Events and volunteer opportunities
VCU Sustainability frequently hosts events and volunteer opportunities for students, employees and community members. These events and activities provide individuals with the opportunity to support VCU's mission, engage with the VCU and local community, and support sustainability and environmental initiatives.
Upcoming tabling events
Check back for upcoming events.
VCU Learning Garden Program
The VCU Learning Gardens hosts weekly volunteer opportunities for students from March through December, including hands-on activities, Service Learning activities, and activities tailored to student organizations upon request.
Visit the volunteer form to view and signup to volunteer in the gardens.
VCU Community Forestry Program
The VCU Community Forestry Program hosts weekly volunteer opportunities for VCU and Richmond community members from March through December, including hands-on activities, Service Learning activities, and activities tailored to student organizations upon request.
Amelia Street School Tree Care: Help us water and maintain over 100 trees planted at the Amelia Street School. View and signup for volunteer opportunities on our volunteer form.
HandsOn Greater Richmond
HandsOn Greater Richmond provides individuals with various opportunities to participate in volunteer events and activities throughout the year in the Greater Richmond region. Visit the HandsOn Greater Richmond website to search for options related to sustainability and other topics.
VCU Sustainability frequently hosts tabling events on the Monroe Park and MCV campuses to educate the VCU community about our programs, the development of the ONE VCU Sustainability Plan and other sustainability initiatives. In the past, tabling events have included:
- 2022 Weeks of Welcome tabling events to include the Student Org and Volunteer Opportunity Fair, Campus Sustainability and You, and MCV Campus Block Party.
- Earth Day tabling events such as the StudyWell tabling event at Cabell Library, Earth Day tabling event, VCU Outdoor Adventure Program and the Virginia League of Conservation Voters open climb event, and the Earth Day bazaar.
Campus Sustainability Day (CSD)
CSD is a nation-wide celebration that encourages colleges and universities to create events to share sustainability ideas, resources and information with students, faculty, staff and local community members. VCU Sustainability typically hosts an annual CSD celebration on or around Family Weekend. Past themes include various sustainability topics such as food access, the fashion industry and green infrastructure. CSD also showcases projects, programs and sustainability resources available at VCU and in the Richmond community. VCU CSD events typically include:
- Food that is as local and sustainable as possible and is always vegetarian or vegan to encourage students to reduce their meat consumption.
- Since 2016, CSD events have been zero waste, with plastic free packaging, compostable serviceware products and food waste has been collected and composted by a Richmond-based composting company.
VCU Community Forestry Program projects
Visit the VCU Community Forestry Program projects page for information about past projects.