Check out the 2012 MU Tigers Football schedule to see when we’ll be recycling at the tailgates.
Volunteers are the backbone of TTR. A great quantity of volunteers are needed in addition to the TTR project leader and TTR assistants, who are appointed by the project leader and generally are responsible for providing nutritious food (paid for by Sustain Mizzou) for all volunteers.
There are two volunteer shifts.
- Shift one includes distributing recycling bags to tailgaters, positioning bins and is the most important point of contact for public education. There may be multiples of this first shift.
- Shift two may continue shift one work, but is more focused on emptying and consolidating recyclables collected from the 250 bins.
All levels of TTR volunteers have certain benefits.
Volunteers are extremely important to the success of TTR and also receive various benefits.
- Increase communication skills. They are in direct contact with the public and often are engaged in conversations.
- Become more educated regarding recycling and sustainability while participating in TTR
- Develop close relationships with other sustainers
- Receive free food, a free T-shirts, and ride in golf carts
- TTR assistants have the opportunity to be more involved in Sustain Mizzou and work closely with the project leader in addition to the other benefits of being a volunteer.
- The TTR project leader includes a multitude benefits. It is an excellent position to develop leadership, communication and networking skills. The project leader will learn coordinate large and small groups composed of students and university employees from Landscape Services. This position will enhance one’s ability to plan quickly and problem solve in a stimulating work environment. The project leader may communicate with the sponsors of TTR and potential donors increasing communication and professional skills as well as providing networking opportunities. TTR generates press attention, and the TTR project leader being the primary contact, he/she will learn to work with the press to further express the goals of TTR to the public. In addition to all these benefits, it is an extremely rewarding position and a great opportunity to befriend other sustainers.
We recently concluded the seventh (2011) season of TTR. The final results were:
- 14.8 tons of beverage containers collected
- 400+ logged volunteer hours
Statistics, to date:
- 122.9 tons over the past seven seasons.