Our organisation

AAP has a staff of over 100 employees and more than 200 volunteers.

Most of them work in animal care, but we also have employees who work on better legislation in Europe, talk to donors, keep the the administration in order or maintain the grounds and buildings. Everyone contributes to help the animals!

Did you know that…
  • a number of co-workers have been working at AAP for a very long time and were even around when AAP was still at its first location in Amstelveen?
  • many co-workers and volunteers come from abroad and therefore a lot of English is spoken at both shelters?
  • AAP was set up in 1972 by Okko and Riga Reussien?
"The great thing about our work is that we can still give animals with a nasty past a nice second life. It always makes me hugely happy when I see animals improve".
Margreet Voogd
Experienced animal caretaker

Organizational structure

Below you can see the organizational chart of AAP showing how the organization is structured.

The board of AAP

Want to know more about the people who run AAP? Then take a look at the overview of the Supervisory Board, the Executive Board and the Management Team.

The history of AAP

Okko and Riga Reussien, a married couple, rescued their first monkey in the sixties. In the seventies, on April 14th 1972, Stichting AAP was founded.