Learn what Master Composters do and how you can become a Suffolk Master Composter volunteer.
What are Master Composters?
Master Composters are community volunteers that act as composting ambassadors in their local community.
- raise awareness of the benefits of composting
- encourage more people to compost at home
- support those who already compost
Become a Suffolk Master Composter volunteer
You don't have to have any prior knowledge of composting or even be particularly 'green-fingered' to become a Master Composter volunteer. New volunteers are trained via a FREE 2-day Foundation Training course (see details below).
All you need is an interest in learning about the subject and a willingness to give up a bit of time to share your new-found knowledge with others.
Volunteers can help in many ways:
provide advice on home composting to individuals
visit schools in their community to talk about composting and recycling
promote the benefits of composting in local media
give talks to community, residents and allotment groups
set up displays to encourage home composting
help promote future sales of subsidised compost bins
help develop community composting schemes
help with the administration of the scheme
create educational resources
Training is free to new volunteers and ongoing support and travel expenses are paid during the course of volunteering activities. Master composters may have to undertake a DBS check depending on the type of activity they are involved in. The cost of this will be covered by the scheme.
Next free 2-day foundation training course
DAY 1 – Friday 26th April at Stowmarket Community Centre, Hillside, Stowmarket IP14 2BD from 9.30 – 4.30pm.
DAY 2 – Saturday 27th April also at Stowmarket Community Centre, Hillside, Stowmarket IP14 2BD from 9.30 – 4.30pm.
Trainees must be available to attend both days. Lunch, refreshments and travel expenses will be provided for both days training.
To find out more, please contact Craig Renton on 01473 264795 or email@example.com.
Please note we are able to train up to 20 new volunteers and places will be issued on a first come first served basis so please contact as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
If you are a group, organisation or school, and would like some advice from a Suffolk Master Composter please email firstname.lastname@example.org.