Volunteer Testimonials

Since 1998, Colobus Conservation has hosted hundreds of volunteers in Diani Beach, Kenya from a variety of countries including Australia, France, Kenya, India, Ireland, the Netherlands, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the United States. The volunteers, whether short term or long, have been essential in carrying out the core work of the organisation whether it is feeding the monkeys awaiting release, participating in capturing sick and injured animals or carrying out data collection to monitor our conservation activities.

Volunteer backgrounds have been varied - both primatology, animal welfare and ecology students and researchers -- as well as other types of scientists, naturalists, and even artists, marketing professionals, business people, teachers, engineers and a builder came to do renovations on our offices. Colobus Conservation welcomes people with all sorts of backgrounds and interests -- so don't be scared to apply! It all depends upon you.

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I had a fantastic time at the Colobus Conservation, carrying out a pest assessment at a local hotel with one of the other volunteers. Its a great place to work and relax. The staff and volunteers were all so warm and welcoming. My only regret was not being able to stay longer. 

Nicola - UK
Volunteer

The place is lush. There is so much greenery and diversity and down a stony path is the beach. The sand is white, the sea is turquoise and there are loads of palm trees. Being in this coastal forest with baboons, vervet, Sykes and colobus monkeys moving freely around meant I’d already gotten everything out of this trip I’d hoped for.

Selina UK
Volunteer

The staff and other volunteers at Colobus were amazing. The staff was very humble and helpful and thanks to them, I learned so much! Colobus conservation is a haven for the endangered Angolan colobus monkeys and also a greater haven for volunteers too!

Rose Kenya
Volunteer

My time volunteering at Colobus Conservation Limited ranks as one of the best experiences of my life. My 10 weeks volunteering gave me an all-round experience of conservation in action, involving, primate care, community education, primate assessment, orphan care, welfare call outs, fundraising ( a charity walk) and a chance to be involved in the annual primate census.

Shelia - Kenya
Volunteer