Volunteer at Deer Pond Farm
No matter what your interests or talents, by volunteering at our Deer Pond Farm, you can help promote understanding, appreciation, and stewardship of our natural world.
We have a variety of opportunities available, including office and outdoor help, which are needed to keep the Deer Pond Farm going. This includes serving as co-leaders for programs, citizen science projects, administrative work, trail and garden work, and other tasks both indoor and outdoor.
Program Leaders: Share your knowledge with the public on a guided walk. Walks are offered weekly and typically last two hours. Topics that have been addressed by volunteer leaders include: invasive plants, fern identification, and tree identification.
Program Co-leaders: Assist with guided walks by taking attendance and recording data on the bird checklist.
Citizen Science: We currently monitor Bluebird nesting boxes, Wood Duck nesting boxes and Purple Martin gourds. We also participate in a variety of bird monitoring programs including the Connecticut Bird Atlas, the Summer Bird Count, and the Christmas Bird Count.
Administrative Help: Assist with a variety of clerical work including: answering phones, copying, packet assembly, data entry, event support, and publicity support.
Garden Team: Join the group or work independently on weeding, watering, planting, invasive plant removal and more.
Photography: As you enjoy the trails during a guided walk or on your own, take pictures and share with us to utilize on the website, social media and flyers.
Trail Monitoring and Work: Explore the trails and report back to staff your findings. Opportunity to assist with trail maintenance.
We will provide instruction and information, including a training; you just need to bring a willingness to learn and a cheerful smile!
Please note, we do welcome service projects, including but not limited to scout projects.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or doing a service project, please contact Deirdra Wallin, program coordinator, at email@example.com or 860-799-4074 ext 102.