Get involved: employees

If you are looking for information on how to join us, you have come to the right place! At the Green Office, employees and students work together to help Utrecht University become more sustainable. Join us by becoming a volunteer or participating in UULabs.

Become a volunteer 

There are opportunities to volunteer regularly or occasionally. You can join a project group, a Green Team or our one-off volunteer pool.

Two Green Office members are gardening.

Join a project group

Currently, the Green Office has four project groups: the Thrift Shack, the Tiny Forest, the sustainable food group and the Repair Café. The project groups consist of students and employees. Click here for the current vacancies for the project groups.

No vacancies available? Reach out to to let us know you are interested. We will keep you updated when new opportunities come up. 

Join a Green Team  

Green Teams are working groups in which students and employees collaborate to make their faculty more sustainable. Find an overview of the current Green Teams here. Are you interested in joining an existing Green Team? Reach out to your Green Team via the contact details.

Are you interested in starting a Green Team at your faculty? We would love to hear from you! Reach out to us via 

Join our one-off volunteer pool

Are you not interested in a permanent commitment, but are you willing to help with the occasional odd jobs at the Green Office?

Join our one-off volunteer pool. For example, we will reach out to ask you if you want to help cooking a zero-waste lunch or hosting a Thrift Shack pop-up event.

Sign up for our one-off volunteer pool here

Participate in UULabs

Are you looking to work together with researchers, students, operational staff and/or partners on a sustainability challenge on campus? With UULabs, we aim to create sustainability-related testing grounds on campus in which we bring education, research and operations together. Researchers, operational staff, partners and lecturers are essential to the success of our living labs.

Learn more about UULabs

Join our Community WhatsApp group 

In our Community WhatsApp group we regularly share our upcoming events and projects.

Join the WhatsApp group