Get Involved

Submit An Opportunity

To submit an event or volunteer opportunity related to sustainability, please email sustainability@umaryland.edu.

Student Organizations

Medical Students for a Sustainable Future (MS4SF)

The School of Medicine has recently started a UMB chapter of Medical Students for a Sustainable Future. For more information and to get involved, please contact Donald De Alwis.

Maryland Environmental Law Society (MELS)

The Maryland Environmental Law Society is the longest standing environmental law student organization in the country. MELS is dedicated to preserving the integrity of our planet through community service, awareness, and legal education. For more information, visit the MELS website. To subscribe to the MELS listserv, send an email to mels@law.umaryland.edu.

Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteering on campus and locally benefits the greater Baltimore community.

GreenSON

GreenSON is the School of Nursing's green team. Students, staff, and faculty come together to actively identify, recognize, and promote conservation-minded initiatives and activities. If you would like to join, email Lorrie Voytek at lvoytek@umaryland.edu. Learn more on the School of Nursing's sustainability webpage.

Via the Office of Community Engagement

Mission: To leverage UMB’s economic resources and human capital to engage with the community through direct service and systemic change to improve quality of life in West Baltimore and beyond.

UMB Volunteer Initiative

UMB will allow full-time faculty and staff to use four hours of paid leave if they wish to volunteer at a qualifying nonprofit organization of their choice during each calendar year. All regular full-time state faculty and staff employees are eligible to participate. In support of this initiative, UMB’s Office of Community Engagement has developed a website capturing potential volunteer opportunities with existing community partners to help employees in identifying appropriate volunteer opportunities close to campus. While faculty and staff are encouraged to volunteer individually, we also encourage staff to volunteer as a group/department for one of the opportunities listed here.

Via Intercultural Leadership and Engagement

Intercultural Leadership and Engagement (ILE) aims to provide academic and social support to historically underrepresented populations while enhancing skills for intercultural development and intergroup dialogue.

PSLI an interprofessional program that creates opportunities for leaders in health, policy, and human services who are increasingly compelled to partner with communities to effect positive change. Changes in health funding and shifting expectations of corporate citizenship demand emerging leaders to integrate social justice and cultural sensitivity with technical savvy. In this track, student leaders will learn from, and with, community leaders about power, race, and positive change.

Resources for Health & Wellness on Campus

As we’ve defined in our main page, sustainability isn’t just environmentally focused. It is holistic and multi-dimensional. Before we can take care of our planet, we must take care of our community. Before we can take care of our community, we must take care of ourselves. Personal sustainability isn’t just about individual actions, it is about health and well-being. 

The Wellness Hub 

The UMB Wellness and Academic-Life Balance Program exists to affirm the role of wellness in advancing students' growth and development to ensure that they flourish academically, professionally, and personally. 

Launch Your Life 

Launch Your Life promotes the well-being of our University employees by increasing awareness, offering supporting activities, and providing resources to help employees achieve a better quality of life at home and at work.