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 Street Team Shift Leader

ClimateActionWR Street Team Volunteer

Marketing Manager

Graphic Designer


ClimateActionWR Street Team Shift Leader

Are you outgoing and passionate about environmental action in Waterloo Region? Do you have experience leading a team? With the recent release of ClimateActionWR’s Our Progress, Our Path: An Update on Waterloo Region’s Carbon Footprint, we’re looking for Shift Leaders to lead our Street Team volunteers and to engage with community members in Waterloo Region during the development of a more ambitious greenhouse gas reduction target for beyond 2020.

As the ClimateActionWR Street Team Shift Leader you would:

  • Provide leadership and support to the Street Team volunteers including delegating tasks and answering community members’ questions
  • Communicate with the Community Engagement Coordinator if issues arise at the event(s)
  • Be the representative for ClimateActionWR, REEP Green Solutions, and Sustainable Waterloo Region; answering any questions about ClimateActionWR and the partner organizations

As a strong candidate you are:

  • Passionate about combating climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Waterloo Region
  • Experienced leading and supporting a team and want to further develop your leadership skills
  • At ease with and enjoy interacting with community members
  • Are available to attend multiple events in Waterloo Region (Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo, and the Townships) between July 2017 and October 2017
  • Looking for an opportunity to contribute to the long-term greenhouse gas reduction target

The time commitment is:

  • Approximately one hour of online training (to be completed prior to the orientation)
  • One in-person Shift Leader training on Thursday, July 6th from 6:00- 7:00 pm
  • One in-person orientation on Thursday, July 6th from 7:30 – 8:30 pm
  • A minimum of 24 hours of volunteering over the 4 month engagement period (approximately 8 shifts)

Find out more here, and apply online.

If you have any questions about the Street Team Shift Leader role or applications, please email Julia at julia.witmer@climateactionwr.ca


ClimateActionWR Street Team Volunteer

Are you outgoing and passionate about environmental action in Waterloo Region? With the recent release of ClimateActionWR’s Our Progress, Our Path: An Update on Waterloo Region’s Carbon Footprint, we’re looking for Street Team volunteers to engage with community members in Waterloo Region during the development of a more ambitious greenhouse gas reduction target for beyond 2020.

As the ClimateActionWR Street Team Volunteer you would:

  • Interact with community members at events in Waterloo Region
  • Chat with event participants about their vision for the future of Waterloo Region and realistic, yet ambitious, greenhouse gas reduction targets

As a strong candidate you are:

  • Passionate about combating climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Waterloo Region
  • At ease with and enjoy interacting with community members
  • Looking for an opportunity to contribute to the long-term greenhouse gas reduction target
  • Are available to attend multiple events in Waterloo Region (Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo, and the Townships) between July 2017 and October 2017

The time commitment is:

  • Approximately one hour of online training  (to be completed prior to the orientation)
  • An in-person orientation on ​Thursday, July 6th from 7:30 – 8:30 pm
  • A minimum of 10 hours of volunteering over the  4 month engagement period (approximately 3 shifts)

Find out more here, and apply online.

If you have any questions about the Street Team Volunteer role or applications, please email Julia at ​julia.witmer@climateactionwr.ca​


Marketing Manager

Sustainable Waterloo Region (SWR) is looking for a Marketing Manager to lead our Marketing team.

As the Marketing Manager you would:

  • Work directly with the Executive Director (ED) to develop and execute SWR’s marketing plan and develop the terms of reference for the marketing team
  • Work with the Program Managers to meet each program’s marketing requirements
  • Actively contribute to the strategic decisions of the organization as a member of the Functional Area Management team
  • Manage and motivate a small team of engaged marketing volunteers (may include graphic designers, marketing project coordinators and web developers) to develop professionally and to deliver on the organization’s objectives
  • Prioritize and assign projects requested from other functional areas that require marketing support
  • Manage the organization’s inventory of marketing collateral
  • Manage print communication budget planning and expenditure
  • Regularly attend SWR team socials and encourage marketing team participation and engagement

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

  • A post-secondary education in a marketing related discipline with 3+ years’ of related marketing experience, ideally in the not-for-profit sector
  • An eye for visual design, talent for developing smart written communication and strong organizational skills
  • Experience in relationship management and project management skills, an asset
  • Experience leading and motivating a team of volunteers preferred

Time commitment:

  • Approximately 30 hours per month.
  • Regular attendance and participation in several recurring meetings (including monthly 1:1’s with ED and marketing team volunteers, monthly Functional Area Manager meetings (first Tuesday evening of the month), bi-monthly SWR Team meetings (third Tuesday evening of every second month), Marketing team meetings), etc.
  • Minimum one (1) year commitment

To apply please:

  • Checkout our recruitment process here

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