Sustainability and Resiliency

Volunteer Opportunities

Find ways to make a difference in the Brown community and beyond.

Volunteering On Campus

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To avoid thousands of pounds of clothing, books, and other material entering the Rhode Island landfill during spring move-out, The Office of Sustainability and volunteers place donation bins in each residence halls. Student donations are sent to organizations.

Volunteers are the backbone to our success. As a volunteer, you help divert up to 30,000 lbs of material from the landfill.

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Green Move-In

Green Move-In volunteers educate first-year students about sustainability and promote proper waste sorting as students move into their residence halls.

Compost Volunteering

Can't stand seeing food waste improperly sorted? Help your peers learn to compost in the Sharpe Refectory and get a free meal.

If you’re interested in volunteering or interning with the Office of Sustainability and Resiliency, please email Melissa Berry.

Volunteering in the Community


Volunteering in the Rhode Island community is a great way to support sustainability initiatives and learn about the City of Providence and Rhode Island.

To learn more about volunteering in the community, check out the Swearer Center's Brown Engage platform.