UI Sustainability Center Volunteer Opportunities help students meet Service Learning and Philanthropic requirements. Check with your professor to see if these volunteer opportunities meet your requirements.
Food & Farm
Flex your sorting muscles today! Volunteers teach and assist Commons food court patrons to sort their lunch leftovers into Compost, Recyclable and Landfill containers. Volunteering is an hour long, starting on the hour, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every weekday. After you volunteer, you get a free meal from the Commons food court! Sign up for August, September, October, November or December! Learn how to volunteer for Food & Farm.
Get Rooted is replanting the Palouse prairie with native trees, shrubs, and ground cover. We will teach the importance of native tree planting and demonstrate the proper tree planting procedures. Then it’s time to get DIRTY! Get Rooted is a fun and interactive way to spend part of your day.
Game Day Recycling
Come to Game Day Recycling! This volunteering opportunity not only fulfills your service learning requirements, but it helps the Sustainability Center earn money toward expanding recycling on campus. Tailgate/Pregame Volunteers: Join volunteers to mingle with tailgaters and help them recycle! Tailgate begins two hours before the game and ends a half hour into the game. Volunteering here will also gain you a free T-shirt!
There's nothing like gardening and playing in the dirt! Volunteer with the Student Farm out at the at the UI organic farm through planting seeds, harvesting crops and aiding with other needed tasks. Part of the Student Farm's harvest is bought by Campus Dining and served to students throughout the UI campus during the fall semester.
Spruce the Palouse
Conservation Starts Here! Join in the effort to keep our campus beautiful! Help maintain the university’s natural areas, including Paradise Creek and the Arboretum, by reducing our impact, removing invasive species, picking up litter, and pruning overgrown vegetation.
Catch Basin Stenciling
Did you know, most local catch basins drain into Paradise Creek? Help us protect our water from erroneous dumping by stenciling labels on catch basins.