“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”
– Dr. Jane Goodall
Anyone of us can make a difference to the environment, animals, and people in Singapore. Whether you want to do contribute as an individual or as a group, there’s something you can work on. It can be small, or it can be something big. Whatever it is, just get started.
Make a difference & volunteer with us. Please fill in our form with your details, and we will inform you of our next Volunteers Information Session. In the form, please indicate which of the following areas you’re keen to work on:
1. Conduct or help expand our Monkey Walks
Our Monkey Walks help participants understand the long-tailed macaques found in some of our parks, e.g. MacRitchie Reservoir Park, and reduce potential human-macaque conflicts. Once we know the macaques better, it’s easy to share our natural spaces with them without problems. We are looking for suitable volunteers to help organise the walks, expand them, or become a guide.
2. Help more Roots & Shoots groups get started
Roots & Shoots is a global service learning programme for youths, allowing them to identify issues related to the environment, animals, or community, and work together to address these issues. In Singapore, it is a tool to help deliver the Ministry of Education’s Values in Action initiative. We need suitable volunteers to reach out to schools, and help new R&S groups get going.
3. Help JGIS plan & manage our programmes
To be able to run the initiatives and programmes we offer, it takes a team of people working hard behind the scenes. From planning to coordination, to getting partners onboard, to marketing & publicity, there is a wide range of areas to contribute to. We need suitable volunteers to work with the JGIS board & management team to plan programmes, identify resources, and organise people.
4. Help JGIS raise funds
To successfully deliver our programmes, we need resources, both financial & manpower. Fundraising is a perennial challenge for a lot of non-profit organisations, and is an area where we need constant help with. We are looking for suitable volunteers who can help us identify & approach corporations, as well as come up with new ways & ideas to engage potential donors.
If you would like to work for us or intern with us, please get in touch.