The chimpanzees are so lucky to have such amazing volunteers and interns working for them. The sanctuary is fortunate to have a core group of volunteers from the surrounding community, as well as a fleet of Primate Behavior student interns because of our collaborative learning agreement with Central Washington University.
Our volunteers and interns help take care of all those important daily tasks that are critical to giving the chimps comfortable and happy lives.
Some industrious volunteers come to the sanctuary just to help with building projects, like the newest structure that was put up earlier this spring:
Other volunteers help support our outreach and fundraising projects. Our spring fundraising gala Hoot, required dozens of volunteers to put together and pull off the big night!
Handing out sanctuary information and selling merchandise helps the chimps gain fans and supporters at our tabling events (hope to see you at the first Roslyn Farmers Market of the year this Sunday!)
The end of spring means it’s time to say see you later to some of our college interns until fall as they take their summer break or leave for far off places for their thesis data collection. Others are finishing up their time at CWU and moving on to the next big adventure!
Next week we are excited to welcome our summer interns to the sanctuary! Thanks to all those that care about the Cle Elum 7!