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Booth Education at Abrazo 5K "Let's Go San Ysidro!"

Spread the word about compost and sustainability!

Divert wasted food from the landfill, 

reduce harmful greenhouse gases like methane,

and build healthy soils that feed our plants and hold water...

by volunteering as a booth educator and inspiring others to compost

Solana Center sets up our interactive booth to teach others about composting and its importance to maintaining a healthy planet. Help others incorporate composting into their daily lives!

At this event, you will engage community-members with our worm display, showcase our upcoming classes, and share information on other composting resources available to the public through Solana Center and our sponsors. 

About the event and host: This year, Casa Familiar celebrates its 49th year as a 501(c)(3) non-profit serving the community of San Ysidro and low-income individuals with the mission to enhance quality of life for low income individuals and families through Advocacy, Social Services, Education, Affordable Housing, Arts and Culture, a Community and Economic Development.

Their focus continues to be on community and movement building to advance the movement towards justice and equity for communities like San Ysidro, and celebrate community champions and leaders who partake in this journey.

Volunteer Shifts

  • 8:30 am to 1:00 pm (1 volunteer)

Opportunity Requirements & Important Notes

  • Attire: Wear clothes that are comfortable for standing in and appropriate to the weather. 

  • Bring: Reusable water bottle, snacks for break-time.

  • Experience Needed: At least one volunteer event with Solana Center prior, unless you are a Master Composter graduate or familiar with Solana Center. 

  • Age Requirements: Must be at least 12 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 with worms and other compost critters! We typically engage passer-bys with our worm display, so it helps if you are comfortable handling our stars of the show! Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds.

  • Safety: Please read the following carefully as all requirements must be met to volunteer.

    • All volunteers must bring to their volunteer shift the day of the event either: Proof of vaccination, either through your issued vaccination card or through California's Digital Covid-19 Vaccine Record.


  • Proof of a negative PCR test (only PCR tests will be accepted) taken within 7 days of the event.

As a measure protect your health information, we will not keep any records of your vaccination or test status. If you are unable to provide either proof of vaccination or proof of negative PCR test, we ask that you do not volunteer for this event. We have several virtual opportunities that our volunteer coordinator would be more than happy to connect you to. 


Click on the 'Volunteer Now' button! Questions? Please email

Event Classification
Funding Source Contract-funded
Special Note
Stream to Volunteer Opportunities Yes
May 14th, 2022 8:30 AM   through   1:00 PM
317 Cottonwood Rd
San Ysidro, CA 92173
United States

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