Volunteering at the Trust

Want to do your part to help the Angolan Colobus Monkey fight extinction? Become a Colobus Trust Volunteer!

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We have up to 10 volunteers from all around to world at the Trust all the time to assist us with the many areas we need help in. Some of the areas include bottle feeding infant primates in our care, cleaning/feeding rehabilitating monkeys, primate census data gathering, education workshops for local area schools, tree planting, and much more. There are two ways you can come to the Trust to be a volunteer:

VolunteeringColobologist (typically around 3 months): If you would like to get a deeper understanding of environmental concerns and actions in a developing world context, come and join us for three months.  You must be at least 18 years of age, and should have  some experience in any field relevant to the Trust. Colobologists can apply directly to the Colobus Trust with an application form (found on the website) and CV.

Eco-volunteer (typically around 3-4 weeks) : If you don’t fit our criteria for volunteering as a Colobologist or have only a short time for a volunteering holiday, consider joining us as an Eco-volunteer. Contact the Colobus Trust on the email below.

Volunteers can read more about us from the Kenya/East Africa Lonely Planet. The Colobus Trust is proud to be listed in Green Volunteers The World Guide and Information Network to Voluntary Work in Nature Conservation.

While at volunteering at the trust you live in the Colobus cottage just by the Indian ocean. The cottage is nestled in the costal Diani Forest where a troop of resident Angolan Colobus monkeys call home. It is also home to hundreds of vervets, sykes, baboons, and bush babies.

For more information on volunteering visit our main website: www.colobustrust.org or write to info (at) colobustrust (dot) org or call + 254 (0) 711 479453

Colobus Trust team

One Comment

  1. Alicia Martin
    Posted November 29, 2008 at 7:46 pm | Permalink

    Jambo Gwili,

    (or Catherine if it’s you reading this!)


    My name is Alicia and I was a colobiologist from Sept to Dec 2005. I am returning to Kenya in the spring (April 09) and am wondering if it would be possible to volunteer once again, but for only 2-3 weeks.

    I looked at your partner’s links, but their program fees are quite expensive, not to mention geared towards stronger U.S. or European currencies. (I live in Vancouver, Canada.) Is there a way to pay what I paid before as a returning volunteer?

    I would very much like to catch up with John, Philip, Esther, Hamisi, Robert etc. and see the new location of the CT headquarters. Not to mention see the various primates I spent so much time studying…And help lead more groups of school kids through rounds of “Nyama, Nyama, Nyama.” And simply contribute some time, energy and the modest amount of money that volunteering provides.

    I look forward to hearing from you,


    Kwa Heri,


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