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Workshop Volunteer: Backyard Composting Basics – Sweetwater Community Garden

Make a difference and help our community learn about improving the quality of our soil, reducing waste and air pollution while saving energy, money, and water!

Assist one of our Solana Center educators during a 2-hour presentation about the basics of backyard composting. Using trial-tested advice and interactive demonstrations, our expert educators will teach folks all they need to know to get started. Give your time and passion to spreading environmental education while you learn more about composting and how it can benefit your garden, home, and community.

In this event you will assist with

  • Setting up our presentation area (tables, chairs, info material, directional signage, etc.)
  • Event sign-in
  • Advancing PowerPoint slides or handling our flip chart
  • Sharing props and visuals
  • Packing up our presentation supplies

Volunteer Qualifications

  • Must be excited about sharing and/or learning about composting!
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds
  • Must be at least 16 years old (if under 18 must have parent supervision and contact volunteer coordinator to confirm)
  • Prior knowledge on workshop topic is helpful, but not required (communicate with volunteer coordinator if new to the subject)

Volunteer Shift

  • Saturday, May 14th, 8:30 am to 11:30 am.

Opportunity Requirements & Important Notes

  • Attire: Wear comfortable clothes to move around in. 

  • Bring: Reusable water bottle, sun protection. 

  • Experience Needed: Must be excited about sharing and/or learning about sustainability! Some experience composting is preferred. Prior knowledge on workshop topic is helpful, but not required.

  • Age Requirements: Must be at least 16 years of age. All volunteers under the age of 18 must attend with a parent or guardian

  • Physical Requirements: Must be willing to do hands-on work and able to lift up to 30 pounds.

  • Safety: All participants must sign an additional COVID-19 volunteer waiver BEFORE EVENT DAY (this will be sent in an info email 1-4 days before the event). Covid-19 vaccination proof (or a negative PCR test from the previous 7 days) is required to volunteer for this event, and will be presented to a staff member on event day.


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Event Classification
Funding Source Contract-funded
Special Note
Stream to Volunteer Opportunities Yes
May 14th, 2022 8:30 AM   through   11:30 AM
Sweetwater Community Garden
5354 Sweetwater Road
Bonita, CA 91902
United States
Main Phone: (760) 436-7986  ext. 700

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