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Volunteer opportunities

There are many volunteer opportunities with Sustainable Skidmore, other campus groups or with other organizations in the Saratoga Springs community. Anyone interested in volunteering with Sustainable Skidmore is encouraged to stop in to the Sustainability Office in Wiecking Hall 1st Floor to talk with someone about new programs and opportunities. 

Volunteer with Sustainable Skidmore

Skidmore Compost

Skidmore Compost relies on volunteers every week to collect compost from 130 campus apartments. The group meets at the Case Center couches every Friday at 3 p.m. If you are interested in getting involved, meet us at 3 p.m. or head down to the compost site at the end of the Northwoods parking lot anytime between 3 and 4 p.m.

Skidmore Community Garden

During the growing season, the Garden Manager hosts work parties in the garden infront of Wiecking Hall on Sunday's between 3-5pm. In the spring, the manager works with volunteers to prepare the garden beds and plant hearty greens, and in the fall, they harvest regularly and maintain the garden. In November, we hold our annual Harvest Dinner to celebrate the end of the growing season, and we need volunteers to chop veggies, prepare dishes, and serve the food.

North Woods

Every semester, the North Woods stewards coordinate service days within the North Woods. Volunteers help clean the woods, make improvements to trails, repair signage or whatever else might come up. For the most up-to-date information about upcoming events, please visit our Facebook page.

Volunteer with Community Groups

If you are interested in volunteering with organizations with a focus on sustainability, please visit Sustainable Skidmore's community groups page to see what these organizations are working on. Skidmore's community service page is also a great resource with many opportunities for students to get involved. For a comprehensive list of community agencies, please click here.