Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with our team! New volunteer opportunities are constantly being posted, so please continue to check back if there isn’t anything here that fits your interests today.

To apply to a role, please checkout our recruitment process here.

If you have any questions about volunteering with us, please don’t hesitate to email Yvonne.


ClimateActionWR Local Policy Researcher

Graphic Designer


ClimateActionWR Local Policy Researcher

The ClimateActionWR Local Policy Researcher is responsible for informing ClimateActionWR’s Plan Manager and Sector Committees on relevant municipal, regional, provincial or federal programs, projects or policies that are expected to have an impact on GHG emissions in Waterloo Region.

As the ClimateActionWR Local Policy Researcher you would:

  • Contribute content to our regular Policy Digest newsletter which includes topics such as:
    • Key points discussed by municipal and regional Environmental Committees
    • Planning policies or by-law reviews related to transportation, residential density or new building standards
    • Regional or Municipal Council agendas, minutes or results of votes
    • Provincial and Federal policy announcements or legislative news affecting climate change mitigation
  • Analyze and advise PM and/or Sector Committee Chairs on how local policy developments may impact our community Climate Action Plan
  • Act as a policy/research resource for ClimateActionWR with a focus on local issues
  • Attend regional or municipal committee or council meetings as appropriate

As a strong candidate for this role, in addition to being passionate about environmental sustainability you are:

  • Interested in the policy process and its impact on government decisions
  • Interested in municipal politics and knowledgeable about municipal planning processes
  • Experienced reading and synthesizing information from various sources including the news, press releases, meeting minutes etc., and synthesizing the information
  • A self-starter nature and comfortable working independently
  • Strong written communication skills

Time commitment:

  • Approximately 5 hours per week
  • The ability to attend ClimateActionWR Team Meetings from 7:00pm to 8:00pm on the first Wednesday of the month
  • Minimum eight (8) month commitment

To apply please:

  • Address your cover letter to Yvonne Stoll clearly outlining why you are interested in working with our program and what excites you about this role
  • Submit your application package to volunteer@climateactionwr.ca

Graphic Designer

Do you have graphic design skills, are passionate about environmental sustainability and are looking for an opportunity to volunteer your skills and make a difference in your local community?

Sustainable Waterloo Region is looking for a volunteer to join our Marketing Team as a Graphic Designer to contribute to the creation of new design content in line with our brand, and to maintain a consistent visual identity across a diverse range of print and web projects.

As a Graphic Designer you would:

  • Work with the Marketing Manager to maintain consistency in Sustainable Waterloo Region’s brand identity, logo and professional templates
  • Assist with the ongoing graphic design needs of Sustainable Waterloo Region, including the revision and creation of print materials, signage, web design, corporate slide decks, and year-end report

As a strong candidate for this role, you have:

  • Knowledge and experience in, and access to Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign
  • Ability to work as part of a team that provides and receives feedback on creative concepts
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Post-secondary education in a graphic design related discipline or relevant experience an asset
  • Approximately 5 hrs per week for a one year minimum time commitment

Please include samples of your work with your application

To apply check out our recruitment process here