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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.

All About Worms with Highlands Elementary School
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Time TBD (during school hours)
Spring Valley

All About Worms with Creekside Early Learning Center
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Alpine

All About Worms with Shadow Hills Elementary School
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Friday, March 8, 2019
12:00 AM - 3:45 PM (both days)
Spring Valley

Ag Day at Martin Gang Ranch
Friday, March 8, 2019
Times TBD (during school hours)
Valley Center

All About Worms with Alpine Elementary
Monday, March 11, 2019
12:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Alpine

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 Workshop with Lakeside Garden Club
Monday, February 18, 2019
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Lakeside

All About Worms Workshop at the Water Conservation Garden
Saturday, February 23, 2019
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
El Cajon

Manure Management Workshop in Rancho Santa Fe
Saturday, March 2, 2019
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Rancho Santa Fe

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 - FULL
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Encinitas

Worm Wranglin'
Saturday, February 16, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Encinitas

Build and Beautify
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Encinitas

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

Worm Wranglin'
Saturday, March 16, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Encinitas

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.

Rain Barrel Distribution in Escondido
Saturday, February 16, 2019
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Escondido

Rain Barrel Distribution at Solana Center
Saturday, March 2, 2019
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Encinitas

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.

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

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.

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

Special Events

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