For Our Community

As JGIS is an almost full volunteer-run NGO, our volunteers are incredibly important to us. We value all the contributions our volunteers have made, as a result, we do our best to ensure volunteer satisfaction and happiness! Look through this page to see some of the meaningful roles our volunteers have gotten up to.

Past Volunteer Events

International Primates Day 2018

Another successful event by the JGIS Team, with an inspiring film about gorillas with an opening speech from our guest, Dr. Shawn Lum. Special thanks goes to our volunteers who helped us throughout the event with ushering, registration and photography from the opening speech with Dr. Lum to our president, Andie, and her terrific overview of JGIS and its project. This day would not have been possible without these volunteers and on behalf of the entire JGIS family, we thank you and hope to see you soon!

Festival of Biodiversity 2018

Our members and volunteers help set a terrific interactive event to share with community members. Our volunteers took on tasks ranging from registration and photography to helping out within the workshop, teaching community members and presenting our works and conservation efforts. Once again, we thank you for your efforts and we hope had an amazing time at the event. See you soon!

Talk with Dr. Deus

We were thrilled to invite Dr. Deus Mjungu to give a lecture about primates to our supporting guests and volunteers. Special thanks goes out to our ushering, videography and registration volunteers who helped to ensure an incredibly successful event! From the opening messages from the JGIS team and throughout the lecture, we thank you as we would’ve been lost without you! We hope you can join us for another event in the future.

Nominate A Volunteer

If you wish to endorse individuals who should be recognised for his/her remarkable contributions to the JGIS community, you may do so here! We appreciate your efforts in honoring outstanding individuals and their work in our community!

Volunteer Feedback

We appreciate feedback on your experience volunteering with us. We value your comments and look forward to using this information to improve our work practices so we may, in turn, provide a better quality volunteering experience.


Upcoming Volunteer Events

We’re working on ideas for our 2019 community activities! Watch this space for updates!


Past Volunteer Engagement Events


To celebrate the International Day of Peace, we brought our JGIS volunteers and those interested in our programmes together for a Peace Day picnic.

In commemoration of Dr. Jane Goodall`s 8th trip to Singapore, and the 10th Anniversary of the founding of the Jane Goodall Institute Singapore (JGIS), we held a Volunteer Appreciation dinner!

JGIS held a Volunteer Appreciation Potluck Party on the 18th of November 2018! It was a wonderful time to reflect on our accomplishments for 2018, and share ideas and aspirations for JGIS.

Our Community Management Team

You’re going to be hearing from these people a lot over your journey with us, so do get to know them! You can contact them to talk about anything – from your experience in JGIS, to any available opportunities you’d like to engage in!


Lavanya Ramanujan, Community Manager

Hello there! I’m Lavanya, the Community Manager at JGIS. Our team works together to ensure that everyone has a chance to contribute positively towards the cause, at their most optimal level. I love working on social sector opportunities that are feasible and rewarding, so do reach out if you have any ideas or projects in mind!

Agnes Toh, Volunteer Manager

Hey, I’m Agnes Toh, one of the Volunteer Managers. I’m a scuba diver for decades and i love underwater macro photography which geared up my observation skills in looking for very tiny living organisms in the underwater world. Also, I am a foodie and I live to eat, I visit places to taste authentic food prepared by renowned culinary expertise.


Annabel Li, Intern Manager

Hi, I’m Annabel. I started my JGIS journey as a community management intern. Now as one of the intern managers, I welcome and engage our interns to help them make the most out of their internship with us.
I love to meet new people, try new things and explore new places. Feel free to reach out and email us if you have any questions 🙂

Jeslyn Tan, Social Media & Outreach Manager

I’m an aviation student with the love for nature and exploration. Being amongst nature is calming yet thrilling and there are always new things to be discovered! Being a part of JGIS allows me to explore the ways I can contribute towards the natural environment and I am happy to be sharing my passion with my community.

Andrea Marilyn, Social Media & Outreach Manager

Hello! As a Sociology graduate, I have a keen interest in social issues. I enjoy giving back to society and helping out wherever I can. Hence, volunteering at JGIS to support animals, people and the environment is very important to me. If you’re interested in saving the environment and animals, come on and be a part of JGIS too!

Nikita Choudhary, Intern Manager (Social Media)

Hi there! I volunteer with JGIS in the Community Management committee looking into social media aspects. Currently, I’m pursuing my Bachelors in Environmental Studies and have a strong passion for nature and the environment! I also enjoy diving and exploring the deep blue sea 🐋

Tan Jingyee, Intern Recruitment Coordinator

Hey there! Nice to meet you. I’m the Intern recruiter with JGIS Community Management committee. I’m also a 3rd year NUS undergraduate, majoring in Sociology. It was through a school project that I got to learn more about environment and wildlife conservation and since then I believe that we can all do our part in protecting our Mother Earth.