The New Britain Youth Museum and the Hungerford Park Nature Center are looking for volunteers. 


We are looking for people who have a few hours a week or a month, an interest in animals and/or the environment, and a desire to serve their community. 

We have a need for all types of skills, from animals to grounds keeping and office work.


Volunteer opportunities include:

Feeding Animals​

Office Work


Special Events

Building Maintenance (carpentry, electrical, etc.)

Grounds Maintenance


Responsibilities vary depending on location. 

Please call for more information:

(860) 225-3020 to Volunteer at the Youth Museum.

(860) 827-9064 to Volunteer at Hungerford Nature Center.

Email HungerfordNatureCenter@gmail.com


To Volunteer at Hungerford Nature Center Please fill out a Volunteer application.


For the Student Application (and those under 18) Please Click HERE

For the Adult Application (over 18) Please click  HERE 

To Volunteer at The New Britain Youth Museum Please Click HERE for the application.

(Applications can be mailed to whichever site you are interested in volunteering at.) 

Gardeners Needed!

Do you have a green thumb and like getting your hands dirty?

We need volunteers through the spring and summer to help maintain our herb and flowers gardens.

If you are interested please call Tom Pascocello at (860) 827-9064.

Friends of Hungerford Nature Center

Do you love the Nature Center but aren't interested in feeding animals or cleaning pens? Then consider joining the Friends of Hungerford Nature Center, the center's auxiliary volunteers.

Contact Tom Pascocello at (860) 827-9064 or Donna Veach at (860) 225-3020 for more information

Friends Special Events / Fundraisers COMING SOON

Wish List


Interested in contributing in another way? The Nature Center would appreciate the following donations to help with our care of our animals:

       For Animal Wish List 


Call us:

(860) 225-3020

Call us:

(860) 827-9064

 New Britain Youth Museum

30 High Street , New Britain CT 06051

Hungerford Nature Center

191 Farmington Ave , Kensington CT 06037