Get Involved

So you’d like to volunteer with the Office of Sustaianbility? GREAT! Follow these steps:

  1. Click here to sign up to be an Eco-Educator and your email will be added to the Eco-Educator email list.
  2. After you receive a request for help, reply to the email and fill out the Sign Up for Events form
  3. After you worked the event you signed up to volunteer for, submit your hours using the official form.The 3 Eco-Educators who volunteer the most hours between January 2017 – April 2017 with us will receive an Upcycled Banner Bag!


  • 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. Sign up below to be on the volunteer list. When there’s an event we need help with, we’ll let you know!

    UIC Eco-Educator application

    Apply to be a UIC Eco-Educator! If selected, we will email you once we know which event(s) requires your assistance. You can then inform us if you are available to work the event(s).
    • (to recieve text updates)
    • (only if you are a UIC student)
    • (if you are a student)
    • (if any)

  • Step It Up!

    April 12, 2017

    Volunteers are needed to mentally assist UIC faculty, staff and students up the 28 stories of UH. Cheer on your colleges, co-workers, and classmates and meet us at the top for our Climate Commitments party. Stair walking will take place 11 am – 1 pm and the party will occur form 11 am – 2 pm. Wait in the lobby for participants to join you, walk up the stairs and then relax at the party! Sign up to volunteer by emailing sustainability@uic.edu

    UIC Growing Green

    April 20, 2017

    Volunteers will be essential in keeping the event organized and fun for everyone. Shifts are available from 9 AM – 2 PM. Volunteers are encouraged to participate in event activities before and after their shifts such as tree tagging, tree walk, Snapchat tree hunt, UIC Climate Commitments scavenger hunt, demonstrations and quizzes. You can receive raffle tickets for prizes for every activity you participate in and volunteers will receive TWO EXTRA RAFFLE TICKETS for great prizes like local restaurant gift cards (e.g. Simone’s and Chipotle) and upcycled gifts (e.g. UIC Banner bags and coolers)! Sign up to volunteer  here.

    Bike 2 Campus Week

    April 21 – 28, 2017

    Volunteers are needed to help spread the word about bike safety at UIC through social media and other electronic communication. take the quiz yourself and sign up your friends! Raffle prizes are awarded for those that complete the “gold-level” and email the certificate to sustaianbiltiy@uic.edu. Volunteers are required to have a personal Instagram, Facebook, and/or Twitter accounts. Sign up to volunteer by emailing sustainability@uic.edu

    UIC Greenhouse Tour

    April 25, 2017

    “Bee” our advocate to help spread the word at the greenhouse tour as we learn about Bee Campus USA and what that means for pollinators. Volunteers are needed from 11 am – 12 pm. Sign up to volunteer by emailing sustainability@uic.edu

    Arbor Day Observance Tree Planting

    May 12, 2017

    Volunteers will be placing juvenile trees into pre-dug holes. Volunteers can check in beginning at 12:45 pm in the Grove, with a safety and planting instruction from trained professionals shortly after. Volunteers will then break into small groups, led by professionals, to plant, mulch, and water the trees. Sign up to volunteer here.

  • All Eco-Educators that worked with the Office of Sustaianbility during the Fall 2016 semester should submit their hours below for every event you worked. At the end of the semester, we will reward the top 3 Eco-Educators who volunteered the most hours with a UIC Banner messenger bag, purse, cooler, or duffle bag!


     banner bags

  • Weigh the Waste

    Weigh Your Waste

    Eco-Educators at the UIC Urban Forum

    Eco-Educators at the UIC Urban Forum

    UIC Climate Commitments Announcement Party

    UIC Climate Commitments Announcement Party

    COD TreeTagging

    Tree Campus USA Tree Tagging

    Tree Campus USA Tree Planting

    Tree Campus USA Tree Planting

    electronic recycling

    Personal Electronics Recycling with Zeta Psy

    Case Study 2: UIC as a Green Campus

    EcoCampus at EcoJam!