DEEP: Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities at DEEP

Environmental Education - Field Facilities

Goodwin Conservation Center: Youth and adult volunteers for gardening, trail maintenance, workshop assistant and invasive plant control.
Contact: Beth Rhines at the Goodwin Conservation Center in Hampton
Phone: (860) 455-9534

Kellogg Environmental Center - Osborne Homestead Museum
Museum Programs and Projects: Tour Guide; Holiday Tours;
Citizen Science Projects: Project Nest Box; Project Feeder Watch.
Contact: Donna Kingston at the Kellogg Environmental Center, an environmental education center in Derby
Phone: (203) 734-2513


Adult volunteers needed as instructors in teaching the Safe Boating, Personal Watercraft and Canoe/Kayak Safety Courses to the general public. The classes will be held at various statewide locations.
Contact: Jerry Desmond at the Boating Division in Old Lyme
Phone: (860) 447-4350

State Parks

Adopt a Park
Volunteers (individuals or groups) can make a long-term committment to maintain/monitor an area or feature of a state park.

Additional Park Volunteer Opportunities
Youth and adult volunteers are needed for a variety of projects in state parks and forests throughout Connecticut.  Projects include: trail maintenance; gardening;  grounds maintenance; carpentry; interpretive guides; campground hosts; digital photography; and newsletter writing and more.  Some work is available in collaboration with established "Friends" organizations.

Contact: Wanda Torres, State Parks and Public Outreach Division in Hartford
Phone: (860) 418-5963
Volunteer Handbook for State Parks


Connecticut Aquatics Resources Education (CARE)

Marine Fisheries: Volunteer Angler Survey Program

Wildlife Research Projects

Water Quality

Rapid Bioassessment in Wadeable Streams & Rivers by Volunteer Monitors (RBV) is a citizen-based water quality-monitoring program developed by the ambient monitoring program at DEEP.  View program details
Contact : Meghan Lally, Volunteer Monitoring Coordinator
Phone: (860) 424-3061

Volunteer Information