The volunteer program at the Primate Rescue Center has continued to grow and thrive over the past year, with nearly all of our winter volunteer positions filled. We are always accepting new volunteer applications, but currently, we are fortunate enough to have a full house of dedicated and hardworking volunteers working alongside the caregivers to provide excellent care to the primate residents at the sanctuary. These individuals are an essential part of our caregiving team, and we could not do it without them.

Here’s a look at the most recent additions to our volunteer program:

Charisse Teitjen – Charisse is an Out-of-Town Volunteer from Michigan who spent a month with us in September and October working 40 hours per week and returned for another couple weeks in January to volunteer full time. Charisse plans to join us again periodically to volunteer, and we are always delighted to have her!


Jamie Crum – Jamie is an On-Site Volunteer who works with us each week during the morning shift. Jamie works at UK Hospital in Lexington in the Trauma/ICU area and is also a student at UK. In her free time, Jamie likes to spend time with her husband and dogs and enjoys learning new recipes to cook.


Wendy Turner – Wendy is a high school English teacher in Lexington and joins us each week on Sunday mornings. Wendy has been a follower of the PRC on Facebook for quite some time and was excited to find some time to join our volunteer program.


We will likely have more On-Site Volunteer positions open in the spring or summer, so if you or someone you know is interested in learning more about volunteering, I encourage you to check out the Volunteer Page on our website. You can also follow us on Instagram,Facebook, Twitter, or our Youtube channel to see photos and videos of the primates who benefit from the wonderful people who are a part of our volunteer program.