Volunteer Opportunities


There are many volunteering opportunties available for those wishing to help make Mizzou and the community as a whole more sustainable. Below you will find some of those opportunites.

On Campus

Sustainability Office
Join the Tiger Tailgate Recycling team, coordinate recycling efforts around campus, promote energy conservation with Mizzou Dashboard, assist with the Bike Resource Center, contribute your media skills to the newsletter and generally work to make Mizzou a more sustainable campus!

ELO Ambassadors
Environmental Leadership Office Ambassadors are committed to the development of a sustainable campus. Through peer-education and other outreach activities, Ambassadors provide knowledge, skills, perspectives, and values to guide and motivate students to live in a more sustainable manner.


    Stormwater Education
    Work with city stormwater educator, Mike Heimos, on stream cleanups, marking storm drains and generally helping to educate the public about keeping Columbia’s streams healthy.

    Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture (CCUA)
    Get your hands dirty in CCUA’s production garden. Learn how to grow veggies, raise chickens and how to prepare soil for the next growing season.

    Missouri River Communities Network
    Help promote events such as Canoe for Clean Water. Learn about rain gardens and rain barrels and help with rain garden installation.

    Missouri River Relief
    They clean up area rivers—including pulling out the big items such as refrigerators and cars! The 2010 season is coming to a close, but you can plan to organize a team of volunteers for the spring.

    Community Garden Coalition
    Help coordinate gardening efforts and ensure community gardeners have the tools they need for a bountiful harvest.

    Lead local school kids to school in a safe and sustainable way—walking! The walking school bus needs volunteer leaders.

    C.A.R.P. and Tree Keepers
    City of Columbia will offer these classes focused on restoring aquatic environments tree planting and removal of invasive species in the spring.