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Inside or out, Steep Rock Association benefits from work performed by our amazing volunteers. With over 5,200 acres of protected land, many sets of eyes, ears and hands are needed to monitor, preserve and maintain our special places in this world. Keeping our operation running smoothly and accurately takes many hours of record keeping and data input.

We wouldn’t be where we are today without the work of volunteers. Join us as we work to keep Steep Rock Association a treasure for generations to come.

There are many opportunities for you to help (see below). If you have other ideas or ways to volunteer, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Denise Arturi.  Seasonal opportunities are directly below or scroll down for ongoing opportunities – we need your help throughout the seasons.

Volunteer Opportunities in Connecticut

Winter 2017 Volunteering Events

Read through our upcoming volunteer events to find the opportunities that work for you. Registration is not necessary but helpful for planning.

Visitor Surveys in the Preserves @ All Three Preserves – Winter Survey Dates

Saturday, January 20, 2018 – 1 hour shifts
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 – 1 hour shifts

Help us get an understanding of how our preserves are used for the winter survey given to our visitors in each of our preserves.
Duties: 1 hour shift at one of the preserves handing out surveys and answering questions.
Skills Needed: Friendly personality & positive interaction with others
Commitment: 1 hours 

Clerical Miracle Workers

We need help on more than our trails and garden! If you have admin acumen we would love to have you come help out in our office.
Duties: Scanning projects, data entry
Skills Needed: Computers, Organizational
Commitment: 2 hours/week/minimum; Mon-Fri between 8:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Citizen Science

Do you enjoy observing nature? Will you help us collect data for science.  Training is on us.  Collect info on frogs, birds, plants, insects and more. Conservation science needs you now more than ever.

Join us for the Christmas Bird Count on Sunday, December 17th, 2017
and the Midwinter Bald Eagle Survey on Saturday, January 13th, 2018.

Duties, Skills Needed, Commitment: An interest in the natural world.




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