Volunteering at Tacugama will give you the opportunity to develop your skills and expertise, understand more of the challenges facing wildlife and habitat conservation, and learn much about the history of Sierra Leone.
General volunteers participate in all aspects of our work and the volunteer role is varied. Volunteer activities include: assisting with chimpanzee husbandry activities such as preparing food, cleaning enclosures and making enrichment (but no direct contact with chimps); assisting our community outreach team with education and reforestation activities; assisting our rangers on forest anti-poaching patrols; assisting with behavioural data collection and research; marketing and administration; and maintenance tasks. Opportunities are also available for specialized internships and researchers.
Volunteers also get plenty of opportunities to explore Sierra Leone. It is a very safe country and has many beautiful beaches, fun nightlife, interesting culture, and wonderful wildlife. We endeavour to ensure that volunteers get lots of opportunities on their days off to enjoy these activities.