Take a class, volunteer, learn from resources, or participate in events! Explore the different ways you can get involved below.
Upcoming Classes and Events
Co-Benefits of Composting Series
Participate in one of these learning sessions or all four. This series will run twice in the 2021 - 2022 year. Stay tuned for the full descriptions posted on Eventbrite by 9/17/2021
Composting, Climate Change & The Watershed - 9/30/2021 - 12 - 1p.m.
Composting, Wasted Food & Health - 10/28/2021 - 12 - 1p.m.
Composting, Creativity & Youth Education Tools - 11/28/2021 - 12 - 1p.m.
Composting: Expanding Awareness & Connecting to the Elements - 10/14/2021 - 12 - 1p.m.
Additional Class Offerings & Activities
Holiday Enrichment: Gifts and Giving that Minimize Waste and/or Celebrate the Planet - everyday and through the season of giving - 11/3/2021 - 12 - 1p.m.
Body Mechanics for Composters and Gardeners 11/19/2021 - 12:15 - 1p.m.
1st and 3rd Friday Mornings at Orange Blossom Garden - volunteering with Sunshine Community Compost - 8:30 -10:30 a.m. begins October thru November and December 2021.
Limelight Community Garden Workday - Helping to set the foundation for the garden once the property has been cleaned up - Oct. 2 & 3 with 2 hour shifts between 8-12:30p.m. More details on Eventbrite here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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