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Assistant Animal Keeper

3 - 20 weken  ·  Leeftijd 18 - 50+

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  • Care for over 15 primates species!
  • Work in conservation and rehabilitation centre. Our aim is to one day release the animals in our care!
  • Since its start in 1993, the LWC has rescued more than 4,500 animals of various species!
  • Explore the local town with fellow volunteers!
  • Meet like-minded volunteers from all over the world!

Vooral geschikt voor

Leeftijd 18+

Over het programma

Assisting our keepers during their daily tasks including cleaning cages, preparing food, monitoring animals, preparing enrichment, repairing climbing structures.

The basic volunteer job is one of an assistant animal keeper. This will involve shadowing our keepers during their daily tasks (cleaning cages, preparing food, monitoring animals, preparing enrichment, repairing climbing structures, etc...). The LWC houses many species and each species has its own ...

Over het programma

The basic volunteer job is one of an assistant animal keeper. This will involve shadowing our keepers during their daily tasks (cleaning cages, preparing food, monitoring animals, preparing enrichment, repairing climbing structures, etc...). The LWC houses many species and each species has its own section. However, depending on your field of expertise or interests you can, at the discretion of the management, become involved in other areas too, such as our education program, the veterinary care of the animals, enclosure construction projects etc... The work is physically demanding and often dirty. There are numerous rules which volunteers must follow.

While volunteering at the centre, it is important to remember that most of the animals were a victim of illegal poaching, captured as innocent youngsters and their mothers often brutally killed before their eyes. Most were subjected to a harsh, cruel and lonely life before being rescued by the LWC where they can now enjoy a rich nutritional diet, large enclosures and the company of their own species, resulting in good health, both physically and psychologically. In addition to this we would like to highlight that all funds received from volunteers go directly to paying for animal care at LWC.

Since its start in 1993, the LWC has rescued more than 4,500 animals of various species. Although we focus on primate rescue and rehabilitation, we accept all species that arrive as a result of confiscation by authorities or surrender by individuals.

The Limbe Wildlife Centre is a conservation and rehabilitation centre, and our aim is to one day release the animals in our care. If you are expecting to interact directly with animals (touching, petting), this project is not for you. For the welfare of the animals in our care, we have very strict rules regarding animal interaction and you may be asked to leave the project if these rules are broken. 

Currently we care for 15 species of primates:
  • Central and Nigeria-Cameroon chimpanzee
  • Western lowland gorilla
  • Drill
  • Mandrill
  • Olive baboon
  • Agile mangabey
  • Red-capped mangabey
  • Mona monkey
  • Moustached guenon
  • Crowned monkey
  • Preuss monkey
  • Two subspecies of putty-nosed monkey
  • Red-eared monkey
  • Tantalus monkey
  • Patas monkey

In addition, we care for a variety of non-primate species, including:
  • African grey parrot
  • Home’s hinged tortoise
  • Black hinged terrapin
  • Serrated tortoise
  • Bay duiker
  • Bushbuck
  • African civet
  • Dwarf crocodile
  • Nile crocodile
  • And others....
All new volunteers are expected to do a 3 day quarantine period when they arrive in Limbe. You can still explore the bustling seaside town of Limbe and Cameroon, but whilst the COVID-19 pandemic is ongoing we want to protect our animals and our staff.

Working Days 1 -3:
All new volunteers are required to work in the animal food preparation area/kitchen. This not only gives volunteers the chance to learn and
understand the importance of nutrition at the LWC, but also allows management to ensure that each new person is in good health before
coming into contact with the animals.

Working Days 4 - 13:
You will be allocated to a section in which to shadow a keeper. 

The five sections are as follows:
1. Guenons and mangabeys
2. Drills, mandrills and baboons
3. Chimpanzees
4. Gorillas
5. Quarantine

Whilst working in each section, you must ensure that you carefully follow the guidelines given by the keeper you are working with. Do not approach animals unless you are given permission.

Days 14+:
After completing all five sections you will have the opportunity to discuss with the head keepers any areas you are particularly interested in. Depending on the needs of the centre at that time, the head keepers will try to offer you the opportunity to work in the area(s) of your choice.

There may also be the opportunity to participate in our education programme depending on what time of year you volunteer. Our programme runs from October - March. 

