Volunteer and Job Opportunities

Job Opportunities

Executive Director

The Connecticut Audubon Society seeks an Executive Director to serve as the Society’s chief executive officer, managing its financial and legal obligations, facilities, programs and other operational aspects with a staff of approximately 30 full-time and part-time employees. Read the full description here.

P/T Annual Fund & Data Management Associate

Do you want to make a difference for Connecticut’s threatened environment?  This is where you want to be!  Our state office in Fairfield needs an Annual Fund and Data Management Associate to drive Annual Fund strategy, write appeals, manage direct mail, and more within our collaborative Development and Communications departments.  Responsibilities include developing and maintaining best practice policies for Raiser’s Edge to ensure data integrity, and training and overseeing database users.  The Annual Fund and Data Management Associate is also the face of Connecticut Audubon Society welcoming and stewarding walk-in donors and visitors to our historic Birdcraft offices in Fairfield.

Required: Bachelor’s degree and high proficiency using Raiser’s Edge and MS Office software

Please submit cover letter and resume to Andrea Kerin at akerin@ctaudubon.org.

Read the full description here.

Glastonbury Summer Camp Director
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Do you love science, nature, and working with students of all ages? Our centers at Glastonbury, Fairfield, and Milford are seeking part-time seasonal teacher-naturalists for weekday and weekend school and family education programs. If you have experience working with students in an outdoor setting, are available during the week, and have a science background, we hope to hear from you!

To apply for one of these FUN part-time teacher-naturalist positions, please send a cover letter and resume to:

Center at Glastonbury: Michelle Eckman, meckman@ctaudubon.org

Center at Fairfield: Nelson North, nnorth@ctaudubon.org

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.

Volunteer Opportunities

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.

Fairfield Area:

  • Mailings, telephone and office help: Contact Nelson North at nnorth@ctaudubon.org
  • Animal care and outdoor projects: 203 259 6305, Ext. 116.

Coastal Center at Milford Point:

Center at Glastonbury:

  • Marketing, animal care, nature store, office assistance: Michelle Eckman, meckman@ctaudubon.org

    Center at Pomfret:

EcoTravel Office in Essex:

Research Projects:


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  plaque commemorating their dedication to conservation.

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
  Robert Braun
  Uli Hellman
1994: Gloria Barnes
1995: John Tierney
1996: W. Bradley Morehouse
1997: Ann G. Wasmer
  Fred Sibley
1998: Katherine DeWitt
  Richard King
1999: Wright Montgomery
2000: Hugh Smith
2001: Marilyn Duda (Connecticut Audubon Society staff)
2002: Leslie Carothers
2003: Karla Strickland
2004: Dave Engelman
2005: George C. Cartwright
2006: Mrs. Lucie Warren
  Milan Bull (Connecticut Audubon  Society staff)
2007: Peter and Carlene Kunkel
  Duffy Schade
2008: Lorne Wilson
  Judy Harper (Connecticut Audubon  Society staff)
2009: Wendell & Alison Davis
  Judith F. Richardson
  Carl Trichka
2010: Benjamin Williams
2011 Ross and Barbara Strickland
2012 Fred Schroeder
  Carrie Shelton
2013 Philip W. Stein
  James G. Denham

Phil Donahue


Toshia Barnett
Diana Atwood Johnson


Walter “Sandy” Sanstrom
Jerid O’Connell
Kathleen Hart
George Dewey
Lawrence J. Lunden

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