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 firstname.lastname@example.org/.