Health and Safety Rules 
Remember that the LWC’s primary goal is to restore the health and natural behaviours of animals rescued from poaching and illegal trafficking so that they can later survive back in the wild. There are many infectious diseases which can be transmitted between the animals at the LWC and humans. Inappropriate behaviour from humans is the main risk factor that can cause serious sickness in both volunteers and animals. It can also cause not only the outbreak of diseases, but also stress in the animals and serious injuries to people. 
It is extremely important that you follow all the rules of the LWC management. Failure to do so can result in your removal from the volunteer program. Pandrillus reserves the right to shorten or terminate any volunteer period if management is dissatisfied with a volunteer’s performance (including unsafe, disrespectful, impolite, aggressive, or discriminative behaviour). 

Volunteer Rules 
As a volunteer, you must: 
  1. Always follow the guidelines given by the keeper for each section. 
  2. Never open or close any enclosure doors, padlocks, sliding doors without keeper instruction and supervision. 
  3. Never approach an animal without a keeper’s instruction. Remember: just because an animal may be safely approached by its keeper, doesn’t mean that the animal is safe to be approached by someone else. Each animal has different relationships with different people and may be unpredictable around someone they don’t know. 
  4. Do not lean up against or stand too close to animal enclosures. 
  5. Never stand close to a food box, as it allows animals to easily grab you. 
  6. If an animal spits or throws objects at you, do not react. A reaction, either positive or negative will only reinforce the behaviours. 
  7. Do not stare at the animals: staring is often considered to be a hostile gesture by primates and may lead to aggressive behaviours and actions. 
  8. Be aware of where all your cleaning materials (such as a brush, gloves, buckets, hose pipe) are always located. Animals love to steal and play with them. Make sure you rinse all cleaning materials and place them back in the appropriate storage site after cleaning. 
  9. Stay in the section where you are assigned for the day. You are not allowed to go to other sections without keeper supervision. 
  10. In the event of an escape, volunteers must go to the entrance of the centre where they will receive further instructions. Do not approach an escaped animal or attempt to assist with its capture. 
  11. For the safety of both volunteers and animals, animals must only be handled by authorized staff, unless otherwise stated by the management. Do not touch any animal, unless instructed to by keepers or management. 
  12. Volunteers who wish to travel outside of Limbe must ask for approval from management and sign a discharge of responsibility form for the LWC. The LWC is not responsible for volunteers if they choose to travel at any time during their volunteering period. 
  13. You must follow the schedule made by the Head Keeper which will be placed on the board (where morning meetings are held). If for any reason you are not able to follow the schedule on any given day, the supervisor must be notified in advance. 
  14. All photos and videos taken at the LWC will be considered the property of the LWC. If you decide to share or post a photo or video on a social site or network, send it first to the Fundraising and Communications Manager who will give you the green light or not. It is strictly forbidden to take pictures of animals in cages (especially selfies!), as the LWC has already been the victim of scandals due to photos that were circulated without context and misinterpreted. 
  15. The use of alcohol, drugs or any other controlled substances by employees and volunteers is prohibited during working hours. Illegal drug taking is entirely prohibited and will result in removal from the volunteer programme. 
  16. Do not leave the centre during working hours without informing a Head Keeper. In the event of an escape or other emergency, it is important that the staff know where you are. 
  17. Do not start a sexual relationship with any of the staff working at the centre. 
  18. Please understand that the number of foreigners is very limited in Limbe, and therefore the inhabitants are aware that you are affiliated to the LWC. You therefore become a representative of the LWC, and any wrongdoing by a volunteer, even outside the walls of the sanctuary, can be used against the LWC. It is therefore important that you behave appropriately outside of the wildlife centre when exploring Limbe.
  19. At all times, please be responsible and recognize the importance of the safety and hygiene rules for the wellbeing of both the animals and you by carefully reading and agreeing to the LWC safety protocol. No liability on the part of Pandrillus shall arise whatsoever. 

Flights to Cameroon
You will need to fly to Douala airport. We do not recommend landing late in the night or on a Monday. Please avoid using Air Maroc and Turkish Airlines.

We will arrange airport pick up but at an additional cost. 

