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Solana Center Store, Saturday Volunteer

Twice a week, on Thursdays and Saturdays, volunteers can come and assist Solana Center staff with a variety of tasks that make our programs possible.

Help Solana Center run our store and deliver our great programs to the public! 

The Solana Center store, open twice a week, is a chance for volunteers to get involved with our programs from our home base. Each week on Thursdays from 12 pm to 5 pm and Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm, we welcome you to join us in at the Center to lend a hand in our store operations. Although responsibilities may change with any needs that may arise, in this role you will:

  • Assist Solana Center staff with setup and/or breakdown of staging areas for our programs:
    • e-waste collection, rain barrel distribution, Food Cycle bucket exchange, and curbside pickup of composting supplies
  • Direct customers to fill out appropriate forms for e-waste collection and Food Cycle bucket exchanges
  • Verify order information for customers picking up composting supplies and direct them to item pickup


Saturday Shifts Available:

  • 1st half from 8:30 AM - 11:15 AM
  • 2nd half from 10:45 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Entire shift 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM (simply sign up for both)


Opportunity Requirements & Important Notes

Attire: Wear clothes that can get dirty and closed-toe shoes. Please dress appropriate to the weather as we will be outside.

Bring: Reusable water bottle, work gloves if you prefer to use your own.

Experience Needed: All levels of experience welcome! Ideally, we are looking for volunteers to commit to this role regularly, as to build familiarity with the the store's operations.

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 able to stand for extended periods of time, be comfortable talking with public with a customer service approach, and preferably have some familiarity with Solana Center. If you are new to Solana Center, please let our staff know when you arrive. Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds.

  • If you are unable to lift 30 pounds but would like to volunteer, please communicate with Jessi in advance at for alternative options. 

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 is required to volunteer for this event, and will be presented to a staff member on event day.


To Sign Up

Click on the 'Volunteer Now' button to choose a shift! Questions? Please email

Event Classification
Funding Source
Special Note
Stream to Volunteer Opportunities Yes
May 21st, 2022 8:45 AM   through   1:15 PM
Solana Center for Environmental Innovation
137 N El Camino Real
Encinitas, CA 92024
United States
Main Phone: (760) 436-7986  ext. 707

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