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Volunteer at Calf Island

Internship Opportunities

Each summer the refuge offers unique internship opportunities - such as working with endangered birds at Falkner Island in Guilford or conducting visitor services and education in Norwalk - that are of interest to people who want to gain experience in the natural resources field. 

Although many of our current internships are filled, you may click the documents below for examples of several of the opportunities we offer:

- Biological Internships (Biologist's Assistant, Tern Colony Intern, Shorebird Intern)

- Visitor Services Internships (Visitor Services/Education and General Duties - these both have biological duties as well)

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers perform many essential tasks that assist staff at the refuge in carrying out our diverse mission. From office work such as filing and cleaning, to building informational kiosks and bird boxes, to mowing lawns, giving interpretive tours and operating boats - the service that volunteers provide is tremendous. Individuals can volunteer as much or as little time as they wish, from a few hours a month to several full days each week. Regular volunteer opportunities exist in the following units of the refuge: Salt Meadow - Westbrook, Outer Island - Branford (spring and summer), Great Meadows - Stratford, Milford Point - Milford. 

Anyone interested in becoming a new volunteer may call the refuge headquarters at 860-399-2513.

Friends and Partner Groups

The refuge has several Friends Groups and other close partners organizations that assist us in our mission.

Please take a moment to visit the websites linked below: