Volunteer Opportunities

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Long Term Volunteer Roles

We are looking for people to join us long term to help build awareness for the Jane Goodall Institute Singapore. We need people of all skill sets to join our teams listed below.

Planning Team

The planning team of JGIS meets every Sunday to discuss strategic plans and organize resources for ongoing projects and events. If you are interested in doing skills-based volunteering and helping behind the scenes at JGIS, look no further!


Fundraising and Events Planning

If you have excellent communication skills and a strong passion for the JGI mission, support us in our fundraising activities and assist in identifying and managing relationships with potential donors and sponsors. The role also requires you to assist the fundraising team in the development of fundraising budgets and policies.

Commitment: Minimum of 6 months, at least 1 face-to-face meeting per month during our Sunday sessions. 2 hours on a daily basis and more leading towards the event.


Intern Manager

  • Overall manager for intern welfare, admin and information
  • Introduce interns to general JGIS content and structure
  • Responsible for intern well-being and feedback

Intern Recruitment Coordinator

  • Coordinator for processes pertaining to recruitment of interns, including external and online platforms
  • Liase with universities and career portals on recruitment of students
  • Create online recruitment and informative content
  • Participate in career or recruitment fairs

Volunteer Manager (For Primates and Non-Primates)

  • Overall managers for volunteer coordinator, welfare, admin and information
  • Introduce volunteers to general JGIS content and structure
  • Responsible for volunteer well-being and feedback

Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator:

  • Coordinator for processes pertaining to recruitment of volunteers, including external and online platforms
  • Connect externally on volunteer recruitment platforms to promote JGIS’ volunteer opportunities
  • Create content for online platforms such as social media and newsletter posts


Content Creator

  • Research, plan and produce regular content for social media engagement
  • Schedule and post content on social media platforms
  • Collate performance metrics for posts (likes, shares, comments)

Commitment: 1 hour per week for content creation and at least 1 face-to-face meeting per month during our Sunday sessions

If you are interested in this role, do send us your resume and a writing sample to community@janegoodall.org

Primate Related Programmes

The Raffles’ banded langur is a critically endangered species in Singapore and field surveys have been conducted over the past year to estimate population size and distribution. Join our citizen scientists in conserving the Raffles’ banded langurs in Singapore if you are interested in participating as a volunteer in the surveys!
Curious about what goes on during our surveys? Sin Wei shares his experience HERE.

Monkey Guards Training Sessions
Date: August 11 Sat
Time: 10:00AM-12PM
Event Category: Monkey Guards Training
Venue: Dairy Farm Estate, 3 Dairy Farm Road, Singapore 679035
Register: SIGN UP HERE

Be a people surveyor! Through carrying out residential surveys with our interns, you will get to:
  • Listen to people's encounters with macaques
  • Advise them on appropriate behaviour towards macaques
  • Observe reported 'hotspots' for macaque activity

Sign up for a volunteer shift here at for Jun to Oct 2018

Coordinator of Volunteers for Long-Tailed Macaque Working Group
  • Send Volunteer Reminder Emails on a weekly basis (1 hour/ week)
  • Co-facilitate month Monkey Guards Training Sessions at Dairy Farm Estate (2.5 hours on Saturdays)
  • Attend planning meetings once a month to update the team on the month's Monkey Guards Training Session and plan for the following month's (2 hours on Sundays)
  • Guide new volunteers on how to conduct residential surveys when necessary (2 hours, various dates)


Raffles' Banded Langur Citizen Science Surveys
  • Carry out citizen science surveys
  • Collect data
  • Contribute to Conservation
Commitment: Half-yearly basis


Graphic Designer (Similar to current website)

Do you have a passion for communications design and the talent for art and creativity? Join us as one of our graphic designers to design quality graphics and illustrations for our digital content including website, resources and tools, and infographics.

Commitment: Ad-hoc basis

If you aren’t sure which of these roles you’d like to take up, or if you’d like to explore other areas you can contribute in, just reach out to us! We’d love to have a chat, just drop us an email at community@janegoodall.org.sg. or sign up below.