Connecticut Audbon Society
Center at Fairfield

Center at Fairfield

Volunteer at the Center at Fairfield

We believe that every person can have a positive effect in protecting and preserving the environment. By volunteering at the Center at Fairfield, you can help sustain and promote understanding, appreciation and stewardship of our natural world. The Center and the adjoining 155-acre Larsen Wildlife Sanctuary were created by individuals who saw the value of preserving this special ecosystem for generations to come.

A variety of opportunities are available for people of all interests and experience levels, including trail and garden work, animal care, Nature Store assistance, administrative work, and other indoor and outdoor tasks. Please consider using your talents and time to help us in these efforts.


Friends of Larsen Sanctuary

The Friends of Larsen (FOL) is volunteer group which meets periodically for tasks such as cleaning up Sanctuary trails, weeding, mulching garden beds and more.

Adults and families are invited to join FOL in helping to care for the Larsen Wildlife Sanctuary and beautify areas around the Center.

Please click here for more information.

Above right: The Friends of Larsen Sanctuary volunteers tending gardens at the Center.


Animal Care Program

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., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. This program is a weekly commitment.

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


Additional Volunteer Opportunities

Please see below for a variety of opportunities at the Center, which are available to adults as well as high school students.

Animal Care Room
• Sweeping, washing floors, organizing, cleaning tanks

Birds of Prey Aviary
• Cage cleaning

Diverse Assignments (as needed — seasonal)
• Assembling virtual education kits
• Help at fundraising events and programs
• Nature walk assistants
• Stocking and pricing items in the Nature Store 
• Birthday party assistants
• Copying and collating
• Assisting with Nature Store bird seed sales

Click here to download an application. For more information, please email the Volunteer Coordinator, Colleen Noyes.

Your interest in sharing your talents to volunteer at the Center at Fairfield is greatly appreciated.
We look forward to seeing you soon. Thank you!





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