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.
Join us at this interactive booth to spread information 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.
This event is expected to be a day full of family fun, including activities for children, along with music and the chance to meet such intriguing wildlife ambassadors as hawks and barn owls. Throughout the afternoon, informational presentations will be given by representatives from various preservation organizations.You can also tour the booths set up around the park and participate in activities and crafts. Amateur astronomers will have their equipment set up for free viewing after dark, following a little night sky storytelling at twilight.
- 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm (1 volunteer)
- 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm (1 volunteer)
- 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm (1 volunteer)
- If interested in volunteering for whole day, sign up for session 1 and 2
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 (for set-up and break-down).
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). 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.