Volunteer at the Center at Glastonbury
No matter what your interests or talents, you can help: teachers, Center hosts, animal caretakers, office and general indoor/outdoor help are all needed to keep the Glastonbury Center going.
We will provide instruction and information; you just need to bring a willingness to learn and a cheerful smile!
Contact Center Director Michelle Eckman at 860-633-8402 ext. 205 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Center is fully handicapped-accessible. Click here to download a printable application form (please print the two pages back to back on one sheet).
These are just some of the ways you could help your Center:
Phone, Reception & Nature Store Hosts: We need cheerful, helpful people (you can bring a friend & work in twos!) who enjoy talking to the public on the phone and in person. Phone and reception volunteers need to be helpful to people shopping in our Nature Store or have questions about hurt or orphaned animals. Some office or clerical help is also appreciated. We need volunteers from 10-3 daily except Sundays to help keep the Center open for the public. Saturday volunteers are especially important and must be able to function independently without staff supervision. Training will be offered by staff and experienced volunteers. We also have openings for adult and youth animal caretakers.
Administrative Help: Assist Michelle with phone calls, correspondence, research etc. This would be good experience for students in business or secretarial schools.
Volunteer Coordination: Would you like to learn how to recruit, screen and train volunteers? Did you know that this is a career that you can get certification in? Michelle would love to teach a couple of people how to work with volunteers. Learn to organize groups, schedule volunteers to cover office, events and animal care, work with court-ordered volunteers, involve teens, and recruit for specific needs.
Publicity: Help us fill our Center for all of the wonderful programs we do! We are looking for someone who will come in once a week for at least an hour to work on entering our event information on-line into community calendars, and event and tourism websites. An organized person with some publicity experience would be helpful. Keep track of our on-line listings, update as needed, and provide a list to our publicity volunteer team of which events have been listed and where.
Gardening: Experienced gardeners are needed to maintain the teaching and wildlife gardens around the Center. Weeding, transplanting, pruning and mulching are among the skills required. Bring a friend or two and help beautify the Center grounds for our visitors. After a brief training and orientation session, volunteers can garden on their own schedules.
Event Committee: Our events raise money to support the Center, care for our animals, provide science education for thousands of children each year, raise awareness and are fun to work on. From publicity to taking minutes, planning public education programs, hanging photographs to setting up tents, cooking or baking, setting up or cleaning up, asking for donations or putting up posters, you name it we need your help! Join a committee and find yourself in the midst of community members who enjoy doing what they are doing, have fun doing it and help us accomplish our mission!