Health requirements for working with animals at the LWC 
Once you have been approved for volunteering for the time you would like to come, you can start sending the following: 
  • Negative TB (tuberculosis) test: contact a health authority to make an appointment for this test in most cases you will get a blood test, sometimes it will require an x-ray 
  • Negative HIV test: you can ask for this test at your doctor, or in some cases you can have the test posted to your home address 
  • Health check: you must complete a health check with a doctor – we need to know what your general medical condition is, as well as if you have any allergies or use any specific medications Other health requirements Vaccinations If you do not have all your vaccinations yet, make sure you go to a health clinic and get advice on which vaccinations you need. You may require multiple vaccinations (check online). The required ones are yellow fever, typhoid and hepatitis A and B, plus DTP (diphtheria, tetanus and polio). Some of these vaccinations may require multiple injections, so it is a good idea to start them well before you plan to depart. Always make sure the proof of your yellow fever vaccination is on the first page of your health book – you will need to show this document to the authorities at the airport. Prophylaxis against malaria 
Other health requirements 
If you do not have all your vaccinations yet, make sure you go to a health clinic and get advice on which vaccinations you need. You may require multiple vaccinations (check online). The required ones are yellow fever, typhoid and hepatitis A and B, plus DTP (diphtheria, tetanus and polio). Some of these vaccinations may require multiple injections, so it is a good idea to start them well before you plan to depart. Always make sure the proof of your yellow fever vaccination is on the first page of your health book – you will need to show this document to the authorities at the airport. 

Prophylaxis against malaria 
Always ask a health clinic for their advice concerning malaria prophylaxis. We generally advise not to take them too long (more than three months) because of the side effects, but the final decision is up to you and your doctor. Another option is to take Thiamine. Thiamine is vitamin B1 and it is a natural tablet. You can get it at a pharmacy, and it is not too expensive. There are almost no side effects from this tablet. Malaria is very common in Cameroon, but it is also easily treatable.

Administration papers 
Once your application has been accepted, you can send the following: 
  • Copy of insurance papers - make sure you check your insurance policy on volunteer work and working with animals and ask your provider if they can give you a copy of your insurance or a letter stating that you are covered for working with wild animals. Your insurance must also consider that Limbe is within a crisis region. Check with your government to see their advice on travel to Limbe and make sure your insurance papers reflect the risk of travel to Limbe. 
  • Copy of your passport 
  • Copy of proof of yellow fever vaccination 
  • Copy of your flight ticket - there are several different flight companies and different times of arrival, but try to avoid arriving late at night (even though one of our trusted taxi drivers will pick you up, it is safer to drive during the day or evening)

Necessary equipment and materials 
We advise you to bring the following items: 
  • Enough work clothes that cover the body appropriately 
  • Walking shoes 
  • Mosquito net (optional) 
  • 2 to 3 towels 
  • Flashlight/headlamp 
  • Swimming clothes 
  • Mosquito repellent spray 
  • Sun cream 
  • Hat/cap 
  • Flip flops or sandals for the home 
  • Light clothing and shoes for the house and nice outfits for outings in Limbe (shorts, mid-thigh dresses and tank tops are not frowned upon in Cameroon) 
  • Rainwear (if staying between May and October) 
  • Rain rubber boots (which you can buy on site if you wear size 40 or more / size 7 or more for English sizes) 
  • Warm clothing for the rainy season and for excursions to higher altitudes 
  • First aid kit 
  • Box of surgical or reusable masks 
  • Latex gloves 
  • Adapter for French sockets 
  • Rapid COVID-19 tests 
  • Euros of dollars to change money or a bank card that works internationally to take out money from the ATM 
  • Donations for the centre (if you have space in your luggage please ask for a donations request list) 
  • Optional: a hammock to rest outside your room
Keep in mind that Limbe is often very wet, and you will be working outdoors in dirty conditions. It may take clothes a few days to dry, and any clothing you wear at work may become stained or damaged.

Life in Limbe 

The LWC is in the town of Limbe in the Southwest Province of Cameroon, about an hour and a half from Douala (the nearest city and airport). Limbe is a growing port city (especially through refugees from the crisis), with about 100,000 inhabitants. The people of Limbe are friendly and the city offers a botanical garden, bars, restaurants, and a comfortable general atmosphere. The beaches around the city (not in the centre) are beautiful and perfect for swimming. However, the ecology and maintenance of the city is not a priority for the Cameroonian government: expect to see streets, beaches, and the sea itself littered with rubbish and wrecks. 

