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Become a Volunteer – No Experience Necessary!!

Become a White Memorial volunteer tour guide and see how your time and skills can make a difference. Volunteers play a crucial role in leading school group tours.

Volunteer Training Workshops for the Research Program

General Nature Walk
Take children for a walk on a trail near the museum. Explore seasonal changes, signs of animal life, animal tracks, leaves, flowers, and trees and more. Volunteer

Pond Critters
With strainers, collecting buckets, and a microscope, help the children search for and identify aquatic life at Ongley Pond. Dragonfly, damselfly, and mosquito nymphs, water scorpions, tadpoles, and other fascinating organisms teach about the food chain as well as metamorphosis. Our most popular program!

Museum Tour
The White Memorial Nature Museum story begins 12,000 years ago in the glacial era. Help the children answer questions such as "what type of transportation did the local Native Americans use?", "how did families keep their food cold when they did not have refrigerators?" Then take them on a journey through the five habitats portrayed in the Museum.

Teaching experience IS NOT necessary!
Training and support are provided in the field of your interest.
Nature Gift Shop, Invasive Plant Harvest and other opportunies are available.

Our programs run Monday – Friday mornings thru early afternoon.
Give as little as 1 hour or as much time as you like.
  • A sincere interest in the nature world
  • A desire to learn as well as teach
  • Good oral communication skills
  • Free museum passes
  • A 15% discount in Museum gift shop
  • The opportunity to learn about nature
  • The satisfaction of knowing that you are helping us fulfill our mission of inspiring awareness and appreciation for the natural world.

For more information contact us at 860-567-0857 or email

White Memorial Conservation Center, Inc.
80 Whitehall Road
P.O. Box 368
Litchfield, CT 06759
(860) 567-0857
Museum Hours:
Monday through Saturday - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  Sunday - 12 Noon to 5:00 p.m.