Earth Stewards Sought By RivCo Department of Waste Resources

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, CA — If you are interested in helping the environment and support composting and recycling, the Riverside County Department of Waste Resources would like to hear from you.

The agency is seeking volunteers who want to help others become better recyclers and composters. Outreach volunteers assist with classes or events by interacting with the public, answering questions on outreach programs and distributing materials, according to a county news release.

“The ideal volunteer enjoys meeting people, likes to learn new things and is passionate about the environment,” the release stated.

The total volunteer commitment is attendance at an orientation and training meeting, and four hours of volunteer time donated each quarter while participating in the program, according to the county.

“Opportunities to volunteer at classes and events exist across the entire county. Plus, the volunteers select the events, dates and times that work best for them,” the release continued.

Outreach volunteers can also choose to attend extra training and volunteer more hours to become a certified master composter, according to the county. Master composters are allowed to teach classes on their own or work with schools and community gardens as a composting mentor.

“Outreach volunteers are integral to the success of recycling and composting programs and are recognized by the county annually for their dedication and hours worked,” the news release stated.

The next orientation/training is scheduled 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec, 10, at the Riverside County Department of Waste Resources, 14310 Frederick Street, in Moreno Valley.

For more information or to register, potential outreach volunteers can visit http://www.rcwaste.org/volunteer or call 951-486-3200.

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