New England Primate Conservancy is a grassroots nonprofit organization that depends upon the skill, talents, and generosity of its volunteers to accomplish the essential and important tasks associated with animal protection, care and humane education. Our volunteers make our programs successful!

Whether it’s writing for our Primate Species Profiles series, developing educational activities and lessons, designing graphics, developing videos, fundraising, or planning events, there is something for almost everyone who wants to do their part to help animals. 

We do not have any paid employment opportunities at this time. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please check out the open positions and email us with your interest and qualifications, as requested.

Please email us with your interest and resume or CV. Email addresses are listed after each volunteer job description.

No telephone inquiries please.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

WEBSITE ADMINISTRATOR

New England Primate Conservancy seeks an experienced website administrator. We seek an individual with knowledge of plug-ins, updates, system performance, SEO, analytics, website enhancements, etc. on WordPress.

Must be located in the US. This is a remote volunteer position that can be accomplished from your home, with e-mail, phone, or Zoom correspondence with the organization’s president.


New England Primate Conservancy is a wildlife conservation and animal protection organization that is committed to leaving a legacy of hope and tools to build a better tomorrow for all the Earth’s citizens. 70% of our primate cousins are threatened by extinction. All are threatened by human activities. If they are at risk, so too is every other species that share their environment. Saving one species saves many. Education is the heart of animal protection.


This is a remote volunteer position that can be accomplished from your home, with e-mail, phone, or Zoom
Minimum age 25. Hours per week are negotiable. For the most part, we’ll work with your schedule but may need you on hand, virtually, when unexpected problems arise.

Please send your letter of interest and resume or CV to:
ATTN: Debra Curtin
[email protected]

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

New England Primate Conservancy seeks an experienced graphic designer to assist with the design elements of our WordPress with Elementor page-builder website.

We have recently migrated our very large and robust educational website to WordPress. We wish to take advantage of the beautiful features inherent in Elementor to zhoosh up some of the sections, to add data and graphics elements when needed, and to generally maintain the regular and frequent uploads to the website.

WordPress and Elementor experience are a must. This could potentially become a paid position.

New England Primate Conservancy is a wildlife conservation and animal protection organization that is committed to leaving a legacy of hope and tools to build a better tomorrow for all the Earth’s citizens. 70% of our primate cousins are threatened by extinction. All are threatened by human activities. If they are at risk, so too is every other species that shares their environment. Saving one species saves many. Education is the heart of animal protection.

This is a remote volunteer position that can be accomplished from your home, with e-mail, phone, or Zoom correspondence with the Education Program Director and/or the Education Team.

If you are creative with well-honed website graphic design experience, this opportunity is for you. Passion for conservation and wildlife protection is a plus!

Minimum age 25.

Hours per week are negotiable. We’ll work with your schedule.

Please send your letter of interest and resume or CV to:

ATTN: Debra Curtin
[email protected]

experienced grant writer/researcher

New England Primate Conservancy seeks an experienced grant writer and researcher with proven success to find new funding sources to support our expanding education and wildlife protection programs. This requires your research skills as well as your creative writing skills to relate the importance and impact of our work to potential funders.

New England Primate Conservancy is a wildlife conservation education and animal protection organization that is committed to leaving a legacy of hope and tools to build a better tomorrow for all the Earth’s citizens. Education is the heart of animal protection. 70% of our primate cousins are threatened by extinction. All are threatened by human activities. If they are at risk, so too is every other species that shares their environment. Saving one species saves many.

This is a remote volunteer position that can be accomplished from your home, with e-mail, phone, or Zoom correspondence with the president and other management staff. If you are passionate about animals, conservation, wildlife protection, and education, this volunteer opportunity may be for you! This could potentially become a paid position.

Minimum age 25.
Hours per week are negotiable. We’ll work with your schedule.

Please send your letter of interest and resume or CV to:
ATTN: Debra Curtin
[email protected]

Conduct Interviews and Write About Primate Conservationist Champions

New England Primate Conservancy seeks a talented individual with excellent verbal and written communication skills to interview primate conservationists and craft articles about their work for our popular Primate Conservationist Limelight web series. The series introduces the public to the conservation heroes who have or have had boots-on-the-ground in their fields of expertise and who are affecting positive changes in primate conservation and awareness.

