PLEASE NOTE: our volunteer programme is currently closed until further notice. If you have already applied to volunteer with us, we will be in contact later. 

How much does it cost to volunteer?

The volunteer programme funds many of the sanctuary's running costs, as well as covers the costs incurred when we provide accommodation, airport transportation, and food for volunteers.

Therefore, we ask all volunteers to make a one-off payment to the project before they arrive. Some previous volunteers have fundraised for this amount or asked family and friends to contribute. Fundraising is an essential method of raising awareness about the project and the issues facing the great apes in the wild. It is, therefore, a good way for volunteers to get involved and help the charity in positive ways before arrival.

The cost is as follows:

  • £1,150 for a 1-month stay - Dates currently available
  • £1,700 for a 2-month stay - Dates currently unavailable
  • £2,250 for a 3-month stay - Dates currently unavailable

Flights, visas and vaccinations are not included in these costs. 

These are the current costs, and we reserve the right to increase them in the future.

How to apply

If you are interested in joining our team in Cameroon, please complete this application form, and someone from our volunteer administration team will contact you to set up a time to talk.

Detailed information

Please download and read our volunteer handbook for more information about our volunteer programme. We are also more than happy to answer questions you may have - just email us at [email protected].

Do you have veterinary experience? Please read the information on this page if so.