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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 Kumeyaay Elementary School - FULL
Monday, April 22, 2019
7:30 AM - 11:30 AM

All About Worms at the McGrath YMCA Healthy Kids Day
Saturday, April 27, 2019
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Spring Valley

All About Worms with Garfield Elementary School
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
8:50 AM - 1:20 PM
University Heights

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.

Build and Beautify
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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 the Alpine Spring Arts and Music Festival
Saturday, April 13, 2019
8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Composting Booth at the Avocado Festival - FULL
Sunday, April 14, 2019
8:30 AM - 1:15 PM
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Composting Booth/Lunch n Learn with Illumina
Thursday, April 18, 2019
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
University City

Food Waste Booth at the Oceanside Earth Fair
Saturday, April 27, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Composting Booth at the Spring Garden and Butterfly Festival
Saturday, April 27, 2019
8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
El Cajon

Composting Booth at the Balboa Park Earth Fair - FULL
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

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 in North Park - FULL
Saturday, April 27, 2019
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
North Park

Mini Composting Workshops at the La Mesa Earth Day Event
Saturday, April 27, 2019
9:15 AM - 1:15 PM
La Mesa

Backyard Composting and Vermicomposting Workshop with the City of San Diego - FULL
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Downtown San Diego

Composting and Debris Management Workshop for Landscapers
Saturday, May 4, 2019
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Backyard Composting at Alpine Garden Club
Thursday, May 9, 2019
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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 Events
Thursday April 11, 2019  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday April 13, 2019  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday April 19, 2019  1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday May 7, 2019  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday May 11, 2019  9:00 AM - 1:00 PM  with a start of fair potluck and pep rally at the end!

Special Events

Toast to Compost Event Team
Saturday, May 4, 2019
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sunday, May 5, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Solana Center - Encinitas

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.

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