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.


TravelWise Data Analyst

Funding Relationship Coordinator

Community Relations Coordinator


TravelWise Data Analyst

Job Purpose:

The TravelWise Data Analyst is responsible for uncovering and understanding trends in TravelWise data collected from employee surveys, member questionnaires, and other data sets, in order to inform program developments and support members.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the TravelWise Research Coordinator to integrate local data into best practice documents.
  • Quality check data obtained through member surveys, questionnaires, and the gotravelwise.ca website.
  • Summarize trends not covered in existing commuting reports.
  • Utilize primary data collected through TravelWise to create local case studies, success stories, and best practices, alongside the TravelWise Research Coordinator.
  • Collaborate with other members of the TravelWise team on upcoming promotions, events, and outreach, when applicable.

Key Skills Required:

  • Proficient in Microsoft office, with in-depth knowledge of Excel
  • Experience in statistical analysis and data interpretation
  • Understanding of local transportation systems and networks
  • Interest in community-based sustainability and transportation

Time Commitment:

Approximately 5 hours per week, including weekly team meetings.


Funding Relationship Coordinator

Job Purpose:

Do you dream of a career in sales? Are you already in sales but want to learn how to become a more persuasive communicator? Are you passionate about sustainability? If so, then the following position just may be right for you!

Our Funding Relationship Coordinators are eager, sustainability minded go-getters working to build a network of funding sources for existing and upcoming sustainability projects in Waterloo Region.

Role Benefits:

This volunteer position will give you access to a wealth of resources to hone your persuasive writing skills, teach you how to be a more effective storyteller and give you hands on experience networking and managing business-business relationships.

If you’re passionate about sustainability and want to build your personal brand and tap into a diverse network of: community-oriented organizations, sustainability professionals, funding organizations and corporations here in Waterloo Region, then please keep reading!

Opportunities and Responsibilities:

  • Flex your creative muscles by coming up with net-new funding strategies for a successful sustainability focused not-for-profit
  • Build relationship management skills as the primary contact for existing funders, while building and cultivating new relationships with potential funders
  • Hone your networking abilities at community and funding events to build the organization’s funding opportunities
  • Gain a wealth of knowledge on hot sustainability topics in Waterloo Region, including: electric vehicles, sustainable building and design, corporate carbon accounting and footprinting, sustainable transportation and more.

Key Skills Required:

  • Interest in environmental sustainability
  • Resourcefulness
  • Strong creative and strategic thinking abilities
  • Ability to own a project and its associated processes
  • Interest in developing relationship management skills
  • Interest in developing written communication skills

Time Commitment:

Approximately 5 hours per week, plus weekly team meetings. A minimum 8 month commitment is required.


Community Relations Coordinator

Job Purpose:

The Community Relations Coordinator supports the platforms through which Sustainable Waterloo Region builds and interfaces with the community; specifically providing content for the Sustainable Waterloo Region team blog and owning the speaking engagements and community events processes. This role may include support for social media, based on interest from the successful applicant. The Community Relations Coordinator will collaborate closely with the Community Relations Lead.

Candidate Profile:

This role is well suited to a current university student interested in building their portfolio, gaining tangible resume experience and growing your network or a career professional looking to gain more experience in web writing or to be introduced to the world of public and community relations. You’re excited to write about sustainability topics, are able to facilitate a number of moving parts and can help us build processes to effectively manage speaking engagement and community event requests.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Contribute content for the Sustainable Waterloo Region blog
  • Assess potential speaking engagement opportunities and proactively seek strategic opportunities
  • Oversee development of speaking engagement content
  • Review process for community events, make recommendations for process improvement, implement recommendations
  • Coordinate SWR representation at community events
  • Support for social media as required

Key Skills Required:

  • Skilled communicator, both written and verbal
  • Aptitude for process creation and enhancement
  • Content generation
  • Keen eye for detail
  • Interest in public relations; formal training in PR an asset
  • Time management

Time Commitment:

Approximately 5 hours per week, plus partner organization volunteer meetings and events.