Volunteers (English)

As our programme develops, it’s awesome seeing how many more people we’re reaching and how much awareness has been raised. That being said, keeping up with such an enthusiastic audience takes up quite some time. That’s why we are looking for some equally enthusiastic individuals who can help us spread our conservation messages far and wide!

Our available volunteer positions:

  • Education and Awareness Department: Social Media
  • Education and Awareness Department: Translation English-Bahasa Indonesia
  • Multimedia Department: Graphic Designer
  • Multimedia Department: Audio Video
  • Multimedia Department: Information Technology/Computer Science
  • Multimedia Department: Literature

If you’re interested, check for more details below and drop us a line at volunteer@selamatkanyaki.com Your help is greatly appreciated!

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Education and Awareness department | Social media

In our conservation programme we are constantly looking for ways to get more people involved in our goal to save & protect the Sulawesi crested black macaques (yaki) and their natural habitat in North Sulawesi, Indonesia.

We are currently looking for new talent who would like to contribute to expanding our social media!

Activities

You will be responsible for scheduling daily Facebook messages on the Selamatkan Yaki Facebook page, using the software Hootsuite. In addition, you will think with our Education and Awareness team about applying new methods of social media (i.e. LinkedIn), creating online competitions & events to promote our cause!

You will receive a brief introduction to the Hootsuite software and different social media that Selamatkan Yaki is currently utilising prior to starting. The communication will be mainly via email and skype sessions when needed with our Education coordinator, based in Manado, North Sulawesi.

Your Profile

We are looking for people who are:

  •  A big conservation fan, experience in contributing to (primate) conservation is a pre;
  • Interested in exploring new ways to reach out to a wider audience and in improving the use of our current social media channels;
  • Creative & independent;
  • Familiar with facebook, liked our facebook page and through our website selamatkanyaki.com gained ideas on how to approach our current public as well as creating a wider reach;
  • Available for 2-3 hours a week for a duration of minimal 3 months.

Do you recognize yourself in our Selamatkan Yaki values “Innovation, Dedication & Fun”?  Email us now on volunteer@selamatkanyaki.com including your Curriculum Vitae, your motivation & weekly availability and become part of our team!

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Education and Awareness department | Translation English – Bahasa Indonesia

Love to spread a message? Maybe you would like to become our Selamatkan Yaki translator!

We are currently looking for enthusiastic individuals who offer their help to bring the Selamatkan Yaki public up-to-date with the latest primate conservation news, including the latest activities & whereabouts of our Selamatkan Yaki team!

Who, What, How, Where, When & Why?

  • Who? You!
  • What? Translate our daily facebook messages from English to Bahasa Indonesia, which will be posted on Selamatkan Yaki’s own page. Additionally you will translate documents used for our Education and Awareness activities!
  • How? Send an email to volunteer@selamatkanyaki.com, including your Curriculum Vitae, motivation & weekly availability. You will receive an invitation for (skype) interview with our Education and Advocacy Coordinator, Thirza. She will guide you through the process of becoming Selamatkan Yaki’s own translator!
  • Where? From your own house or any other place where you will have good internet J
  • When? For a minimum of three months, starting as soon as you like!
  • Why? Because you would like to contribute to conservation, which will help our cause to save and protect the Sulawesi black macaques (yaki), even by spending just 2-3 hours a week!

Email us now with your motivation and Curriculum Vitae on volunteer@selamatkanyaki.com and join our team! We look forward to meeting you!

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Multimedia department | design

Would you like to join SY’s graphic designers and illustrator Apandi, Prisi and Oriana? Are you enthusiastic about putting your design skills to good use and help save the Critically Endangered Macaca nigra? Join now our dedicated team of conservationists and volunteers around the world with a head office in Manado, North Sulawesi. We are looking for new talent to complement our current multimedia team (voluntary basis) which meet the following requirements:

  • Studying/Completed degree in graphic design, illustration and/or animation;
  • Affinity with conservation, experience in contributing to (primate) conservation is a pre;
  • Available to work on a “need-to-need” basis and ability to work up to 14-20 hours a week (rotating in a pool of graphic designers therefore these hours will not be required every week);
  • Available for a minimum of 3 months;
  • Sufficient internet access on a daily basis: most of the correspondence will be through email and materials will be shared through clouds such as  Google Drive;
  • Liking a challenge, and able to work independently as well as part of a team!

