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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.

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Food and Farm

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 January, February, March, April or May! Learn how to volunteer for Food & Farm.

Get Rooted

Get Rooted

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. Sign up here.

» Watch Students in action in cooperation with the Palouse Conservation District!

Game Day Recycling

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.

Get Dirty

Get Dirty

There's nothing like gardening and playing in the dirt! Volunteer with the Student Farm 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. Sign up here.

Spruce The Palouse

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. Sign up here.

» Watch Students in action at Idler's Rest!

Catch Basin Stenciling

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. Sign up here.

Contact Emily Nightingale for more information

UI Sustainability Center

Physical Address:
Student Office Shoup 105
Staff Office 328, 330
Moscow Campus

Phone: 208-885-0125


Web: Sustainability Center