October 6, 2021 | Volunteering
Garbage to Garden
Greetings, Volunteers!

There is a chill in the air and events are winding down for the season, but we still have volunteer opportunities available. Please find below a list of opportunities for the month of October! 

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. 

We are also still hiring for our team of Farmers' Market Representative (a paid, part time position) as we continue to grow in the Somerville/Medford area! Please email Phoebe for more information. 

Happy Composting,

Harvest Your Energy Festival
We will be setting up at Medford's Harvest Your Energy Festival
on Saturday, October 16th, 2021 from 12-3pm.

The Harvest Your Energy Festival is a fun, sustainable event with entertainment, activities for residents of all ages, food, and great raffle prizes to win. The festival will be held at the base of the Medford Wind Turbine in Riverbend Park.

We will also be providing composting for the event, and are seeking volunteers
to help attendees sort their food waste at the event. 

Help us spread the word!
We have the following opportunities to spread the word about our curbside composting service in exchange for free sevice: 
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.

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. 

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!
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
Email: info@garbagetogarden.org

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