Explore the different ways you can get involved with our work.
Monthly Q & A "Compost Clinic" for Home & Community Composters
Can you install your compost bin in the shade under your tree? Should I turn my bin yet? Is my compost finished yet?
People who are new to composting sometimes need a few more questions answered to have optimal success and that is what this clinic is set up to do. If you have specific questions about home composting or your community composting experience that you'd like to get answered, join one of these interactive sessions to ask your questions and learn from other's questions.
This "clinic" is for people who need tips and tools for success AFTER they have taken a basic composting class. This is an interactive discussion intended to help you troubleshoot individual needs through question and answer format after some brief introductions and very high level overview of composting. 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. EST. Register for a session below
Monthly Composting and Wasted Food Reduction Class
Would you like to learn more about the basics and benefits of composting and how it all works? This is a beginners class about composting, reducing wasted food, and the social impacts of "waste". You'll learn the basic principle of composting to get you started. You'll learn about wasted food prevention as well as taking a 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.
Compost and Wasted Food Reduction Class
Compost and Wasted Food Reduction Class
Community Leadership Council Member
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
Inquire with questions to
This is a high level service volunteer, dedicating their wisdom, time and expertise to guide the strategic direction of the organization.
Attend 6 meetings / year (5 min. is required) avg. 2 - 2.5 hours each
Participate in our annual event related to Intl. Compost Awareness Week
Be an advocate for SCC in the community as appropriate
Help bring resources to the org as possible and appropriate for you - new ideas, new board members, volunteers, attendees to events, funders/grant ideas, funds, friends, contacts, personal skills or other professional skills, etc.
Be willing to bring and offer a skill in a consultative role to help us grow and build capacity - social media, marketing, book keeping, leadership, community relations, new group exposure, volunteer ideas, event planning, administration, bargain/ deal hunter, culture keeper, equity and inclusion path forger, etc.
Be a donor - based on unique individual ability to give - up to each member's comfort level and discretion.
Be willing to learn foundation skills for what it means to be on a board in general and in particular as related to SCC and continue to be open to learn and grow in ways that improve our org's ability to be widely inclusive and equitable in all levels of our internal org and external programs
Each board term is a commitment of 2 years which can be renewed consecutively if desired to stay on
Monthly Volunteer Work Days
Typically the 2nd or 3rd Saturday of the month from
9:00a.m. -11:00 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, assembling new compost bins, building wooden bins.
UPCOMING WORK DAYS:
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
Volunteer Support Leader
Support our team in hosting, coordinating and communicating
with volunteers in relation to our monthly volunteer events
Develop collaborative relationship with staff, reach out to staff 2 weeks before scheduled volunteer date to support timely communication to and activation of volunteers in advance
Attend volunteer work days alongside SCC staff and help sign people in, and support tasks of the day with staff.
4 -10 hours per month, choose what works for you
Additional leadership opportunities for outreach and education, developing marketing materials, photography and other content development. Not required, but available if interest from Leader.
Compost Drop-Off Site Host
Dates and locations vary based on need but all within the city of Sarasota
Shifts are 1-4 hours depending on location
Host a drop-off site by standing at the station, helping people weigh, record data and deposit food scraps at designated sites
Share info about the drop-off program to any curious passers-by to support future service subscriptions
Apply for Work Trade
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