Volunteer Opportunities

Groundwater Guardians: Youth Volunteer Cohort

A Program For Students To Spread The Word About Water Conservation

Joining our youth volunteer cohort means becoming an Ambassador for the Chino Groundwater Basin and the Waterwise Community Center. Ambassadors are required to attend training meetings and volunteer at community events as Waterwise Community Center representatives, helping inform our community about the importance of our groundwater. Please submit your application by EOD Monday August 21st, 2023 to be considered for the 2023-24 cohort!

Limited to 7th–12th grade students living or attending school within our service area.

Ambassadors will receive community service hours and a $200 scholarship for their contributions

The cohort will run from September 2023 to June 2024.

Requirements for the cohort include:

-Attendance at training (Sept 16th, 9am-12pm) and monthly meetings (3rd Thursday of the month, 3:30-5:15pm)

-Presenting at our Open House (March 21st, 2024)

-Volunteering at two tabling opportunities

-One community presentation

Questions can be sent to education@cbwcd.org

Community Volunteer Program


For Adults And Youth 13 And Over With Guardian

Help us care for and expand our California native plantings by working with our team in the park and demonstration garden at our headquarters in Montclair. Volunteer days include a brief talk about what is going on in the landscape during the time of year, an introduction and demonstration showing the day’s landscape-care activities, such as weeding, pruning, mulching, hand watering, and occasionally planting, and more. With your help, we can reinvigorate the land while increasing the habitat for local birds, butterflies, and pollinators, all of which help make this an even more special place for the community to enjoy and find inspiration. We look forward to working alongside you!

Volunteer days take place on the 1st Saturday of most months from 9:00 a.m. to noon. You aren’t required to stay the full 3 hours if you need to leave early, but please try to arrive prior to 9:00 a.m. to participate in the orientation and tutorial part of the day.

Volunteers must be at least 18 years old or 13 to 17 years old and accompanied by a parent or guardian who will also be actively participating.

Everyone will be asked to sign a liability waiver online or in person on their first day volunteering. 

We meet in the native landscape area west of the parking lot. You will be able to see us from the lot.


For Students And Recent Graduates

Gain Professional Experience While Contributing To Our Mission Of Building A Water-Resilient And Watershed-Literate Community

We offer paid internships in California native plants and waterwise horticulture, landscape water–conservation programs, K-12 science education, and community outreach.

Applicants must be currently enrolled college students or have graduated within the last 2 years.

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