BU Red Sox Green Team

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For the third straight season, Boston University’s Dean of Students Office will be sending 30-50 students to Fenway Park on certain game days to help with their newest sustainability promotions and to collect recyclables throughout the ballpark.

What does the Green Team do?

Green Team volunteers must report to the park an hour before one of our assigned games begins to prepare for their duties during the game.  During the game, Green Team volunteers will walk up and down the aisles between innings to collect recyclable containers (water and soda bottles and empty beer cups.) Volunteers will complete their duties at the top of the 8th inning, and will be free to watch the remainder of the game from a designated area (even if it goes into extra innings!)

What do I get for being a Green Team member?
Green Team members will be given a t-shirt and pass that must be worn during the game, as well as a coupon for select food items from the concession stands. And, of course, being able to see a Red Sox game! Past participants saw games with two Grand Slams, Big Papi home runs galore and come from behind wins! Even if you aren’t a Sox fan, it’s still a great time, and the fans and organization really appreciate our help! This is the third season for the Green Team, and BU has become one of their “go-to” schools – let’s keep up our fantastic reputation!

What games does Boston University have?
Please refer to the form below to see the next four games BU has been assigned, and use the form to sign up. Report time designates the latest time you may report to Gate D at Fenway Park. Please know that if you show up after that time the Red Sox staff may not let you in to volunteer (this is not something under BU’s control – this is a BU rule.)

How can I sign up?

If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the Green Team form on the Dean of Students site. You will receive an automatic email message saying that we have received your registration. Your spot will be confirmed via email from the Dean of Students Office. Your spot is not confirmed until you receive an email saying as such.  You will then receive an email reminder one day prior to the game.

If you have previously signed up and need to cancel your participation, you must contact the Dean of Students office at dos@bu.edu at least 24 hours prior to the game. If you do not notify our office in advance of your absence, you may be held out of participating in future games.

Questions? Comments?
Please e-mail Katherine Hasenauer Cornettta, Assistant to the Dean of Students, at katcorn@bu.edu or call their office at 617.353.4126.

Green Team Do’s and Don’ts
The Green Team works with other staff at the ballpark as a Fenway Team to make the game day experience of each fan the best it can be.  Green Team members are on duty as Fenway volunteers from the time they arrive at the ballpark until the time they leave.  While on shift, Green Team members must be professional at all times.

DO LIST

Arrive to Fenway on time with a good attitude.
Wear your ID badge and T-Shirt at all times.
Perform duties to the best of your ability.
Be respectful to every fan and fellow Fenway Park staffer.

DON’T LIST

Ask players for autographs.
Walk down on the field before, during, or after the game.
Chase after or pick up baseballs.
Consume or be under the influence of alcoholic beverages or illegal substances at the ballpark before, during, or after the game.
Engage in fighting, insubordination, harassment, theft, sleeping on the job, or horseplay.
Admit non-ticketed fans into the ballpark.
Escort fans into any seats or areas of the ballpark for which they are not properly ticketed.
Enter restricted areas unless authorized.
Use profanity on ballpark grounds.
Never be discourteous to a fan or a fellow employee.

Photo above: BU Red Sox Green Team volunteer at Fenway Park in May 2009. Photo credit: Susan Lebovits.