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Volunteer Opportunities by Category

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 - Bin Build
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Encinitas

Worm Wranglin'
Saturday, August 17, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Encinitas

Build and Beautify
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Encinitas

Food Cycle Program - Harvest
Tuesday, September 4, 2019
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Encinitas

Food Cycle Program - Bin Build
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Encinitas

Build and Beautify
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Encinitas

Food Cycle Program - Bin Build
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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.

Backyard Composting and Vermicomposting Workshop at the Ramona Library
Saturday, August 17, 2019
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Ramona

Manure Management Workshop at Oasis Camel Dairy
Saturday, August 24, 2019
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Ramona

All About Worms Workshop at the Julian Library
Saturday, August 24, 2019
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Julian

Master Composter Course Week 2
Sunday, September 29, 2019
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Ramona
Opportunity available to Master Composter course graduates only

Master Composter Course Week 3
Sunday, October 6, 2019
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Ramona
Opportunity available to Master Composter course graduates only

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.

Composting Booth at Fallbrook Summer Nights
Friday, August 16, 2019
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Downtown Fallbrook

Composting Booth at Bates Nut Farm
Saturday, September 28, 2019
9:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Valley Center

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.

Grocery Store Food Waste Audit
August - Date and Time TBD
Email volunteer@solanancenter.org to join interest list!
Carmel Valley

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

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

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.

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

Special Events

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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 opportunities of this kind currently. Check back again soon or email volunteer@solanacenter.org for more information.