As a volunteer, help our staff engage our students through interactive demonstrations on vermicomposting, teach sustainable practices that support a healthy planet, and inspire students to adopt sustainable practices in their own lives.
Volunteer support can includes the following:
- Setting up / breaking down demo site
- Advancing PowerPoint slides or flipping our educational chart
- Engaging students in activities related to the lesson
- Assisting instructor with classroom management
7:15 am – 2:15 pm (2 volunteers). NOTE: there are three presentations with each one having an hour in between of downtime. Please bring a book or something to do in between sessions.
Opportunity Requirements & Important Notes (PLEASE READ)
Attire: Wear clothes that are comfortable for standing in and appropriate to the weather and school location.
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. Familiarity with vermicomposting is preferred by not required – please let the coordinator know if you need literature on the topic to familiarize yourself with beforehand.
Age Requirements: Must be at least 18 years of age.
Physical Requirements: Must be willing to do hands-on work with worms and other compost critters and able to lift up to 20 pounds.
Safety: All volunteers must bring to their volunteer shift the day of the event: proof of vaccination, either through your issued vaccination card or through California’s Digital Covid-19 Vaccine Record
Other: Please arrive on time, as it disrupts the flow of this event. If you’re schedule changes, please let the volunteer coordinator know as soon as possible – we depend on volunteer help for a successful event and no-shows put stress on our team.