Entry-Level Volunteer Opportunities

Events

Earth Matter supports partner organizations at their events and gives event attendees an opportunity to learn more about composting. Our volunteers are a vital part of these events! By signing up, here’s how you might be involved:

  • Source Separation: Set up source separation stations, assist with food scrap collection, and engage with event attendees by giving tips and helping to build awareness and excitement around composting.
  • Tabling: Set up tabling areas, hand out literature on “How to Compost”, bring out our animals for compost education demonstrations, and work with attendees on hands-on activities.

Upon registering, you will be contacted by Earth Matter to confirm your volunteer registration.

 

Just Food Conference

Join the NYC Compost Project hosted by Earth Matter to help ensure the Just Food Conference is a zero waste event.

We need volunteers to help with set up and tearing down of source separation stations, as well as helping to educate event-goers during lunch about separating their food scraps and compostable serviceware from recyclables and landfill bound waste. Gloves, aprons, pickers, and training will be provided to everyone.

This event will take place at Teacher's College.
Learn more about the Just Food Conference.

Volunteers needed:
4 people - from 7:30-12:30 pm
14 people - from 12:15-3:30 pm (Sign up via NY Cares)
6 people - from 3:15-6:15 pm

Note: We will email you if you've signed up for a shift and it is full.

Date: March 12, 2017

Address:
Teachers College, Columbia University
525 W 120th St
New York, NY
10027 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 6

Just Food Conference

Join the NYC Compost Project hosted by Earth Matter to help ensure the Just Food Conference is a zero waste event.

We need volunteers to help with set up and tearing down of source separation stations, as well as helping to educate event-goers during lunch about separating their food scraps and compostable serviceware from recyclables and landfill bound waste. Gloves, aprons, pickers, and training will be provided to everyone.

This event will take place at Teacher's College.
Learn more about the Just Food Conference.

Volunteers needed:
4 people - from 8:30-12:30 pm
14 people - from 12:15-3:30 pm (Sign up via NY Cares)
6 people - from 3:15-8:15 pm

Note: We will email you if you've signed up for a shift and it is full.

Date: March 13, 2017

Address:
Teachers College, Columbia University
525 W 120th St
New York, NY
10027 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 9

GreenThumb GrowTogether

Join the NYC Compost Project hosted by Earth Matter to help ensure the GreenThumb GrowTogether Conference is a zero waste event.

We need volunteers to help with set up and tearing down of source separation stations, as well as helping to educate event-goers during lunch about separating their food scraps and compostable serviceware from recyclables and landfill bound waste. Gloves, aprons, pickers, and training will be provided to everyone.

This event will take place at Hostos College.
Learn more about the GreenThumb GrowTogether Conference.

Volunteers needed:
4 people - from 8:30-11:30 pm
10 people - from 11:30-3 pm (Sign up via NY Cares)

Note: We will email you if you've signed up for a shift and it is full.

Date: March 25, 2017

Address:
Hostos Community College
500 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY
10451 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 3