Like the beautiful forest of our campus, here is a veritable forest of opportunities for you to get involved in the sustainability movement, both on and off the UCSC campus. You can make sure that the world's trees stay around for a long time through a wide variety of programs for people with different interests and passions. Take a look!
New! Student Sustainability Advisors
Colleges, Housing and Educational Services is creating new Student Sustainability Advisors, who will collaborate with campus sustainability leaders and residential life program staff and students to bring sustainability programs and awareness more to the forefront of residential life at UCSC. To learn more about the SSA position and find out how you can apply, please contact Silas Snyder or read more here.
Help UCSC Take Back the Tap
Take Back the Tap strives to eliminate the sale of single use water bottles on the UCSC campus to advocate for access to clean water worldwide and reduce waste. If you're interested in getting involved or have any questions please visit the website, Facebook page, or send an email.
Get Hands On with CAFF
The Community Alliance with Family Farmers wants volunteers to work in their education programs for low-income youth in the Santa Cruz area. Kids aren’t your thing? They also need volunteers for their Harvest Of The Month campaign which highlights the produce of local farmers. Check out their website to learn more.
Undergrads Can Do Real Research
UCSC is ranked the 2nd most influential research university in the world. Because of this, undergrads are considered an important resource for the work that we do here. Opportunities to become a part of that are always changing! To find out more about how you can become a student researcher visit the undergrad research website.
Be a Program Leader in Nicaragua Through GSE
The Global Student Embassy is seeking students to help run sustainability projects in Nicaragua. Do you speak Spanish? Do you know about sustainable living and farming techniques? You could be an important part of making sure a developing country learns to grow in a way that’s safe for the environment. For more information on this specific program and how to apply please visit their website.
Volunteer at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Interested in gardening, habitat restoration, tidepooling, maintaining exhibits and helping at events for the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History? Volunteer today! Find out more and fill out an application here.
A National Environmental Organization Wants YOU
The Environmental Leadership Program has just opened up applications for positions in 2013. Want to become a part of environmental change at a national level? Consider applying to become a Fellow of the program and begin your journey to a sustainable career, through networking with some of the most influential environmental leaders in the country. Visit their website to learn more.
Environmental Education for the Next Generation Seeking Instructors
EENG provides free, youth-led environmental education programs to 1st and 2nd grade classrooms in public schools throughout California to help cultivate the next generation of passionate caretakers of the earth. For more information, please visit their website.
Bike Smart Seeking Cyclists for School Bicycle Rodeo Events
Come share your passion for bikes with the youth of Santa Cruz County. Ecology Action's Bike Smart Program is seeking enthusiastic cyclists of all abilities to assist with their school bicycle rodeo events, which empowers and engages students through safe cycling education. For more information, please visit the website.
Find or Upload Projects to Sustainability Project Clearinghouse
Interested in getting involved in a campus sustainability project, but don't know how? Are you looking for partners for your current project? Have you completed a project that you would like others to learn from? Visit the Sustainability Project Clearinghouse, a centralized database of UCSC sustainability projects, today! You can view published projects or upload your own projects and ideas. For training on how to upload a project, please contact Shauna Casey.
Know about other internship, employment, or volunteering opportunities related to sustainability around Santa Cruz or the campus? Post in the comments or send us an email!