Connecticut Audbon Society

Volunteer and Job Opportunities

Job Opportunities

Southwest Regional Director – The Connecticut Audubon Society is seeking a highly visible, energetic, and organized leader with a demonstrated passion for conservation to be responsible for the operations, fiscal management, programming, and maintenance of the Center at Fairfield, Birdcraft Museum, and the Coastal Center at Milford Point. 

Click here to read more about the position and how to apply.

Director of Development

Teacher-Naturalist

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 meckman@ctaudubon.org and please indicate in the subject line which center to which you are applying.

 
Become a Volunteer

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:

  • Citizen Science Projects
  • Projects at our Centers, including research projects, bird banding, animal care, helping with field trips, and office and administrative work
  • Work at our State Headquarters, including membership support and services

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.

Volunteer Opportunities

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.

Fairfield Area:

  • Mailings, telephone and office help: Contact Rick Boucher at rboucher@ctaudubon.org
  • Animal care and outdoor projects: 203 259 6305, Ext. 116.

Coastal Center at Milford Point:

Center at Glastonbury:

Center at Pomfret:

EcoTravel Office in Essex:

Research Projects:

 

The Dave Engelman Volunteer Benchmark Award

The Connecticut Audubon Society’s Volunteer Benchmark Award was established in 1993, and is given annually by our Board of Directors to one or more people 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  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.

Recipients of the Dave Engelman Volunteer Benchmark Award 
1993: Paul van der Stricht
  Robert Braun
  Uli Hellman
1994: Gloria Barnes
1995: John Tierney
1996: W. Bradley Morehouse
1997: Ann G. Wasmer
  Fred Sibley
1998: Katherine DeWitt
  Richard King
1999: Wright Montgomery
2000: Hugh Smith
2001: Marilyn Duda (Connecticut Audubon Society staff)
2002: Leslie Carothers
2003: Karla Strickland
2004: Dave Engelman
2005: George C. Cartwright
2006: Mrs. Lucie Warren
  Milan Bull (Connecticut Audubon  Society staff)
2007: Peter and Carleen Kunkel
  Duffy Schade
2008: Lorne Wilson
  Judy Harper (Connecticut Audubon  Society staff)
2009: Wendell & Alison Davis
  Judith F. Richardson
  Carl Trichka
2010: Benjamin Williams
2011 Ross and Barbara Strickland
2012 Fred Schroeder
  Carrie Shelton
2013 Philip W. Stein
  James G. Denham
2014

Phil Donahue

2015

Toshia Barnett
Diana Atwood Johnson

2016

Walter “Sandy” Sanstrom
Jerid O’Connell
Kathleen Hart
George Dewey
Lawrence J. Lunden

 2017 Louise Crocco (Connecticut Audubon  Society staff)
D.G. Warner
Dan Miller
Richard Telford

 

 

 

 

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