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Education Support: Composting at Schools

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ORGANIZATION: Solana Center for Environmental Innovation

Solana Center's science-based school programs inspire and empower students to live sustainably, to reduce and rethink waste, and to become change-makers on their campuses and in their communities. Their presentations primarily take place at underserved schools.

At the Solana Center's school programs, volunteers help them engage their students through interactive composting demonstrations (sometimes handling live worms!), teach sustainable practices that support a healthy planet, and inspire students to adopt sustainable practices in their own lives.

Volunteers help set up the demo site, support the educator through advancing slides or the flip chart, engage students, and break down the demo site. Volunteers may answer questions related to the presentation topic if they are comfortable doing so.

Opportunity Requirements & Important Notes

Time Commitment: Minimum of 5 hours per month (roughly equivalent to 1 school program)

Onboarding Process: The volunteer coordinator will schedule a brief virtual interview to make sure you understand the requirements, and then you are free to explore the Solana Center's list of opportunities. It is very important that you check your email, as additional onboarding information that is dependent on the volunteer opportunity will be sent to them there. Schools usually require proof of vaccination against COVID-19.

Required Skills/Experience: Previous composting or environmental education experience and passion for sustainable topics OR working knowledge of compost are a must for this volunteer opportunity.

Desired Skills/Experience: Good interpersonal skills are a plus.

Physical Requirements: Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds to help with set up and break down. Volunteers will be expected to follow the COVID-19 protocol of each school they visit.

Attire: Appropriate for schools; clothes to move around in/get a little dirty in (composting). Keep in mind you will be standing for extended periods of time, so wear comfortable shoes.

Location: This opportunity takes place at schools throughout San Diego County.

About the Solana Center for Enivronmental Innovation

Solana Center for Environmental Innovation is a San Diego-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that focuses on Zero Waste, composting, and water conservation. They mobilize the local community through innovative outreach and provide consulting services to businesses and jurisdictions in order to address the region's most pressing environmental issues and enact impactful change.

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About Solana Center for Environmental Innovation


137 N. El Camino Real, ENCINITAS, CA 92024, US

Mission Statement

At Solana Center, our mission is to mobilize the local community to address our region’s most pressing environmental issues.


We have volunteers accompany us to all of our educational programming and assist us with the support of our programs from our home base. They help us engage with the community about important environmental topics in schools, workshops, and public events. We have programs running all the time all over the County any day of the week and all of them are beginner friendly. All you need is a passion for sustainability!


Children & Youth
Children & Youth, Community, Environment


Fri Oct 07, 2022 - Sun Dec 31, 2023
12:01 AM - 11:59 PM


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.






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