Mates Of Military

As a Registered Charity founded by British ex-military soldiers, Mates of Primates will work closely with the UK military, offering opportunities to veterans who have been wounded in/after service – either emotionally (i.e. PTSD) or physically – with our ‘Back to the Wild’ scheme.

Please email veterans@matesofprimates.org. Sign up will be delayed if enquiries are not made through this email.

Veterans who have an appreciation or the desire to work with primates, will be given opportunities such as:

  • Taking part in expeditions through South American jungles to release the rehabilitated monkeys that our charity has rescued from the UK pet trade
  • Helping to look after injured or neglected primates in our UK-based sanctuary
  • Helping to organise and run fundraising campaigns throughout the UK
  • Promoting our charity nationwide
  • The option to be sponsored through our Zoology or Primatology courses, giving you a comprehensive understanding in this field, with exciting career options opening up for you.

From part-time to full-time, voluntary to ad-hoc opportunities, you can get involved at any level that fits around your current circumstances and commitments.

Mates of Primates is no ordinary charity, thus, we look for extraordinary people to come join us with our mission. The ‘Back to the Wild’ scheme is just one way that we work with our friends in the Military.

If you’re interested in finding out more about Military Mates and discussing how you can get involved, please contact us and one of our team will get in touch with you soon.

We’re looking forward to welcoming you to our team!

“Along with one of the founders of Mates of Primates, I served in the military. As we both know, life after the military can be a rollercoaster of a ride. On becoming a member of the team at Mates of Primates, I’ve discovered a great desire to help not only primates but serving and ex served military personnel.

Our charity gives a range of great opportunities like getting enrolled on our “Back to the Wild” scheme. Designed for people who have an interest in primates/primatology or zoology. Even to the extent that there could be the possibility of a full time career, as we do aim to find people through and help to become a primatologist/zoologist. Not only could you do such great training, you could also embark on some great adventures. Such as possible expeditions to the jungles of South America to release primates to have a second change in life.

Hopefully we can work alongside different charity’s, organisations or any primate owners who can spread their wealth of knowledge.

If you have suffered mentally or physically or just want to show your support, we are here to ease that pain, short term or long term, we hope to help. So don’t hesitate to ask any questions, we will get back to you.”

Matt, Mates of Military