Community Engagement

The Stamford Museum & Nature Center relies on the enthusiastic commitment of our dedicated volunteers. As both a museum and a nature center we offer varied and exciting opportunities to support our mission.

Join us as we welcome our visitors and help them experience our wonderful world of nature, agriculture, museum exhibitions and art. Work in areas such as animal care, light carpentry, family festivals and other special events, or assist our administrative staff with special projects and office work. We encourage individuals and small groups to experience a fulfilling and rewarding service as a member of the SM&NC volunteer team.

Volunteer Today!

If you would like to volunteer at the SM&NC, please apply online today through our Volgistics volunteer application.

For more information, contact Gigi Lombardi, Community Engagement Manager, at 203.977.6530 or

Volunteer at SM&NC Events

We sincerely appreciate volunteer support at our events and fests. To sign up for a volunteer shift or role at an upcoming event, click on the event below. We're grateful for your help!

Currently Seeking:
Volunteers for Fall Family Fest Sundays
Sept 26 and October 3 & 17, 2021 from 10 am - 2 pm
  • Assist with our Game Zone
  • Hand out popcorn and giveaways to guests
  • Supervise our sock skating rink
  • Help with Children's Crafts
  • If eligible, assist Farm staff
  • Admissions

*New volunteers, please register here prior to signing up for a volunteer shift.

Corporate Volunteer Events

The Stamford Museum & Nature Center is grateful for the continued support of area corporations who make time for their employees to contribute to our work and make a difference in our community.

Corporate volunteer groups participate in activities such as planting trees, creating flower beds and other landscaping projects; painting; installing fences and other small building projects; invasive plant removal; grounds clean up, and more.

SM&NC requests a donation from every corporation for participation in our volunteer program. Funds not only provide necessary supplies and tools for each event, but also cover the costs associated with SM&NC staff to plan, host and facilitate any on-site volunteer activity.

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Internships are available for college and graduate level students during the spring, summer and fall semesters in the areas of environmental education, media relations and marketing, and farm/large animal care.

Internships are generally 10 - 20 hours per week for 8 weeks and are unpaid, but college credit may be arranged.

Volunteer at the SM&NC

We encourage High School students and adults to participate in many of SM&NC’s festivals and special events.

Volunteers will be asked to perform specific tasks needed to help with set-up, festival assignments, break-down, and other tasks. These efforts play a crucial role in the success of our events.

SM&NC also offers “project days” dedicated to maintaining our grounds and buildings. Volunteer efforts help to enhance public awareness of our mission and connect people to nature and its surroundings

If you are interested in working on the farm or with exotic animals, and you are 11-14 years old, you must complete an orientation class before volunteering at Heckscher Farm (Farm Animals) or Heckscher Wild (Exotic animals; reptiles, amphibians, mammals, and invertebrates). Sign-up for orientation classes can be found here.

If you are interested, please contact Gigi Lombardi, Community Engagement Manager, at 203.977.6530 or


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