There are a variety of ways to volunteer in Southeast Texas:

LU Green Squad

The LU Green Squad is an organization for everyone in the Lamar University community – students, staff and faculty. They help with recycling, planning green events on campus and spreading the word about sustainability. You are welcome to join our group whether you want to simply show support, keep up with our progress, or become actively involved.

Some of our past activities include distributing recycling bins to every dorm room, making a bottle cap mosaic for Earth Week and helping with the LU Community Garden.

Green Squad Tips for Living Green:

  • Reduce! - use reusable bags and bottles instead of single-use plastics
  • Reuse! - find other uses for items like jars, clothing and plastic bottles
  • Recycle! - help spread the word about recycling on campus, at home and at work
  • Purchase items made from recycled materials – pens from recycled plastic, paper that is made from recycled paper, etc.
student volunteers

Join the LU Green Squad! For more information, contact the President of the Green Squad through Facebook or email sustainability@lamar.edu.

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Southeast Texas Food Bank: How to Volunteer

The Southeast Texas Food Bank helps the community gardens by donating seeds and volunteering. If you would like to help the Food Bank...

Before volunteering, fill out a volunteer application at their website and then register for the event you want to participate in. Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Food Sorting - Wednesday and Friday from noon to 3:00 pm
  • Frozen Food Sorting - Monday mornings from 9 until noon
  • Non-Food Sorting - Friday mornings from 8:30 to 11 am
  • Family Box Day - 1st Saturday of the month from 8:30 to 11 am
  • School Tools - from September to May, Monday through Thursday afternoons from 2:30 to 5:15 pm and the 1st Saturday of the month from 8:30 to 11 am
  • Office Assistance and Special Events

Please confirm dates before arriving, since the schedule may change.