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The Lemur Conservation Network is actively recruiting volunteers for three positions.

  • Malagasy Science Communication Volunteer
  • WordPress Developer
  • Illustrators

Help us save lemurs from extinction! LCN volunteers are active parts of our team, regularly involved in our team meetings, and recognized on our website and social media. We appreciate that volunteers have other obligations — for school, work, and family. Your manager will work with you to develop a project timeline that works for you.

Last updated January 26, 2021

Malagasy Science Communication Volunteer

We are looking for one or two Malagasy volunteers to join the Lemur Conservation Network science communications team to help us create engaging content about lemurs and conservation in Malagasy and translate english content into Malagasy for our social media, websites, and educational materials. Science communication about lemurs is crucial to engaging our audiences about the importance of protecting lemurs from extinction.

Qualifications

  • Interest in and knowledge of lemurs, primates, Madagascar, or community-based conservation
  • Demonstrated skill in science communication and social media
  • Ability to fact check science content
  • Enthusiasm for using social media to engage audiences in conservation
  • Fluency in Malagasy
  • Strong language skills in English

Volunteers are asked to agree to a minimum six month commitment, and at least 10 hours of work per month. Work schedule is flexible, but volunteers are expected to join our monthly team meetings to share work updates and collaborate on ideas. All work will be completed remotely. Some of this work is paid, but this is not a full time paid position.

To apply, please email lynnevenart.lemurnetwork@gmail.com with your resume, two writing or social media samples, and why you are interested in this position.

View our Malagasy website.

WordPress Developer

The Lemur Conservation Network is looking for a WordPress developer to help us upgrade our existing Malagasy WordPress website. We have a front-end designer on staff with experience in WordPress, but we need more support to bring our Malagasy website forward. This volunteer position would be a good opportunity for a lemur-loving developer to meaningfully contribute to lemur conservation by helping us reach larger audiences and spread the word about lemur conservation to Malagasy audiences.

Project needs include:

  • Creating new page templates in Malagasy site based on English page templates
  • Building new pages from templates
  • CSS modifications

Work schedule is flexible. All work will be completed remotely, including meetings with other LCN staff. To apply, please email lynnevenart.lemurnetwork@gmail.com with your resume, two WordPress websites you have worked on, and why you are interested in this position. There is no funding available for this position.

Illustrators

The Lemur Conservation Network is looking for illustrators to feature on our TeeSpring store. This store is used to raise funds for LCN member organizations throughout the year, but especially during the World Lemur Festival in October. We currently sell t-shirts, other apparel, pillows, and stickers, but illustrators can create designs for other products as well. See TeeSpring for product availability.

We are looking for each illustrator to donate one to three designs to sell in our store and promote in LCN’s social media. We are looking for a variety of illustration styles to be represented in the store and to feature a variety of lemur species. Illustrations of other animal or plant species that are unique to Madagascar will also be considered. Illustrators are encouraged to be creative and come up with fun and fresh design ideas that will help LCN promote the World Lemur Festival worldwide and raise funds for LCN member organizations via sales.

This position is available any time throughout the year. Work schedule is flexible. All work will be completed remotely, including meetings with other LCN staff. Demonstrated skill and experience in creating graphic illustrations is required for this position. To apply, please email lynnevenart.lemurnetwork@gmail.com with illustration samples, resume, and why you are interested in this position.

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