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  • Are you a University Student interested in Volunteering?

  • Are you passionate towards Food Waste Reduction?

  • Is your University located in one of these SF Bayarea cities: Santa Clara, San Jose, Sunnyvale, Cupertino or Gilroy

  • Are you part of a Student Group in your University?

  • Is the Student Group in your University interested in partnering with O2I to do projects?

  • If you said yes to all of the above, then you might find volunteering opportunities with Outside2Inside….read below..

University Student Volunteering @ O2I

  • O2I  University Student Volunteers are those who volunteer for O2I on a short-term (~1-3 weeks to few months) basis that are mostly remote volunteering activities.
  1. The main responsibility of the University Student Volunteer is to work on research projects that help spread awareness about food waste reduction.
  2. Help O2I address the challenges faced in Food Waste reduction through the Research work.
  3. Share their experience of  working on research projects in  through project reports, blog/social media posts, webinars, newsletters and articles in O2I Magazine.
  • Share your experience of attending O2I event and food waste reduction in general.
  • Practice what you learnt from O2I event in real-life situation and share it with us.
  • You could write a blog/social media post about what you learnt from the event and we can post that on our website.
  • If you are an artist, you can create food waste awareness through various forms of arts like painting, graphical images etc. and we can use that in our newsletters and O2I Magazine.
  • If you have different innovative ideas of bringing food waste awareness, we will promote that idea.
  • If you are interested, you could lead in promoting that idea by volunteering long-term with O2I.

Steps to follow for applying for O2I Short-term Volunteer Position

Step 1
Are you interested in doing Research on Food Waste reduction projects and write detailed research reports?

Step 2
Review the O2I- University Student Organization (partner) engagement model presentation shown below

Step 3
If interested, then each volunteer completes the O2I Volunteer Application and Questionnaire Forms

Step 4
O2I will review the Application submitted and will get back to you and your organization if the interests match

Note: O2I recruits volunteers from Feb 1st - Nov 30th only. Any application submitted between Dec 1st - Jan 31st will not be reviewed/considered, so please do not apply during that time.

O2I-University Student Organization Partner Engagement Model

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Volunteer Application, Questionnaire, About-You & Acknowledgement Forms

Volunteer Application

O2I Volunteer Application Form to be filled out by University Student volunteers joining Outside2Inside!

Volunteer Questionnaire

O2I Volunteer Questionnaire Form to be filled out by University Student volunteers joining Outside2Inside!

About You

Volunteer About You Form to be filled out by new Volunteers joining Outside2Inside!

Acknowledgement Form

O2I Volunteer Acknowledgement Form to be filled out by new Volunteers joining Outside2Inside!

Steps to do after being accepted as an O2I University Student Volunteer

University Student Volunteer Forms/Signups

O2I Event Sign Up

Sign up for the upcoming O2I event here.

University Student Volunteers Welcome to O2I

Welcome to O2I

A very warm welcome to the volunteers joining Outside2Inside!

Event & Outreach Guidelines

Outreach guidelines serves to inform, educate and support event volunteers explaining the expectations while outreaching for O2I events!

O2I Status Report, Time Tracking & Templates

On the day you are volunteering please remember to log your volunteer hours in the time tracking tools provided below. The volunteer time logged in by all O2I Volunteers is an important metric sought-out by the potential grantors while making grant decisions. Also, this is an important metric to get grant from Corporates as a part of their CSR programs.

O2I Partnering Org. Engagement Checklist

Volunteers are requested to use this O2I Partnering Org. Engagement checklist excel document and provide status update of their projects to Outside2Inside!

Excel Time Tracking

Volunteers are requested to use this excel based tool to provide status report & track their volunteering time with Outside2Inside!


Event Volunteers should use these MS Word, Excel and Power-point templates which has O2I logo for any project documentation.

O2I Social Media Accounts, Links and Blog Page


O2I Facebook Account Page


O2I Instagram Account Page


O2I Twitter Account Page

O2I Social Media Page

Link to O2I Social Media Page in Website

O2I Blogs Page

Link to O2I Blogs Page in Website

O2I Blogs, Social Media Posts and Other Documents Submission Forms

In case, short-term volunteers are planning to write a blog (or) social media post (or) as a document/presentation, then they can use the following blog/social media posting guidelines.


Kindly read the blog writing guidelines and submit your blogs using this form.

Social Media

Kindly read the social-media posts writing guidelines & submit your posts using this form.

Doc Uploads

Use this link to Upload any documents you would like to sent to O2I Board for review.

Post volunteering and O2I Events experience Testimonial & Feedback

Volunteering Feedback

Time and again or during exit we collect feedback from our volunteers about working with O2I to take volunteer experience to the next level.


We appreciate an honest Volunteer Testimonial about your experience working with Outside2Inside!

Event Volunteering Feedback

We collect feedback from our event volunteers about working with O2I to take volunteer experience to the next level.

Volunteer Credits Request Form

Volunteer Credits, Verification

If you are a student volunteer requiring volunteer credit or a volunteer looking for volunteer verification letter, please use this form. Note: Please remember to log the Volunteer time with O2I and send the logged timesheet along with this form.

University Student Organization's Research Posts Examples

Volunteering experience amidst COVID-19 by UC Berkeley students!

Foods, Equity, Entrepreneurship, & Development (FEED) Consulting is a food justice consulting student organization at UC Berkeley. We analyze and make recommendations to business-oriented questions for organizations that are working to improve and make a difference in the food system. This semester, we continued our partnership with Outside2Inside and focused on conducting research and continuing outreach to local businesses in two projects: Corporate Consciousness and Sustainable Urban Village Program. Last semester, we worked with Outside2Inside on the Corporate Consciousness Program

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Improving Corporate Awareness of Food Waste – A UC Berkeley Students Experience!

Food, Equity, Entrepreneurship, & Development (FEED) is a food justice consulting student organization at UC Berkeley. In Fall 2019, we worked with Outside2Inside to generate innovative solutions to food waste on the UC Berkeley campus through a food waste education program. Our food waste education program was created to increase awareness of food waste among UC Berkeley students. We are planning to expand this into a program called Corporate Consciousness, which will provide food waste reduction strategies to corporations in

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Food Waste in the Corporate sector – A perspective from UC Berkeley Students!

Food, Equity, Entrepreneurship, & Development (FEED) is a food justice consulting student organization in UC Berkeley. In spring 2019, we continued our partnership with Outside2Inside to determine how we can best expand the impact and outreach of current and new programs to corporations in a variety of different industries in the Bay Area. When we first began our project, we examined food waste trends in the bay area. Through our research we found that one of the primary sources of

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Past Volunteers of the Month

Volunteer reviews

Harshitha Ashok
Harshitha AshokSocial Media Strategist
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The onboarding process is very streamlined, everything was explained very well. Everyone Is very responsive and helpful.The onboarding process was so well structured. Everything a new volunteer could need was easily accessible, a very impressive process that even some big organizations fail to address.
Divya Srinivasan
Divya SrinivasanRecycle Program Manager
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First of all, thank you for the overwhelming welcome to Outside2Inside and I should mention it is a wonderful workplace. The first week at work was great and I really enjoyed the on-boarding process.The O2I on-boarding process is very streamlined, neat and clear. Thank you for the warm welcome!

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop