The IDA AFRICA Center (In Defense of Animals) provides sanctuary for chimpanzee orphans in Cameroon while promoting social and cultural conditions that ensure endangered great apes survive and thrive in their natural habitats.

The Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Center in Cameroon, West-Central Africa seeks volunteers for six-month stays. Under the direction of a Project Manager, volunteers are responsible for carrying out day-to-day operations of the sanctuary. Please contact

Ape Action Africa formerly called Cameroon Wildlife Aid Fund (CWAF), is located in Yaounde, Cameroon, and is committed to ape conservation. Their work includes rescuing orphaned or injured gorillas, chimpanzees and monkeys, providing them with individual care, and giving them a safe forest sanctuary home. They also work directly with local communities to ensure a greater understanding of primates and the importance of their long-term protection. Primary species are chimpanzees, gorillas, baboons, drills, mandrills, guenons, and mangabeys. Ape Action Africa offers volunteer placements of 1 to 3 months at its sanctuary in Mefou National Park. For more information, please contact

The Limbe Wildlife Centre (LWC) is a wildlife rescue and rehabilitation project situated in the South West Region of Cameroon. It has become home to a variety of critically endangered wildlife species including the ellioti chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes ellioti), the drill monkey (Mandrillus leucophaeus), the western lowland (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) and Cross River (G.g.diehli) gorillas, several species of long-tailed monkeys, including the locally endemic Preuss’s guenon (Cercopithecus preussi), and various reptile and bird species.

The Centre runs two volunteer programs: one for veterinarians and one for other interested people. To find out more details please contact

The African Conservation Foundation lists many conservation voluntary positions in Cameroon.



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