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New Canaan Nature Center

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Animal Care

Animal Care: Chickens & Goats

We are looking for one individual (or family) per day to help care for our resident Chickens and Goats. Shifts currently available: Wednesday mornings (around 7/7:30am in the summer and 8/8:30am in the winter). Work involves letting the animals out and making sure they have food & water. As training with our Director of Animal Care is involved, we are looking for a volunteer or volunteers who can provide us and our animals with a long-term commitment.

The amount of time needed to complete animal care varies from person to person, but we typically estimate that about 15-20 minutes is needed for our chickens & goats.

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 Date: As soon as possible

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.



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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