Each and every one of us can contribute to a brighter, more regenerative future!



Volunteers are the backbone of our many programs, enabling us to bring sustainable living practices to thousands of San Diegans each year.

We have many ways for people to get involved in our sustainability programs. Whether you like working with children, with bugs in the soil, enjoy teaching others about composting, or prefer to dive headfirst into the compost pile yourself, there is something for everyone. Our programs travel all over the County to schools, community centers, fairs and concerts, or they happen right here in our own back yard in Encinitas. 

Make a donation 

Support our efforts as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (EIN 33-0009949) in leading the fight to keep organic waste out of landfills, reduce pollution, and protect the San Diego region's precious natural resources. Your tax-deductible donation in any amount can make a big difference in our community.

Become an environmental champion  

By learning about conservation and proper waste diversion you are leading by example to live a closed-loop lifestyle and helping educate your family, friends and the community around you. Take the first step to become an advocate for sustainability by joining our upcoming workshops and courses or sign up for our newsletter for monthly updates delivered to your inbox.

Become a Solana Center Docent

Solana Center's Eco Team docents are specially trained volunteers who help Solana Center facilitate programs centered on community education and act as a source of knowledge and guidance for our visitors. Docents lead tours of our grounds and demonstration site in Encinitas, give guidance to our store visitors, host educational booths around San Diego County, and act as a sustainability steward in the community and spokesperson for our mission.

Volunteer with your group

Our volunteer programs are a great opportunity for corporate groups to give back to the community and learn about local sustainability. Engage your team in a meaningful volunteer experience that makes an impact on the San Diego community and environment and gives them hands-on experience with topics like compost, zero waste, watershed protection, and sustainable gardening.