Harry C. Barnes Memorial Nature Center Docent


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


175 Shrub RoadBristol, CT 06010
The Barnes Memorial Nature Center


Welcome to the Environmental Learning Center of Connecticut!- "Inspiring an appreciation for, and enjoyment of nature, through education and conservation, fostering a healthy environment and an improved quality of life".

The Harry C. Barnes Memorial Nature Center is looking for interested volunteers that are friendly and enjoy welcoming guests, informing visitors about the Nature Center exhibits, trails and all the facilities we have to offer. The nature center is open Thursday - Saturday 10-4 and Sunday 12-4 and serves as the public interface of the Environmental Learning Centers of CT. We many live animals on view including reptiles and amphibians, a Red-tailed Hawk and a Barred Owl. The nature center has many interactive exhibits for children and weekend programs for adults and children alike. The Center also has a small gift shop and Docents also help with any sales.

Contact us today if you have an interest in sharing your passion for nature, conservation and wildlife! This is a wonderful position for natural science degree college students, recent grads and retirees.

ELCCT offers a diversity of hands-on experiential programs using a variety of resources and facilities. Our programs are offered at the Barnes Nature Center, Indian Rock Nature Preserve and in the schools of Connecticut. In 2016, we provided our environmental educational programs to over 32,000 children and families from over 70 Connecticut communities!

In addition to our education programs, ELCCT also serves as a land trust and has protected over 720 acres of land in Bristol and Burlington, Connecticut.


  • Customer Service
  • Office Reception
  • People Skills
  • Environmental Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Animal Care / Handling

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Once per week

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