Group of students at Willow Creek Farm

Volunteer Opportunities

Whether you’re a Greek organization, sports team, or an individual, we’ve got something for everyone. 

Without our awesome volunteers, we wouldn’t be able to do so many incredible projects each year. Our volunteers are vital to helping programs like the campus farm and Sustainable Move-Out run smoothly. Click this link to fill out our volunteer form, or send us an email to get in touch! 

Volunteer Opportunities

Campus Farm

Each spring, we have volunteers help with planting, spreading compost and topsoil, removing invasive plants, painting our shed, organizing tools, mending fences, and much more! Each fall, we have a volunteer day for first-year students during their orientation, where they help with similar activities, as well as removing crops that have stopped producing and beginning to winterize the farm. We can find an activity for anyone at the farm, regardless of ability or level of experience. However, we ask that you come prepared to be outside, are comfortable with getting dirty, and are aware that you might need to lift things or use hand tools. This opportunity is perfect for large groups like Greek organizations and sports teams, as well as individuals who need spring volunteer hours for a class or other purpose. 

Sustainable Move-Out

During finals week, we set up a tent on Paisley Beach (between BPS and North) where students can drop off unwanted items like couches or clothes, and people can browse those items and find things they need. We need volunteers to help count and organize the donated items, help students carry items to the tent from across campus, answer questions, and make sure that people are following any rules. Move-Out volunteers will be given permission to stay on campus through graduation. This opportunity is perfect for individuals looking to volunteer for fun or log hours toward Five Star, mandated volunteering, or another purpose. 

Harvest Fest

Every fall, we host a harvest-themed event open to the campus and local community. We bring out apple cider, soft pretzels, candied apples, pumpkins to carve, lawn games, and other fun activities. We need volunteers to help our Farm Fellows set up the food and activity areas, monitor the pumpkin carving, welcome visitors, and help clean up. This activity is perfect for individuals looking for spring volunteer hours for an organization, class (like ENV100), or other reason. 

First-Year Day of Service

Ursinus has a tradition of providing first-year students with time to volunteer during August Orientation. The campus farm is one of the locations students can volunteer. Our Sustainability Fellows come out to help guide our first-years, and Bonner Leaders provide us with some help too! 

Other Opportunities

Our office is always in need of some help, and each semester we have a variety of new projects. These range from relabeling our recycling bins to collecting data on our water bottle refilling stations. Oftentimes, these opportunities involve working alongside a Sustainability Fellow and supporting their projects. These opportunities are perfect for individuals looking for class volunteer hours (like ENV100).