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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.

October Worm Wranglin'
Saturday, October 19th, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Encinitas

October Build and Beautify
Tuesday, October 29th, 2019
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Encinitas

November Harvest
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Encinitas

November Bin Build
Saturday, November 9, 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.

Manure Management and Composting Workshop - El Cajon
Saturday, October 19, 2019 
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM 
El Cajon

Composting and Vermicomposting Workshop - Weidner's
Saturday, October 19, 2019
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Encinitas

Laundry to Landscape Greywater Workshop
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Encinitas

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 School Presentation for Food Day
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
7:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Julian

Waste to Wealth: Worm Activities with Creekside Early Learning Center (Day 2 of 4!)
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
8:45 AM - 11:35 AM
Alpine

Waste to Wealth Creekside Early Learning Center (Day 3 of 4!)
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
8:45 AM - 11:35 AM
Alpine

Waste to Wealth Creekside Early Learning Center (Day 4 of 4)
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
8:45 AM - 11:35 AM
Alpine

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 Event in Fallbrook
Saturday, October 19, 2019 
7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Fallbrook

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.

Manure Management Booth at Horse Heritage Festival
Sunday, October 20, 2019 
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
12:00 - 4:00 PM
San Marcos

Composting Booth at Autumn Fest
Saturday, November 9, 2019
8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
12:00 - 4:00 PM
El Cajon

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
November - Date and Time TBD
Email volunteer@solanancenter.org to join the 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

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Special Events

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