For this volunteer opportunity, you should be experienced in and comfortable with scheduling and conducting interviews. You will secure photos of the subject along with their photos of the primate species or habitats in which he or she specializes, and their permission to use them, to enhance the story. You are charged with crafting a lovely profile of the conservationist and his or her work using a loosely pre-developed formula but written in your voice. Some familiarity with primatology, anthropology, conservation, environmental protection, or primate-related subject matter would be useful but are not necessary. Interpersonal and writing skills are far more important.
New England Primate Conservancy is a wildlife conservation and animal protection organization that is committed to leaving a legacy of hope and tools to build a better tomorrow for all the Earth’s citizens. 70% of our primate cousins are threatened by extinction. All are threatened by human activities. If they are at risk, so too is every other species that shares their environment. Saving one species saves many. Education is the heart of animal protection.

This volunteer position can be accomplished from your home, with email and phone correspondence with the Education Team Director. If you are a mature writer with a passion for conservation and wildlife protection, this opportunity may be for you.

Minimum age 25.
10-20 hours per month. We’ll work with your schedule. 

​​​Please send your letter of interest, writing sample, and resume or CV to:
ATTN: Debra Curtin
[email protected]

SEASONED WRITER WITH A PASSION FOR WILDLIFE CONSERVATION

Are you a talented and seasoned writer? Are you passionate about wildlife conservation? Do you love digging into wildlife facts and crafting stories about what you’ve learned? If so, this volunteer opportunity may be for you!

New England Primate Conservancy is committed to leaving a legacy of hope and tools to build a better tomorrow for all the Earth’s citizens.

At NEPC, we strive to make the complex science behind environmental protection, animal protection, and wildlife conservation easy to understand so that the average person can assess, consider, and modify their own impact on the natural world. We pour through science-based publications and “translate” them into language that everyone can embrace. We even succeed at making it fun, when appropriate.

We are seeking talented writers for our Primate Species Profiles series, the backbone of our education programs. We find our Primate Species Profiles cited widely throughout the internet by conservation sites, wiki sites, zoos, bloggers, news agencies, magazines, other animal protection and conservation organizations, and more. In addition-and very importantly-they are used by students for their school projects.

Nowhere else can one find so many primate species so thoroughly yet concisely profiled in easy-to-understand, non-scientific, non-academic language that everyone can comprehend and enjoy. This is what makes the information that we provide so accessible and so popular.

Creative writing and thorough factual research are required.
This volunteer position can be accomplished from your home, with email, Zoom, and phone correspondence with the Education Team.
If you are a mature writer with a passion for conservation and wildlife protection, this opportunity may be for you.

Minimum age 28.

10-20 hours per month. We’ll work with your schedule. 

Please send your letter of interest, writing sample, and resume or CV to:
ATTN: Debra Curtin
[email protected]

CREATIVE THINKER TO DEVELOP PROJECT-BASED EDUCATIONAL CONTENT

With the expanded implementation of online and hybrid learning strategies, we’ve ramped up development of educational content that makes it easier for teachers to teach, for students to learn, and for parents to adapt to their unwitting and unfamiliar roles as academic coaches.

New England Primate Conservancy is a conservation and animal protection organization that is committed to leaving a legacy of hope and tools to build a better tomorrow for all the Earth’s citizens. Education is the heart of animal protection. 70% of our primate cousins are threatened by extinction. All are threatened by human activities. If they are at risk, so too is every other species that share their environment. Saving one species saves many.

For this volunteer opportunity, you should have experience creating project-based educational content for grades K-12 or for specific age-groups in between. The activities will be accessible via the NEPC website. They could be online activities, printable activities, or a combination of both. For example, our current activities include videos, slideshows, graphics, and downloadable games.

If you’re an experienced teacher, this opportunity may be for you.

If you are a creative individual with learning activity development experience plus a passion for conservation and wildlife protection, this opportunity may be for you.

Familiarity with primatology, anthropology, conservation-related issues, earth sciences, environmental protection, or primate-related subject matter would be beneficial. Understanding of STEM or STEAM standards-all the better.

This volunteer position can be accomplished from your home, with email and phone correspondence with the Education Team Director. You must have internet and email access. NEPC will provide access to appropriate apps.

Minimum age 28.

10-20 hours per month. We’ll work with your schedule. More time may be required during the activity creation process. Less other times.

Please send your letter of interest and resume or CV to:
ATTN: Debra Curtin
[email protected]

Updated: May 16, 2022