Master Composter Volunteer

Garden Organic

Cambridgeshire

Volunteer • Part Time

cmulderrig@gardenorganic.org.uk 07752 242254 Charlotte Mulderrig

Sectors: food, farming & horticulture

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!


Master Composters are volunteers who encourage people in their local community to start composting at home and offer support to people who are already home composting and may be having difficulties or need encouragement.

Anyone can be a Master Composter. You do not have to be an expert in composting as Master Composters are trained in 'how to compost' before they start their activities. There are Master Composters from a wide variety of age, background and culture. This contributes to the effectiveness of the scheme – Master Composters can reach parts of a community that other compost promoting activities cannot. Master Composter activities include talking to friends, family and neighbours, attending village fairs or giving talks to local groups.

Most Master Composters spend around 30 hours annually in their compost promotional activities. These 30 hours include all travel and preparation time. This figure however is not compulsory.

The first step to becoming a Master Composter is to attend a training course. The purpose of this training is to ensure that all volunteers have the same basic level of knowledge. The Training course will be held on Saturday 16th June in Waterbeach, near Cambridge (transport can be provided if necessary). Your place on the Master Composter scheme will be fully funded and you will not have to pay for the training course or any resources. You can claim expenses incurred whilst carrying out volunteering within the project area. You will be supported in your role by a Volunteer Coordinator.

The aims of a Master Composter volunteer are to:

  • Raise awareness of the benefits of composting
  • Encourage more people to compost at home
  • Support those already composting to ensure they are successful in their home composting activities 

This role will suit people who:

  • Have an interest in composting and sustainable waste management
  • Have good communication and listening skills
  • Enjoy talking about and promoting home composting
  • Would be happy to participate both individually and as part of a team
  • Are able to share knowledge and/or present information to others
  • Have a positive, organised and flexible approach to volunteering
  • Are looking to extend their knowledge in sustainable waste management and horticulture
  • Are able to attend Master Composter training events

To find out more about the role please contact your local Cambridgeshire Master Composter Volunteer Coordinator, Charlotte Mulderrig via cmulderrig@gardenorganic.org.uk or 07752 242254.


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