Volunteering and Events

Volunteering with the SSC

Get involved with the SSC! We offer many opportunities to get participate with all our student-led initiatives, from one-time volunteer events to term or year-long leadership development program. Volunteer opportunities can range from working at the Produce Drops with our Food Justice team, planting pollinator friendly habitat around campus, getting your hands dirty at the Grove Garden, engaging with the Eugene community through our Environmental Justice program, river clean ups with our Habitat Restoration team, facilitating activities that help reduce climate anxiety, handing out reusable goods, or teaching people about waste reduction. Check out our events calendar below for upcoming volunteer opportunities.

SSC Leadership and Engagement Program

Students who want to get involved with the SSC also have the option to become a part of the SSC’s Leadership and Engagement Program. Students who participate will be trained on sustainability and program-specific skills and knowledge, as well as receive leadership and project management/development training. Students who participate will have a scheduled time to work with one of the SSC programs each week (depending on availability) and will get to work with a team of other students who are interested in the same area of focus (food, garden, restoration, etc.). The LEP is accepting volunteers for this term and academic year! Fill out our volunteer interest form to be notified about our upcoming LEP orientations.

Upcoming Events

May 2024

May 22
Survey for a Slice 11:00 a.m.

Come to the EMU to take the Student Wellbeing and Success Initiative survey and get a FREE slice of Pizza.

questions? email swasi@uoregon.edu

Survey for a Slice
May 21–22
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU) Fishbowl

Come to the EMU to take the Student Wellbeing and Success Initiative survey and get a FREE slice of Pizza.

questions? email swasi@uoregon.edu

May 24
Spring Clothing Swap 11:00 a.m.

Clothing Swap hosted by the SSC's Waste Reduction and Reusables Team! Come recycle your old clothes and pick up some new pieces! All leftover clothing will be donated to the...
Spring Clothing Swap
May 24
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU) Cedar+Spruce Rooms

Clothing Swap hosted by the SSC's Waste Reduction and Reusables Team! Come recycle your old clothes and pick up some new pieces! All leftover clothing will be donated to the ROSE Room. Pizza and snacks will be provided.

May 26
Hendricks Park Forest Restoration Work Party 10:00 a.m.

Celebrate spring with the Student Sustainability Center’s Habitat Restoration team in Hendricks Park at our forest restoration work parties!! This May, we will be meeting...
Hendricks Park Forest Restoration Work Party
May 12–26
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Hendricks Park

Celebrate spring with the Student Sustainability Center’s Habitat Restoration team in Hendricks Park at our forest restoration work parties!! This May, we will be meeting Sunday mornings 5/12 and 5/26 10am-noon. 

Meet us in the parking lot/picnic area in Hendricks Park- the intersection of Floral Hill Dr. and Fairmount Blvd.- for a morning of forest restoration and community building! Work parties include plant ID, invasive species removal, and native species reintroduction. 

Please dress for the weather, wear closed-toe shoes and long pants, and bring a water bottle. All other equipment will be provided. There is no prior experience necessary- we will provide safety training and teach effective restoration methods! 

Please register ahead of time here: https://oregon.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8HPEKxM2ffxXqR0 

 

Questions? Don’t hesitate to reach out to Libby at sscrestoration@uoregon.edu 

We’re looking forward to seeing you there!!

May 28
Trillium Plus Produce Drop 2:45 p.m.

Come by the Student Sustainability Center's Trillium Plus Produce Drop! Students who qualify can get free fruits, vegetables, bread and more for free. Distribution starts at...
Trillium Plus Produce Drop
October 3–June 11
2:45–5:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU) Amphitheater

Come by the Student Sustainability Center's Trillium Plus Produce Drop! Students who qualify can get free fruits, vegetables, bread and more for free. Distribution starts at 2:45pm and will continue until food runs out, usually around 5pm. Bring a reuseable bag and your student ID!

The Duck Nest will also be tabling every week to help with Snap Enrollment and to support students who have other questions and concerns. 

May 28
Women and Land: A Divine Relationship 5:30 p.m.

Join the Student Sustainability Center habitat restoration program in celebrating the relationship that women and land share! Explore this with a panel of Eugene’s...
Women and Land: A Divine Relationship
May 28
5:30–7:30 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU) 104 Coquille Room

Join the Student Sustainability Center habitat restoration program in celebrating the relationship that women and land share! Explore this with a panel of Eugene’s landworkers representing academic and labor perspectives, including a sustainable flower farmer, a landscaper, and students. There will be the chance for engagement with audience Q&A.

Questions or suggestions? Please reach out to Libby at sscrestoration@uoregon.edu 

 

June 2024

Jun 4
Trillium Plus Produce Drop 2:45 p.m.

Come by the Student Sustainability Center's Trillium Plus Produce Drop! Students who qualify can get free fruits, vegetables, bread and more for free. Distribution starts at...
Trillium Plus Produce Drop
October 3–June 11
2:45–5:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU) Amphitheater

Come by the Student Sustainability Center's Trillium Plus Produce Drop! Students who qualify can get free fruits, vegetables, bread and more for free. Distribution starts at 2:45pm and will continue until food runs out, usually around 5pm. Bring a reuseable bag and your student ID!

The Duck Nest will also be tabling every week to help with Snap Enrollment and to support students who have other questions and concerns. 

Jun 11
Trillium Plus Produce Drop 2:45 p.m.

Come by the Student Sustainability Center's Trillium Plus Produce Drop! Students who qualify can get free fruits, vegetables, bread and more for free. Distribution starts at...
Trillium Plus Produce Drop
October 3–June 11
2:45–5:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU) Amphitheater

Come by the Student Sustainability Center's Trillium Plus Produce Drop! Students who qualify can get free fruits, vegetables, bread and more for free. Distribution starts at 2:45pm and will continue until food runs out, usually around 5pm. Bring a reuseable bag and your student ID!

The Duck Nest will also be tabling every week to help with Snap Enrollment and to support students who have other questions and concerns.