Animal Care Program

What is the Animal Care Program?

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The animals at the Center at Glastonbury are a part of many of our education programs and need care 6 days a week to stay healthy and happy. Animal care is important, yet can be expensive and time-consuming. Our Animal Care Program is an opportunity for people to volunteer their time and bond with a live animal while also providing the organization with invaluable assistance that we otherwise could not afford.

Responsibilities include weekly care on a specific day or days of the week.  Care usually includes feeding, changing or filling the water container, cleaning of the cage, and socialization with the animals.

Do I have to have experience?

Training will be provided by the staff.  Each animal has different requirements, so training is required whenever you begin working with a new animal. All that is required is a willingness to learn and follow instructions. And a few other things…

What is required to be an animal caretaker?

  • You must be at least 7 years old.
  • Individual or family must be a member of the Connecticut Audubon Society.
  • Complete an application form (click here for a printable PDF).
  • Children under age 16 MUST BE accompanied by an adult during EACH animal caretaking session.

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