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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.

December Harvest **FULL**
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Encinitas

Food Cycle Program - December Bin Build
Saturday, December 14, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Encinitas

Food Cycle Program - January Bin Build
Saturday, January 11, 2020
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Encinitas

January Worm Wranglin'
Saturday, January 18, 2020
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Encinitas

Food Cycle Program - January Harvest
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Encinitas

January Build and Beautify, a Volunteer Day at the Center
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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.

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

Waste to Wealth Program at Washington Elementary
Friday, December 13, 2019
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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.

Feeding Your Soil with Compost, Mulch, and Cover Crops in Fallbrook **FULL**
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Fallbrook

Backyard Composting and Vermicomposting Workshop at Coastal Roots Farm
Sunday, January 19, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Encinitas

Special Events

Master Composter Potluck Helping Hands
Saturday, December 7, 2019
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
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.

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

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.

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.

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 Rancho Santa Fe Farmers Market **FULL**
Sunday, January 12, 2019
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Rancho Santa Fe