Office of Sustainability

University of Mississippi

Current Volunteer Opportunities- Fall 2016

Green Grove Initiative

Come volunteer with the Green Grove team!

Photo by Ole Miss Communications

Why Green Grove?

The Green Grove Initiative strives to educate tailgaters, students, faculty and staff about the importance of recycling in the Grove and Circle on game days. Each year, thousands of pounds of waste is produced from tailgating. Our goal is to divert that as much of that waste as possible away from the landfill so it can be recycled and reused. Volunteers are responsible for passing out recycling bags before home games and educate others about what can and cannot be recycled.

Another volunteer opportunity offered is Recycling Sorting in which volunteers sort through the Green Grove recycling bags at the Oxford Recycling Center.

When:

Game day volunteering begins about 4 hours before each home game. Volunteers work 2 hours and will be done working about 30 min. before the team goes down the Walk of Champions.

Sorting volunteering occurs on the Mondays and Tuesdays after home games from 1-3 p.m. Volunteers may arrive or leave at anytime depending on their schedule.

Where:

Game day volunteers meet at the white recycling trailer on the Student Union Plaza.

Sorting volunteers work at the Oxford Recycling Center down S. Lamar. Rides are available to the Recycling Center and 1 p.m. and back to campus at 3 p.m.

Register:

Use these forms to sign up for a volunteer opportunity!

Sign up for GAME DAY VOLUNTEERING here!

Sign up for SORTING VOLUNTEERING here!

Volunteer opportunities are open to UM students, faculty, staff and community members. Check out photos from past volunteer events below!