For Winter 2020 into Spring 2020, group projects are on hold.
The sanctuary is thankful for the past support of corporate volunteers and volunteer groups that often help accomplish short-term projects. Coca-Cola, Home Depot, and Walmart employees (just to name a few) have volunteered as a group to work on specific short-term projects, like painting chimps buildings, making chimp hammocks, or creating enrichment devices for the chimps.
We would like to thank the following groups for volunteering on short term projects:
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|Coca-Cola||Eckerd College|| Florida A&M
|Home Depot||Hose2Habitat||Lisa’s Kayaks||SLC Property Appraisers||Slippery Rock University|
|University of Missouri||Walmart|
Take a look at some of these groups in action!
|Hose2Habitat held a 3-day workshop focusing on creating enrichment items for the chimpanzees in our care out of recycled fire hose. Participants from Center for Great Apes, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Lion Country Safari, Brevard Zoo, Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary, and the Florida Institute of Technology Animal Behavior Program joined the workshop, creating items for the chimps in our care while learning skills that will benefit their organizations’ animals|
|Animal Warriors came out to the Sanctuary for a one day volunteer project. They painted culverts and tires to be placed on the chimpanzee islands. Animal Warriors is a group of like minded individuals from all walks of life who share a common goal of helping animals with active volunteer groups in both Florida and North Carolina.|
|Walmart employees from Fort Pierce Distribution Center volunteered painting chimpanzee buildings and creating enrichment for the chimps. They reached their team goal of volunteering a total of 250 hours earning Save the Chimps a $5,000 “Volunteerism Always Pays” grant from Walmart!|