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Solana Center Store, Thursday Volunteer

Twice a week, on Thursdays and Saturdays, volunteers can come and assist Solana Center staff with a variety of tasks that make our programs possible.

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Help Solana Center run our store and deliver our great programs to the public! The Solana Center store, open twice a week, is a chance for volunteers to get involved with our programs from our home base. Each week our store is open Thursdays from 12 PM to 5 PM and Saturdays from 9 AM - 1 PM, and we welcome you to join us in at the Center to lend a hand in our store operations. Although responsibilities may change with any needs that may arise, in this role you will:

  • Assist Solana Center staff with setup and/or breakdown of staging areas for our programs:
    • e-waste collection, rain barrel distribution, Food Cycle bucket exchange, and curbside pickup of composting supplies
  • Direct customers to fill out appropriate forms for e-waste collection and Food Cycle bucket exchanges
  • Verify order information for customers picking up composting supplies and direct them to item pickup

Volunteer Qualifications:

  • Must be okay with standing for prolonged periods of time
  • Comfortable talking with the public and assuming a customer service approach
  • Ability to think on your feet, troubleshoot unique problems, and communicate with staff and visitors clearly
  • Some familiarity with Solana Center (as an organization, and the physical layout of the Center) would go a long way towards success in this role
  • Ideally, we are looking for volunteers to commit to this role regularly, as to build familiarity with the the store's operations

Thursday Shifts:

  • 1st half from 11:30 AM - 2:45 PM
  • 2nd half from 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Entire shift 11:30 AM - 5:30 PM (simply sign up for both)

COVID-19 Considerations:

  • All participants must sign additional COVID-19 volunteer waiver 
  • All unvaccinated participants must bring and wear a mask. If you are vaccinated but prefer to wear a mask, please do so. 
  • If you are currently or have recently have had symptoms please do not attend this event

Click on the 'Volunteer Now' button to sign up for a shift! Questions? Please email

Event Classification
Funding Source
Special Note
Stream to Volunteer Opportunities Yes
October 21st, 2021 11:30 AM   through   5:30 PM
Solana Center for Environmental Innovation
137 N El Camino Real
Encinitas, CA 92024
United States
Main Phone: (760) 436-7986  ext. 707

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