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New Canaan Nature Center

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Animal Care

Calling all animal lovers! We are looking for an individual (or family) to help care for our resident Chickens and Goats on Saturday mornings (7-7:30am in summer/8-8:30 am in winter). This would involve letting the animals out, refilling their water, and making sure they have food.

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. The amount of time needed to complete animal care varies from person to person, but we typically estimate about 15-20 minutes for caring for our animals.

All volunteers are required to fill out a Volunteer Application so that a background check can be run prior to the start of their volunteer service.

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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
  • ~15-20 minutes per week

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