Connecticut Audbon Society
Center at Fairfield

Center at Fairfield

Volunteer at the Fairfield Nature Center

Friends of Larsen Sanctuary

Habitat Improvements to Help Birds

The last several years have seen great improvements at the Fairfield Nature Center. But there’s more to be done — and you can help.

We are recruiting volunteers to help remove invasive plants and replace them with native plants, which have much higher conservation value.

It is the kind of hands-on work that makes an immediate difference not just for birds but for pollinators, small mammals and other wildlife as well.

Our goal is to establish a corps of volunteers to help on an ongoing basis. The crew will work at the direction of Conservation Manager Stefan Martin, who is overseeing improvement projects at several Connecticut Audubon sanctuaries. If you can help or you’re interested in learning more, please email Stefan


Animal Care Program

Please note: we will not be taking more applications for animal care volunteers until fall 2024.

This program provides a unique opportunity for teenagers, ages 13-18 years old, to assist with daily feeding, cleaning and general animal care housekeeping, as well as the handling of our animals under direct supervision. Our live animal residents include permanently injured or otherwise human-dependent reptiles, birds and mammals.

Hours during the school year are Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3 to 5 p.m. This program is a weekly commitment.

Click here to download an application. For more information, please email the Animal Care Supervisor, Alissa Harrison.







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