We will provide you with an unique chance and experience to build your portfolio: your work will be promoted by our team throughout North Sulawesi, through our media channels online as well as shared with our partners on an international level! Email us now with your motivation and Curriculum Vitae on volunteer@selamatkanyaki.com and join our team!

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Multimedia department | audio-video

Are you someone who enjoys working on audio-visual materials? Would you like to contribute to conservation by using your skills & knowledge in multimedia to help Selamatkan Yaki spread awareness, particularly through audio/video materials?  We are looking for fun, yet dedicated and passionate volunteers to work on Selamatkan Yaki audio/video materials such as event coverage, interviews and more. Read through the list of requirements below and see if you fit the bill:

  • A supporter of conservation, willing to contribute personal time & energy for conservation efforts through multimedia
  • Experienced in audio-visual production and/or post-production and familiar with audio & video editing applications, such as those off of the Adobe Creative Suite (Premiere Pro, After Effects, Soundbooth, etc); please let us know as to which applications you prefer and are familiar with
  • Dedicated and patient in working on audio-visual materials of event coverage, campaign activities, interviews, testimonials, education and awareness-raising materials as well as any other materials necessary to the SY program
  • Willing to work on a short video (up to 3 minutes), medium (up to 7 minutes) or long (up to 15 minutes); please let us know if you have any particular preferences and level of comfort with regards to this
  • Available to work on a “need-to-need” basis and can work up to 14-20 hours a week when required (hours will not be required every week)
  • Willing to make the trip to meet and/or work outside of home, in the case that any materials need to be transferred in person (due to big file sizes) and/or the work-in-progress may require certain directions from the SY team
  • Willing to multi-task, enjoys a challenge and able to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Willing to take art, as well as general, direction well from the SY team
  • Have internet access, as communications may be done through email or online messengers such as Skype atau Yahoo.

If you would like to join our multimedia team, email your Curriculum Vitae (CV) along with your motivation and availability to volunteer@selamatkanyaki.com! We look forward to hearing from you.

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Multimedia Department | Information Technology

Are you an all-round computer expert and interested in saving a charismatic monkey from extinction? Then you would fit in perfectly with our broad team of conservationists, social media volunteers, designers, illustrators and fundraisers! Every member of our team has multiple “hats”: taking up several important responsibilities to work together to save the Critically Endangered Macaca nigra (yaki), endemic to North Sulawesi!

Here’s your checklist of requirements:

  • You are studying/have a completed degree in computer science, web-design or similar fields;
  • You like to improve the use of social media channels such as Facebook, online blogs, websites, and Twitter;
  • You are a big conservation fan, experience in contributing to (primate) conservation is a pre;
  • You are available to work on a “need-to-need” basis and can work up to 14-20 hours a week (these hours will not be required every week);
  • You have internet access on a daily basis: most of the correspondence will be through email and materials will be shared through clouds such as Google Drive;
  • You like to multi-task, and are able to work independent as well as part of a team!

Do you recognise yourself in this description? Email us now with your motivation and Curriculum Vitae on volunteer@selamatkanyaki.com and join our team! We offer you a unique experience, a look inside the lives of conservationists and even better: being part of their multidisciplinary team dedicated to the conservation of one of the world’s most beautiful places, the North Sulawesi forests which are home to the last remaining populations of yaki.

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Multimedia Department | Literature

Always wishes for your work to be read by many people? Do you care about our environment and all the people and other living beings in it? Our Selamatkan Yaki team is looking for writers who would like to educate their readers about the unique wildlife of North Sulawesi, focusing on the Critically Endangered monkey: Macaca nigra (yaki).

Through the power of written words, your readers will learn about what makes these macaques special, which threats endanger them and how we need to conserve our environment, including the forests which are the homes of the yaki and of many other unique animals!

Do you recognise yourself in the requirements below?

  • You are studying/have a completed degree in literature or similar fields;
  • You like to raise awareness about yaki conservation and related topics such as environmental education;
  • You are a big conservation fan, experience in contributing to (primate) conservation is a pre;
  • You are available to work on a “need-to-need” basis and can work up to 14-20 hours a week (these hours will not be required every week)
  • You have internet access on a daily basis: most of the correspondence will be through email and materials will be shared through clouds such as Google Drive;
  • You like to multi-task, and are able to work independent as well as part of a team!

Join our dedicated team with its members located around the world, all with the same goal: to save the yaki!

Email your Curriculum Vitae, motivation and availability to volunteer@selamatkanyaki.com and become the very first writer in our Selamatkan Yaki team!

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