Thanks for your interest in volunteering!
The Level II volunteer commitment is one shift per month for at least six months from the time you start volunteering. The shift is 8:30-1:30 from November-March, and 9:30-2:30 from March-November. Level II volunteers help us clean enclosures. There's no interaction with, and very little observation of, the chimps. It's a dirty, sweaty, physical job requiring some lifting, climbing on high platforms, and bending over. You'll come into contact with feces and urine, and occasionally blood and semen. (Gloves are always worn during cleaning.)
Volunteers play a critical role in ensuring the well-being of the chimpanzees. The ideal Level II volunteer is reliable, trustworthy, safety conscious, and not afraid to get dirty and work hard. If this is you, please continue!
Please note: Our need for volunteers varies. If we do not currently need volunteers in the area you're interested in, we'd be happy to keep your application on file for the future!