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Volunteer Opportunities

The RCRCD offers a variety of opportunities for volunteers who want to help!  To find out more about current volunteer opportunities, please contact  Erin Snyder at (redacted).

Current Volunteer Projects

Help Bring Back the Bluebird Population

Did you know that bluebirds nest in tree cavities? Unfortunately, many urban areas have few trees. We can provide cavities for bluebirds and other native birds by hanging nest boxes on trees in special urban locations, such as above irrigated lawns in parks, golf courses, and even cemeteries.

Each spring, the Riverside-Corona Resource Conservation District seeks volunteers to hang and monitor nest boxes. Volunteers hang and check boxes weekly from February through June. Each team or individual usually monitors between three to five boxes, which takes about one hour per week. The RCRCD matches volunteers to their closest nest box location to limit travel time.

Many Western Bluebirds fledge each year thanks to our local volunteers. Some other native birds also use a few of the nest boxes, including the Ash-throated flycatcher, who's numbers are in decline. The results of our monitoring studies are sent to a national data bank at Cornell University. If you are interested in volunteering or just learning more about bluebirds, please contact Erin Snyder, at (redacted) .

Additional sources of information about bluebirds:
The North American Bluebird Society(NABS) promotes the recovery of bluebirds and other native cavity-nesting birds.
California Bluebird Recovery Program is a great source of local information.

The Bluebird Book, the Complete Guide to Attracting Bluebirds, by Donald and Lillian Stokes.

To contribute personal bluebird observations to a national data base, check out NestWatch at Cornell University School of Ornithology. 

 

LandUse Learning Center

Volunteers are welcome at the LandUse Learning Center most days between 8 am and 4 pm, please make arrangements with staff ahead of time.

Anyone interested in caring for the garden space please contact Ernesto Alvarado at (redacted).

If you are interested in volunteering as a docent to assist with events, tours and field trips please contact Erin Snyder at (redacted)