The WaterShed relies on volunteers to provide a wide array of services including leading educational activities, visitor tours, beautifying our landscape and more. Join us as we focus on water stewardship, water resources and climate change impacts here in the Treasure Valley. To see a list of opportunities and indicate your interest, visit our page.
New volunteers please sign up here and you will be contacted shortly by our Volunteer Coordinator. We look forward to welcoming you to our volunteer team!
The Idaho Master Naturalist Program aims to develop a corps of well-informed volunteers to actively work toward stewardship of Idaho’s natural environment. Master Naturalists are those who enjoy outdoor recreation, bird watching, identifying plants and animals, gardening and supporting conservation through volunteerism.
Chapters exist in eight locations statewide. The WaterShed is a partner in the City of Trees chapter. Applications are accepted year-round and new cohorts typically begin in February of each year.
You don’t need to be a scientist to participate in science! Through community science, we can help scientists answer questions they cannot answer without our help. Visit our Community Science page to learn how you can become a part of our community science team!
Youth Climate Action Council
The City of Boise is taking bold steps to address climate change and is bringing youth leaders to the table to help drive climate solutions. The Youth Climate Action Council is made up of diverse and dynamic students from across the city who lead action in our community and get a behind-the-scenes look at local climate action planning.
The application period for the 2021-22 school year has now closed. Check back in August/September 2022 to apply for the 2022-23 cohort.
Jobs and Internships
The WaterShed is operated by the City of Boise Public Works division. The education center typically hires part-time education interns once a year to teach lessons, lead tours and develop event activities. Opportunities are posted on the City of Boise web site.
If you’re looking for a rewarding career with Boise’s Water Renewal Services, check the City of Boise web site and search "Public Works".
We partner with local universities to provide meaningful internship experiences. If you are a university student looking for an unpaid internship, or an internship for credit, please contact us to discuss your interests and availability.
WaterShed Action Team
The Watershed Action Team is a group of young individuals from Boise and the surrounding area who are committed to educating people about water and climate, and act as leaders in climate action. Being a member of the Watershed Action Team is a paid position. Members are required to develop and support WaterShed programs over the summer, fall, and spring.