Intern & Volunteer

There are multiple ways for students at BGSU to get involved with Sustainability Initiatives. Below you will find links to volunteer opportunities, available internships, and how to receive funding for your next green idea!


Volunteer Opportunities

Students help turn off lights in the academic buildings on campus to conserve energy over the weekend. Volunteers should know the following:

  • Students meet at 6:30 PM on the second floor of the BTSU outside the theater;
  • Volunteers get assigned to one or two academic buildings in groups of two to four students;
  • The event lasts as long as the student groups take to turn off lights in their buildings(typically between 20-40 minutes);
  • FNL volunteers can receive one service credit for attending;
  • It is a common Resident Advisor program, Hall Council activity, and fraternity/sorority event.;
  • Happens every Friday unless notified via e-mail (sign up to get on the e-mail list!)

Not only has Friday Night Lights has saved the University $65,000 in energy savings in just four years, but has raised awareness about the impact energy savings has on the university and has encouraged more mindful planning and design by implementing more energy conservation measures (such as efficient lighting, motion detectors, etc.) when remodeling  existing  buildings and the construction of new buildings on campus.

Volunteers assist with recycling and waste reduction efforts at any or all home football games.  Jobs include:

  • Helping to set up recycling containers/stations before the game in the stadium and tailgate area;
  • Handing out recycling bags to falcon fans in the tailgate area and explaining the green tailgate process;
  • Driving a golf cart around the tailgate or stadium area and assisting with pickup of full recycling bags;
  • Sorting recycling commodities at the event headquarters truck in the tailgate area;
  • Helping to pick up recycling containers when the game ends.

Be sure to indicate which home game and shift you are volunteering for.  Shift one is about two  hours before kickoff; shift two is from kickoff to the end of the game.

Re-Store volunteers are needed to do the following:

  • Work in the store assisting customers, stocking shelves, and otherwise helping with the retail operation during store hours;
  • Replenishing inventory in the store by assisting in transporting it from Harshman storage over to the store space in Kreischer Quad;
  • Helping out with special events and sales;
  • Marketing, publicity and advertising

The Office of Campus Sustainability can  help you arrange a “green”/sustainability service project depending on what is available, the time of year, and the number of volunteers you have. Provide us with what you would be interested in working on and other details about your needs and we will attempt to put something together for you if possible.


Student Green Initiatives Fund

Do you have an idea that can help make BGSU more environmentally-friendly? Learn how you can receive funding to make your green dream come true!

Find out more!

Internship Opportunities

Check out all the ways you could get involved through interning with the Office of Campus Sustainability

Sustainability Internships