Fees & Accommodations

Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary operates dynamic volunteer, internship and research programs to national and international volunteers and students. Volunteers are required to commit to a minimum of 2 weeks and have a passion for wildlife conservation and aspects related to running a wildlife sanctuary. Interns and researchers are required to commit to a minimum of 4 weeks but will preferably stay for 3 to 6 months at a time.

Please email your CV and a statement of interest to info@tacugama.com. Students interested in research are required to write a research proposal. Please contact us for more information on research opportunities.

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Volunteer House
Facilities & Accommodations

On-site Volunteer House: the volunteer house has 4 single rooms and 2 bathrooms (with flushing toilets and cold showers), a comfortable living room, kitchen with cooker and fridge, and balcony overlooking the forest with a hammock and eating area. The house provides full electricity during office time (9-1 and 2-5PM) – outside these hours the electricity runs on solar panels and is limited to lights and charging phones.

On-site Research House: the research house has 2 single rooms each with an ensuite bathroom (with flushing toilet and cold shower), a comfortable living room, kitchen with cooker and fridge, and balcony overlooking the forest with an and eating area. The house provides full electricity during office time (9-1 and 2-5PM) – outside these hours the electricity runs on solar panels and is limited to lights and charging phones.

Volunteer/Intern/Researcher Fees


Volunteer/Intern

Researcher

2 wks

$800

n/a

3 wks

$950

n/a

4 wks

$1100

$850

5 wks

$1350

$1050

6 wks

$1500

$1175

8 wks

$1750

$1400

12 wks

$2250

$1900

All fees in USD. Fees include accommodation, cooked lunch and dinner, breakfast provisions, use of the laboratory (where appropriate), moderate internet usage and weekly transport to the supermarket.

All volunteers, interns and researchers must pay for their own flights, visas, transfers to/from sanctuary, vaccinations and health insurance. Depending on the research being conducted, equipment may be provided.

Support

Tacugama provides a sanctuary liaison to meet the researcher/student at the airport and assist with the transfer to the ferry to Aberdeen. From Aberdeen, a sanctuary driver will collect you and take you directly to the sanctuary. All volunteers/researchers/interns will begin their stay and orientation at the sanctuary.

For researchers, Tacugama can help organizeĀ research logistics andĀ field assistants or rangers/guides (depending on researcher needs).