BE CAREFUL! The climate can be extremely hot and humid and can be uncomfortable to work in. Dry season is from November – May during which the temperatures are very high, and it gets very humid. From June – October it rains a lot, and the temperatures go down slightly. Working days are long and physically demanding. Being in a tropical country there are many insects around. Living conditions are very basic. 

Safety in Limbe 
Limbe is a nice place to live, and people are generally friendly and helpful. However, as in all other places, you should always be careful and aware of your safety. For your safety in Limbe, we ask that you follow these safety rules: 
  • Always exercise caution while moving around, especially at night – do not walk alone in the dark, and do not visit deserted places at night
  • The use of public taxis can be dangerous, so do not get into taxis with only men or with blackened windows, and try to use taxis only with multiple volunteers 
  • Do not carry valuables or wear jewellery in public 
  • Only carry as much cash as you need for that day 
  • Do not move around with your passport, unless travelling outside of Limbe where you will need it at roadblocks – you can keep it in the safe in the office at the centre, if you like 
  • You can travel most of the time with a stamped copy of your passport that a LWC staff member will help you acquire from the police station 
  • When you leave the volunteer house always let other volunteers know where you are going and when you expect to be back 
  • Do not trust people you do not know - it is better to ask advice from other volunteers, staff or management, as people can easily take advantage of your naivety and kindness 
  • Regarding female volunteers, Cameroonian men are extremely amorous and will approach you regularly to ask you out - they are not threatening but you must be prepared for a lot of attention!
  • Due to the current situation in Cameroon, some days (Mondays in particular) are called Ghost Town days, which means that all shops and businesses are closed and during those days, everyone stays at home

If you are very tired or sick, inform the head of your section and describe your symptoms. Diarrhoea and nausea are quite common and usually heal without treatment after a couple of days. To reduce the risk of becoming unwell, it is preferable to drink bottled water. 

Arboviruses transmitted by mosquitoes are also quite frequent in volunteers, which usually pass after 3-4 days, and are usually associated with fever, loss of appetite and fatigue, usually resulting in a skin rash, which means you are getting better. 

If you have a high fever, back pain, muscle pain or are feeling cold, immediately inform the management so that they can perform rapid diagnostic test for malaria infection. They will then inform you on the best treatment (Coartem). Malaria infection can occur on occasion and has similar symptoms to arbovirus. If you are undergoing prophylactic treatment (Lariam, Malarone...) it is unlikely to be malaria. 

If you become ill, it is important to eat healthy food and drink copiously.

If you are taking ANY medications at any point during your stay, you must inform management. This is extremely important in case you come down with an illness requiring treatment while in Cameroon. There are decent medical doctors in Limbe to take care of common disease and it is possible to go to Douala for more serious cases. 

Do not exchange money at the airport. The rates are much better in Limbe. You can change money at the market; if possible, use 50 euros banknotes or above. One of the volunteers or staff will take you there. Sometimes management can also exchange euros for CFA, just ask. You can also withdraw money from numerous ATM machines in Limbe using VISA or Mastercard. However, you must inform your bank before you leave that you will be using your card in Cameroon and should also ask about their international fees. Not all the ATM machines accept all cards so if you have a credit card, make sure you bring it too. 

Finally, you can withdraw money through Western Union, but this will involve high fees.


Phone To get a SIM card for phone calls and internet connection, you can go to many places around Limbe, but we recommend going to Sandra’s shop, Mami Boy, which is just around the corner from the volunteer house. She is very friendly and knows the volunteers live close by. SIM cards are very cheap (500 CFA), and you can load your phone with data and/or phone capabilities. Sandra can explain this to you, and you can request help from any LWC staff member. They are always happy to help. The main cell service carriers are MTN and Orange. You can add credit to your phone with Sandra at any time if you run out.

If you want to call home, you must buy credit. It is up to you how much money you want to use for that. Most people use WhatsApp, a free texting and phone application that is very simple. Facebook messenger is also a possibility for friends and family, but you will need to stay in touch with LWC as well so it’s best download WhatsApp, which many of the management, volunteers and staff use. 

