Apply for 2021 Master Composter Volunteer Training

2021 Master Composter Training

Application Deadline:  Friday, February 19th

Training:  (10) Thursday evenings, 6:00-8:00pm, from March 4 – May 13

A Combination of Virtual Classes over Zoom, and In-person (outdoor) Classes in Ithaca

Help reduce waste, protect the environment and improve gardens by teaching others to compost in Tompkins County!

Join other enthusiastic volunteers for 10 in-depth classes and 20 hours of practical learning outside of class. Classes cover a variety of compost and education topics that will prepare you to become a compost educator in Tompkins County. The 20 hours of training outside of class include hands-on composting, teaching or assisting at classes, researching compost topics, and designing an independent volunteer project. After training, use your new compost know-how and teaching experience to help others in the community.

Training is held on Thursday evenings, 6:00 – 8:00pm, from March 4th to May 13th. The first half of training will be conducted virtually over Zoom, while the second half will be a mix of in-person and virtual. To accommodate the public school break, class will not be held on April 8th.

For more information, including the volunteer Job Description, instructions for applying and a fillable PDF application form, visit . To be considered for the 2021 training class, please apply by 11:59pm on Friday, February 19th. Contact Adam Michaelides by email or phone 607-272-2292 to with any questions.