Roots & Shoots is JGI’s global community conservation programme. It empowers young people of all ages to design and implement sustainability action projects with positive impacts for animals, people and the environment.


Membership is free!

You, your group, your class, your school or organisation will receive:

  • Opportunites to join a network of like-minded people
  • News about Roots & Shoots projects 
  • Invitations to Roots & Shoots events
  • International volunteer opportunities
  • Participation in campaigns
  • The opportunity to help chimps and much more!

Please note that by signing up you are agreeing to receive emails from us.

The top six reasons to join Roots & Shoots

You get to address real issues.

Address global and local issues relevant to your community.

We are in more than a 100 countries and counting!

Over 150,000 members in 100 countries.

You’ll have the opportunity to get your hands dirty.

(Or not, if that’s not your thing.) From tree planting, beekeeping, and habitat restoration, community outreach, and education.

Our youth blossom into leaders like Jane Goodall.

If you grew up aspiring to be Jane Goodall, Roots & Shoots is a great place to start!

Friends with a purpose are the best kind.

Meet people in your community that care about the same things you do, make a difference - and you strengthen the human population without even trying!

We have tools so you can lead an awesome Roots & Shoots group.

Teachers, parents, community leaders, or students, can be effective Roots & Shoots leaders with our resources.