Volunteer Opportunities

If interested in a particular position, please send an email with a current resume and cover letter to Naudia Banton, HR Manager, with the job title and your name clearly marked in the subject line.


ClimateActionWR Community Relations Lead

Policy Research Analyst

Cash Flow Lead


ClimateActionWR Community Relations Lead

Job Purpose:

The ClimateActionWR Community Relations Lead is responsible for managing ClimateActionWR’s public relations, social media presence, as well as oversight of lead partner recognition.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Contributing to the SWR team blog, SWR monthly community update & REEP community newsletters by coordinating ClimateActionWR related content
  • Monitor trends and applications in social media tools
  • Support the ClimateAcitonWR Plan Manager in the process of identifying Lead Partners for recognition and facilitating the process of recognition
  • Develop an annual social media strategy
  • Build, maintain, and grow ClimateActionWR’s relationships through the Twitter and Facebook communities, including acting as primary tweeter for @ClimateActionWR and curating the ClimateActionWR Facebook page

Key Skills Required:

  • Strong communication skills and creativity
  • Conscientiousness
  • Self-starter, comfortable working independently
  • Interest in public relations and sustainability
  • Skilled in strategic use of social media to share the work an organization or project, and to actively engage community stakeholders

Time Commitment:

Approximately 5 hours per week, plus partner organization volunteer meetings and events. On occasion, attend the larger SWR PR team meetings.


Policy Research Analyst

Job Description:
The Policy Research Analyst is a volunteer position that supports the Policy Engagement Manager through research and report-writing on issues of environmental policy that impact organizations within Waterloo Region.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Research information from a variety of academic, NGO, and government sources
  • Write policy briefs and assist in the creation of larger research reports
  • Communicate findings with Policy Engagement Manager

Skills needed to be successful in this role:

  • Background in political science, environmental studies, business, or another related field
  • Experience in policy analysis, particularly in reference to environment or business policy, is considered an asset
  • Demonstrated passion for Sustainability
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines

Time commitment: Approximately 5 hours per week, plus weekly team and functional area meetings. Hours are dependent upon current policy engagement activities, with the Policy Research Analyst expected to provide flexibility to meet occasional periods of increased activity.


Cash Flow Lead

Job Purpose:

Reporting to the Finance Manager and supporting the Budget Lead, The Cash Flow Lead is responsible for tracking the cash flow coming into the organization and forecasting upcoming expenses.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Primary liaison and support to the retention team and business development team (revenue)
  • Creating Board updates quarterly
  • Strategic Finance updates monthly

Skills Required to Succeed in this Role:

  • Degree or diploma in accounting or equivalent work experience (CMA or CGA a nice to have)
  • Excellent Communication – oral & written
  • Relationship management and team player
  • Interest in environment
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills

Time commitment: A minimum one year commitment for approximately 5 hours per week, plus SWR team meeting.