Be A Volunteer

With over 5,500 acres of protected land, many sets of eyes, ears and hands are needed to monitor, preserve and maintain our special places in this world. Keeping our operation running smoothly and accurately takes many hours of record keeping and data input. Join us as we work to keep a treasure for generations to come.

Volunteer Opportunities

We wouldn’t be where we are today without the work of volunteers. Join us as we work to keep Steep Rock Association a treasure for generations to come. There are many opportunities for you to help (see below). If you have other ideas or ways to volunteer, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Denise Arturi. Seasonal opportunities are directly below or scroll down for ongoing opportunities – we need your help throughout the seasons.

Snap Happy People

Calling all snap happy individuals. We are looking for volunteer photographers to photograph events and happenings in our preserves. We can provide a camera if you do not have your own.

Judea Garden Project

Judea Garden, The Giving Garden, grows and distributes organically grown produce to our neighbors in need. Whether working in the Garden itself, helping with distribution or doing supportive work, there’s a place for every volunteer to use their skills or develop new ones.

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Office Help

Help is needed to keep our Preserves and programs running smoothly.  Ongoing work includes: data entry, scanning and organizing.

Data for Science

Do you enjoy observing nature? Will you help us collect data for science? Training is on us. Collect info on frogs, birds, plants, insects and more. Conservation science needs you now more than ever.  The only requirement is an interest in the natural world.

Trails and Preserves Maintenance

With over 40 miles of trails and many more miles of boundaries, volunteers are needed to help keep it all in tip top shape.

Upcoming Events

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27jun(jun 27)8:00 am26sep(sep 26)12:00 pmPlein Air Artists Welcomed - Every Tuesday 8am-12pm in Judea Garden(june 27) 8:00 am - (september 26) 12:00 pm Judea Garden, 124 Christian StEvents:Events,Programs

04jul(jul 4)8:00 am03oct(oct 3)12:00 pmPlein Air Artists Welcomed - Every Tuesday 8am-12pm in Judea Garden(july 4) 8:00 am - (october 3) 12:00 pm Judea Garden, 124 Christian StEvents:Events,Programs

27sep5:30 pmSummer Saunters with SRA: Hillside Farm - New Date, Sept. 275:30 pm Hillside Farm, 397 Nettleton Hollow Rd. Events:Events,ProgramsRegister Here

30sep11:00 am2:00 pmTunnel Road Connector Hike: An Exploration in Nature11:00 am - 2:00 pm Steep Rock Preserve, 2 Tunnel RdEvents:Events,ProgramsRegister Here

Where Volunteers Till the Soil

To feed their neighbors!

Matching Gifts

 Did you know many companies match donations made by employees, employees’ spouses, and retirees, allowing employees to DOUBLE their generosity and impact? 

Contact your employer today to see if they will match your gift.


 If you are 70½ years of age or older, you can take advantage of a popular gift option called a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) also known as a IRA charitable rollover.  QCDs offer simple ways to benefit Steep Rock and receive tax benefits in return.

To learn more, visit here.

Stock or Wire

If you’d like to give a gift via wire or stock, please reach out to for our account information.


You can donate through your donor advised fund in just three clocks on our website
When granting through your donor-advised fund, please use the following information:

Our legal name: Steep Rock Association, Inc.
Tax ID: #06-6069060
Mailing address: PO Box 279, Washington Depot, CT 06794

Check Donations

Please make checks payable to Steep Rock Association. Our mailing address is:

Steep Rock Association
PO Box 279
Washington Depot, CT 06794