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. 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:

  • Community service hours
  • Free Green Grove T-shirt
  • Reserved lower student section seating (You must purchase your own ticket to the game.)

The EPA Gameday Challenge is an annual competition for colleges and universities to promote waste reduction at their football games. Through this initiative everyone in the Ole Miss community can improve our efforts while working to win this challenge.

Sign up today!

If you are interested in volunteering with the Green Grove Initiative, please fill out the sign up sheet for the corresponding game. After registering, you will receive an email with further instructions on where and when to meet from the Green Grove Initiative Team.

September 13 vs. Louisiana Lafayette

September 27 vs. Memphis

October 4 vs Alabama

October 18 vs. Tennessee

November 1 vs. Auburn

November 8 vs. Presbyterian

Green Grove is excited to add a new program to our initiative! In an effort to eliminate even more waste, we are asking for in-stadium volunteers! This volunteer opportunity takes less time than a regular Green Grove opportunity and still includes a t-shirt and reserved student section seating! In-stadium volunteers are needed 1.5 hours before kickoff and during half time at the game. Visit the link below for more details and to sign up.

In-Stadium Volunteer Sign Up


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