Become a Chesapeake Steward


Participants in CBF's Volunteers as Chesapeake Stewards (VoiCeS) program learn about the Bay and how to play a personal role in restoration and advocacy.

Sue Mangan

CBF's Volunteers as Chesapeake Stewards, or VoiCeS, program engages local volunteers and their communities and fosters a deeper understanding of the Bay watershed and the efforts to restore it.

Long-term improvements in the health of the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams requires knowledgeable, active, and inspired community members. Created in 2004, CBF's Volunteers as Chesapeake Stewards, or VoiCeS, program offers professionally taught, intensive educational courses for advocates who want to take a more active role in restoring clean water across the region.

Classes are offered in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Join us for an upcoming class to gain a deeper understanding of the Chesapeake Bay watershed and the challenges facing it, steps you can take to clean up your local waterways, and how to engage your community and elected officials. Other topics covered include pollution issues, fisheries and other wildlife, environmental justice, and more.

Many participants take what they learn in the program and put it to good use in their community. Learn more about their stories in our VoiCeS anniversary blog post.

Upcoming Classes

Newport News, Virginia

Monday evenings from April 8 to 29, 2024
Registration deadline April 4, 2024
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Cambridge, Maryland

Thursday evenings from April 18 to May 9, 2024
Registration deadline April 11, 2024
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Prince George's County, Maryland

Thursday evenings from April 18 to May 9, 2024
Registration deadline April 10, 2024
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No upcoming classes in your area? Sign up for CBF emails to find out when our next VoiCeS sessions launch.

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