“When you look back on your journey, your life, you can truly say, ‘I did make a difference’.” —Dr. Jane Goodall

Join us as a JGI New Zealand member

Keep up to date with what JGI NZ is doing. Have the opportunity to contribute to our decision making of and receive exclusive invitations to events. Participate, network, help animals, people, the environment and much more!

Join us a JGI NZ member

Join us as a Roots & Shoots member

Connect with young people from all over the world through Dr. Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots programme. Get involved with friends, classmates and coworkers to do your part in making the world a better place. For 25 years Roots & Shoots groups have tackled projects in their local communities, focusing on the wellbeing of people, animals and the environment. And the best part: you will have fun while making a difference in the lives of others!

Join us as a Roots & Shoots member

Partner with us

A partnership with the Jane Goodall Institute New Zealand is an opportunity to make a difference and support wildlife and communities locally and globally. It is an opportunity to connect with a range of initiatives such as conservation projects, community initiatives and environmental projects that are creating a sustainable future for us all. We greatly appreciate and value our partners.


Share your time & expertise

Find out more about volunteering for JGI.


Lead your own fundraiser

Do you have entrepreneurial spirit and want to make a difference? Then Team Jane is for you! 

If you're interested and passionate about supporting Dr. Jane Goodall's work and the mission of the Jane Goodall Institute you can start your own fundraiser. Share with your peers why Dr. Jane’s mission is important to you. Make a presentation, host an event, or share the link to your own fundraising page on social media.


Recycle your electronics

You can support JGI’s mission and protect the environment at the same time by participating in our electronics recycling programme. By collecting phones to be recycled, you will accomplish three major things:

  • Unused devices will be recycled and not sit in a landfill.
  • You will raise needed funds to help chimpanzees and other great apes in Africa.
  • You will raise awareness about the mining of minerals (commonly found in cell phone batteries) in the Congo Basin, an area where chimpanzee populations are most prevalent.

Sign your school, workplace or community organisation up to become a collection point for electronic recycling.


Become a Chimp Guardian

Credit: Fernado Turmo

The Jane Goodall Institute's Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in the Republic of Congo is home to more than 150 rescued orphan chimpanzees. These chimpanzee are victims of the illegal commercial bush meat and exotic pet trades, often arriving at the sanctuary sick, malnourished, and injured. Under the skillful care of JGI’s dedicated staff, these chimpanzees receive a second chance at life.

Once a chimpanzee arrives at Tchimpounga, JGI makes a commitment to care for that chimpanzee for the rest of his or her life. Since chimpanzees can live to be 60 years old in captivity, a tremendous amount of resources are needed to give the chimpanzees at Tchimpounga lifetime care. Fortunately, every one of JGI's friends and supporters can help us care for these vulnerable chimpanzees by becoming a Chimpanzee Guardian, a special supporter of JGI’s efforts to care for the chimpanzees of Tchimpounga.

Become A Chimp Guardian Supporter