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Volunteer at a Chimpanzee Sanctuary

  • Pam, a volunteer at Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest, baked a heart-shaped loaf of banana bread for the chimpanzees on Valentine’s Day in 2009. Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest.

  • Negra is one of seven chimpanzees formerly used in biomedical research who now live at Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest. Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest.

  • Paul and Libby enjoying retirement at Chimp Haven after years in biomedical research. Chimp Haven

Ever dream of helping to care for a chimpanzee?

Traveling across the country to volunteer or intern for a few weeks or months at a chimpanzee sanctuary?

Or helping a rescued chimpanzee —from your living room?

Consider volunteering on-site at a sanctuary for chimpanzees who have spent time in laboratories, as pets or in the entertainment industry. If you don't live nearby, you can help by offering your talents to off-site projects that can be done from home, or by traveling to a sanctuary to volunteer for a month or more.

See what life is like for the chimpanzees at one sanctuary »

All seven sanctuaries listed below accept volunteers willing to devote time and energy to help these fascinating animals. Click on the "Volunteer Info" link below a sanctuary's name to learn more.

Center for Great Apes
Wauchula, FL
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Save the Chimps
Fort Pierce, FL
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Primate Rescue Center
Nicholasville, KY
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Chimp Haven
Keithville, LA
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Save the Chimps
Alamogordo, NM
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Chimps, Inc.
Bend, OR
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Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest
Cle Elum, WA
Volunteer Info »

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