August 3, 2021 | Volunteering
Garbage to Garden
Greetings, Volunteers!

August is here, and summer events are in full swing. Please find below a list of opportunities for the month of August, including an opportunity to volunteer with our Zero-Waste Event Crew at Levitate Music & Arts Festival in Marshfield, MA, THIS WEEKEND!

We are actively seeking new volunteer partners --- are you or anyone you know involved with an organization that would be interested in hosting GTG participants to volunteer in exchange for free composting service? Let us know!

As always, to sign up for an event this month and receive a month of free Garbage to Garden service, RSVP by email, and we will help answer any questions you may have. Remember, events are first-come, first-serve. 

Happy Composting

Levitate Music & Arts Festival
Marshfield, MA
The shifts for this year's festival are as follows:
Saturday: 11:30am-4pm, 4pm-9:30pm
Sunday: 7am-11:30am, 11:30am-4pm, 4pm-9:30pm
Monday: 9am-1pm, 1pm-5pm

We are seeking volunteers for our zero-waste event crew THIS WEEKEND at Levitate Music & Arts Festival, a two day event in Marshfield, MA, centered around music and arts. On the festival grounds there will be tons of local artists, crafters, and food trucks from the greater Boston area. 
Volunteers will be responsible for monitoring compost/trash/recycling waste stations to help festival-goers properly sort their waste and keep the venue tidy. Volunteers get free admission to the festival the day of their shift, a GTG shirt, and two free months of curbside composting! If interested, volunteers are welcome to volunteer both days to catch all of their favorite artists
The Levitate Music & Arts Festival will be held at the Marshfield Fairgrounds at
140 Main street in Marshfield, Massachusetts (just 30 minutes south of Boston). 

Help us spread the word!
There is no better time for us to spread the word about composting with us than in the peak of the summer growing season! 

We have three opportunities to spread the word in exchange for free sevice: 
GTG Lawn Signs: Place a lawn sign in a prominent location on your property (high visibility balconies and porches totally work!) for 3 months for 2 months of free service
Door hanging: Hit the streets with your mask and your favorite podcast to help distribute GTG door hangers ~50 door hangers (# varies based on street assignment) for 1 month of free service
Write your local paper! Write a letter to the local paper (in Medford, Somerville, Arlington or Belmont) encouraging residents of your community to compost 

Rescuing Leftover Cuisine
Volunteer Food Rescuers help transport food from food donor partners to local homeless shelters, soup kitchens, and other human service agencies in our communities. Each rescue averages 40 pounds of food, provides 32 meals and takes 45 minutes of time! Food rescues may be completed by public transport, by personal vehicle, on foot and even by bicycle. Whether it’s once-a-month, once-a-week, or once-a day volunteers are needed to provide a reliable food rescue service by fostering community connections to reduce food waste and food insecurity! Click here to sign up and view their COVID-19 Rescuer Updates here!

Community Cooks
Community Cooks mobilizes individuals, businesses, civic, educational and faith-based groups to prepare home-cooked food for vulnerable populations seeking assistance from human service agencies in the Greater Boston area. We proudly partner with these agencies that, due to lack of funds and/or facilities, struggle to provide food for those they serve.
This is a great opportunity for you if you enjoy feeding your neighbors and are looking for a regular volunteer schedule. Community Cooks is looking for regularly scheduled, monthly volunteers to help with their program.

Email Katherine for more information!
Mass Audubon
At Mass Audubon, they believe that every person can make a positive impact on protecting the nature of Massachusetts. One enjoyable way to have an impact on the environment is by volunteering at one of their wildlife sanctuaries or at their headquarters in Lincoln. 

Volunteer with Food Link!

Food Link is looking for volunteers to help on a regular basis with the collection and distribution of donated food. Volunteers generally work in groups to collect food from grocery stores and bakeries, sort the food and then deliver it to social services agencies in the area.
Garbage to Garden Curbside Composting
Phone: (617)977-4547

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