Chimp Haven welcomes enthusiastic volunteers who have a love for animals and a passion for serving their community. Our volunteers arrive from a diversity of backgrounds, and bring a variety of experiences, knowledge and skills to Chimp Haven. Chimp Haven provides volunteer opportunities in the following areas: special events, education/school programs, sanctuary care, community awareness and advocacy. Special training is available for individuals/groups who are interested in speaking on behalf of Chimp Haven to civic groups, schools, churches, and other organizations. Through these efforts, we will be able to share Chimp Haven’s mission with so many more people. If you are interested in joining a public speaking training session, please contact us.

Chimp Haven’s Volunteer Program also offers corporate volunteer opportunities. We accept corporate groups throughout the year for various projects including facility maintenance, gardening, chimpanzee enrichment, and special events.

Volunteers play a crucial role in the success of our Chimpanzee Discovery Days. This once a month event is open to the public. Volunteers lead educational activities and booths, greet visitors, and assist Chimp Haven staff in making each Chimpanzee Discovery Day a truly exciting event.

We also have a resident volunteer program for out-of-town volunteers.  Minimum service of 20 hours per week is required.   A personal vehicle is required and resident volunteers must be over 18. Lodging may be available, on a first come, first serve basis, at the rate of $40 a night.  Residence is stocked with the basic amenities, including towels, sheets, pots and pan, and utensils.

Educational internships in the behavior, husbandry, environmental enrichment, education, and veterinary departments are also available, please see our Job Seekers page for more information.

Chimp Haven is a wonderful place for volunteers to make a contribution to their community, form new friendships, learn new skills and have fun! If you are interested in becoming a Chimp Haven volunteer please e-mail volunteers@chimphaven.org  for an application and additional information!