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Green Volunteer

The MU Sustainability Green Volunteer List was established in the fall of 2019 to recognize University of Missouri students who dedicated a set amount of volunteer hours each semester to making their campus and community a more sustainable place to live. 

To be eligible for the Green Volunteer List in a given fall or spring semester, a student must meet the following requirements: 

  • Gold – Volunteer dedicated 20 hours or more this semester helping their campus and Columbia community. 
  • Silver – Volunteer dedicated 11 hours to 19 hours this semester helping their campus and Columbia community. 
  • Bronze – Volunteer dedicated 10 hours or less to helping their campus and Columbia community. 

Green Volunteer activities include:

  1. Tiger Tailgate Recycling with MU Sustainability
  2. MU Sustainability event assistance
  3. Student Ambassador outreach
  4. Sustainability communications
  5. Stream cleanups with Sustain Mizzou
  6. Weatherizing houses with Sustain Mizzou
  7. Help with pickup and/or sorting for Tiger Treasures Rummage Sale with MU Sustainability and MU YMCA
  8. Waste Audits with MU Sustainability
  9. Assisting with True/False
  10. Tabling at electronic waste drives with Sustain Mizzou
  11. Voting in campus, city and national elections
  12. Attending city council meetings/forums 
  13. Attending sustainability-focused events listed on our Campus/Community calendar within each monthly MU Sustainability newsletter

How to log your hours: Login to MU Engage to record your community service hours with our team. Follow this guide for step-by-step instructions and if you have any troubles please give us a call at 573-882-8207. Hours will start over at zero at the beginning of each semester. 

Ways you will be recognized: A tab on our sustainability website labeled Green Team will recognize volunteers by name per semester, they will receive an official digital certificate that they can add to their portfolio/resume and they will be honored in our newsletter at the end of each semester. 

How frequently will students be recognized: This will be a semester based green volunteer list that will go from August 1 to December 31 and January 1 to May 31. Results will be posted one to two weeks after the last day of December/May. A digital copy of the certificate will be emailed to the student to save paper. 

Where to learn more about the volunteer activities: 

  1. MU Sustainability Facebook Page
  2. MU Sustainability Programs 
  3. Sustain Mizzou’s Facebook Page
  4. MU Sustainability Newsletter
  5. City of Columbia – City Council Meeting Info 
  6. Boone County Government Website (for voting information)
  7. True/False Volunteer Information
  8. Missouri Students Association Elections Information