilising their veterinary skills.

Position Summary:

  • Daily monitoring of all primates
  • Management of any health issues (medications, additional feeding etc)
  • Observations, if necessary
  • Record keeping
  • Research, if necessary
  • Accompany primates to the vet
  • Vaccinations & de-worming of all primates
  • Management of a diabetic Mona monkey including insulin injections daily, glucose curves & diet monitoring
  • All long term volunteers are required to do morning feeds on a rota basis and evening wash up if we are short staffed
  • From time to time, when the sanctuary is under pressure (new arrivals etc), you may be asked to do other duties if it does not interfere with the duties outlined above
  • Microscope – Must be fully competent in performing routine fecal exams, and knowledgeable in all aspects of veterinary parasitology. You may be the only person on site with these skills so be prepared to be self-motivated in researching and expanding the laboratory portion of our future clinic.

Minimum age of 23 is desirable dependent on experience. Copies of veterinary qualification certificates will be requested.

What the project does: The sanctuary, which is the first of its kind in South Africa, has been running since 1996. The sanctuary currently cares for over 100 primates of varying species including marmosets, tamarins, mona monkeys, squirrel monkeys, macaques, and lemurs. The sanctuary rescues and provides permanent care for any primate from anywhere in the world. The sanctuary receives a constant stream of requests to assist in the international rescue of primates. Many of these primates arrive with behavioural problems and require rehabilitation. The sanctuary hopes to be able to expand in order to cope with the high demand and with an aim to provide accommodation for apes in the future.

To learn more about the project please see the following link:

Location: The sanctuary is located in Pretoria, which is approximately 45 minutes north of Johannesburg.

Next steps: If this of interest to you, you have any questions or you would like to apply for the position please email 

Overseas position – International Volunteer Coordinator, Peru

6 month voluntary position

Our Community Education project in Peru is seeking a highly professional, innovative individual to expand their International Volunteer Program. The primary responsibilities of this role include: recruiting international volunteers; providing a high level of customer service and support to volunteers during their placement and developing short/long term projects in collaboration with volunteers that address the goals and objectives of the Community Education project. 

This is a 6 month free volunteer position. You will be provided with accommodation in the project apartment which includes Wi-Fi access, Netflix, a furnished private room with shared bathroom, reliable hot water, laundry hand-washing facilities and a fully equipped kitchen. 

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Recruiting international volunteers
  • Administration
  • Coordination of new volunteers through induction and ongoing supervision
  • Supporting the Director of the project
  • Overseeing communications and social media
  • Coordination of volunteer projects/project management

What the project does: The Community Education projects provides support for 55 children aged between 6 and 18 years old at a community centre in the mountain city of Huaraz. The project is a supportive environment in which the children obtain help and encouragement with their homework as well as access to the school resources they need. By providing the children with a safe place to come after school, they act as a free care service for children who may otherwise spend the afternoon at home alone. Most of the children come from families where the parents have to work long hours to support the family and/or cannot read or write. The project also tries to educate the children’s parents about the importance of them staying in school and the long-term benefits that this will bring to the children and the family.

To learn more about the project, please see the following link:

Location: The project is located in the lively city of Huaraz, the provincial capital of the Ancash Region in northern Peru

Next steps: If this of interest to you, you have any questions or you would like to apply for the position please email


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