Become a Member of the Memorial Stadium Zero-Waste Team

Join Cal Athletics and Campus Recycling in our efforts to make Memorial Stadium zero waste! The Memorial Stadium Zero-Waste Team will operate throughout the Fall 2012 football season, and is looking for 25 dedicated student-volunteers from any major and background who have a passion for making our Golden Bears leaders in sustainability. This team will be the centerpiece of Cal Athletics' Zero-Waste Initiative. As a part of the effort, you'll receive access to all 2012 home games, including the Big Game, for free (and will be able to watch in the Student Section starting 20 minutes after kickoff), in addition to Memorial Stadium Zero-Waste Team shirts. All volunteers are also encouraged to participate in a mock football game, stadium tour and free meal the evening of August 21; if you're interested in volunteering and the mock game, please contact Patrick Smith ( by Thursday, August 16. If you'd like to be a part of the team but cannot make the mock game, please send an email by Wednesday, August 29. Below is a more detailed description of the position.

Cal Athletics welcomes student volunteers to participate in the Zero Waste effort. Primary volunteer duties include “trash talking” at key locations such as entry gates. Trash talkers serve as “greeters” and help fans place materials in the appropriate waste receptacle. We also hope to have volunteers collect recyclables and compost from the aisles in targeted areas of the Stadium at the end of the third quarter.
Athletics will provide volunteers with a California Memorial Stadium “Zero Waste Team” T-shirt. Volunteers should wear it to each game to help promote the Zero Waste initiative. Volunteers are welcome to stay and watch the game.

Volunteer Program Logistics:
-Volunteers will check in at the North Tunnel Service Center 1 hour & 15 minutes before kick-off.
-Staff should wear their Zero Waste T-Shirt and bring a photo ID.Volunteers will be given a wrist band at the Service Center.
-Trash talking should begin 50 minutes before and conclude 20 minutes after kick-off.
-Volunteers may watch the game in the student section at the conclusion of their shift.

End of Third Quarter Aisle Collection -- if feasible:
-If feasible, volunteers, ushers and security staff will collect recyclables and compost from aisles in targeted areas at the conclusion of the third quarter.
-Target areas in order of priority include:
          -Premium seating areas
          -Chair back bleachers
          -Family section
-Volunteers report to Service Center with 7 minutes left in 3rd quarter to collect plastic bag and section assignment.
-Volunteers take plastic bags to ushers and go to assigned position by the end of 3rd quarter.
-Volunteers bring collected materials to Service Center.
-Performance First circulates through targeted areas to gather materials collected by ushers.