Volunteer Opportunities

Environmental Center Opportunities   


Garbage on the Green (fall semester)

Volunteer to help with the annual Garbage on the Green waste audit, which takes place every October. Volunteers are needed to help plan, promote and manage the event. Join the over 100 volunteers that help make Garbage on the Green a huge success! 


To register to volunteer or learn more information, please visit the Garbage on the Green website.  

Project Clean Plate (fall semester)

Project Clean Plate is a program that provides awareness to international hunger and helps students act locally to combat hunger, reduce waste, save energy and initiate real change. It is designed to reduce overall food waste in all-you-can-eat campus dining operation. Volunteers are needed September 15 to 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Osprey Café to help promote Project Clean Plate. All volunteers will receive free lunch at the Osprey Café the day of volunteering.  


You can register to volunteer by clicking here or you can contact the Environmental Center for more information. 

Sawmill Slough Preserve (ongoing)

The Environmental Center is looking for volunteers interested in gaining field experience in the UNF Sawmill Slough Preserve. Volunteer opportunities include plant and animal surveys and species identification for the Campus Natural Assets Inventory (CNAI), water quality monitoring, pest plant control and other conservation and naturalist related field work. Those with particular interests in ichthyology, entomology, experimental biology and conservation ecology are encouraged to engage. 


If interested, contact the Environmental Center Ecologist, Justin Lemmons


Market Days and Environmental Awareness (ongoing)

Help us spread the word about recycling, climate change, energy reduction and water conservation to students, faculty and staff. Volunteers will help get the word out about sustainability at Market Days and other tabling events. We also need creative minds to help develop unique and effective ways to get the word out. So bring any ideas you have about how to make UNF more sustainable.


Contact the  Environmental Center  to volunteer!  

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