Practicing Sustainability: Volunteer-Work-Learn-Give

We are always looking to connect great people with great opportunities on campus and in the region. There are so many things happening on campus and in our beautiful South-Central Pennsylvania region that we cannot wait to connect you to them. As always the best way to connect is to contact us, but you can also find events on our homepage, look out for emails, or pop into the office to chat. No matter how you connect, we are excited to hear your interests and will work to connect you in ways that are enriching! 

Work with Us

Student Coordinator Positions

Students from across an array of disciplines find they can contribute to campus sustainability. You can join this team to make a difference on and off campus. Positions are available each semester to help coordinate one of our focus areas; Energy, Engagement, Waste, Biodiversity, or Food. If you are interested in learning more about available positions, email us, stop by, and find available postings on the Messiah Jobs site.
Student Job Opportunities

Volunteer in the Garden

Founded in 2007, the garden in the center of campus is a visible center piece of sustainability on campus. Each week between March and November there multiple volunteer hours where community members can help weed, plant, and tend, the Grantham Community Garden. Volunteer hours are posted on the events page, and can be found on social media or on the Office front door. We also welcome students looking for a 1 or 2 credit internship who wish to learn more about gardening, chickens, bees, or farm markets. No experience necessary!

Volunteer for the Trees

Trees are vital to our ecology, our economy, and our health so planting one (or many) is a rewarding experience for everyone involved! Each year Messiah partners to plant trees on or off campus to support and restore the Chesapeake watershed. Between 2019 and 2021 Messiah is working with the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay to plant more than 600 trees and native meadows on over 7 acres of campus providing habitat and water filtration, preventing soil erosion, and protecting the economic and ecological resource of our natural waterways. You can find out more about tree plantings by checking our events page or emailing Sustainability to request more information.
More about Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay

Compost With Us

Request a free compost bucket for your apartment, office, or dorm room. Composting is a great way to reduce food waste and build soil. Once requested, buckets can be picked up at the Office of Sustainability during posted office hours.
Request a compost bucket

Take the Sustainable Living Survey

How do you stack up to your friends?

The Sustainable Living Survey is a fun, reflective, and educational way to learn more about sustainable living at Messiah. Take the survey, learn about sustainable practices, and challenge yourself and your friends to live a little more environmentally and socially conscious lives. Once taken, the survey will automatically generate your response and you will receive a certificate in campus mail.
Take the Survey

Bike Shop & Bike Share

Spoke N True bike club is a unique opportunity to learn how to service your own bike, help work on other's bikes, and maintain the fleet of Messiah Bike-share bikes. Shop hours are posted on the events page, and more information about Messiah's bike share program and to rent a bike can be found at the link. Come Ride with us!
Messiah Bike Share