Volunteer in the conservation of endangered primates in Ghana
Volunteering in the conservation of endangered primates in Ghana, is a wonderful opportunity to get some hands-on experience in the field for any students of zoology or animal conservation or those who have an interest in the subject.
This project is set in a wooded, natural area on the outskirts of Accra where the monkeys feel that they are very much part of the bush with all the sounds and smells that go with it!
You can help in the daily care of these rescued monkeys keeping their enclosures clean, providing them with play areas, monitoring their health and following the breeding program which may involve swapping monkeys with other projects within Ghana, Africa or even Europe!
Watch this video for a full description of the project:
Working hours are from 9am until 2pm and volunteers will need to get a return taxi from the volunteer house with an estimated cost of £10 per day. They could also travel on the local buses and the estimated cost of that is £3 per day. If more than 2 volunteers are going to the same place, then the taxi might be the best option and quicker too.
The volunteer house is modern, clean, light and spacious. Rooms are single sex, shared with bunk beds and en-suite shower rooms with modern toilets. There are also ceiling fans in the rooms which are much needed for the humidity!
The lounge has three sofas, a fridge just for water (included) and bar area where you can buy soft drinks.
Meals are a light breakfast and larger lunch and dinner cooked by a lovely local lady and you should try the local dishes such as Jollof Rice, Red Red and friend plantain!
You can walk easily to local shops for any necessities, snacks or a money exchange centre.
|Number of weeks||Price||What's included|
|2 weeks||£900||Pre-departure support and advice|
|3 weeks||£1,100||local airport pick up|
|4 weeks||£1,300||accommodation at Volunteer House|
|5 weeks||£1,500||3 meals daily|
|6 weeks||£1,700||orientation on arrival|
|7 weeks||£1,900||placement including showing how to get there|
|8 weeks||£2,100||24-hour support|
|9 weeks||£2,200||free mineral drinking water|
|10 weeks||£2,300||(*There is a £50 registration fee included in these placement prices)|