- Elizabeth Andrews
Peace, love, and compost,
Community Engagement Coordinator
Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
Make an impact at one of these Solana Center events! Browse the opportunities below by event category and click on the blue text to view more details of each specific event. To see other opportunities in that category click the 'More Opportunities' button. To view the full list of volunteer opportunities on our website, click on the green button below. Need help or have questions? Email email@example.com.
Volunteer Events at the Center
Monday, April 22, 2019
7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Backyard Composting Workshop in North Park
Saturday, April 27, 2018
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
City of San Diego
Community Outreach Events
Composting Booth at Balboa Park Earth Fair
Sunday, April 28, 2019
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Downtown San Diego
The good news is that San Diegans are apparently getting very into worms, the bad news is that they are buying them faster than we can grow them. We are renovating our worm bins to accommodate a higher demand but we need a blob or two to jump start reproduction.
If you have worms to spare we would greatly appreciate donations! They will be given a very good home at our Center and go forth to provide worm bins to many homes around San Diego and teach thousands of people about vermicomposting. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate a drop or just come by any time we are open! (T/Th 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM and Sat 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM).
Write for Sustainability
Looking to volunteer remotely and skilled at writing? We are looking for a few avid writers and sustainability enthusiasts to help us get a few blog posts out there. We would give you guidelines on the content and provide resources to get started and then let you put your writing skills to work for sustainability! Contact email@example.com to learn more.
Calling All Coffee Grounds!
Our Food Cycle Program is growing faster still. Over a hundred locals bring us their households' supply of organic waste every few weeks, helping us divert thousands of pounds from the landfill every month. With this growth we need more ASP bins, more buckets, more volunteers (click to join!), and buckets and buckets of coffee grounds. Coffee grounds are a valuable ingredient that help our piles heat up allowing the material to decompose much faster.
We are calling on our community of volunteers to help us bring in those coffee grounds by the boat load. Most cafes will give your their daily supply of grounds, it just needs to be coordinated and brought to the Center. If you are looking to do some extra good deeds we'd love your help! Even one delivery will help, and routine deliveries are even better. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details and to coordinate a drop.
March Volunteer Impact
Volunteers gathered around our mixing tubs to pre-soak bedding for new worm bins. The bins are all lovely and ready to go thanks to our wonderful volunteers, now we just need to replenish our worm supply. Email email@example.com to donate a few of your extra squigglers.
Another 4.6 cubic yard bin filled with organic waste! Each month volunteers gather to help us get about 1,500 pounds of waste diverted from the landfill and into our aerated static piles to cook into delicious nutritious compost. It sure is messy work but it is saving the planet 60 buckets at a time. Thank you volunteers! Join our next build on April 16th (click here!)
Our Zero Waste task force helped divert and tabulate waste at the Encinitas State of the City Address. With the combined effort of our volunteers and the Encinitas Chamber of Commerce we were able to reach an amazing 97% diversion rate, sending only 8 pounds of trash to the landfill from a 300 person event. Way to set the bar Encinitas!