Nick Carter has become a United Nations Special Ambassador.
The former Backstreet Boys singer has been inspired by fellow celebrities
who have taken on roles within the organization.
Nick, whose work will include raising awareness about dolphins, said:
"People like Bono, Angelina Jolie and Nicole Kidman have inspired me to put
my celebrity to good use. I have the advantage of reaching multiple
generations to make a difference."
The singer, who used to date Paris Hilton, insists he will be taking his
He added: "I am really excited, but also a little nervous about this much
responsibility - it is an actual job. There are responsibilities and
commitments that I must make to be the voice of dolphins, whales and
conservation issues, and the expectations are quite large.
"Everyone loves dolphins. Yet, we are still driving them to extinction."
Nick will be working on the Year of the Dolphin campaign, which educates
people about the threats facing dolphins in the wild.
The singer isn't the only celebrity to become a UN Ambassador recently.
Drew Barrymore was made a UN Ambassador Against Hunger earlier this month.
She will act as a spokesperson for the organization's World Food Program