The Earthplace community relies heavily on support from volunteers. There are a variety of ways volunteers can get involved here at Earthplace. Whether it is through regularly volunteering in our animal hall, day-of-event assistance, corporate group service days, or grounds maintenance, it all makes a huge impact on Earthplace’s success.

Join our passion for growing a sustainable community where conscious regard for the natural world guides individual action by becoming an Earthplace volunteer.

Volunteer Opportunities

Current Volunteer Positions Available

Daily care for over 40 animals and birds of prey. Includes feeding, cleaning, and more.

Must be 18+

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Gardening: Weeding, raking, planting, watering, compost turning
General cleaning: Trash removal, raking, debris removal
Trail maintenance: Trail clearing, trail lining/edging, sign installation/removal
Building maintenance: Painting, staining, power washing, repairs (as needed)
Invasive species removal: Spring and fall only

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How Do I Become a Volunteer?

If you are interested in finding out about potential opportunities, please:
1) Complete the online Inquiry Form
2) Next, download and complete the three Forms below
3) Email the completed forms to the Earthplace Volunteer Manager for review, and you will be contacted within two business days

Application Form Authorization Form Background Check


Email Volunteers or call 203.557.4400

Please note: Volunteer opportunities are not always available but are instead offered on an as-needed basis. Since we operate a preschool at Earthplace, we must run background checks on all volunteers. There is a cost associated with running background checks that is the responsibility of the volunteer to cover. The cost associated with running background checks varies by individual. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out a background authorization form, and the volunteer coordinator will be in touch with payment information.