Volunteer Opportunities

Environmental Center Volunteer Opportunities  

Sawmill Slough Preserve Ecological Inventory

Help collect and identify species for the  Campus Natural Assessment Inventory (CNAI)While all volunteers are encouraged to participate, this opportunity is especially great for students interested in ichthyology, entomology and conservation ecology. Additionally, this is a great opportunity for students to gain research experience. Additionally, students can earn credit for their research efforts. 
If you are interested in volunteering,  e-mail  us today or stop by the Environmental Center (building 1, room 2200) for more information.  

Projects include: 

  • Identify plants, trees, arthropods, birds and mammals 
  • Collect and culture algae 
  • Deploy wildlife cameras    

Preserve Ambassadors

Become a Preserve Ambassador! The Environmental Center is launching a new volunteer group for students who are passionate about the   Sawmill Slough Preserve .  The Ambassadors will help educate others about the Sawmill Slough Preserve and conservation through educational programming and guided hikes. In addition, the Ambassadors will help maintain safe hiking trails for everyone to enjoy and much more.  Apply today

Food Fighters: Student-Powered Hunger Relief

Food Fighters is a student club focused on reducing food waste and hunger on campus and within the Jacksonville community. We plan to recover leftover food leftover food from the Osprey Café, campus convenience stores and special events. Volunteers then use the donations to provide nutritious meals to be served through our community partners, the Northeast Florida AIDS Network and Sulzbacher Center.


Our goal is to promote principles of food justice and work beyond just the meal, offering cooking and nutrition classes as well as a platform for community discussion and engagement. 


If you would like to learn more and get involved, you can join the  Food Fighters: Student-Powered Hunger Relief Facebook group  or email  unffoodfighters@gmail.com

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