Volunteer Opportunities

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Open-Ended Opportunities 

Sawmill Slough Preserve

You can help out with the  Campus Natural Assessment Inventory (CNAI)  by going out in the field and getting your hands dirty.  Volunteers are needed to assist with ongoing research projects in the  Sawmill Slough Preserve This project is vital to understanding the health and diversity of the Sawmill Slough Preserve.
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.  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: 

  • Species identification for the   Campus Natural Assets Inventory (CNAI). As of now, the main areas of interest are:
    • Plants and trees;
    • Arthropods; and
    • Algae
  • Deployment of wildlife cameras 
  • Citizen science: mammal, bird and plant monitoring     

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

Campus Cleanups and Cigarette Butt Roundups 

Does your organization or club want to do help keep UNF beautiful! Organizing campus cleanups are an easy and fun way to make a difference on campus. Because UNF became a smoke-free campus in August 2015, we encourage groups to target cigarette butt litter. 


The Environmental Center has all the supplies you need to do a cleanup, including gloves and bags. You can easily check out the supplies from our office, just contact us to arrange a pick up time.   

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 from grocery stores and restaurants, and using that food to create well-balanced meals to be served to food insecure communities around Jacksonville. 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're interested in volunteering, join our Facebook group or Project Leader Courtney Hogan for more information.

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