Lend a hand to help some monkeys!

Volunteer Program Purpose Statement

The purpose of the Primates Incorporated volunteer program is to engage the local community in providing quality care to monkeys retiring from research facilities, pet monkey ownerships, and the entertainment industry.

Interested in Volunteering?

Please email amy@primatesinc.com and/or stay updated via our email updates and sign up on our email list at the bottom of the page. We will post the volunteer training dates on our email list and on the events page here so please check back next month for opportunities listed under the events page as well.

I want to help!

Grant Editor

Position Description:
Read grant proposal directions. Edit grant proposal; check for clarity and grammar and ensure that directions were followed.
Skills Required:
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Experience editing papers, Detail-oriented.
One-Time/Ongoing:
Ongoing
Hours Required:
2-4 hours per month

Event Coordinator

Position Description:
Are you great at coordinating events? Coordinate a fundraiser in your area. Share your thoughts with our President today!
Skills Required:
Proficient in event coordination and online communication.
One-Time/Ongoing:
One time
Hours Required:
15-30 hours

Volunteer at Benefits and Festivals

Position Description:
Are you great at meeting new people? Introduce Primates Incorporated and the need to help monkeys to various patrons who approach our informational table. Explain how they can get involved and stay updated with us. We also sell merchandise at some events to help the organization raise additional funds.
Skills Required:
Great people skills
One-Time/Ongoing:
One time
Hours Required:
2 hours per event

Document Editor

Position Description:
The document will be sent as a Microsoft Word document to your email address. Edit the document using Track Changes. Check for clarity and grammar.
Skills Required:
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Experience with editing papers
One-Time/Ongoing:
Ongoing
Hours Required:
1-2 hours per month

Internet Researcher

Position Description:
Research companies and their funding guidelines for nonprofit organizations. Paste businesses’ website links and funding guidelines into a Microsoft Word document.
Skills Required:
Proficient in Microsoft Word and Internet research techniques.
One-Time/Ongoing:
Ongoing
Hours Required:
2 hours per month

Article Reviewer

Position Description:
Review a scientific journal article related to primate housing, enrichment, or welfare; Review a business article related to fundraising, accounting, organizational behavior, or taxes. Write a summary of the article and how it pertains to Primates Incorporated and its mission.
Skills Required:
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Knowledge and understanding of academic articles
One-Time/Ongoing:
Ongoing
Hours Required:
3 hours every two months

Additional Research

  • Research vegetation – what is the most naturalistic environment that we can provide in a greenhouse setting… and outdoors (outdoor vegetation must be able to withstand cold temperature)?
  • Examine various forms of nonhuman primate housing across research facilities, zoos, and refuges. Write up a report assessing the variation in housing and provide recommendations.
  • Create a report discussing the nutritional requirements for various nonhuman primate species.
  • Create a report discussing the different troop formation structures of certain species in the wild.
  • Research literature, write paper pertaining to the effects of captivity on human & primate brain chemistry.

Bands - donate funds from your own event

Musicians: Donate a portion of your show proceeds. Book a show and donate 50% of your proceeds to Primates Incorporated! We will send you the promo materials for the event. PI volunteers will assist in promotion and selling merchandise, etc. at the event.

 

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