GET INVOLVED

Explore the different ways you can get involved with our work.

Upcoming Events

Monthly Q & A "Compost Clinic" for Home & Community Composters

Monthly Composting and Wasted Food Reduction Class 

Do you have specific questions about home composting or your community composting experience that you'd like to get answered? Join one of these sessions to ask your questions. Maximum of 6 participants to ensure all questions are answered. Zoom in on the 1st Tuesday evening of the month from 5:30-6:30 p.m. 

Join a class about composting, reducing wasted food, and the social impacts of "waste". You'll learn the basics of wasted food prevention, how to compost, and the importance of taking a closer look at the upstream and downstream social impacts of creating waste in the first place.  Zoom in on 2nd Thursdays of the month from 6-7:15 p.m.

 

REGISTER: Thurs. 10/15/2020

Compost and Wasted Food Reduction Class

REGISTER: Thurs. 11/12/2020

Compost and Wasted Food Reduction Class

Tues. 12/1/2020 Compost Clinic

Tues. 1/5/2020 Compost Clinic

Thurs. 12/10/2020

Compost and Wasted Food Reduction Class

Volunteer Opportunities

​Community Leadership Council Member

Benefits:

Meet new friends and colleagues interested in nonprofit work and growing the role of community composting in our local food system

Refine your leadership skills through community collaboration facilitated by our team and by offering your input and feedback to support program development and growth of Sunshine Community Compost

Receive 5 gallons of hand-crafted compost 1x per year + 4-6 seasonal vegetable plant starts for your backyard or potted garden (offered after attending 4 meetings)

Roles & Responsibilities:

Optimal to attend 4 meetings per year, but we are flexible if you can only attend 1, each 1.5 hours long

Prefer 1 year commitment to strengthen connections

Offer constructive feedback on existing programs to help us better meet needs

Offer feedback and collaborative ideas in our process of developing new programs

Have respectful, community-centered, accountable behavior and communication style

Be ready to co-create new ideas and solutions for our team to implement

Volunteer Work Days

 

Typically the 2nd or 3rd Saturday of the month from

8:30-10:30 a.m.

The meeting place will be at a selected Sarasota City Park

Includes short meet/greet and safety training

Tasks include helping to refresh and maintain compost sites - cleaning up, weeding, mulching, updating signage, turning, or sifting compost.​

UPCOMING WORK DAYS:

August 29th

September 12th

October TBD

Zero Waste Warriors 

 

Dates and locations vary based on event locations​

Shifts of 2-5 hours - you choose

The role is to provide public education about proper materials sorting at resource recovery stations (waste stations) and sort materials by hand at zero-waste events

Host resource recovery stations at Farmers Market

Paint signs/ prepare zero-waste event signage 

Optional to Attend "Zero Waste" community training

​Social Media &

Web Support 

 

Volunteer hours and schedule TBD based on availability and current need - minimum commitment 3 months, with bi-weekly review

The meeting place can be in person or remote

Includes monthly review of the website for content updates and refreshers

Opportunity to support monthly e-newsletter blast

Social media posting w/ room for creative interpretation or design

Research on resources, current events related to our mission, and data collection for outcome reports.

Opportunity to develop portfolio material for college artists, aspiring or current marketing, web design or communications professionals

Complete the form below to learn more or email info@sunshinecommunitycompost.org

Volunteer and Event Registration Form
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