A host of UBC initiatives offer students opportunities to volunteer with sustainability-oriented programs. Students can gain hands-on experience at the UBC Farm, contribute to UBC operational sustainability with the Res SC program, or devote their energy to social sustainability issues by volunteering with the Learning Exchange. Explore this list and find the program that's right for you.

Sustainability Ambassadors

The Sustainability Ambassadors is a sustainability education outreach activity of the UBC Sustainability Initiative (USI) Teaching, Learning, & Research Office. Volunteer Ambassadors work with the Sustainability Student Engagement Manager as part of a team to deliver sustainability programming to fellow students on UBC's Vancouver campus.  They also network with student groups on campus to promote sustainability education. 

Student Groups

There are numerous volunteer-run student clubs, organizations and initiatives at UBC focused on sustainability. While some activities are in specific departments or faculties, many are open to students of all disciplines. All offer plenty of opportunities to meet new people and explore the many facets of sustainability.

Student Sustainability Council

The Student Sustainability Council provides feedback to specific projects, programs and initiatives of the UBC Sustainability Initiative, Campus and Community Planning, and Wellbeing at UBC. The Council is a conduit for communicating student-originated sustainability priorities in teaching and learning programs, research and partnerships opportunities, and campus operations.

Sustainability in Residence

UBC houses more than 10,000 students in 13 residential complexes. As a student living on campus, there are many ways you can get involved in sustainability in your residence. From leadership opportunities to integrating green lifestyle choices into your daily activities, living sustainably on campus can be both fun, and easy.

Zero Waste Squad

The Zero Waste Squad program is a joint peer-led volunteer program open to UBC students brought to you by UBC Sustainability. Get involved today and help UBC become a zero waste campus!

Sign up to be a part of the Zero Waste Squad today and help us reach our zero waste goals.