In general, the service in Limbe is quite good, but the internet can be slow on some days.
Mail We have a post box (PO BOX 878, Limbe, SWR, Cameroon), but mail generally takes a long time to arrive.

Dagelijkse activiteiten

Days start at 8am. After the morning meeting you will be assigned to a section to begin the daily work. During the morning volunteers work with the keepers to clean the enclosures, provide food and browse to the animals, and undertake any other necessary tasks. 

Break for lunch 12pm - 1pm. ..

Dagelijkse activiteiten

Days start at 8am. After the morning meeting you will be assigned to a section to begin the daily work. During the morning volunteers work with the keepers to clean the enclosures, provide food and browse to the animals, and undertake any other necessary tasks. 

Break for lunch 12pm - 1pm. Cameroonian lunch is provided but volunteers are welcome to bring their own lunch if preferable. 

Some hours in the afternoon are less busy, and sometimes the keepers will be involved in activities that you cannot be a part of. During the afternoons we ask volunteers to undertake activities including: making enrichment, working in the gift shop, helping to cut browse, assist with construction, and any other activities that may take place in the afternoons. The head keeper will tell you what time you will do each activity. They will need to assist you when handing out your enrichment items.

Afternoon feeding 4pm. 

Work day ends between 4:30pm - 5pm. 


The Limbe Wildlife Centre is located in the town of Limbe in the South West Province of Cameroon, about an hour and a half drive away from Douala. The nearest airport is in the city of Douala. Limbe is a bustling fishing town, population approx. 80,000 people. Limbe is a very friendly town, with ...


The Limbe Wildlife Centre is located in the town of Limbe in the South West Province of Cameroon, about an hour and a half drive away from Douala. The nearest airport is in the city of Douala. Limbe is a bustling fishing town, population approx. 80,000 people. Limbe is a very friendly town, with botanic gardens, bars, restaurants and a good atmosphere. The beaches outside of town are good for swimming.

Limbe has several beautiful beaches, but Down Beach, the nearest, is not suitable for swimming. On the other hand, Seme Beach, the private beach of a luxury hotel (beach entrance 1,500F), is located 30 – 40 minutes north by taxi (1,000F round trip) and is perfect for swimming both in the ocean and in fresh spring water from the volcano. Music, restaurant, shisha, horseback riding, spa can make it a full day’s entertainment. 

Tsaben beach is also very famous and pleasant for walking along the beach, swimming and eating. Etisa beach is also a private beach (entrance 1000F) near the village of Batoke with which the centre works (20min and 500F to get there by taxi).

There are tons of books in several languages in the house that you are free to read. The markets are sometimes an adventure, especially the New Market, which on certain days can be very crowded.

There are night clubs, bars, and cafes around town as well. Remember not to go out at night alone, and to always tell another volunteer where you are going and when you plan to return. There is other tourism you can do around Limbe: Mt. Cameroon, Bimbia, crater lakes... For that you can ask for information/contacts with the assistant manager or other volunteers. 



Minimum leeftijd: 18 jaar

Om deel te nemen aan het programma dien je tenminste 18 jaar oud te zijn op de startdatum van het programma. Er kunnen uitzonderingen gemaakt worden indien je een bewijs van toestemming kan aantonen van uw wettelijke voogd(en) of samen met je ouders deelneemt.


Je dient over volgende taalkennis te beschikken Engels (gemiddeld niveau)

Vereiste documenten

CV, Cover letter, TB test, HIV test and Health check


Geen beperkingen. Helpende handen van over de hele wereld zijn welkom.

Andere vaardigheden

Some relevant experience is beneficial but not necessary.


Uw helpende hand wordt verwacht op dinsdag, woensdag, donderdag, vrijdag, zaterdag en zondag van 08:00 - 16:30

Diensten ingesloten

Diensten ingesloten

Diensten door Limbe Wildlife Centre

The cost of volunteering at the centre depends on the length of your stay. This fee covers accommodation costs and helps to provide adequate food, enrichment, infrastructures and care for the animals. Be aware that when you transfer money to the LWC, there may be transfer fees involved. The amount differs and depends on your bank.


Usually, volunteers choose to stay in the volunteer house, located a short 10-minute walk from the project. Volunteers are provided with a clean basic room in a large house with a shared bathroom (cold shower) and self-contained kitchen. 

