The Connecticut Audubon Society’s Centers in Fairfield, Milford, and Pomfret are seeking enthusiastic, energetic educators for their contract teacher-naturalist positions. Our teacher-naturalists deliver our outdoor and outreach education programs, Science in Nature.
This is a great opportunity for folks who love working with children, have a passion for nature, have time during the weekday, and/or are seeking more experience in environmental education.
To apply, please send a cover letter and résumé to Michelle Eckman at firstname.lastname@example.org and please indicate in the subject line which center to which you are applying.
Connecticut Audubon Society welcomes volunteers, who donate their time to help us with our work in so many ways and places. Our current volunteers participate in:
If you are interested in becoming a Citizen Scientist, read about current projects and opportunities.
If you are interested in volunteering at our Centers or State Headquarters, read about the current opportunities listed below. We hope to hear from you.
Dave Engelman Volunteer Benchmark Award
We are humbled by the countless number of hours donated each year by our talented volunteers. At our Annual Meeting, we recognize those truly special volunteers, who have provided many years of extraordinary service with the Dave Engleman Volunteer Benchmark Award. Learn more about the award and the recipients.
What do our volunteers do? A variety of interesting and worthwhile projects at our offices and Centers throughout the state. If you would like to pursue a volunteer opportunity, please contact the appropriate staff member.
Connecticut Audubon Society’s Volunteer Benchmark Award was established in 1993, and is given annually by our Board of Directors to one or more selected individuals whose volunteer activity has significantly enhanced our mission. Each year, at our Annual Meeting, recipients are presented with a plaque commemorating their dedication to conservation.
In 2007, the award was renamed the Dave Engelman Volunteer Benchmark Award. Dave Engelman was a member of the Board of Directors, who lost a courageous battle with cancer on March 9, 2007. He epitomized the characteristics of an extraordinary volunteer by helping Connecticut Audubon Society grow both in spirit and as an organization. He was a longtime member, donor, Board member, and for a time interim President managing day-to-day operations. He truly made a lasting impression on all of us at Connecticut Audubon Society.
|Past recipients of the Award are:|
|1993:||Paul van der Stricht|
|1996:||W. Bradley Morehouse|
|1997:||Ann G. Wasmer|
|2001:||Marilyn Duda (Connecticut Audubon Society staff)|
|2005:||George C. Cartwright|
|2006:||Mrs. Lucie Warren|
|Milan Bull (Connecticut Audubon Society staff)|
|2007:||Peter and Carlene Kunkel|
|Judy Harper (Connecticut Audubon Society staff)|
|2009:||Wendell & Alison Davis|
|Judith F. Richardson|
|2011||Ross and Barbara Strickland|
|2013||Philip W. Stein|
|James G. Denham|
Walter “Sandy” Sanstrom
|2017||Louise Crocco (Connecticut Audubon Society staff)