Office of Sustainability

University of Mississippi

Become a Green Grove Volunteer


Volunteer Support

The Green Grove Initiative is supported by individual volunteers as well as local/campus organizations, businesses, and alumni. You can help either by volunteering on game days to educate tailgaters on how to recycle in the Grove, or by volunteering throughout the weeks following home games to sort the collected recyclables at the Oxford Recycling Center with the Green Grove Initiative Team.

Education and Outreach

Volunteers will provide education and outreach on the Green Grove Initiative to tailgaters in the Grove and Circle by informing them on the recycling system, as well as make sure each tent has a recycling bag. Stadium volunteers will have the opportunity to encourage students to recycle before entering the student section immediately prior to kickoff. Additionally, Green Grove volunteers can help sort collected recyclables in the days following game day. For further information on volunteering or for additional questions, please email

Why should you volunteer?

There are many perks to volunteering with the Green Grove Initiative:

  • Earn community service hours
  • Receive a free Green Grove T-shirt
  • Receive reserved lower student section seating (You must purchase your own ticket to the game.)

Sign up for 2015!

UT Martin Sept. 5 (closed)

Fresno State Sept. 12 (closed)

Vanderbilt Game Day (Sept. 26)

Vanderbilt Stadium Volunteering (Sept. 26)

Vanderbilt Recycling Sorting (Sept. 28-29)

New Mexico State Game Day (Oct. 10)

New Mexico State Recycling Sorting (Oct. 12-13)

Texas A&M Game Day (Oct. 24)

Texas A&M Recycling Sorting (Oct. 26-27)

Arkansas Game Day (Nov. 7)

Arkansas Recycling Sorting (Nov. 9-10)

LSU Game Day (Nov. 21)


1383680_767784076619518_3608162921867214542_nThanks for a great 2014 season!

More than 400 students volunteered to  during the 2014 football season. Thank you to all of our Green Grove volunteers – we would not be able to run our program without you!



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