There are also local hotels for an additional cost. The volunteer house is the property of LWC and all fixtures and furniture must be respected and treated accordingly so that other volunteers can enjoy them in the future. If there are any issues with materials in the house, you must inform management. The volunteer house is quite spacious and you should be able to cohabit with everyone peacefully. All volunteers share use of the kitchen and other common areas. There are three common bathrooms: two inside the main house and one outside, reserved for outside rooms.

When staying in the volunteer house, it is important to remember that you are living with other volunteers. It is of the upmost importance to respect one another, clean up after yourself and keep the house and compound clean.

Keep all food tightly contained, as bugs can get very bad, especially if there are sugary foods unsealed. Consider buying plastic bags or Tupperware to further seal foods, and keep what produce you can in the fridge if there is room. Label your foods and try to keep track of what are yours and others’. Volunteers may be willing to share things but always ask first and make sure to repay them or trade as soon as you are able. Try to share the kitchen space equally. Always clean up your dishes after using them, as dirty dishes make the bugs much worse. There are often some cooking oils and spices for everyone’s use, and all dishware and cutlery is to share, unless otherwise labelled. Make sure you arrange whose space is whose in the fridge. There is also a small oven and two double gas stovetops.

Three times a week, a house cleaner will clean the house and wash the bed sheets. It is up to volunteers to do their own laundry unless you arrange it specifically with the cleaning woman prior. She generally charges 2,500CFA per load, depending on the size. Detergent can be bought at most

Eten & Drank

Cameroonian lunch provided on work days. 


A daily local lunch at the centre is included in the money that you have paid to volunteer. It will be served at the centre and is always a Cameroonian dish. If you don’t like it, you are free to bring your own food to the LWC, go home or to a restaurant between 12h and 13h (local food costs less than 500 CFA/meal). 

The volunteers can show you some places where you can eat. It is not possible for volunteers to eat all the food you see on the street. Most volunteers know the best places to have dinner. There are a few restaurants around Limbe that are very affordable (3,500 CFA for drink and food): Mars Bar, Kitchen Glory and others. Most serve small meat dishes and drinks. There is a pizza place at the main roundabout that makes very good food (count 3,000 – 5,000 CFA for a pizza). There are also a few nicer places that volunteers appreciate on occasion: Miramar, Birdwatchers (approximately 7,500 CFA for dinner). 

Internet toegang

Beperkte toegang op de project site

Wat is er NIET inbegrepen?

Wat is er NIET inbegrepen?

Afhaal aan de luchthaven op Douala Airport

Afhaling van de luchthaven is ook niet inbegrepen in de programmakosten.

Vlucht tickets

De dichtste luchthaven is Douala Airport (DLA) in Douala. We assisteren u met het vinden van goedkope vluchten naar Kameroen. VIND GOEDKOPE VLUCHTEN


Naar het buitenland reizen is een avontuur en het is best om goed voorbereid te zijn. Plots ziek worden of gewond raken, annulaties of diefstal - een reisverzekering voor Kameroen biedt zekerheid en is een meerwaarde. KRIJG EEN OFFERTE


Als je de intentie hebt om als vrijwilliger aan de slag te gaan in Kameroen dien je eerst medisch advies in te winnen alvorens je eropuit trekt. Kijk de benodigde vaccinaties na voor Kameroen. VACCINATIE CHECKER

Gegevens over jouw aankomst

The management or other volunteers will be able to help you in your first days. They will show you around at the centre and tell you where to buy things and exchange money. 

Volunteers can arrive any day. We arrange for a driver to collect volunteers from the airport and drop them off too. This is for an additional fee. 

Arrival at the volunteer house 
The managers will assign you a room, and other volunteers will be there to help you and show you the house. You may or may not be sharing a room. All the rooms have a shared bathroom. You will also share the kitchen and the living room. The other volunteers will make sure that there is some food for you for when you arrive. But in case there are no other volunteers at that time, always make sure you bring something simple and small to eat, like cookies or a muesli bar. You cannot drink the water from the tap, so you will need to buy bottled water, or you can choose to drink the water that is taken from the borehole at the centre. 
jan. feb. mrt. apr. mei. jun. jul. aug. sep. okt. nov. dec.


