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Animal Care

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ORGANIZATION: New Canaan Nature Center

  • 94 people are interested
Animal Care

Chickens & Goats
We are looking for a volunteer or volunteers to help care for our resident Chickens and Goats on Saturday mornings (around 7:00-7:30 A.M. in summer / 8:00-8:30 A.M. in winter). Work involves letting the animals out for the day and making sure they have food & water available. Time required: about 15-20 minutes weekly.

Because formal training will be provided by our Director of Animal Care, we are seeking volunteers who are able to provide us with a long-term commitment.

All volunteers are required to fill out a Volunteer Application. A background check is mandatory for all adults prior to the start of volunteer service.

Position Start Dates: ASAP

More opportunities with New Canaan Nature Center

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About New Canaan Nature Center


144 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT 06840, US

Mission Statement

The New Canaan Nature Center is a not-for-profit environmental education center and sanctuary dedicated to helping people of all ages better understand, appreciate and care for the world of nature.


The New Canaan Nature Center features diverse habitats, including wet and dry meadows and woodlands, two ponds, dense thickets, an old orchard and a cattail marsh. Two miles of trails criss-cross the site that is one of the six largest tracks of open space in New Canaan. Our trails and grounds are open from dawn to dusk and admission is free to the public. In addition to our natural trails, visitors are welcome to enjoy an arboretum and a variety of gardens including the Sally Waters Herb Garden, James L. Crider Memorial Bird and Butterfly Garden, the Swallen Wildflower Garden, and Susan B. Hanson Memorial Naturalists' Garden.

The Nature Center offers environmental education programs for people of all ages, including: a pre-school, summer camp and summer programs.


Animals, Community, Environment


We'll work with your schedule.


144 Oenoke RidgeNew Canaan, CT 06840



  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Veterinary
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Environmental Education


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Dependent on individual volunteer opportunity.

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