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Volunteer Opportunities by Category

School Programs

Support the next generation of eco-stewards! Assist a Solana Center educator at one of these school events, where students get hands-on experiences with composting, recycling, and other environmental subjects. Help build compost bins for their school, teach them to sort their lunch waste properly, or dive hands-in with the worms. Click on the event name for more details.

Worms with the Lakeside Boys and Girls Club
Thursday, May 9, 2019
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Lakeside
 
Compost Presentation with Julian Elementary School
Friday, May 17, 2019
7:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Julian
 
Compost Presentation with Chollas-Mead Elementary School
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
City of San Diego
 
Worms with Boys and Girls Club of North County Live Oak
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
1:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Fallbrook
 
City of San Diego

Volunteer at the Center

Support Solana Center programs from the ground up! Solana Center has several monthly volunteer days for volunteers to get involved with our programs from our home base, such as our Food Cycle Program, Worm Demonstration site, and more. Click on the event name for more details on this month's Build and Beautify.

Food Cycle Program
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Encinitas

Worm Wranglin'
Saturday, May 18, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Encinitas

Build and Beautify
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Encinitas

Community Workshops

Help our community learn about improving the quality of our soil, reducing waste and air pollution, and saving energy, money, and water through composting! Assist one of our educators during a 2-hour presentation and, at the same time, learn the basics of backyard composting, Bokashi, or vermicomposting (composting with worms). Click on the event name for more details.

Composting and Vermicomposting Workshop at the Water Conservation Garden
Saturday, May 11, 2019
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
El Cajon

Backyard Composting Workshop at Two Forks Farm
Saturday, June 8, 2019
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
La Mesa

San Diego County Fair

Solana Center will be educating thousands of visitors this summer at the San Diego County Fair at our composting and sustainability education both. Help us put it together and educate visitors all Fair long on the importance and attainability of sustainability

County Fair Set Up and Fair Kick-off Potluck
Saturday May 11, 2019
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Del Mar Fairgrounds

County Fair WEEK ONE: June 1st - 2nd
Saturday, June 1, 2019
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday, June 2, 2019
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
​​​​​​​2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

County Fair WEEK TWO: June 5th - 9th
Wednesday, ​​​​​​​June 5, 2019
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday, ​​​​​​​June 6, 2019
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday, ​​​​​​​June 7, 2019
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM​​​​​​​
Saturday, ​​​​​​​June 8, 2019
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday, ​​​​​​​June 9, 2019
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
​​​​​​​2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Community Outreach Events

Help Solana Center educate people about key environmental topics such as composting, vermicomposting, recycling, and watershed stewardship at major community or private events across the County. Click on the event name for more details.

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Special Events

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Zero Waste Events

Put your knowledge of waste sorting to practice! Help reduce waste at a community event by guiding event attendees with their disposal methods.  After the event you'll get to see your impact live as we measure the diverted waste. Educate the public about waste reduction while enjoying a lively community event! Click on the event dates for more details.

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Rain Barrel Event

Help San Diego County save rainwater! Lend a hand in getting rain barrels home with their new families and take part in capturing hundreds of gallons of precious water. Click on the event name for more details.

No opportunites of this kind currently. Check back again soon or email volunteer@solanacenter.org for more information.