Volunteer and Job Opportunities
Job Opening: President of Connecticut Audubon Society
Connecticut Audubon Society (CAS) seeks a visionary and inspiring President to lead the organization and serve as a spokesperson and advocate for conservation in the state of Connecticut. In addition to diversifying and deepening funding sources, the President will work with staff and the Boards on conservation and advocacy issues, promoting the work of CAS throughout the state, and building its reputation as a conservation leader. The President will drive the coordination of all initiatives and locations across CAS to increase organizational effectiveness. S/he will lead an executive management team, developing a performance culture among a group of diverse and talented individuals.
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Become a Volunteer
Connecticut Audubon Society welcomes volunteers, who donate their time to help us with our work in so many ways and places. Our current volunteers participate in:
- Citizen Science Projects
- Projects at our Centers, including research projects, bird banding, animal care, helping with field trips, and office and administrative work
- Work at our State Headquarters, including membership support and services
If you are interested in becoming a Citizen Scientist, read about current projects and opportunities.
If you are interested in volunteering at our Centers or State Headquarters, read about the current opportunities listed below. We hope to hear from you.
Dave Engelman Volunteer Benchmark Award
We are humbled by the countless number of hours donated each year by our talented volunteers. At our Annual Meeting, we recognize those truly special volunteers, who have provided many years of extraordinary service with the Dave Engleman Volunteer Benchmark Award. Learn more about the award and the recipients.
What do our volunteers do? A variety of interesting and worthwhile projects at our offices and Centers throughout the state. If you would like to pursue a volunteer opportunity, please contact the appropriate staff member.
- Mailings, telephone and office help: Contact Nelson North at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Animal care and outdoor projects: Contact Caitlin Holmberg at 203 259 6305, Ext. 118.
Coastal Center at Milford Point:
- Mailings, telephone and office help: Contact Louise Crocco at email@example.com
- Animal care and outdoor projects: Contact Louise Crocco at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Birdbanding: Contact Frank Gallo at email@example.com
Center at Glastonbury:
- Mailings, telephone and office help: Contact Cindy Bartholomew at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Animal care: Contact Cindy Bartholomew at email@example.com
Center at Pomfret:
- Mailings, telephone and office help: Contact Sarah Heminway at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Outdoor projects: Contact Sarah Heminway at email@example.com
- Birdbanding: Contact Andy Rzeznikiewicz at firstname.lastname@example.org
EcoTravel Office in Essex:
- Mailings, telephone and office help: Contact Andy Griswold at email@example.com
- Field Trip help: Contact Andy Griswold at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Contact Anthony Zemba, Director of Conservation Services, at email@example.com
The Dave Engelman Volunteer Benchmark Award
Connecticut Audubon Society’s Volunteer Benchmark Award was established in 1993, and is given annually by our Board of Directors to one or more selected individuals whose volunteer activity has significantly enhanced our mission. Each year, at our Annual Meeting, recipients are presented with a hand-crafted teak bench with a bronze plaque, which is placed in their honor at the Connecticut Audubon Society Wildlife Sanctuary or Center of their choice.
In 2007, the award was renamed the Dave Engelman Volunteer Benchmark Award. Dave Engelman was a member of the Board of Directors, who lost a courageous battle with cancer on March 9, 2007. He epitomized the characteristics of an extraordinary volunteer by helping Connecticut Audubon Society grow both in spirit and as an organization. He was a longtime member, donor, Board member, and for a time interim President managing day-to-day operations. He truly made a lasting impression on all of us at Connecticut Audubon Society.
|Past recipients of the Award are:|
|1993:||Paul van der Stricht|
|1996:||W. Bradley Morehouse|
|1997:||Ann G. Wasmer|
|2001:||Marilyn Duda (Connecticut Audubon Society staff)|
|2005:||George C. Cartwright|
|2006:||Mrs. Lucie Warren|
|Milan Bull (Connecticut Audubon Society staff)|
|2007:||Peter and Carlene Kunkel|
|Judy Harper (Connecticut Audubon Society staff)|
|2009:||Wendell & Alison Davis|
|Judith F. Richardson|
|2011||Ross and Barbara Strickland|
|2012||Fred Schroeder & Carrie Shelton|