Thanks for your interest in volunteering!

The Level I volunteer commitment is one shift per month for at least six months from the time you start volunteering. The shift is 1:30-4:30 from November-March, and 2:30-5:30 from March-November. Level I volunteers work in the chimp house kitchen processing produce, doing laundry, and preparing meals and enrichment. There's no interaction with, and very little observation of, the chimps. 

Volunteers play a critical role in ensuring the well-being of the chimpanzees. The ideal Level I volunteer is reliable, trustworthy, friendly, and eager to help. If this is you, please continue!

Please note: Our need for volunteers varies. If we do not currently need volunteers in the area you're interested in, we'd be happy to keep your application on file for the future!

Contact Information

Why do you want to volunteer at CSNW?


Can you commit to at least one shift per month for a minimum of 6 months?


Getting to the sanctuary in the winter can be a challenge. Do you have reliable winter transportation and are you comfortable driving in snowy or icy conditions?

Physical requirements

Does the idea of being on your feet for a 3-hour shift concern you?


Chimpanzees can be dangerous, and we follow strict safety and security protocols to keep everyone safe. Are you able and willing to follow these rules and work conscientiously at all times?                                

Working conditions

The chimp house can sometimes be warm, loud, and smelly. How would you feel about working under these conditions?

Skills and Experience

What are your relevant skills and experience?


Please list two professional references (including at least one current or former direct supervisor)

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