Lemur and Cattle Caretaker

founded in 2020
Duette Animal Rescue Team
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Coordinator | Brigitte
Coordinator | Brigitte
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Opportunity to work with primates
Opportunity to gain experience for animal careers
Unique opportunity to stay at a farm
Visit sunny warm Florida
Gain fluency in Dnglish language
Assist with feeding, training, enrichment and behavioral studies for lemurs. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+

The volunteer will assist in taking care of a small group of lemurs, and a small herd of cattle. Will also assist with grounds maintenance and planting browse and other vegetation. Also assist with establishing vegetable garden and crops to feed animals year round. Must be able to be alone sometimes and not be afraid to stay in a remote area in a house on the property. Staff will try to assist with transport to off site activities where possible. Hours are flexible but during the week there is morning and afternoon animal feeding. Weekends can be off as desired. Some days are spent outside in hot weather depending on the season but breaks are extended during the heat of the day. Must have valid Tetanus vaccination before arriving. Must be okay with being around Florida insects.  Must understand enough English to follow procedures so everyone stays safe.

Typical day

Get up around 8 am, feed and clean lemurs. Feed cat , perform any special projects on site.lunch break then afternoon chores and animal feeding by 6 PM. 

Free-time activities

Florida offers a variety of activities but we are remote and car is necessary. Staff will be able to accommodate some transportation based on distance and schedules. We cannot always guarantee that we can provide transportation but will do our best. There are taxi services but volunteer will have to pay for these services.

Water Sports


In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Education Requirements
Biology, Animal or Veterinary Science, Zoology. at Some university level
Required Documents
Proof of Tetanus vaccine, proof of negative rapid COVID test upon arrival and letter of motivation and CV/resume
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Must understand English and speak basic English. Previous primate or zoo experience is a plus.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 18:00

What's Included

Services by Duette Animal Rescue Team

Fees include pick up and drop off from and to Tampa airport. Includes room and board and amenities. 

Airport Pickup at Tampa International Airport

Founder or husband will pick up and drop off from and to Tampa airport.


Wifi is available. Washer and dryer on site, each volunteer will have a private bedroom in main house but may share a bathroom with other volunteer. Pool is available. TV, shared living room and large kitchen with appliances such as refrigerator, microwave and stove. 

Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages

We provide standard foods and drinks and will give volunteers the opportunity to shop for food. Any special food needs will have to be agreed upon prior to arrival to see if surcharge applies or not. Volunteer is to prepare/cook their own foods.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Tampa International Airport (TPA) in Tampa. We assist you to find cheap flights to United States.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for United States provides security and is a plus to have.
If you are intending to volunteer in United States you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for United States.

Dates & Fees


Details on arrival

Arrivals and departures should be planned on a Saturday. Pick up and drop off from and to the Taampa airport are free.

Arrivals should be no later than 1 PM and departures no earlier than 9 AM on Saturdays.

Opportunities are available year round.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
3 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
3 weeks (min. stay)
4 weeks
5 weeks
6 weeks
7 weeks
8 weeks
12 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees
$178 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Duette Animal Rescue Team will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Duette Animal Rescue Team during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Lemur and Cattle Caretaker

Assist with feeding, training, enrichment and behavioral studies for lemurs.


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