Become a Master Composter
Master Composter training includes ten classroom sessions or field trips, as well as practical education through volunteering in the community. In the classes, trained Master Composters or experts provide in-depth instruction about various aspects of composting and the importance of composting in waste management. Additionally, trainees receive instruction on how to be effective teachers for a variety of age groups and in a range of settings.
The Volunteer Job Description provides additional details about the program, including qualifications for trainees and descriptions of the components of the program and volunteer activities. The job description is also available as a PDF (225kb). Contact us if you would like us to mail you a copy.
The 2013 Master Composter Training will be held each Wednesday from February 13 to May 8 from 6:30 to 8:30pm at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County, 615 Willow Avenue (unless otherwise noted). This includes 10 training classes, a prep night for the Compost Fair and graduation. There is no class on Wednesday, March 20.
How to Apply
To become a Master Composter, please review the Volunteer Job Description and obtain an Application Form by:
1. Downloading a PDF (149kb) of the Master Composter Application Form
2. Call Cooperative Extension at (607) 272-2292
3. Pick up a copy at CCE-Tompkins, 615 Willow Avenue in Ithaca
Please complete the application (4 pages total) and drop it off in person, or mail to: Compost Education Program, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca, NY 14850. You may also fax it to us at (607) 272-7088, or email the completed application to Adam at firstname.lastname@example.org Please return on or before Monday, January 28, 2013. to be considered for the 2013 training class. After the application deadline, we will contact you and possibly schedule a short interview.