Working Holidays

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Working Holidays2018-11-24T19:35:12+00:00

Project Description

“It was a real privilege to see the other side of MONA and experience it for myself. I enjoyed it very much. It confirmed my suspicions…these chimps are given the best possible quality of life through an authentic and wonderful team of caregivers.“
Emma from England
”Great to see our fellow primates cared for with such meticulous concern for their physical and emotional needs.”
Vaness and Stephen from England
“We spent here 2 wonderful days! We want to thank the MONA-Team for the nice treatment we received and want to congratulate them on their fantastic work. And also “thank you” to the chimps who accepted as very well!”
Magali and Thomas from France
Josep said: “It´s been the best present I have ever had, thank you Geni, thank you MONA. To love them, doesn´t mean to have them at home… let´s leave them at their place, where they belong”. Geni said: “MONA just gets you emotionally… it seems impossible to find words to describe the emotion and sensation of this experience.”
Geni and Josep from Spain

What is it like a Working Holiday at MONA?

This activity is designed for those people who love primates. Our Short stays offer a unique experience, because we are the first primate rescue center in Europe to open its doors so that participants can see and experience the daily life of chimpanzees and macaques rescued by MONA firsthand and contribute to their welfare.

What do you do on your Working Holiday?

Be a part of the MONA care-giving team for a few days. You will collaborate under the supervision and training of the most experienced caregivers in all the tasks that are performed on a day to day basis. Activities include  preparation of the primates’ diets, preparation of enrichment activities, construction of hammocks and new structures, observation and data collection, collaboration in cleaning bedrooms, access to restricted areas to see how chimpanzees eat dinner and how they nest for the night… and so much more!

When and how do I sign up?

The activity can take place any day of the week, all year round. Please contact us directly to check availability and reserve your short stay.

The activity takes place from 9 am to 6.30 pm (winter) and 7:45 pm (Summer)

You can make reservations for you or as a gift for a loved one.

Price table

1 person 2 people IJG members and FAADA members MONA members MONA adopters
for two days 240 € 400 € 220 € 200 € 180 €
for three days 345 € 570 € 316 € 300 € 270 €
for four days 440 € 720 € 405 € 400 € 360 €


“100% of the value of this experience is intended to cover the operating costs of the rescue center. Through activities like this, we can continue the work to provide a new opportunity for these primates in MONA and continue the mission of rescuing others who should also have a second chance… Thank you. ”

What’s included?

  • all activities of the caregivers team
  • supervision and training by an experienced caregiver (theoretical and practical)
  • all necessary materials
  • uniform shirt

What is not included?

  • transportation, accommodation and living expenses. (Ask for a list of hotels where participants have Workinh Holidays discounts).

“You will live the incredible experience of everyday life in the Primate Rescue Center in which all animals are in the process of adaptation and recovery. Therefore, our policy is to have no physical contact or direct interaction with them. MONA has a security protocol and protection at work and safeguarding the volunteer worker and protects the welfare of primates housed.”

For more info and reservations call us at + 34 972 477 618 or fill out this form and we will contact you. (The personal details you provide will be used only for the purpose of this form. In no case will it be transferred to third parties).


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