3 weken (min. verblijf) 931€
4 weken 1.242€
6 weken 1.862€
8 weken 2.483€
20 weken (max. verblijf) 6.208€
Gemiddelde kosten 310€/week


310€ per week 3 - 20 weken Leeftijd 18 - 50+


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Finale betaling

Uw finale betaling zal worden goedgekeurd door Limbe Wildlife Centre gedurende de aanmeld procedure. Veel voorkomende oplossingen zijn een banktransfer of contante betaling op de projectsite.

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Limbe Wildlife Centre

Uitstekend 4.8 rating (11 beoordelingen)

NGO - opgericht in 1990

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Gesproken talen: Engels

Over de organisatie

A rescue, rehabilitation and release centre for primates and other animals seized from the illegal wildlife trades.

Ontmoet je organisatie

The Limbe Wildlife Centre (LWC) is a conservation education centre based in Limbe, Cameroon. It is managed by the Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife (MINFOF) and the Pandrillus Foundation, an US non-profit NGO also registered in Nigeria and Cameroon. Our aims are to:

• Rescue, rehabilitate and release wildlife rescued from the illegal bush meat and pet trades, and ensure high quality animal husbandry standards and veterinary care for all animals.

• Help secure the long term survival of threatened and endangered species native to Cameroon through conservation education and alternative employment programmes to hunting for the local community.

• Work with law enforcement agencies to combat the illegal bush meat and wildlife trades.

Degradation of habitats, poaching and the live animal trade has led to the rapid decline of hundreds of species. In the Central African region alone, which harbours one of the most diverse populations of primates in the world, monkeys are hunted or poached at alarming rates, including all three African great apes (bonobo, chimpanzee and gorilla). The LWC is one of only three sanctuaries in Cameroon providing a second chance to orphaned, injured and abused wild animals.

We provide care to 250+ animals which have been victims of the illegal bush meat and wildlife trades. These animals include the Western Lowland Gorilla (critically endangered), Central and Nigeria-Cameroon Chimpanzee (endangered), Drill (endangered), Preuss Monkey (endangered), and other threatened species including the African Grey Parrot (endangered).  Since 1993, we have rescued and provided acute care to more than 4,500 animals of various species.

Every year we receive approximately 50,000 visitors, of which 90% are Cameroonian. Through our trained eco-guides we aim to engage local and international visitors in conservation education to raise awareness of the bush meat and pet trades and prevent further decline of wild animal populations in Cameroon.   

11 beoordelingen · rating4.8

Jules Bottlaender rating4.4

2023 at Assistant Animal Keeper

There is no word to describe this. It is incredible to be able to work with all those beautiful beings! It is both a human and animal experience. Thanks a lot ...
Sandra Nicolay rating5

2023 at Assistant Animal Keeper

I spent 3 weeks at LWC, fulfilling one of my dreams (at the age of 52!!! Never too late!!!!). I have always been fascinated by primates. Although I didn't have any previous wildlife experience, the LWC team has been very welcoming and helpful, always ready to share their knowledge. A very ...
Claire Marie Quasebarth rating5

2023 at Assistant Animal Keeper

I stayed 4.5 weeks in Limbe to work at the LWC. The first three days you need to stay in quarantine - so you are not allowed to go into the Wildlife Centre, but you can explore the city, which I did. From day one I felt super welcomed and enjoyed Cameroon - everyone is super friendly and helpful. ..
Todd Soyck rating4.8

2020 at Assistant Animal Keeper

I spent three weeks as a volunteer at Limbe and thoroughly enjoyed my experience. The staff and other volunteers were a joy to work with. This is not a project for those expecting luxurious facilities such as hot running water (or even running water at times). The work, while hard at times, was very ...
Kate Hrabcova rating5

2020 at Assistant Animal Keeper

The first time I came to volunteer at LWC back in 2016, I knew I definitely will be coming back. I fell in love with the place, the staff, and of course, the animals. From working many other projects in Africa, LWC really stands out for me, as I have been part of many special moments and memories ...
Anja Herben rating5

2019 at Assistant Animal Keeper

The two weeks that I spent in the East of Iceland were absolutely amazing. We were 21 volunteers from 13 nationalities and we had a great time during working hours and also in the free time. I am for sure coming back next year and I will stay for 6 ...


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