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Volunteer Opportunities

The Kellogg Environmental Center and Osborne Homestead Museum offer a wide range of seasonal volunteer opportunities. 

Osborne Fall Foliage

Museum Programs Be a tour guide, greeter, or decorator for special events and the winter holiday season.

Wildlife Monitoring Be a citizen scientist for conservation projects, such as Monarch Larva Monitoring, Pollinator Monitoring, and Project FeederWatch. 

Trails Maintenance Get involved in low to moderate level trail work on the Kellogg Estate and Osbornedale State Park. 

Education Programs Assist and present various environmental education programs at the Kellogg Environmental Center. 


Apply to become a Volunteer!

If you are over the age of 16 and would like to be a volunteer with the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection at the Kellogg Environmental Center and Osborne Homestead Museum, please fill out the application found on the Volunteer Information website and mail to the Kellogg Environmental Center, PO Box 435, Derby, CT 06418 or email Susan Robinson. For further information about volunteer opportunities, please contact the Kellogg Environmental Center at (203) 734-2513.


For currently enrolled college students, we offer semester-long internships in a variety of areas, such as environmental education, museum education, science education, and museum collections management.  Internship projects could include:  assisting with nature programs, developing curriculum units, designing small exhibits, assisting with the museum's collections, and developing museum education programs.  Although internships are unpaid, you must complete an application found on the College Internship Program website and most interns are able to receive credit through their schools and universities.  If you are interested in being an intern, please contact the Kellogg Environmental Center at (203) 734-2513 or e-mail Susan Quincy.

Job Opportunities

The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection regularly posts permanent and seasonal job opportunities, as well as exam announcements.


Content last updated October 2019