Village Vancouver

Vancouver's Leader in Transition toward Strong, Resilient, Complete Communities

Composting Piliot Project

Volunteers Needed for Compost Pilot in Kits
Are You a Compost Keener?

As part of a City of Vancouver neighbourhood backyard composting pilot, we are looking for experienced composters who would be willing to work with community members as ‘Bin Doctors’ (compost coaches). Volunteers are also needed to assist with surveying and weighing of materials in the pilot area.
In Kitsilano, we are setting up a block challenge and plan to have three or four blocks competing to see how many new compost bins/active composters we can add to each block.  In addition to having block champions for each of the four blocks, we have some immediate volunteer opportunities as noted below. Orientation will be included for all events.
Recruitment Survey – Visit areas within Kitsilano to survey residents on composting practices and let them know about the pilot underway on their block.
Lunch and snacks included; bring a water bottle, wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Locations will be provided along with orientation material once volunteers are confirmed.
Saturday June 18 – 10 AM – 2 PM
Sunday June 19 – 10 AM – 2 PM
Bin Distribution Event – Those involved in pilot will come by Kitsilano Community Centre to pick up their composters and receive an orientation. Volunteers will support staff with specific tasks during event, including showing participants how to weigh material that goes into their composter and other orientation tasks.
Sunday June 26 – 3 – 6 PM
Curbside Material Weighing – As part of the pilot, we have permission from participants to weigh their curbside carts and recycling containers. Volunteers will help to roll carts onto scales (no heavy lifting) and record data. This will also take place two other times during the pilot.
Wednesday June 22, 5-8:30 PM
Thursday June 23, 5-8:30 PM
For more details, email Tamara at
More info: font color="#0000FF">

Village engages individuals, neighbourhoods & organizations to take actions that build sustainable communities & have fun doing it. Join us!

Donate or Join VV Transition Society

Join VV Transition Society

Make a donation here or here:

Become a Monthly Donor here or here (click on desired option before hitting subscribe):

Buy Books -- Support Village Vancouver

Village earns 15% on your book purchases from New Society Publishers. Details here.

Latest Activity

Village Vancouver's event was featured

*Kits Village Recycling Depot is resuming! 1st depot Thursday, October 15th at Kits Community Centre

October 15, 2020 from 6pm to 7pm
Oct 14
Village Vancouver posted an event

*Kits Village October Recycling Depot at Kits Community Centre

October 15, 2020 from 6pm to 7pm
Oct 14
HCC Food and Garden Coordinator updated their profile
Oct 11
Ken Chiu updated their profile
Oct 11

Ongoing Activities

Interested in participating in a VV garden? Contact us at

Interested in getting involved or volunteering with Village Vancouver? check out

Kits Village Recycling Depot (2nd or 3rd Thursdays Kits Community Centre)

Main St. Village monthly gatherings (1st Tuesdays Little Mountain Neighbourhood House)

Permaculture Vancouver Meetups (3rd Wednesdays VV McBride Park Fieldhouse)

West End Community Potluck/WE Urban Garden Club (3rd Sundays West End Community Centre)

© 2020   Created by Yael Stav.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service