Volunteers needed for MarKept Move Out program

Volunteers are needed for the new MarKept Move Out pilot program, which aims to give new life to gently used goods that end up in Marquette’s dumpsters — and ultimately in Wisconsin landfills — at the end of the year by creating a system that makes it easier for students to donate these items. Donated items will subsequently be sold at an on-site yard sale during student move-in at a drastically reduced price.

Volunteers are needed for the week of May 8-14 to help move, sort and store donations from the moving-out process.

Volunteer positions include:

  • Roving sorters crew: Greet people as they arrive, answer questions and help place items in the correct areas
  • Movers: Move full bins from dorm staging areas into trucks, help rotate out full and empty bins from dorms to storage area
  • Storage sorting crew: Accept full bins of items, conduct second quality assurance of donations, sort and store appropriately in storage bins according to signs inside containers

Shifts are three to four hours long but anyone who can pitch in, even for an hour, is welcome.

Those interested in volunteering can sign up online. Students, faculty, staff and alumni are eligible to volunteer. 

Additional questions can be directed to Chelsea Malacara, sustainability and energy management coordinator. To learn more about MarKept Move Out, click here.