Primate rehabilitation and conservation

Project name:

Rainfer chimp foundation

Project purpose:

Primate rehabilitation and conservation

Project activities:

  • animal interaction

  • animal rehabilitation

  • community awareness

  • teaching

Weekly cost (approx USD):



Direct benefits you gain:

  • field research skills

  • gain qualification and/or credit

Noteworthy conservation points:

  • publishes work


shared room in bungalow

When does the project run?


cooking facilities, wifi, electricity, dining room,

How long can I stay?


Details of the day-to-day life on the project:

If you stay for a month the cost is $85 a week ($340 for the month)


Rainfer's work involves many fundamental aspects such as conservation, rehabilitation and education, and we have different departments to develop all the work. 

Given the conditions (physical and / or psychological) in which some of the primates arrive, the volunteer must be emotionally mature, patient and positive and make sure that he wants to help these rescued primates in order to recover and that he does not seek to humanize them (this is forbidden to touch primates). 
It also requires the ability to work both as a team and alone as daily tasks may need it and a specific availability according to the selected program. It is not necessary to have prior knowledge in the world of primatology.

Reviews & ratings



Very Good Program

My week at Daktari was excellent and the program is very intense in the sense that we all get together with the kids and animals from 7am until 9 pm. It is an excellent choice for a first volunteering program abroad considering and I would definitely like to go back someday



It was an experience that I feel extremely lucky to have been a part of

Wild Sun Rescue is an animal rehabilitation center located in the remote and scenic fishing village of Cabuya, Costa Rica. The long-term (12 week) volunteer experience involved getting to do hands-on work with all of the animals that are housed at the center, including howler monkeys, capuchins, opossums, squirrels and raptors. The daily duties included diet prep (mostly chopping and cooking fruits and veggies), enclosure cleaning, facility maintenance (repairing enclosures, building new enclosures and enrichment), and animal handling and medical treatment. It was an experience that I feel extremely lucky to have been a part of--nowhere else in the world would I be able to work with all of these amazing animals, in such a unique and beautiful location. As a wildlife biology intern, I also had the opportunity to create my own research project at the center, supervised and assisted by the internship coordinator.

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