Volunteer Opportunities at DEEP

Environmental Education - Field Facilities

Goodwin Conservation Center: Youth and adult volunteers for gardening, trail maintenance, workshop assistant and invasive plant control.
Contact: Beth Bernard at the Goodwin Conservation Center in Hampton
Phone: 860-455-9534
E-mail: bbernard@ctwoodlands.org

Kellogg Environmental Center - Osborne Homestead Museum
Museum Programs and Projects: Tour Guide; Holiday Tours;
Citizen Science Projects: Project Nest Box; Project Feeder Watch.
Contact: Donna Kingston at the Kellogg Environmental Center, an environmental education center in Derby
Phone: 203-734-2513
E-mail: donna.kingston@ct.gov


Adult volunteers needed as instructors in teaching the Safe Boating, Personal Watercraft and Canoe/Kayak Safety Courses to the general public. The classes will be held at various statewide locations.
Contact: Gwendolynn Flynn at the Boating Division in Old Lyme
Phone: 860-447-4339
E-mail: gwendolynn.flynn@ct.gov

State Parks

Adopt a Park
Volunteers (individuals or groups) can make a long-term commitment to maintain/monitor an area or feature of a state park.

Additional Park Volunteer Opportunities
Youth and adult volunteers are needed for a variety of projects in state parks and forests throughout Connecticut.  Projects include: trail maintenance; gardening;  grounds maintenance; carpentry; interpretive guides; campground hosts; digital photography; and newsletter writing and more.  Some work is available in collaboration with established "Friends" organizations.

Contact: Wanda Torres, State Parks and Public Outreach Division in Hartford
Phone: 860-418-5963
E-mail: wanda.torres@ct.gov


Connecticut Aquatics Resources Education (CARE)

Marine Fisheries: Volunteer Angler Survey Program

Wildlife Research Projects

Community Science Projects with the Wildlife Division

Wild Turkey Brood Survey

iNaturalist Project - Discover Outdoor Connecticut

Master Wildlife Conservationist Program 

Water Quality

Adults and supervised youth volunteers are invited to participate in the Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Program coordinated by the DEEP Monitoring Group.  The Riffle Bioassessment by Volunteers (RBV) Program is organized each fall from September 1 through November 30. Volunteers are trained to collect and study aquatic macroinvertebrates in order to document high quality streams and rivers in Connecticut.  View program details

Contact : Meghan Lally, RBV Program State Coordinator
Phone: 860-424-3061
E-mail: DEEP.RBVProgram@ct.gov

Volunteer Information

Content last updated in May 2021.