Outreach Support: Booth at 3rd Annual Valley Center Bee & Butterfly Sustainability Festival

Mar 25, 2023 11:00AM—5:00PM


San Diego County Library – Valley Center Branch 29200 Cole Grade Rd Valley Center, CA 92082

Cost $0.00


Volunteers help our staff teach simple solutions on how to divert wasted food from the landfill, reduce harmful greenhouse gases like methane, and build healthy soils that feed our plants and hold water. 

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 this event: The Valley Center branch officially launches the VC Seed Library at the 3rd Annual Valley Center Bee & Butterfly Festival. How does a garden, community, or sustainable food system grow? From a seed, of course! The VC Seed Library is a community-based seed library where you can take free seeds to grow indoors and out in your garden, launched by the San Diego County Library, Valley Center Branch. 

Volunteer Shifts

  • 11:00 am to 5:00 pm (2 volunteers, with plenty of breaks!)

Option to bring a guest available, contact volunteer@solanacenter.org to let coordinator know.

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: Volunteers should possess basic knowledge of the composting process and have a passion for topics in sustainability. Additional training documents provided on event day.

  • 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 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 (for set-up and break-down).

  • Safety: 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, OR proof of a negative PCR test (only PCR tests will be accepted) taken within 7 days of the event.