Rescue Line

Volunteers & Interns

We are often in need of volunteers willing to assist our programs by completing various tasks including animal rescues and care, administrative duties, communications, fundraising, event planning, carpentry and much more. Volunteers are welcomed to assist on-site in Paramaribo, Suriname, as well as at the Sloth Rehabilitation Center in Saramacca, as well as from a distance. Potential volunteers should know that we can not guarantee direct animal care work.

Volunteer blog posts

Journal

Volunteer Blog – Greta Wong

Hello! My name is Greta Wong, and I am an American university student, studying Organismic Evolutionary Biology, with an interest in conservation. As such, GHFS

Journal

Volunteer Blog – Kasie Wade

My studies in Fisheries and Wildlife have brought my passion for conservation and wildlife to hands on experience. I have traveled to Suriname from the

Currently we are only accepting long-term volunteers who reside locally in Suriname, or others who are able to come to Suriname for 3 months or longer. GHFS does not provide volunteers room and board but we do partner with several local businesses that offer accommodation options in a variety of price ranges.

From time to time, we post project-based short-term volunteer opportunities. Please continue to check this page for those updates.

Distance-volunteer tasks may include translation, fundraising, research collaboration, advocacy, and various writing tasks, etc. Your expertise may be a welcome contribution to our work! Let us know what you would like to do, and we will determine how to best put your skills to work.

Please read these ‘Frequently Asked Questions’  prior to sending us an email.  

Fill out the online form and if you have additional questions you can email us at [email protected].  

Important: In addition to volunteer interest form, you are also required to sign and send a volunteer waiver.  A link to the volunteer waiver can be found here. Please email all volunteer waivers to [email protected]  Please note that your volunteer application will not be considered until we have received both the volunteer interest form and the volunteer waiver. 

GHFS is also listed on Volunteer Latin America

Open Positions

Currently we are finishing the new rehabilitation center for the animals, the Xenarthra Rehabilitation Center, also known as the Sloth Wellness Center.

The center was constructed using recycled shipping containers and wooden structures for the animal shelters, and includes a research center and accommodation for the manager. With this plan in mind we are looking for volunteers who are handy and like doing odd jobs to make the center complete.

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