U of I Sustainability Center volunteer opportunities help students meet service learning and philanthropic requirements. There are six volunteer programs to choose from.
Subscribe to Sustainability Center announcements, and each Monday when school is in session, you will be the first to hear about student jobs, project funding, events and volunteer opportunities.
To volunteer contact our Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food & Farm
Flex your sorting muscles today! Volunteer to teach Commons food court patrons how to sort their lunch leftovers into compost, recyclable and landfill containers. Volunteering is one hour long, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every weekday. Volunteers receive a FREE MEAL from the Commons food court and are eligible to win a $100 meal voucher complements of campus dining! Sign up for January, February, March, April or May! Before you volunteer, we encourage you to watch this Food & Farm instructional video.
Our most popular volunteer program, Get Rooted has engaged over 2100 student volunteers in replanting the Palouse prairie with more than 5000 native trees, shrubs and groundcover since beginning in 2007. We will teach you the importance of native trees and demonstrate proper tree planting procedures. Get Rooted is a fun and interactive way to spend part of your day. Sign up here.
Game Day Recycling
Come to Game Day Recycling! Pregame volunteers mingle with tailgaters and help them recycle! Tailgate volunteering begins two hours before the game and ends half an hour into the game.
There's nothing like gardening and playing in the dirt at the Student Farm. Volunteers plant seedlings, weed row crops and harvest vegetables, all of which enables the farm to sell student-grown produce to Vandals Dining. Sign up here.
Spruce the Palouse
Conservation starts here! Join in the effort to clean up litter in scenic places along Paradise Creek, in the Arboretum, and at Idler's Rest on Moscow Mountain. Sign up here for April 14th or here for April 21st.
Catch Basin Stenciling
To improve water quality and to remind the campus community that catch basins drain directly into Paradise Creek, volunteers have installed over 56 drains to stream medallions on campus. For more information contact the Sustainability Center at email@example.com or call 208-885-0125. Sign up here.