Get involved: students

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.

Join a project group

Currently, the Green Office has three project groups:

  • Thrift Shack project group
  • Sustainable food group
  • Tiny Forest project group

The project groups consist of students and employees. Being a member of a project group will take up about 4-6 hours a week. It is a perfect way of getting to know like-minded people and gain experience in project-driven work.

current vacancies for the project groups

Join a Green Team

Green Teams are working groups in which students and employees collaborate to make their faculty more sustainable. Click here for an overview of the current Green Teams.

  • 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? We’re always looking for people that want to help out during our events. Examples are cooking for a zero-waste lunch or hosting a Thrift Shack pop-up event.

Sign up for our one-off volunteer pool

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.

Get involved