Volunteer Opportunities

Who are the Waste Watchers?

Waste Watchers conducting a waste auditWaste Watchers is a joint group between Campus Recycling and the Student Sustainability Initiative whose mission is to engage students and the community in waste reduction at OSU by providing educational programming, meaningful opportunities for action, and empowerment of future leaders.

You can become a Waste Watcher too by volunteering with us (see opportunities below)! Meet some of our volunteers in this video and see group leaders on our chair positions page.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

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Join Waste Watchers Spring Meetings

  • Wednesdays, April 5 - June 7,* 5:30-7:00 pm
    • *No meeting held during week 6 (May 10) due to the Repair Fair
  • 112 Student Experience Center
  • Want to join a group of students who work on creative ways to encourage others to reduce waste? The Waste Watchers might be the right fit for you. The team plans events and marketing at their weekly meetings (this term we will work on Beyond Earth Day, the Repair Fair, #BeavsRecycle and more). Attendance is not required every week, so come by when you can. Snacks provided. Info about the group at http://tiny.cc/wastewatchers.
  • For more info: Contact Andrea Norris via email or at 541-737-5398

Volunteer for the Spring Repair Fair

Join the #BeavsRecycle Committee

  • Meets Mondays (Spring term 2017), 3:30-4:30 pm
  • SSI Office, 206A Student Experience Center
  • Help work behind the scenes in planning and carrying out marketing and events for the #BeavsRecycle campaign.
  • For more info: Contact Andrea Norris via email or at 541-737-5398

Volunteer for the Move Out Donation Drive

  • June 8-20th, various shifts from 8am-7pm
  • OSUsed Store, 644 SW 13th St. & Grace Lutheran Church Parking Lot (Harrison St and Kings Blvd.)
  • Volunteers are needed to staff the events, assisting with receiving and sorting donations.
  • Sign ups and informaton for on and off campus events are available below
  • For more info: Contact Andrea Norris via email or at 541-737-5398

For More Information

If you have questions about the Waste Watchers or volunteer opportunities, please contact Andrea Norris via email or 541-737-5398.

Chair Positions with the Waste Watchers

Waste Watchers team with the RecycleMania trophyIf you are interested in exercising and expanding your leadership abilities, then you might be interested in one of the lead positions offered to Waste Watchers. Read on to find your best fit!

2016-17 Open Positions:

Program Leader

Responsible for serving as the main coordinator of a program or event, or an aspect of either. These roles are typically announced at the beginning of each term; the duties and duration varies. Speak to a Waste Watcher coordinator to learn what is currently available.

Have an idea?

If you are interested in leadership, but would like to focus on a different facet of waste reduction or group dynamics, then talk to us about creating a new position in the Waste Watchers!

How to Sign-Up:

Stop by during one of our weekly meetings and speak with a Waste Watcher coordinator, or email Andrea Norris with information on which role you would like to fill.

2016-17 Leaders:

Emily Skelton

Emily Skelton, Membership Chair

Responsible for maintaining the Waste Watcher database - at minimum of every other week - by tracking meeting attendance, personal information and contact info, and greeting new members who attend meetings after beginning of Fall term.

Callie Limbaugh

Callie Limbaugh, Recruitment Chair

Responsible for recruiting new volunteers to join the team and/or fill specific volunteer needs. This role will bring a recruitment perspective to WW meetings, be provided and/or set recruitment goals to reach each term, and maintain familiarity with general and current involvement opportunities with the group.

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Jean McKnight, Social Chair

Responsible for planning and coordinating funsies (i.e. fun group activities) for the team. Includes planning funsies after most weekly meetings as well as three outside-of-meeting gatherings per term.

Shannon Ritz

Shannon Ritz, Repair Fair Chair

Responsible for taking a lead role in planning Repair Fairs throughout the year, including recruiting repair and support volunteers, determining demos, and coordinating marketing for the event. The Repair Fair Chair may choose to alternate between each of these lead roles, or retain the same role throughout the year. This role will work with WW members and coordinators, and will attend a portion of the coordinator meeting prior to each weekly meeting.

Waste Watcher Coordinators

Kyle Reed ("Reedcycler"), Jasen Phillips ("JPhill") and Andrea Norris ("Dre")

Coordinators Kyle Reed, Jasen Phillips, and Andrea Norris

 Contact the coordinators via email.

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