Our Top 10...Reasons to Volunteer at Save the Chimps!
|#10||You will be a shining example to others and encourage more people to give their time to the chimps!|
|#9||It saves resources, so more money can be spent directly on the chimps.|
|#8||You can try out a new career; if you ever thought that you would like to work for a sanctuary, it’s a great stepping stone!|
|#7||It adds to your social network; there’s nothing like making a new friend (while making 900 peanut butter & jelly sandwiches for the chimps to eat)!|
|#6||You’ll put a smile on a chimp’s face when they discover the enrichment you made for them - hidden on their island.|
|#5||It strengthens the community; donating your time as a volunteer at Save the Chimps lets members of the community know that we play an important role to area residents and businesses.|
|#4||You’ll get to hear the sounds of chimps pant-hooting.|
|#3||It gives you a chance to give of yourself to a cause that is important to you.|
|#2||You will probably spot a chimp or two or twenty roaming on a beautiful island.|
|#1||You will make a difference in the lives of over 250 chimpanzees; it’s your support that makes our work possible and gives the chimps the lives they deserve.|
Volunteering in Florida
Do you like to cook? Do you love to do laundry? Do you have a green thumb? Do you like to work in an office setting?
Have you always wanted to be a caterer - preparing meals for over 250 people at once? If so, we could use you as a volunteer at our sanctuary.
Volunteers here help in the kitchen with the enormous task of preparing meals for the chimps. This involves counting out hundreds of apples, oranges, cucumbers and other fresh produce, or preparing pasta, rice, or salads in "the kitchen that never sleeps." You'll be able to hear the celebratory calls of the chimps as they are served the delicious meals you've helped prepare for them.
Volunteers also prepare enrichment for the chimps. We have a number of enrichment devices that need to be prepared for the chimps, which usually involves getting your hands sticky with peanut butter, raisins, or bananas.
You can also help with the seemingly never-ending task of laundering the chimps' blankets and toys. Staff collects the laundry from the cages to be washed, hung out to dry and folded. We have washing machines in different buildings that are going all day long. Volunteers who help with the laundry will definitely get a workout walking from building to building! Be warned, it can be a messy job, but knowing the chimps curl up each night with clean, soft blankets makes it all worth it!
If banana plants, tomatoes, or other fruits and veggies thrive under your care, we could use your help planting and maintaining our garden. We currently have a small garden that we hope will grow in size.
Do you like working in an office setting? STC's development department is always in need of assistance preparing Adoption packets, giveaway packets used at outreach events or stuffing envelopes, letter writing, filing and shredding paper that we give to the chimps to nest in.
You may either mail or e-mail your completed application to: PO Box 12220, Fort Pierce, FL, 34979,
Attn: Monica or to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Volunteers do not have contact with the chimpanzees.
*Interested volunteers must provide proof of a current negative TB test as well as a current Tetanus shot.
*On-site volunteers must be 18 years or older and participate in STC's orientation prior to volunteering.