Volunteer

Sign up for amazing volunteer opportunities all Earth Month long! Volunteers are so important to the success of our events- we couldn’t do it without you! Please see our calendar and email lsanze1@uic.edu and let us know which event and what times you are able to volunteer.

We need especially need help for:

Healthy Trees, Healthy U

Healthy Trees, Healthy U

Friday, April 24th (Arbor Day!) 1:30 – 3:30pm

Volunteer to help high school students study and measure trees! You will be leading a small group to pre-selected trees around the west side of campus and leading them to take accurate tree measurements. We take all skill levels. Never measured a tree before? No worries, we will teach you! Sign up below!

Conscious College Road Tour

Conscious College Road Tour & Town Hall

Monday, April 13th 8am – 6pm (looking for 1-hour shifts)

The tour is a unique, interactive, hands-on opportunity for students to become informed about the benefits and accessibility of conscious living. This  is designed to inform, inspire, and mobilize students to transition their lives and school campuses from conventional to conscious. Along with us, you will engage thousands of students, faculty, and staff on the Quad to become inspired to help us change the world.

We need help all day, but please look at the schedule at let us know which time(s) you can help:

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM  set up at UIC Lecture Center Plaza, rain location, East Concourse SCE,  (8-10 volunteers)

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM The Conscious Information Station will focus on seven key lifestyle categories (food, style, zero waste, clean, hemp, and space). The interactive set-up features informational resources, product sampling, hands-on demos, activities, and in-depth conversations. (10 volunteers)

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Breakdown (8-10 volunteers)

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Set up at Jane Addams Hull House Museum ; volunteers with us pickup Chipotle; set up food/beverage; prepare multimedia presentation (4-5 volunteers)

4:00 PM – 6:30 PM Town Hall Meeting, Historical Jane Addams Hull House Museum Dining Hall. The evening dinner gathering for students, faculty, and school leaders from diverse campus affiliations focuses attention on a student-led sustainability project to be developed on campus. We will collaborate from inception to fruition. Turning Green provides Chipotle catering and beverages.

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM - Breakdown and load out (4-5 volunteers)

EcoJam

EcoJam

Wednesday, April 22 9am – 3pm (looking for 1-hour shifts)

Bike 2 Campus Week Pit Stops

Bike 2 Campus Week Pit Stops

Monday, April 20th 8am – 10am

Tuesday, April 21st 8am – 10am

Thursday, April 23rd 8am – 10am

Weigh Your Waste

Weigh Your Waste at SCE and JST

Monday, April 6th 11:30am – 1:30pm

Tuesday, April 7th 11:30am – 1:30pm

Stand Up 4 Transportation
Stand Up 4 Transportation Day

Stand Up For Transportation is an initiative from the American Public Transportation Association with   a singular goal: Encourage the U.S. Congress to pass a new surface transportation authorization before the MAP 21 program expires on May 31.

On April 9, people across the nation will participate in activities to demonstrate the value of using public transportation.

The Urban Transportation Center is teaming up with the UIC Office of Sustainability to help build awareness for the importance of using public transportation, and we need your help. We’re recruiting UIC students to help distribute fliers the morning of April 9 at CTA Blue and Pink line rapid transit stations that serve UIC.

As an incentive, the first 10 volunteers will get a colorful Stand Up For Transportation T-shirt to wear April 9. But everyone comes out ahead by doing something to support public transit.

If you would like to volunteer, please contact Edward Bury for details. Learn more about our efforts from this page. Together, we can make a difference by building awareness for the need to invest in the nation’s transportation infrastructure.

UIC Day of Service
UIC Day of Service

Volunteer for Earth Month Events

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Volunteering on campus is a great way to learn more about sustainability, as well as to market yourself for potential future jobs. Most of our volunteer opportunities require just a few hours of your time to help out at an event.

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